#vanlife: The Play, a performance as part of Scranton Fringe

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#vanlife: The Play
AFA Gallery
Scranton Fringe Festival 2018

As compelling as #vanlife: The Play sounds, something made me want to ask the characters for a bit more insight into what viewers can expect at this Scranton Fringe show. I asked only a few questions, but got varied answers.

Let’s start with Casey (the guy).

He feels his most redeeming quality is “the burning truth.” He claims people often enjoy these reality checks with some ketchup. He also believes that Kimmie (the gal) and Jean Claude Damn Van (the van) are there to bring out the best in him, specifically, Kimmie being his soul mate, to Jean Claude being representative of his personal growth, aside from being home and a good mode of transportation. Casey is sure this journey will get him out of his comfort zone, through a challenge (or two) successfully, and can be used as a way to learn about himself and his best friend in the process.

Now for Jean Claude Damn Van.

The Van has a redeeming quality too—it’s patience. As a way for the other two characters to find some morally questionable situations, the Van—well, the Van isn’t all that fond of its inhabitants, and sadly, is stuck with them regardless. But the stories Jean Claude Damn Van could tell if vans could speak…

And Kimmie? You’ll have to see the show to see how her views fit in. It’s bound to be an experience. And for you debate nerds like me—I hear there’s a nod to NFL Dramatic Interpretation in the performance style. If that doesn’t entice you—it’ll definitely be something new!

Chalk and Cheese present #vanlife: The Play, winner of Best Out of Town Show at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival for 2018, starring Casey Thomas, Kimmie Leff, and Celine Carlier.

For more information about #vanlife: The Play:

Date and times: Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Location:  AFA Gallery 514 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Ticket purchase:  $8-$12 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vanlife-tickets-48142305933?aff=ebapi

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