Flabbergasted

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.

NEW WORK

Flawed

Jenn Hayward

Everyone has flaws, but do we celebrate them enough? Join comedian and author Jenn Hayward as she attends the first annual Flawed awards! Take a trip down memory lane as she celebrates her flaws one by one in a hilarious and touching manner! Flaws from overeating, gambling, pride, and getting turned on by Anne Murray Music, Jenn dishes all!

NEW WORK

 

Fool Muun Komming! [BeBgWundrful/YEsyes/4sure.Hi5.TruLuv; SpankSpank:SOfun_Grate_Times]

Sam Kruger

An otherworldly being is coming to meet you. Hurtling towards Earth inside a gigantic asteroid, it comes in peace! It loves humans, It would never hurt you. Well, not intentionally… With whiplash physicality, and kaleidoscopic imagination, École Philippe Gaulier grad Sam Kruger, presents a love letter to Sci-Fi and oddballs everywhere.

Winner: Outstanding Solo Performance – London Fringe

God of Carnage

Yasmina Reza

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.

Heirloom Toys Circus

Deflying Feets

Heirloom Toys is a modern theatrical circus show with something for everyone. Family-friendly but not just for kids, this show explores themes of loss, discovery, and renewal. Set in a toy workshop, this is the story of how a new friend can help an old tinkerer find a new lease on life.

Enjoy a circus spectacle presented by a world-class troupe of Canadian acrobats and aerial performers.

NEW WORK

High School High

Alli Harris

What REALLY went down in the French portable? Did your mom drop you off too close to the front of the school, and you’re still pissed? Did your friend sell you drugs, but it was actually just a bag of oregano?

High School High is a one woman musical comedy created and performed by Alli Harris and Directed by AL Connors.

Hold on to your nose, cuz’ it smells like teen spirit.

From one of the creators of the 2017 Ottawa Fringe sell out Rhythm and Burgundy; The Comeback Tour, Alli Harris is back, bringing you a full hour of music, laughter and teen angst.

“Musical guest, Alli Harris, is hilarious and talented” – Winnipeg Free Press

“I have to say though that I fell in love with Alli’s performance. I loved her sincerity, her humor, and her ability to switch from character to character. I am a fan! ” – Mooney On Theatre

“Alli Harris is a clowning comic goldmine, delightfully hamming it up” – The Visitorium

“Accompanist Alli Harris…offering up some hilarious musical transitions” – New Ottawa Critics

House Rules

Mark MacDonald

A show about a dog; by a dog; for a dog. The family’s older dog had to move to the farm, it was a sad day. But, one day soon after that, the family returned home with a puppy. Still sad about his big brother, the dog of the house was not pleased with four new paws on his turf, at first..

How to Get Over a Guy in 723 Days (and Other Useful Things I Learned from Afghanistan, the Dildo Dory Grill, and PTSD)

Judy Reid

Breaking up is hard to do. Breaking up after working in Afghanistan for four years and dealing with weird PTSD symptoms like crying whenever you hear Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” is just waaaaay harder. Newbie improv/sketch student and performer Judy Reid tells her (mostly) funny story of packing up her motorcycle and heading to Newfoundland, coping with crying jags, freaking out on public transit, and paying good money for shitty under-eye concealer while trying to find her way back to normal… and maybe even discovering something better along the way. Turns out that panicking on stage = less freaking out in life.

Half the profits from this show will be donated to Ottawa’s Improv Embassy to create an “Intro to Improv” class for people dealing with PTSD and anxiety.

NEW WORK

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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