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

Confederemix

Sandy Gibson & Mark MacDonald

Confederemix is kickin’ it really old school with a musical retelling of Canada’s birth as seen through the eyes of Anne Brown and her husband George, a lesser known Father of Confederation. The story is told and sung through a mash-up of contemporary songs and dramatic moments in Canadian history. It’s a bumpin’ new show that you don’t want to miss!

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DEB Talks

Deborah Ring

DEB Talks: Some ideas are not worth spreading.

In this for-profit solo character comedy show, you are invited to watch some of the most non-expert experts talk words at you. DEB Talks 2017 is sketch comedy all about the spirit of radically thoughtless ideas.

People have said nice things about Deb: “Ring is deadly funny”, “seriously funny” and she “must have sketch comedy built into [her] DNA.”

Delirium

Martin Dockery

The ridiculous, true story of a search for meaning amidst love, loss, and butterflies at The Top of the World.

“A deliriously good show.” -Winnipeg Free Press

“Shout-it-from-the-rooftop acclaim for Delirium! A beautifully written, deftly performed, bruisingly intimate outing that offers humour and an emotional punch.” -Fresno Bee

“A master storyteller.” -CBC

Dicky Dicky Dream Factory

Ray Besharah & David Brown with help from Kevin Orr & Theatre 4.669

We make dreams come true (maybe even yours!) in this one-of-a-kind Fringe experience. Submerge yourself in a dark new theatrical experiment, and discover true connection. This show will leave a lasting impression. Never the same show twice, and highly interactive (if you want). You will sign multiple waivers. You will be hooded and handcuffed. This show is not for kids or the faint of heart.

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Do You Want to Live Forever?

Allison Elizabeth Burns

“I was just living a normal life until he came along. Now it’s been three hundred years since I abandoned my plans. It’s fun living in the company of hedonists, but…. Should I keep living forever? How long is that? Will I exist forever? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll just join some cosmic dream soup.”

From the producer of the award winning, The Duck Wife, a story told through dance, poetry, and magic.

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Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Bert V. Royal

Poor CB. His best friend is a stoner; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. And his dog has died! But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.

Don’t Go Down to the River: A Cautionary Tale

Jessica Gardiner

River Reach, the Shaw family home stands isolated and lonely on the banks of the Ottawa River, its scandals long forgotten. Its sole occupant, the oldest Shaw daughter, guides a group of prospective buyers through its rooms as she reveals her family’s disturbing past. JIG theatre company presents a fictional mystery drama of an early Ottawa family that combines verbatim and found historical texts, storytelling and original dialogue.

 

Don’t See This Show

Greg Guevara

Spoken word. Rap. Song.   

Repression. Depression. Obsession.

Cardboard. Boxes.

Conversations with God. Being seen-zoned by God.

Meta humor. Short sentences. Vague concepts. Meta-meta humor.

A show. You. Me. Your friends. Too forward? We could get coffee first.  

Reverse-psychology. Reverse-reverse-psychology. Psychology?  

Commands: C’man. C’maaaaaan.

See this show.

Don’t See This Show.

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Endlings

Vishesh Abeyratne

Far into the future, humanity is living underground. The Earth’s surface has been rendered uninhabitable due to a massive catastrophe. One man and one woman are placed in a holding cell to continue the human race. As they grow closer to one another and dangerous secrets are revealed, they struggle to hold onto their humanity as the last of their kind…

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