Two couples get together to discuss an altercation their children had on the playground the day before. What starts out as a civilized conversation, soon escalates into a world-win of savagery and chaos. Lines are crossed, phone calls are made, hamsters are murdered, vomit is induced, and rum is drank. Join Stendhal X on this shamelessly immersive journey.
James Bond was my boyhood hero but I didn’t become a spy. Really. So why is a superpower trying to mess with me? Find out in the iNSAne, action-packed true story of a British
secret agent comic’s exploits in cybersecurity, border security and job insecurity on a simple MI5sion impossible of high-altitude stakes, fake nations & improvised murder.
“Hugely talented, a cut above most storytellers” – CBC
Jim Loucks’ rollicking solo performance, based loosely on his childhood, told in his Southern storytelling style with songs and humor. Granddaddy was his hero, a big man with a bigger personality, haunted by his days as Chief of Police. As he nears the end of his life, he seeks redemption through teaching his grandson to respect life and to respect himself. A moving tribute to an imperfect hero. Winner- “Best Solo Performance”- Tucson Fringe 2017.
“Loucks has the master storyteller’s art locked.” CRITIC’S PICK Cincinnati CityBeat
“Loucks is an excellent performer, and theatergoers should watch for him in any future shows. The Biscuiteater is recommended for all.” Central Texas Live Theatre
“A powerful piece about guns, death, and dignity.” Arts in LA
Written & Performed by Jim Loucks
Directed & Developed by Lisa Chess
Produced by Deb Loucks
Rylan Schwarze, Mitch Muirhead & Ashley Krawchenko
(F)un. (L)ots of fun. (A) lot of fun. (B)unches of fun. (B)unches and bunches of fun. (E)normous amounts of fun. (R)eally fun. (G)reat fun. (A)mazingly fun. (S)ooooo fun. (T)ooooo fun. (E)verything is fun. (D)on’t come to this show.
The British comedian, storyteller and Fringe favourite returns with tales of juvenile delinquency; physical, fast-paced, hilarious storytelling with a car crash and plenty of tangents.
OUTSTANDING COMEDY: 2009, 2011
“Part Rik Mayall, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard, bellowing British comedy-actor Jimmy Hogg whips around the stage like an excitable Labrador puppy. Hysterically tangential.” – Now Toronto
A woman confined in purgatory grapples with fractured memories of her life. Inspired by the work of avant-garde filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist Maya Deren, Becoming delves into a stream of consciousness exploration of our identities and their ongoing metamorphosis of continued motion through discontinued space. Developed at the Emerging Creators Unit at Buddies. Directed by Liz Peterson.
Photo credit: Dahlia Katz
It’s the only sketch show in town right now and it’s: SHIT HOT SHIT. From the Cambridge English Dictionary: “shit hot” (British English adjective UK, offensive) def: extremely good Ottawa’s only bi-monthly sketch variety show comes to fringe! Every show will be filled with stand up comedy, musical guests, showcases from other Fringe acts and of course sketch!
Janice Israeloff & Michael Smith
Comedian and Recreation Therapist Janice Israeloff shares stories of the horror and joy of aging: a geriatric survivor’s guide drawn from personal experiences of growing old while providing therapy for very old people with Alzheimer’s. Be prepared to laugh and cry. BYOAD (Bring Your Own Adult Diapers).
“…a stand-and-deliver approach…moving, funny and uplifting…” – Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator.
Ashley Whitehead & Natalie Tin Yin Gan
They’re pink! They’re passionate! They’re practically perfect in every play. Through saucy song and aggressive choreography, this hilarious duo dives into cheeky vulva personas in search of acceptance of themselves and of each other.
“Clever, fascinating, and absorbing” – Plank Magazine
“Humorously subverts societal expectations in unexpected ways” – Vandocument