Venue 3 – Academic Hall

Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Melanie Gall

Judy is an icon, loved as Dorothy in Oz. But in the 1930s, Deanna was a much bigger star. A favorite of Roosevelt, Churchill and even Mussolini, at 27 she left the screen for a life of obscurity in France. Ingenue tells the true tale of the lifelong friendship – and rivalry – of these two idols of Old Hollywood. Starring Melanie Gall, from Fringe hit Piaf and Brel. “An unforgettable delight,” CBC


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2084

Andrew Alexander

“We interrupt this daycycle with an important update from the Ministry of Truth regarding the explosion in Hallway 17-A.

Everything is fine.

Citizens with information on this incident are ordered to report to sector 101 at their earliest convenience, or face summary clone line termination.”

A brave new work from the producers of the critically-acclaimed #faustus.


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Timmy, the Dog, Disappears

Martin Dockery

A brand new comedy from fringe master Martin Dockery (Inescapable, Moonlight after Midnight, Paco V. Put to Sleep) about family relationships, facing our fears, and losing track of a beloved friend.

“Wicked, dark, and very funny”


 

 

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Fuckboys The Musical

Savannah Cassidy Pedersen

Karaoke night, every Wednesday, with your best friends in the world. What could possibly mess that up? You guessed it: fuckboys. An epidemic truly sweeping the nation, fuckboys are “literal garbage and must be stopped!”

In this hilarious one-act musical, four women will teach you the skills you need to take down the post dangerous predators in today’s modern dating scene. Don’t miss it.


 

 

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GoFundYourself

Black Box Comedy

Do you dream of scaling a mountain, buying your first house, or becoming a world-famous magician? Have you ever wondered what your dream would look like as an improvised comedy show? GoFundYourself will begin by inviting an audience member to share their dream, then we’ll host a telethon to help make that dream come true. Kickstart your curiosity as we crowdfund inspiration and reward you, our generous backers, with a unique experience filled with zany characters and lots of laughs! Will we meet the goal and achieve the dream? Will we end up with less than we started with? Unique, unpredictable, and full of laughs – GoFundYourself is a must see!

Directed by Chris Hannay and Dani Alon, GoFundYourself is brought to you by Black Box Comedy, a group of eight comedians who met through their love of improv. The members of Black Box Comedy all have serious day jobs but life can’t be serious all the time! Come see GoFundYourself and help us achieve OUR dream of making you laugh!

Share your dreams with us @BlackBoxComedy (Twitter and Instagram) and @BlackBoxComedy613


 

 

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Happy Birthday, Claire!

Valerie Cardinal

Claire’s birthday wish is for everyone to forget she’s turning twenty-five – but her quarter-life crisis prompts her well-meaning sister Alex to throw the birthday bash Claire never wanted. Among the attendees are Claire’s superhumanly successful former best friend and her model boyfriend – and an honest-to-goodness extraterrestrial!

After all, who doesn’t love a good birthday party? Nobody, that’s who. Everybody loves a good party. Even people not from this Earth. Even people who’ve come to this Earth to conquer it. Who doesn’t love to conquer a good party?

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Directed by the director of THE BUREAU OF BAT SHIT CRAZY and FARIS WHO TALKS TO RATS, Happy Birthday, Claire! is a zany, energetic romp with party games, cake, laughter, cake, and a lot of heart. Did I mention the cake?

Written by: Valerie Cardinal
Directed by: Allan Mackey
Stage Manager: Natasha Trepanier

FEATURING:

Allie Duff as CLAIRE
Vanessa Pauzé as ALEX
Clarissa Baron as RENÉE
Nicholas Maillet as JOHN
Sarah Ashton as EMMA (the extraterrestrial)


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Ludwig(a)

Adam Linton & Gwyneth Orr

Mad King Ludwig was notorious for his grand castles, queer lifestyle and enigmatic death. Empress Elisabeth of Austria was a Bavarian belle dramatically assassinated. But fear not dear audience member! Ludwig(a) is no run of the mill period piece. Diving deep into Europe’s buried queer and feminist history, Ludwig(a) is a fictional take on the friendship between a teenaged King and Empress. Ludwig has fallen for the famed composer and womanizer Richard Wagner and is now turning his castle into a shrine for the much older man. Elisabeth has just gotten married and given birth to her first child shortly after her sweet sixteen. Teenage dreams and drag queens set in 19th C Bavaria!



 

 

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Night Feed

Sarah Joy Bennett, Ginette Mohr, Shawna Reiter

As an exhausted new mother nurses in the dark of yet another night, her apartment comes to life; possessions possessed with the demons of fear, self-doubt and anxiety, a chorus of objects and body parts. You know, standard parenting stuff. It’s David Cronenberg meets What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

From the co-creators of:
Snack Music (★★★★★ – CBC)
Fish Face (NNNNN – NOW Magazine)
The Last Man on Earth (“Best in Fest” winner in Edmonton)


 

 

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Worldly Women

Dance Fachin

Throughout my travels, I have observed many women from all over the world. I have seen the chain-smoking women of Berlin with face tattoos standing as an emblem of the free and rebellious woman, I have seen women of rural Jordan draped from head to toe in sacred scarves, and women that have to be indoors by 6pm in Varanasi, India. I’ve seen women who use their sexuality to gain respect from men on the city streets of New York and through all this I stand somewhere in the middle. Recognizing my own privilege, I step outside of it and take on the role of a respectful student. This proposed work has been years in the making and is influenced by the vast experiences I have had observing women from other cultures.
Our story follows Namid, who travels to four unnamed worlds each with it’s own unique dance and musical style. She changes with each world as she encounters new experiences and new people. By the end she meets the love of her life, Aki. Due to citizenship laws, same sex marriage restrictions, and familial responsibility, Aki is not able to leave with Namid. She gives her a remorseful goodbye. Namid feels afraid, yet continues her journey of exploration with wisdom, heartache, and the realization that she is forever nomadic.

Worldly Women is a thought provoking piece that aims to reflect the spectrum of oppression that women face around the world.


Worldly Women Trailer from Bartolomucci on Vimeo.


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BEST OF FEST – Academic Hall

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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.