People love talking to their pets -- and some even imitate their pets. But how many people can not only imitate their pets, but play a slew of characters at the same time?
Somehow, Gemma Wilcox morphs seamlessly from male to female roles, from feline to feathered pets, in her sixty-character, one-woman show The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over, which she will be performing six times during the Boulder International Fringe Festival, which opened yesterday.
Wilcox is originally from London but has called Boulder home for the last nine and a half years. She will be making her seventh appearance at the Boulder Fringe, where she has received four "Pick of the Fringe" and "Encore Show" awards.
As a veteran of the festival, she recalls the days when they held late-night talks in a small office between Walnut and Canyon streets overlooking Broadway. "I remember feeling like it was our very own little Actor's Studio show in Boulder," she says. "The late-night fringe talk show has just grown and grown over the years, and is now hosted by the kick-ass funny Kelsie Huff."
The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over is marking its tenth anniversary at this year's Fringe. For the past decade, the show has sold out audiences all over the U.S. and Canada. When she isn't busy traveling, Wilcox teaches acting workshops and is even building a massage practice.
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Catch Wilcox and her sixty characters when the show opens at 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 20 at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder; there will be five more performances through September 28. Tickets to each show are $15, $13 for seniors and students. Visit www.BoulderFringe.com for the complete schedule and tickets.