Very rarely does one get the opportunity to witness a completely meaningless piece of theatrics, and enjoy it. Usually, even the supposed meaningless has, unbeknownst to the producing artist(s), lots of content ringing like alarm bells inside of it. This is not the case with Shoshinz’s A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup, now in performance at Capital Fringe’s Bedroom.
Conceived by Yanomi with Sound and Music composition by Shunji Nakamachi, Miss Hiccup takes us on a journey to nowhere, and when I say nowhere what I mean is from the beginning of her day to its end. We watch Miss Hiccup wake up, splash water on her face and brush her teeth; we see her deal with drips coming through the ceiling; we embarrassingly view her going to the bathroom (it’s totally G rated by the way), we smile as she takes care of a playful mouse (I guess). In the end we watch her get tired and go to sleep, but not before sitting on a fart cushion.
… a truly unique experience.
In other words, A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is a “I guess you had to be there” kind of show. It is a truly unique experience.
I can’t even quote her because she never says a word. This Miss Hiccup, performed with simple clownishness by Yanomi Shoshinz, and dressed in outlandish flowers and with her face painted white with large eyes, rhythmically coordinates her movements to the score. She interactes with the audience always with her eyes and sometimes even with her actions. As a result, during the performance I watched, she even fell in love with an audience member.
Running Time: 50 minutes.
A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup plays through July 28 at the Bedroom down at Fort Fringe. For tickets and other information click here.