Venue 1 – Arts Court Theatre

Ready or Knot

Jamine Ackert and Pierre Brault

Have you ever loved someone so much that you’d marry them over and over again? Jamine & Pierre are doing just that and you’re invited. Seriously, GETTING MARRIED! Join the journey and watch the fun as two local comedians tie the knot! If you’ve missed a family wedding or event over this pandemic, join ours! Bring your good wishes, sign the guest book and get ready party! Reception to follow.


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There will be an element of improvisation and audience involvement.


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Meatball Séance

John Michael

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

Did you hear John Michael has a new boyfriend? Oh yes! You and the new beau are cordially invited to meet John Michael’s mom. But she’s deceased… Sad. So he’s gonna summon her from the dead by cooking her famous meatballs onstage! Yay! Wait, what?

Meatball Séance is an interactive comedy. “One of the most outrageous and most original shows we’ll ever see, Don’t miss it -★★★★★, CBC.”


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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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(Un)draped

Alya Graham

  • 12 + fees
  • 45m
  • 14+

(Un)draped is an abstract, sculptural, and often sensual dance and visual arts collaboration that explores loneliness, exhibitionism, and despair. Vacillating between persistent aloneness and overt intimacy through movement either frenetic or achingly slow, the two pieces in this show ask the audience to choose whether to view them through the studious gaze of an artist or the eyes of a voyeur.


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Content Notes: Not nudity per se, but some of the performers are wearing undergarments for long periods of time. No latecomers. 


This show doesn’t have a transcript or additional access information available. For more information about accessibility at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, you can check out the Access page which also outlines Accessible Show listings. Please click here


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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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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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Generic Male: Just What We Need, Another Show About Men

Darren Stevenson, Ashley Jones

BEST OF FEST TICKETS HERE.

Explosive, athletic, visceral physical theatre ruined by a tragic lack of understanding! Twice listed as “Best of the Fest”, and winning Critics Choice “Best Show” at Orlando Fringe Festival. PUSH Physical Theatre creates a masculinity satire by two well-meaning fools. They argue, dance and desperately cling to the status-quo.

“Generic Male” begins a serious journey with a comically absurd premise: Men apologizing for the masculinity show you’re about to see. Hilarious hijinks ensue as they examine the thoughts and assumptions that go unquestioned until they are spoken aloud. It’s about fathers and sons, war and death, and… James Bond. We hope it will empower people to speak up and begin to have the conversation that our characters can’t quite seem to engage in.

Are we watching a couple of petty idiots or is this the most insightful piece of theatre of the 21st century? …No


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Forget Me Not – The Alzheimer’s Whodunnit

Rob Gee

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

A murder mystery set on a dementia ward from comic, poet and ex-psych nurse Rob Gee.

★★★★★ “Smart, witty and razor-sharp!” CBC

★★★★★ “Hilarious and heartbreaking” Victoria Times Colonist

★★★★★ “Compelling!” Saskatoon StarPhoenix

★★★★★ “A triumph” Winnipeg Free Press

★★★★½ “Fiercely funny, heartbreaking and very much a must-see” Edmonton Journal

Best of Fest: Winnipeg, Calgary, Saskatoon Fringes


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Content Note: Mature Language and discussions of aging and death. No latecomers. 


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