Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre Presents
Ode to Humanity, or the History of the Human Race – Abridged
A historically inaccurate look at the evolution of the human race
No one is spared mockery in this comedic take on the history of our existence. Ode to Humanity, or the History of the Human Race – Abridged, is back by popular demand and set to run at the 2007 London Fringe Festival and the 2007 Hamilton Fringe Festival. First performed at the KWLT’s July One Act Festival in 2006, it was the little play that could from the little theatre that could. Charming even the most academically astute, ‘Ode’ guffawed its way into the hearts of
‘Ode’ is written and directed by Michael Kearns, The 2006-2007 Executive Producer of the Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre. With many returning cast members, the energy in this one hour production will have you snickering in your seat. Politics and religion are out the window and no historical icon is safe.
They “…re-enact the history of the world using the most ridiculous props, the ugliest costumes and most over-the-top scenarios. They move at lightening speed, from one snippet of history to the next… Even the pope can’t escape ridicule. He shows up with a Fed Ex box on his head and declares that it’s time to launch a good old-fashioned crusade.” Leanne Elliot,
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A few of the online reviews from visitors at recent London Fringe performances:
The humour is often slapstick and sight-based, but there are plenty of inside jokes for history buffs. Some of the funnier moments included the musical number about the Black Plague (the lyrics are quite funny), Napoleon’s entrance, and the thoughtful portrayal of the role played by women (well, “chicks”) in ancient
The Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre, which has been in existence for nearly 80 years, produces more shows than any other amateur theatre in the entire province. This is especially noteworthy considering the KWLT theatre burned to the ground in 2002 and has since been raising money and slowly rebuilding the space. KWLT continues to bring community theatre to Waterloo Region and is thrilled to be performing at this year’s Hamilton Fringe.