My new solo show I WAS A SIXTH GRADE BIGFOOT – I am off to Canada! The Edmonton Fringe!
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I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot Press Kit Edmoton Fringe Aug 10
Nefarious Laboratory Presents,
As part of the 34th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
I Was A Sixth Grade Bigfoot
Written and performed by Cyndi Freeman / Directed by Sara Peters
Edmonton, AB T6E 2G9
Fri. Aug. 14, 1:30pm
Sat. Aug. 15, 5:15pm
Sun. Aug. 16, 7:00pm
Tue. Aug. 18, 2:45pm
Wed. Aug. 19, 7:00pm
Sat. Aug. 22, 12:45pm
Sun. Aug. 23, 6:00pm
Tickets: Adult $10 –Student/Seniors $8
Tickets: www.fringetheatre.ca or 780-409-1910
When she was 11 years old Cyndi Freeman became obsessed with the Bigfoot phenomenon, the hunters, the hoaxes and the true believers. That same year, her homeroom classmates perpetrated a hoax of their own. They convinced the faculty that Cyndi was a thief, an instigator of fist fights, an agent of mayhem. It had all been lies and, by their high school years, the kids who had participated apologized and Cyndi forgave them. But the teachers still believed the legend that Freeman was a violent pathological liar. Friendships were lost, parents lived in fear and only the children knew, and accepted, the truth. Weaving together fun trivia about the Bigfoot myth and darker tales about the fiction that surrounded her during her formative years, Freeman talks of truth and lies, motivations both hidden and obvious, and the resilience it takes to survive childhood.
Cyndi Freeman (Writer, Performer) is a two-time NY Fringe Festival award-winning solo performer. Her solo shows have been presented in Boston, Amsterdam, Ireland, the UK, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Festival, and both the Frigid Festival and the New York International Fringe Festivals in NYC. Her newest solo show, I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot, will be presented at the Edmonton Fringe Festival in Canada this upcoming August. As a storyteller she has performs throughout New York, credits include: The Moth, The Liar Show, Adam Wade’s Super Stories, Seth Lind’s Told, Risk, Story Collider, Stripped Stories, and And I Am Not Lying. Other credits include The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Campus Comedy on HBO, and Compromising Situations on Showtime. Freeman also performs burlesque throughout New York as Cherry Pitz.
Sara Peters (Director) is a storyteller who has been featured at TEDMED, on The Moth podcast, and on stage at The Liar Show, Bare, and Super Stories. She has worked as both a actor and a director with Alliance Repertory Theater Company. Currently she is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report, covering the New York Knicks. She was once called “badass” by Mobb Deep and she occasionally performs burlesque as Legs Benedict.
What the press has to say about I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot
**** “Cyndi Freeman is a special kind of storyteller…I could have
listened to Cyndi Freeman talk about her tumultuous childhood for another hour and been perfectly happy.” On Stage Ottowa
“Cyndi Freeman has an uncanny knack for coaxing epic images from intimate moments.” The New York Informer
“I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot is a well-written, well-acted piece of art that will both tug on your heart-strings and make you laugh.” My Entertainment World
“A heartfelt and humorous journey through the trials and tribulations of grade school bullying that is as rewarding as it is entertaining.” Theater Is Easy
“A warm, effortlessly enthralling storyteller.” “At once heartbreaking and hopeful, this Bigfoot is well worth tracking” Culture Catch
“I Was A Sixth Grade Bigfoot masterfully crafts a story about surviving your childhood years.” Gothamist