Vancouver Fringe Festival review: Your Princess Is in Another Castle

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      Playwright-actors Nancy Kenny and Wes Babcock have crafted a livewire satire set in a not-so-distant future wherein all the bees are dead and society’s obsession with reality television has ruined the world.

      Also, half the population is just mannequins. There are so many moments of brilliance here and the hilarious dialogue is just one framable quote after another.

      Kenny is perfect as Princess Polly, reality-show famous and a once-principled trainwreck, and Babcock’s pseudo–Prince Charming is deliciously awful at every turn.

      The piece tackles everything from the environment and gender roles to politics and pop culture, plus countless other areas, but a sharper focus would make its social commentary even more effective.