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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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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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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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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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A Period Piece

Lauren Welchner & Monica Bradford-Lea

“I heard if you use a tampon you lose your virginity”

Let’s get personal. Join us for a wacky, honest, and musical unpacking of our relationship with our vaginas and the things that come out of them. We talk periods, we talk bodies, we talk stigmas, we talk womanhood. Full of off-the-wall humour and down to earth truths, A Period Piece is a show that is for everyone.

Described as “two local female performers who have a very strong and defined perspective” (New Ottawa Critics), and “side-splittingly funny” (Apt613), Ottawa-based theatre company Spicy Day has been creating new, critically-acclaimed productions since 2016.


 

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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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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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Pack Animals

Holly M Brinkman & S.E Grummett

Ever been to summer camp? Took a shit in the woods and wiped using pages from your guidebook? Speared the patriarchy on a hot dog stick and toasted it over a roaring fire? JOIN US on an adventure through the untamed forest of dating, sex, bushcraft…and campfire songs! Known for high-energy, provocative shows, PACK ANIMALS brings a “‘A terrific Fringe campfire to gather around as this rollicking duo revel in feminist glee, pointedly roasting nuts.” (Ian C. Nelson).



 

 

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