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Matchstick - Centered (Black) RESIZED
  • 90m
  • PG
  • $8.85

Theatre Howl · Saskatoon, SK

by Nathan Howe — ,

Matchstick lives in an Undesirable Country. She falls in love with a foreigner who offers a new life–but she must start from the beginning with a stranger. An historical not-very-fairytale folk musical about the life of the wife of one of the most hated men in the world.


  • Thursday, June 20th 8:30pm
  • Friday, June 21st 11:00pm
  • Saturday, June 22nd 4:00pm
  • Thursday, June 27th 11:00pm
  • Saturday, June 29th 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 30th 5:30pm

Venue 3 – Academic Hall

Map of Venue


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  2. Ott

    First thought: This is cute. Comfortable, homie set with two friends singing a musical with low-tech projections in the back ground.
    Then, about half way through: Wait…there is more than just cute to this show…something is going on which I didn’t realise…
    Nearing the end: Oh $h!t, this show is theatrically deep. There is a history to this show, great use of conventions and symbols, a strong story which I amusingly followed but now realize is way more than I thought.
    Matchstick is one of the best created shows I have seen in Ottawa in while. Not the usual Ottawa Fringe fare, and very nice way to spend 90 mins

  3. Bethani Jade

    Matchstick is a tight well prepared show that will leave your toes tapping, your heart singing, and your face glowing. A must see this Fringe season!

  4. Bob Howe

    I had to opportunity to see Matchstick on a preview night in Saskatoon. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this musical. It was a wonderful combination of drama and humor providing a perspective of history that one would not usually consider. The creativity behind the music, including the instruments used, was very entertaining. This is a play that will appeal to wide variety of ages. Very well done.

  5. Joan Spicka

    I saw Matchstick in a preview, and I would be happy to see it again. The story is good, both serious and funny, the music is good, suitable for a wide age range as well. Matchstick is well written with many creative elements and skilled performers. An all round enjoyable show.

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