My last featured act of the buskers festival is Kate Mior of Toronto, in the first of two posts. She specializes in several different characters with a living statue motif, but has taken that in a new direction this year with an act she's entitled Madame Guillotine. Her Marie Antoinette character is front and center for this fun, hilarious act that brings in audience participation and delights onlookers. She can be found at her Facebook page.
She begins by speaking to the audience- quite a switch given that when I've seen her in the past, she's always been silent as a living statue.
And then the Queen brings in the first of her victims... I mean, volunteers, a warm up for the act.
This leads into a duel involving two audience participants with fake baguettes, refereed by the Queen herself.
But the Queen decides to enter the fray as a combatant.
Tomorrow I'll show you what happens when a lowly commoner is caught up in a high stakes baguette fight with Queen Marie Antoinette.