@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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A Toast to Prohibition

Melanie and Wendy Gall

Celebrate the 101st anniversary of Prohibition with flappers, gin fizz and a speakeasy cabaret. From secret cellars and doctor-prescribed alcohol to a teetotaller attacking saloons with a hatchet…there’s a song about it! Featuring 1920s hits: ‘Lips That Touch Liquor Shall Never Touch Mine’ and ‘Everybody Wants A Key To My Cellar’. Starring Melanie Gall from ★★★★★ shows Piaf and Brel & Ingénue.

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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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BLINDSIDE by Stephanie Morin-Robert

Stephanie Morin-Robert

“EVERYONE MUST SEE THIS SHOW.” -CTV

In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed Moth storytelling champion and cancer survivor recounts her life as a feisty 7-year-old who wields her disability as a superpower.

Raw, elegant, and literally eye-popping.

(BLINDSIDE was awarded “most outstanding production” and “pick-of-the-fringe” at the 2016 Ottawa Fringe Festival)

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Cabaret-zy! (The First 40 years of Michelle – A sort-of one-woman show)

Michelle Paré

Michelle has lived with anxiety and depression a lot longer than she thought. She turned 40 this year, so she is reflecting on her life through hilarious stories and lovely songs and a long section where she talks about how much she loves Brad Pitt. Mental Health is a hot topic and it’s important to everyone. This is Michelle’s story.

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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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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)

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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Now Where Was I?

Briane Nasimok

Canadian Comedy Award recipient and Gemini award nominated writer, storyteller Briane Nasimok, shares a number of his favourite tales of life, love and male beauty pageants.

He mixes videos of past shows, recorded pre-Covid in front of somewhat live audiences, blended with stories that he has shot, especially for this occasion.

One of the original performers at Yuk Yuks Comedy Cabaret, Briane then had various careers as a minor Canadian Film Star, stage performer, Television writer and producer – as his family decribes it – “he can’t keep a job”

Since Covid, Briane now excels at washing floors and making chicken soup.

“He’s a charming man with charming stories and listening to Nasimok is a delightful way to spend an evening”.
Rose Fernandez, CBC Manitoba

“Nasimok’s deadpan delivery only makes his surprising anecdotes of behind-the-scenes goings-on even funnier.” Christopher Hoile – Now Magazine NNNN

“Nasimok has genuinely captivating stories, a sweetly charming personality and a gentle comedic rapport with the audience” Amanda Campbell, Halifax Weekly

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Old Fart 2021

Tim Bourgard

The Old Fart’s a quirky senior with his own take on the pandemic. Tom celebrates his life with stories, songs, tender moments and lots of laughs. His is a life well lived, well laughed and well loved. 

“Delightfully warm, poignant, silly and fun 60 minutes.” – Joe Belanger London Free Press.

“He’s the kind of performer who can get people chuckling with just a look” – Mooney on Theatre Toronto

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Something About New York

Mathieu Charlebois & Joy Mwandemange

Something About New York is the quirky, musical tale of an unconventional, queer love triangle. Alex is a government worker turned actor in search of her big break. Melissa is an ex-fiancé in search of revenge. Dylan is a recent graduate in search of an escape. They have all come from Ottawa to New York. Ironically, what they find is each other, but only two can win at love’s game… Who will it be?

The show follows a queer, young woman on the road to self-discovery as she tries to balance her new life, a new love and the pursuit her dreams. However, her hopes are temporarily suspended when an ex-lover shows up unexpectedly.

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