Comedy

Rachel and Zoe: Uncorked and Uncensored

Hannah GIbson-Fraser and Jodi Morden

Rachel and Zoe, sit down with a bottle of wine to face the reality of Rachel’s pending nuptials.  Reflecting on awkward sexual encounters, failed relationships, painful mistakes, and the “occasional” drunken night in search for a “soul mate”.  Is it really the American dream Rachel is looking for? Or the continued support of Zoe, while she makes the biggest decision of her life.

Dating Myself

Rob Corbett

A romantic comedy with a big heart on. Computer dating in your 50’s sucks and blows but sometimes that’s a good thing. Join our hero on his journey of surviving and celebrating love, sex, distance, kinda open relationships, and dad bods. Losing yourself and finding what you really want? That’s a reason to swipe right.

3 reasons why you should come and see DATING MYSELF:
1) Where else can you laugh at a naked, grown man with a less than perfect body and not feel like an asshole?
2) Because we’ve all been confused about love, sex, relationships, middle age, distance relationships or internet dating. If you’ve never been confused by any of these things, then go see one of the other awesome fringe shows, this one will confuse you.
3) Because neurotic, big-hearted, romantic comedies are awesome.

NEW WORK

Warning: contains nudity.

Daters Gonna Date

Brendan Main & Colleen Waltenbury

Good Morning Apocalypse presents an all new sketch revue, and this time they’re looking for love in all the wrong places. Follow poor Deb as she struggles to break up with a mime. Thrill at a cavity-inducing visit to Count Chocula’s castle. Shudder at the spirits that haunt a Sexy Swayze Night. Staged by a team that was Patron’s Pick at TOFringe, this is one show worth swiping right for.

The Beast’s Library

Ryan Borochovitz, Caitlin Hart and Letycia Henriques

Like a tale as old as time only more woke. The Beast shows Belle his huge library in the hopes that she falls madly in love with him, except it doesn’t work out like that. Instead she ends up reading philosophy, and educates his servants on how they are actually his slaves, starting an uprising. Will the servants be human again? Will Belle marry the Beast? Will the Beast and Gaston become bros?

MAL

Rachelle Elie

There is a lot of MAL in the world right now but Susan is here to save the day! She will cleanse your soul, give you a spiritual enema, and teach you the secret to LOVE. Her lover “Toothless JOE” is scheduled to make an appearance. She was hoping he would have a job by now but it looks like the magic man only has tricks for you Ottawa! The creator of S#!t I’m In Love With You Again & JOE: The Perfect Man brings you a brand new comedy about the good the bad and the ugly .

“Elie is a charming performer, with a veteran’s stage presence.” – Broadway Baby

“the love child of Carol Burnett and Lenny Bruce.” – Show Score

“…Brilliant performer full of character and charm..” – Three Weeks

“Elie is especially skilled at setting you up with a warm smile and an “awwww”-inducing story only to yank the carpet from under you.” – The Ottawa Citizen

“Rachelle Elie is the consummate performer.” – Capital Critics Circle

“Rachelle Elie has incredible energy..” – On Stage,Ottawa

“…Elie brings buckets of cheeky playfulness and a mischievous twinkle in her eye.” – Three Weeks

Drawn That Way

Victoria Luloff

Drag your friends to Drawn That Way, a Cabaret featuring Bebe Queen. With comedy, live music, TMI, and guest artists at every performance you will have a gay old time. Bebe sings original songs composed by local musicians Andrea MacWilliams and Kenny Hayes; lyrics by Victoria Luloff. Licensed venue… I know right?

NEW WORK

Faris Who Talks To Rats

Allan Mackey

A little bit Disney, a little bit Harry Potter, a little bit Shakespeare: Faris Who Talks To Rats is the story of a young woman who lands herself in a secret realm of magic as the only hope to stop a Dark Fairy from stealing the spark of imagination from humankind. A fairy-tale for grown-ups, complete with magic and mischief and puppets.

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE BUREAU OF BAT SHIT CRAZY.

Featuring: Charlotte van Walraven, Hayley Berketa, Vanessa Pauzé, Sophie McIntosh, and Douglas Connors, with Jessica Sloan and Mike Kosowan as Sprocket and Faucet.

The Brotherhood

Monica Bradford-Lea and Lauren Welchner

The time has come. The Double Aces have been waiting years for their chance to be seen by the Worldwide Brotherhood of Wizardry. Finally, a Brotherhood rep is here to see their show. Will they be good enough to make it in? What does it take to become a brother?

