Venue 2 – ODD Box

Suitcase of Wonders

Ryan Pilling

With odds of a billion to one against, magician Ryan Pilling rolls the dice in a magic show and social experiment that dances along the line between highly improbable and absolutely impossible. As a quick-witted ringmaster, Ryan pits your free will against a locked suitcase in a theatrical gamble that could go either way. Amazing magic and weird stunts with a dash of choose-your-own adventure.


 

 

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BEANS OF FURY

Matt Hertendy

Grouchy customers, long hours, little pay, and the constant threat of being burned. You MUST have a smile on your face. At. All. Times.

Not to mention you’re working in the last corporate coffee chain in an inhospitable world.

And you’ve just been cast out to find the last remaining stash of coffee beans on earth.

A highly caffeinated, object-puppetry infused, lip-synchy satire.

Created and Performed by:
Matt Hertendy, Sheldon Parathundyil, and Robin Star Breiche.


 

 

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Perfect Date

Sam Pomerant

What is a Perfect Date? Is it a movie and dinner? Is it a night at the Met Gala? Is it March 14th? In a world where he is getting increasingly desperate for love, watch Sam Pomerant unwrap his dating past to hopefully find a love-filled present. Who knows, maybe this will all lead to a life filled with love or at the very least one Perfect Date.


This show contains Some innuendo sexual allusions as well as occasional swear words
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Bat Brains or (let’s explore mental illness with vampires)

Sam Kruger

Deep inside central Minnesota’s sole decrepit Victorian manor, there lives a vampire named Scud. Scud loves toilets. Scud loves humpback whales. Scud loves Quincy Jones’ Big Band Bossa Nova, especially when paired with certain…bodily fluids.

Except, Scud is terribly, horribly afraid of you…the living.

But when a surprise visitor appears at Scud’s door, he is launched off on a madcap journey into the darkest depths of his home, his mind, and beyond.

Think Mr. Bean meets Dracula, crossed with a feral mongoose.

A new solo play from Sam Kruger, creator of Fool Muun Komming! <BeBgWunderful/YEsyes/4sure.Hi5.TruLuv; Spank Spank: SOfun_Grate_Times> 

Winner:
Pick of the Fringe – Edmonton Fringe, 2018
Outstanding Solo Performance – Ottawa Fringe, 2018
Outstanding Solo Performance – London Fringe, 2017

“Like a coked-up Robin Williams at his most agile and frenetic, Sam Kruger is a special and weird Fringe jewel” – CBC



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Beyond The Pale

Sherri Rose

Meet the Evil Eye, a centuries old tormentor come to life! Follow her tug of war with one immigrant family as they transplant, assimilate, and seek salvation in Silicon Valley.

Told in 3 heartfelt, funny fables, BEYOND THE PALE is for anyone who has struggled to fit in and break the bonds of superstition. Weaving past and present together, Sherri also gives us a glimpse into an everything-internet future.

Praise for Sherri’s work:
“With a vivacious personality, good humor and enthusiasm, Sherri takes you along on her journey.” – iNDYFringe Talk.
“Sherri is deeply funny, profound, and has a magnificent stage presence.” – Ann Randolph, Award-Winning Actor.
“Turns fear into both entertainment and hope. Big success!” – a.Muse.


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Tornado Troubles

Rory Gardiner

Ever shopped for a cleaning product that will remove trees from a basement carpet? Or had breakfast with a family of squirrels? The result of a pissed off Mother Nature sending a Tornado to your front door(Sept 21-2018). Based on the popular TEDx talk, this 2018 CCMA nominated artist/comedian takes you on a hilarious journey of life after natural disaster. Join us for a night of music, stories & stand up comedy.



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BABEL ON

Tim C. Murphy

Talking is so easy, until it’s with someone you love. A love letter to Mom and Dad – with a side of cheesy 80s music, attachment theory, and lessons from courageous students in Kuwait. Tim’s most personal show yet.

From the creator of Fringe hit BLIND TO HAPPINESS (2016 Toronto Best of Fest | 2017 Ottawa Best of Fest | “Murphy is masterful” ★★★★ National Post ★★★★★ Ignite FM ★★★★ ½ VUE ★★★★ Edmonton Journal ★★★★ Torontoist ★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press ★★★★ EYE Toronto ★★★★ Uptown Winnipeg)


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The Last President of Canada

Doug Rutherford

Ghosts haunt the halls of the House of Commons…

In May 1966, Paul Chartier, an unemployed former miner, trucker, and hotelier, suffered a serious mental breakdown. He blamed the federal government for a long history of personal and business failures, so he asked if he could address Parliament to complain about how the country was being run and was refused. He decided to get revenge by throwing a bomb onto the floor of the House of Commons during session, delivering a speech listing his many grievances, and declaring himself the President of Canada. However, his plan was unsuccessful, and he died in the attempt. Our play takes place in present day, more than 50 years afterwards, with Chartier being offered the opportunity to deliver his speech he had taken with him to the House of Commons… from the afterlife.


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BEST OF FEST – ODD Box

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SUNDAY, JUNE 23

On closing night, the Festival’s best selling shows – one from each of the Fringe’s five lottery venues – will stage a round of encore performances.

Best of Fest winners will be announced online on Friday, June 21, with the performances serving as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe. Ticket revenue from these performances are split 50/50 between the artist and the Festival.