SHOW TITLE: The Yeti
PRODUCER: Siege Perilous Films
SHOW DESCRIPTION: During their polar expedition in 1909 an American crew were stranded with no provisions. The reports of the event are sketchy but there is one consistent account. They were joined by a Yeti.
WHAT CAUGHT MY INTEREST: I went through a brief period of fascination with the polar expeditions that were all the rage at the turn of the century. Also, I went through a life-long period of fascination with Arthurian romance, so, y’know, any reference to the Siege Perilous is one hell of a draw.
INTERVIEWEE: James Buffington (co-writer/performer)
Just who do you think you are, anyway?
I’m the founder of Siege Perilous Films, team that brought The Trunk, Uptown Bank Heist and Madame Executioner to the MN Fringe in recent years The Yeti is my sixth Fringe appearance and fourth as writer/director
So what’s the big idea?
What happens when unprepared expedition hoping to find fame and fortune, braves the elements and journeys into the unknown to head out to discover the north pole? Hilarity ensues.
How did you come up with a screwy idea like that?
Honestly, I have a ton of screwy ideas. It’s both the benefit and the curse of being in a creative environment all day. I write pretty frequently and most if in goes into a drawer. If our bingo ball gets picked and we make it in the Fringe on any given year, I open the drawer and sift through until we find and idea, nugget or concept we like.
Why should I care?
We love doing the Fringe and want everyone who comes to our show to have a good time. Out of the many choices this year, I don’t know of another show that has President Taft jokes, songs, gender politics and physical comedy. If you want to come and laugh, we have you covered. If you want to come and try and pick apart all our historical inaccuracies, we welcome it.
Justify your show’s existence in haiku form.
Are you ready to
See the expedition north
That goes south at Fringe
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