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The Yesterday Show

Sam Pomerant

Live from the Ottawa Fringe Festival… It’s The Yesterday Show!! Hosted by Sam Carter (Sam Pomerant), watch as this late-night talk show is invaded by a time traveler trying to right humanity’s mistakes (Anna Paquin). Enjoy as the two butt-heads and ultimately discuss the purpose of comedy. Is it to speak truth to the world? Or is it to make the stupidest thing possible? Who knows? Not these two, but they will talk about it for 60 minutes and maybe stumble upon an answer.


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Dressed as People – a triptych of uncanny abduction

Margo MacDonald, A.M. Dellamonica, Amal El-Mohtar, & Kelly Robson

A school haunted by troubled children, an encounter with the unknown on open waters, the mysterious disappearance of a friend. Three characters, three time periods, three tales of abduction and the intrusion of the uncanny into the lives of those who are taken, those who do the taking, and those who are left behind.

This solo show is a world premiere. Multi award-winning theatre creator Margo MacDonald teams up with multi award-winning SpecFic writers A.M. Dellamonica, Amal El-Mohtar, and Kelly Robson for this chilling new work.

Directed by Mary Ellis, and featuring music by SIESKI.

From the producers, director, and performer of The Elephant Girls.

Reviews for Margo in The Elephant Girls:

★★★★★ “Masterfully performed”—The Outmost (Dublin)

★★★★★ “One of the finest performances you’ll find at this year’s Fringe” — CBC Manitoba

★★★★★ “MacDonald puts on a stellar performance…I was enthralled.” —Planet Nation (UK)

★★★★ “MacDonald captivates, knowing how to keep an audience in the palm of her hand” —Broadway Baby (Edinburgh)


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Please Take Note:

Dressed As People is comprised of three separate monologues. The first one, Skinless, by Kelly Robson, deals with institutional violence against young women and children. Although this monologue tells a different story, we recognize that audience members may find parallels to recent disturbing news in Canada. We want you all to feel safe and be able to enjoy the stories we are sharing. If you would be more comfortable knowing what is coming, you may want to refer to the transcript, available on our ticket page in the checkout add-on section. If you would prefer to skip the first story, the second piece starts at 21:29.

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Creepy Boys

S.E. Grummett & Sam Kruger

Twin orphans, The Creepy Boys, are throwing their very first birthday party. It will have everything: Games. Gifts. Possibly Satan. Probably cake. These troubled and weird twins will do whatever it takes to make their birthday dreams come true – even if it means blood sacrifice. From the minds behind Fool Muun Komming! & Pack Animals comes a bizarre new comedy with just a splash of the occult.


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Beowulf In Afghanistan

Laurie Fyffe

Beowulf In Afghanistan is written by Laurie Fyffe and directed by Kate Smith, with performances by Axandre Lemours & Laurie Fyffe. Sound Design is by Lydia Talajic. Stage Manager: Lydia Talajic.

A classics professor, Louise, receives a partly burned copy of the poem Beowulf from a former student, Grant, a young man enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Memories and stories merge as the professor recalls the tale of an ancient world tormented by the scourge of the monster Grendel, and GRANT recounts his combat experiences fighting the Taliban. From the desolate moors of an Anglo Saxon realm to the treacherous terrain of modern warfare, Beowulf in Afghanistan revisits a tale of heroes and monsters and asks if the words of an ancient poem can heal the wounds of war.


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@SadClown420xx

Hilary Peck & Kel MacDonald

In her shoebox-sized apartment, SadClown (Hilary Peck) is tired, stressed, mildly agoraphobic, and compulsively checks social media. Her only companion is an anthropomorphized therapy lamp. She struggles with dishes, laundry, and folding her weighted blanket on her own.

@SadClown420xx is a devised solo clown show about navigating the monotonous realities of self-care and mental health.


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