From creators of House Show, In Waking Life, and winners of the 2017 Kingston Fringe ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ award.

INTERSTELLAR ELDER: Badass Grandma in Space

Ingrid Hansen, Kathleen Greenfield, Britt Small, & Emma Zabloski

A fierce lone geriatric astronaut is adrift in a spaceship protecting the last of humankind: cryogenically frozen Human Cargo.

“HILARIOUS. Her physicality is impeccable. Absurd & profoundly human. ★★★★★”-Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

“Immense heart & powerful imagery. This play WILL FOREVER CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THEATRE.”-Theatre Hub.

From Co-Creator of:
LITTLE ORANGE MAN (★★★★★ – Vue Weekly)
KITT & JANE (★★★★★ – Onstage Ottawa)
& SNACK MUSIC (★★★★★ – CBC)

In this show’s futuristic scenario, North American Prime Minister Justin Bieber attempts to end world hunger by deforesting the continent to plant thousands of acres of genetically-modified swiss chard. This Superfood grows awry, taking over the entire planet and choking out all other forms of life. The last surviving humans are cryogenically frozen and shot into earth orbit, waiting for Earth to heal so that they may return home and begin a new civilization. On board the spaceship there is only one person left awake: the geriatric custodian and sole caretaker of the ship’s frozen ‘human cargo.’

REVIEWS

“The MOST SATISFYING, CREATIVE, UPROARIOUS AND SURPRISING experience.
Her physicality is impeccable. From its hilarious opening scene, to its triumphant and
totally one-of-a-kind conclusion, Hansen offers a fully realized vision that is
equal parts absurd and profoundly human. ★★★★★”
– StarPhoenix Saskatoon

“Literally just 75 minutes of her being a GENIUS OF PHYSICAL COMEDY (with some poignant moments of vulnerability and heartbreak thrown in because that’s how geniuses roll).”
– My Entertainment World

“You will inevitably ROAR WITH LAUGHTER, but what you might not see coming is the IMMENSE HEART AND POWERFUL IMAGERY behind the performance. Ingrid hits another home run with this brilliant piece of physical theatre. The use of the audience and the way this play is set WILL FOREVER CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THEATRE and its possibilities…as each audience member truly feels like an important part of the narrative.”
– Montreal Theatre Hub

“An amazingly versatile physical comedian with a knack for bringing inanimate objects to life. The BEST ENDING IN THE HISTORY OF THE FRINGE.” – Montreal Gazette

“This intergalactic space adventure was perfect in it’s conception and delivery.
Thoughtful, hilarious and technically-dazzling.”
– Penny Warwick, Two Cents & Two Pence

“A deeply funny script, Hansen makes you believe with masterful puppetry and the clever use of blast from the past upcycled stage props. An exceptional piece that encapsulates human loneliness and thrusts bravery in the face of life’s unexpected asks with intrepid hilarity.”
– Juljka Nadir, The Vancouver Arts Review

“In this brilliant piece, Kitt is aboard a spaceship containing cryogenically frozen humans. The earth has been rendered uninhabitable by Swiss chard (yes, the plant), and the frozen humans await in deep freeze for the planet to become a viable place to live again. 27-year-old Kitt is unfrozen to serve as a sleep custodian, a job that requires her to care for the other humans and collect space garbage to use for fuel. Although lonely, craving affection and anything related to humanity, she performs her tasks dutifully for 60 years, but the earth seems no closer to becoming a viable human home again. On her birthday, Kitt learns the ugly truth about the future that awaits her and perhaps all those aboard the ship. Like ‘Little Orange Man,’ the show makes the audience an integral part of the show; we are the cryogenically cargo that Kitt protects. As the show twists and turns in unexpected ways, Hansen manages to employ our participation right up until the end of the show and it takes us to a place never imagined. Trust me on this. Hansen not only succeeds into giving life to oddball Kitt, a lovable weirdo, but also has a way of using just a few props, often made from identifiable items, to construct an entire environment. Best show of the Festival? Perhaps mine. I still have a few days. It is certainly the most epic and one of the most humane.”
– Montreal Rampage

“Remarkable feats of puppetry.” – CBC

“Tremendous demonstration of creative genius…
Very funny, never dumb, with considerable pathos.”
– Montreal Rampage

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