Comedy

ExDEMONators

Leaping Mammal Collective

Something strange in your neighborhood? (whoops. ignore that) Something weird and it don’t… (ah crap… we mean) Do you have demons? Do you need help? Who you gonna call? (DAMN IT!! … uh…) Call us: the ExDEMONators! The only Demon Exterminators in Northern/Central rural Ontario. We can help bust them gho.. (…) EXTERMINATE those DEMONS in no time! Services soon to be certified and legal.

ExDEMONators is a devised theatre piece created by Leaping Mammal Collective. ExDEMONators follows a small group of demon exterminators conducting their business busting gho- (sorry not busting ghosts) exterminating demons in a small Ontario town in which they are known as a laughingstock. The show makes use of puppetry and physical action to create a funny, thoughtful and captivating story about three female protagonists dealing with reputation and failure.

 

Featuring:

Emma Hickey – Shane Duval
Steph Goodwin – Mary-Lynne MacDonnough
Carley Richards – Evelyn Grace
Gabriella Gadsby – Demon Puppeteer
Mike Kosowan – Demon Puppeteer

Directed by Ian McMullen


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I AM THE MOST UNFEELING DOCTOR IN THE WORLD (AND OTHER TRUE TALES FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM)

Melissa Yuan-Innes

Birth, blood & bodies

Have you ever shoved a breathing tube down a man’s throat?
Helped deliver a stranger’s baby?
Hit the OR because someone jumped off a bridge?
If so, awesome. If not—or if you want to compare notes—join Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, MD, master of disaster and mistress of distress, for hilarious and heartbreaking true tales of control vs. chaos, based on her popular book of essays, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World.
More at www.myi.ninja, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MelissaYiYuanInnes/), and Twitter (@dr_sassy).

Created with support from Ottawa’s Emerging Creators Unit and the Open Doors Mentorship Program.

“A hilariously honest look at life in the emergency room. It’s everything you wanted to ask your doctors, but never had the courage to ask. Melissa finds humour in some of life’s darkest moments and examines how a life in medicine can shape your perspective. It’ll make you want to hug you doctor the next time you see them, but don’t forget to sterilize!” Catherine Ballachey, GCTC Front of House and Education Services Manager/Artist Liaison

“Very refreshing, fun, and playful. Some doctor interactions are strictly clinical, almost like math, in and out. Seeing Melissa joke around makes it not so scary when I go for a Pap.” Amanda Logan, Co-founder, Toasted Theatre Company



This show is Relentlessly honest and therefore not for the faint of heart or stomach. Minimal & strictly voluntary audience participation.
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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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Stick or Wizard?

Oli Weatherly

“A hilarious waste of time!”

Gaulier-trained clown and ramblin’ rebel, Oli Weatherly, invites you to take a trip with him into the unknown. To meet two unusual guys; one, a man who dreams of the ultimate freedom – to be a Stick; the other, a Wizard.

On the surface, Stick or Wizard? is a surreal comedy; underneath the story of a man finding magic in every moment.

Part autobiography. Part story telling. All pure idiocy.

WINNER StageDoor Audience Choice Award London ’18.
LONDON SELL OUT SHOW, Wandsworth Fringe 2018
★★★★ LondonBoxOffice



 

 

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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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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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Skirts in the Forest

Becky McKercher & Sarah Thuswaldner

Four cross-dressing Shakespearean heroines meet in the Forest of Lost Plots. They’re feisty, they’re fighting, they’re directionally challenged, and Hamlet keeps getting on their case. With only the Complete Works of Shakespeare to guide them, they have to navigate through the tragedies without too much murder, mayhem, or saying “Macbeth.”



 

 

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Dammit, Jim! I’m a Comedienne, Not a Doctor!

Polly Esther

An innocent suggestion of watching Star Trek: The Next Generation for the first time quickly turned into obsessively delving into the entire Star Trek universe.

Every series. Every season. Every film.
Then came the Las Vegas convention.

These are the voyages of Polly Esther, her ongoing mission to explore this strange new world and how this universe has helped her boldly go forward in her journey as a recovering alcoholic.

2018 Orlando Fringe Award Winner!

“Polly Esther is immensely likeable.” – Orlando Sentinel
“Dammit, Jim! is admirably open and honest.” – Orlando Weekly
“A testament to the power of storytelling, beating the odds, acceptance, and an obsession with Tribbles.” – Peter Michael Marino, SOLOCOM NYC


 

 

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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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