The Baffling Adventures of Question Mark Man

What if punctuation marks were superheroes? During this show, we follow Question Mark Man as he tries to rescue his love interest Becky from the evil Captain Conundrum. Be prepared for silliness galore.

This production is surefire family fun.

This is a fun show – like Schoolhouse Rock, but with capes. It is is a delightful 45 minutes of cheesy gags and witty parody, and is fantastic fun for all ages. The show is delightfully quirky and often quite inventive, with humor like something out of the movie Airplane! A lot of the jokes are of the nodding, ‘Yup, that’s a joke’ variety, but they still work. The cast sells the humour with great energy (and tights). In fact, the entire ensemble is fantastic, aided by excellent staging and well choreographed transitions and fight scenes. There are cheeky slapstick gags for the kids, and plenty of jokes that will still make grown-ups chuckle.

As for the lights and costumes, everything is on point and seems to fit the aesthetic that the production was going for. The lights are perfectly in sync with the action happening on stage. During moments when the actors stepped in and out of the action, the lighting perfectly conveyed their entrances and departures. As for the costumes, they were definitely not something out of a high-budget superhero movie, but that didn’t seem to be what the production was going for anyways. Though not reminiscent of any high-budget superhero movie, their are perfectly silly and look like they’re right out of a comic book, really fitting into the cheesy aesthetic that the production is trying to achieve.

So, if you’re looking for something fun to do with the family around noon, this show is right up your alley. There will be silliness. There will be punctuation. There will be be tights. If you have kids, they will love the silly heroes and villains and fight scenes. Who knows, they might even learn a thing or two about grammar along the way. This production is surefire family fun.

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When Question Mark Man's love interest is kidnapped by Captain Conundrum, he and his inept sidekick, Forgotten Boy, must rescue her! Aided by their wacky allies in the Punctuation League, our two heroes must battle their way through libraries, ice cream parlours and a very depressed bartender to save Question Mark Man's true love – and the world! A ridiculous and hilarious parody of superhero comics and movies.

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