Playwright and performer Shawn O’Hara is spectacular as Brad Gooseberry, Field Zoology professor and adventurer. Everything about this performance is carefully crafted to appear a though it were thrown together. The music playing when you first enter sets the stage for what is 60 minutes of comedic genius. You will be entertained by classic cartoons, tales from some familiar and local wildlands, and some improvised and often physical Q and A. Nearly every line elicits some reaction from the audience, most of them good. O’Hara leaves some time at the end to improvise answers to questions from the audience, would have liked to have seen more performance from him and to have shortened this section up.
Shawn O’Hara is a local writer and actor coming from Victoria. With experience in animation and voice over, O’Hara brings his various talents to the table to create the University course we all wish we took. This is not his only performance at the Fringe, you can catch him and Abdul Aziz at Fake Ghost Tours.
Field Zoology 101 by Shawn O'Hara is playing at the Revue Stage 6 - 16 September as part of the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival.
~ reviewed by Brieanna Fiander
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