Stupid Ed

Ed Hill

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

Stupid Ed is intimate, insightful, and at times — incredible. Comprised of introspections about Ed’s relationships with the female figures in his life, the show explores the values that a Taiwanese-Canadian has learned from his motherland, Canada. It is an examination on the meaning of strength, a reflection on the concept of fragility, and an honest observation on what connects all of us: Love.


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Content Note: Discussions of parental suicide, bullying, racial discrimination and death. 

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Tango, to the Pointe

Choreographed by Alexander Richardson

Award-winning dance company, PointeTango, returns to the stage with a spectacular new show where ballet and tango coalesce. With powerful lifts and fiery footwork, audiences will be mesmerized by PointeTango’s sultry duo as they pirouette, leap and bourrée across the stage with the passion of Argentine tango…on Pointe!

“Erin makes dancing on pointe shoes look effortless” ★★★★★ – Saskatoon Star Phoenix

“Richardson’s choreography is a joy to behold” ★★★★★ – Check the Program

“They dance as one body, with grace and precision” ★★★★★ – Check the Program

‘Tango, to the Pointe’ is a new work showcasing PointeTango’s unique fusion between Argentine tango and classical ballet. As the only company in the world to dance authentic, improvised Argentine tango on pointe shoes, we wanted to create a show that pushes the boundaries of dance by exploring the possibilities and challenges that arise while transitioning from stilettos to pointe shoes. This dynamic show not only showcases the technical prowess of PointeTango dancers Erin Scott-Kafadar and Alexander Richardson, but also offers a window into the intricacies of touch as they reevaluate the meaning of connection during a pandemic when human closeness has been restricted.


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Content Notes: Has flashing lights, sudden changes in light and bright lights.

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TED HALL: The True Story Of The American Teenager Who Gave The Atom Bomb To Russia.

Jem Rolls

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

New York, October 1944. The youngest Physicist in the American Atomic Bomb Project asks himself the very serious question: will the world’s future be safer if he gives the Bomb to the Russians? And he does. The true story of Ted’s astounding life. From the creator of THE WALK IN THE SNOW. ***** CBC, ***** Global. 5 sellouts, Ottawa Fringe 2019. 5 sellouts Edmonton, 9 Winnipeg.


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No latecomers.


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The Beauty We Carry

Karie Richards and Daniel Cushing

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • PG

In the early months of the pandemic, Karie Richards came across an article in The New York Times called “The 36 Questions That Lead To Love”, referencing the work of psychologist Arthur Aron who studied intimacy between strangers, using a specific set of questions. Eager to connect in a playful way with the people she was missing while in lockdown, Karie began a series of remote interviews based on the 36 questions. Crafted verbatim from their answers, THE BEAUTY WE CARRY* (world premiere) considers the fragility, strangeness, and unpredictability of our lives; a group portrait shimmering with joy and grief, secret hopes and graceful acts of love. A soulful examination of the inevitable loss yet profound beauty that shapes a life.

Praise for previous solo shows: “★★★★ A masterclass in performance and storytelling.” CBC (for THE GHOST PROJECT). “★★★★★ Nothing short of stupendous.” Winnipeg Free Press (for BIRDY).

Created and Performed by Karie Richards
Directed by Karie Richards and Glenn Davidson
Production Design by Glenn Davidson

*This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Festival Policy.


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Content Notes: Mental Health – reference to death and grief in the show. No latecomers. 


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The F.R.A.N.C.I.S. Method

Jake Nevins & Michael Evans

  • 12 + fees
  • 45m
  • 14+

Determination. Manifestation. Cinergy. (Sinergie?) What do these words mean? And what do they mean to you? Frank F. Hampton and the Frank F. Hampton Corporation have the answers to life’s greatest questions. Probably. In this all-new, life-changing, definitely-not-haunted seminar you too can learn how to live your life… the F.R.A.N.C.I.S. way!

(Refunds will not be granted in case of ghosts)


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Content notes: Abrupt loud noise, Audience participation, Mature language. No latecomers.

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The Proposal/The Ring

Anton Chekhov

  • 12 + fees
  • 50m
  • G

The palpitating Lomov seeks strong-willed Natalya’s hand in marriage. But when both refuse to be wrong, can true love take hold? Sparks fly in Chekhov’s classic comedy! But… for those left wondering what could possibly happen next with these exasperating lovers, Plan B (#faustus, 2084) presents a biting new sequel by Ottawa playwright Laurie Fyffe (Beowulf in Afghanistan). Champagne! Champagne?


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The Virgin and the Horn

Shantell Powell

  • 12 + fees
  • 50m
  • 14+

In an attempt to gather the power of a unicorn’s horn, Jonah tries to trick the Princess Mary into taming Rafferty, the Unicorn. A rollercoaster ride of the power of sexuality and theater. Loosely based on a lost one act Shakespeare play that may or may not exist, Virgin and the Horn was originally performed in Fredericton NB years ago but the themes are timeless.


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Content Note: There is swearing and reference to sexual acts.


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Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Keith Alessi

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • G

5 STARS GLOBAL NEWS. 5 STARS WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.

One of 18 worldwide ‘Best of’ shows selected to participate in the Fringe Encore series, Off-Broadway, at the historic Soho Playhouse in New York City in 2019. Sell-out run. Finalist for Offies OnComm award, Edinburgh, 2022. An inspirational true story about overcoming obstacles, pursuing passions and the healing power of music. A heartfelt passion project that began as an idea after a devastating life event caused Keith Alessi to think differently about his future. “Alessi’s inspirational and compelling tale will pluck at your heart strings, claw hammer style”~Rob Williams-Winnipeg Free Press


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Content Notes: Mental Health references to depression.

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Too Much Information Improvised

Steph Haller & Paddy MacDonald

  • 12 + fees
  • 50m
  • 14+
Too Much Information Improvised is for messy b*tches who love gossip, hot tea, and drama. It’s about two real-life exes, and their failed relationship. The duo tell true stories about their relationship, inspired by improvised scenes. This is a spicy
and honest improv show, featuring elements of storytelling, and live music. COMEDY!

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Unmatched

Levity Theatre Co.

  • 12 + fees
  • 45m
  • 14+

How do you like outright say like, “YEAH I’m done with the date, GOODBYE!” Good ones, bad ones, really really bad ones – we all have a memorable first date story. Pulled from interviews with real date-goers, Unmatched explores modern dating in a world of smartphones and swipes. “Simultaneously funny, sad, and familiar. Unmatched … makes use of sophisticated theatrical storytelling” – Apt613


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Content Notes:  There is cursing and some instances of sexual activities. The audience participation in this show is verbal only and there are protocols outlined at the beginning of the show to opt-out of participation should you choose. Please note there is one moment where there is the use of flashing lights.


Sensory Friendly show is on June 20th. Access Guide will be available soon. 


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