Drama

2 Sherlock Holmes Adventures

Kenneth Brown & John D Huston from the works of Arthur Conan Doyle

Sold out run: Edmonton Fringe! Vintage fringers, John D. Huston (Screwtape) & Kenneth Brown (Spiral Dive) play everyone in 2 Sherlockian Adventures, the world’s first, finest, sleuthing stories: Holmes, Watson, distressed damsels, perplexed police, scurrilous scoundrels. 75 years of stage-craft on dazzling display in sixty scintillating minutes. “Masters of the Fringe” (Edmonton Sun)


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Destiny, USA

Laura Anne Harris

When Laura moves from Toronto to Syracuse, New York, she wasn’t expecting to be residing in Trump’s America. Gaining her first job as a relay operator for the deaf and hard of hearing reveals the hidden humanity of the American people.

“If you are searching for a relief from modern cynicism and despair, look no further than Destiny U.S.A.” – The Ubyssey

“Harris commands the stage”- Theatre Addicts


Destiny, USA integrates ASL (featuring deaf actors) and closed captioning.


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Pinter Stew

Harold Pinter & Third Wall

Ottawa theatre legends John Koensgen & James Richardson, try to make sense of the world with the words of another theatre legend – Harold Pinter. John directs James, James directs John, Graham Price designs. Where they’ll go nobody knows but they’ll likely end up nuking London. Nobel prize-winning writing performed by award-winning artists. Third Wall at its best! w/ St. Lawrence Shakespeare Fest.


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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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The Date

Phoebe Webber

Dating isn’t easy for women of a certain age. Phoebe is going to give it one more chance. Buoyed by a love of romantic opera, she is wondering if she is making the right decision. But first, she will ask her cats.

She won’t rush into anything or have unrealistic expectations. Join Phoebe on a musical journey in no way influenced by her fear of the unknown.


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A Modest Attempt

Darcy Smith

The Internet is vast and full of talent. Have you ever tried something? Did you succeed? Did you fail? How were you affected? Watch as Darcy gives his all to take on the Internet in a competition for your attention! Will he succeed? Will he fail? Will his modest attempt affect you…


 

 

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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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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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The Key to Time Travel

Allison Elizabeth Burns

What is the key to time travel? It’s easier than you think. We’re doing it right now. I’m writing this, thinking about you – and now you’re reading it, thinking about me. Present tense, days apart.

The Key to Time Travel is a theatrical contemporary dance duet inspired by the groove, strength, and shapes of Breakdance. It treads the brilliant borderland between reality and magic. The dancers travel through time by dropping memory markers/keys in specific moments in the past, present, and future. They want to know: can we somehow reach people who are here in a different “now”?

Each show will feature an open act choreographed by a different local contemporary dance artist; Geoffrey Dollar (June 13), Alya Graham (June 15), Cathy Kyle (June 16), Sarah Hopkin (June 18), Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson (June 21), and Mizuki Hoshino (June 23).

Critics’ reactions to Allisoneb’s 2017 Ottawa Fringe production:
“It’s unusual to walk into a room and experience beauty, but Do You Want To Live Forever? is an exercise in the sublime […] I was captivated.” – David Currie, Apt613

“Delightful and mesmerizing. Allison Burns is a gorgeous dancer, exemplifying poetry in motion” – Allan Mackey, On Stage

Show credits: Allison Elizabeth Burns – Project Instigator & Choreographer | Amanda Bon, Chelsea Passmore, and Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson – Collaborating Performers | Tristan Henry – Composer and Creator of Original Score | Travis Martin – Writer and Story Consultant | Keir Knight – Choreographic Consultant | Yvonne Coutts – Mentor


The Key to Time Travel (teaser) from Allison Burns on Vimeo.


 

 

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