A Girl in the Fridge
by Patrice Forbes
Dead Unicorn Ink - Ottawa, ON
V.12 - Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (U of W) 
Women in refrigerators (WiF): a trope that refers to comic book women who have been depowered, raped, mutilated or murdered in order to fuel the stories of men. Eve knows she is destined for the fridge, and we all expect it. Why do we accept it? In a superhero world, an intimate relationship is a death sentence. The only thing Eve doesn't know is if the light stays on when the door is shut. "Packs a thoughtful punch in the world of comics and superheroes" - Capital Critics Circle Winner of the 2018 Ottawa Fringe *Toasty* Award

Patrice Forbes, Joshua Carroll

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Matinees, Students


Parental Guidance

Warnings: Mild Language, Violent Content

Thu July 18 8:30 PM
Fri July 19 3:30 PM
Mon July 22 10:30 PM
Tue July 23 5:45 PM
Wed July 24 10:30 PM
Thu July 25 1:45 PM
Fri July 26 7:30 PM
Sat July 27 12:00 PM

A Girl in the Fridge

Dead Unicorn Ink—Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (U of W)

The core concept is fraught with potential that is perhaps unrealized in its storytelling, as it makes its point early, but doesn’t really flip it or build on it. However, comic book enthusiasts will likely revel in obscure (to me) references.

Audra Lesosky

A Girl in the Fridge

Dead Unicorn Ink—Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (U of W)

The story of a couple, trapped in the tropes of a super hero comic book, unable to escape them. Suprisingly funny, and informative of misogynistic tropes in the media. Even with technical issues during the show, it was deeply engaging and interesting. Overall, anyone interested in comic book movies and modern academia is deeply encouraged to see this show.

Josh Fidelak