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METRO BEST OF FEST – AL Connors: DJ Detective

AL Connors

AL Connors: DJ Detective (original show listing includes reviews)

On closing night, the Festival’s most popular shows stage a round of encore performances. One show from each of the Festival’s five official venues. All five performances serve as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe, with proceeds split 50-50 between artists and the Festival.

Every party has a secret. This information may not even be known by those in the room. It’s my job to figure it out. Which song will get the party started?

In this live DJ’d show, I reveal every trick I’ve learned in my 20-year career on how to read a room and get people dancing. And, along the way, I’ll relate some of the highs and lows of playing music for money.

NEW WORK

METRO BEST OF FEST – High Tea: Another British Comedy

James & Jamesy

High Tea: Another British Comedy (original show listing includes reviews)

On closing night, the Festival’s most popular shows stage a round of encore performances. One show from each of the Festival’s five official venues. All five performances serve as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe, with proceeds split 50-50 between artists and the Festival.

“I CANNOT THINK OF A SHOW THAT WILL LEAVE YOU MORE PROFOUNDLY HAPPY THAN THIS” (Stage Door).

England’s 16-time BEST-OF-FEST winners, 3-time recipients of London’s IMPRESARIO Award, and 2016 Canadian Comedy Award winners, James & Jamesy accidentally flood the world with tea, clinging to their friendship and imagination to stay afloat. “One of the most popular Fringe duos ever” CBC.

★★★★★ “Outrageously funny, magnificently written.” -London Free Press
★★★★★ “Anything is possible.” -Torontoist
★★★★★ “An irresistible delight.” -Stage Door

METRO BEST OF FEST – BLIND TO HAPPINESS

Tim C. Murphy

BLIND TO HAPPINESS (original show listing includes reviews)

On closing night, the Festival’s most popular shows stage a round of encore performances. One show from each of the Festival’s five official venues. All five performances serve as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe, with proceeds split 50-50 between artists and the Festival.

A socially awkward dishwasher, his cat, positive psychology, some beer, and perhaps life’s most important question – is happiness a choice?

Best of Fest –  2016 Toronto Fringe

“One of the best the Fringe has to offer. ” -Montreal Gazette
“Engaging and inspiring.” -NYTheatre
★★★★★ “Beautiful. A must see!” -Ignite FM Winnipeg
★★★★ “Thought-provoking.” -Eye Weekly
★★★★ -Winnipeg Free Press
★★★★ -Torontoist

The Iliad for Dummies

Lauriane Lehouillier, Julie Malenfant & Valérie Soares

Homer’s The Iliad is a complex epic poem that intricates war and politics among the livings and the Gods, making it almost impossible to understand thousands of years after it was first told! Using everyday objects, The Iliad for Dummies takes the essence of the story and vulgarizes it in a modern way that takes away its nobility, its pretension, its censorship and…its decency.

Fish Saw

Sachie Mikawa & George Lewis

Through the eyes of a giant talking Fish, a magical encounter of two girls across time and oceans tells a story of an eccentric family and incredible natural disaster in Japan. A multimedia one-woman theatrical show deeply inspired by the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami.

“IDIOSYNCRATIC GENIUS” -The Scotsman

NEW WORK

The Home Show

Evolution Theatre

In my beginning is my end. (T.S. Eliot). Does the place you live define you as a person? Is our idea of home being transformed by forces beyond our control? From treasured spaces of the past, to harsh streets, to catastrophe, to shelter and sanctuary, Evolution Theatre’s exploration of where we live is a theatrical open house on the subject of home.
Director/Dramaturge: Laurie Fyffe
Cast: William Beddoe, Jacqui Du Toit and Norah Paton
Musician/Sound: Jack Pyl
NEW WORK

 

BLIND TO HAPPINESS

Tim C. Murphy

A socially awkward dishwasher, his cat, positive psychology, some beer, and perhaps life’s most important question – is happiness a choice?

Best of Fest –  2016 Toronto Fringe

“One of the best the Fringe has to offer. ” -Montreal Gazette
“Engaging and inspiring.” -NYTheatre
✭✭✭✭✭ “Beautiful. A must see!” -Ignite FM Winnipeg
✭✭✭✭ “Thought-provoking.” -Eye Weekly
✭✭✭✭ -Winnipeg Free Press
✭✭✭✭ -Torontoist

The Chronic Single’s Handbook

Randy Ross

A chronically-single guy takes a trip around the world hoping to change his luck with love. An unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors. Adult language and adult situations, including a visit to The Curious Finger Body Spa.
“Fun to watch. Four stars.” -Winnipeg FreePress
“Literary” “Raw” -DCMetroTheaterArts
“Sharply funny…a quality solo show.” -FringeReview
Writer-performer Randy Ross is the author of the comedy novel, “God Bless Cambodia.” In 2007, Ross took a trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English?” “Got Pepto-Bismol?” and “Where is evacuation helicopter?” The trip inspired his novel and one-man show, which has been featured at fringe festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland.

God! The One-Man Show

Rich Potter

In this hilarious prequel to the Bible, God has a universe to create, and he is running late. If that weren’t bad enough, He has ADHD! Join the addled Creator in the Void and get a “miraculous” look at your Universe in the instant between “Let There Be…” and “Light.”

“A Comedic Hurricane!” -Washington DCMetroTheaterArts
“Quality Entertainment!” -Washington DC City Paper