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The 11 O'clock Number: The Improvised Musical 
The 11 O'clock Number
Musical
Venue #18 - Gas Station Arts Centre

The award-winning improvised musical comedy is back for its 10th Canadian Fringe Festival! Based on suggestions from the audience, the cast creates a brand-new musical comedy on the spot, complete with twisting plots and show-stopping numbers - laughs are guaranteed. 4 1/2 STARS "Hilarious! The show left me laughing uncontrollably." - Edmonton Journal 4 STARS "Fabulous foolishness in five part harmony" - CBC Manitoba 4 STARS "What they do seems virtually impossible" - Breakfast Television

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Adam's Neurohilarity 
Autistic Productions
Stand-Up
Venue #22 - MTYP - Richardson Hall

Come join the fun as a rotating line-up of neurodiverse comics share their thoughts, stories and lives. The show is always fun and always new. Featuring comics at all levels, from seasoned veterans and Fringe favorites to brand-new comics.

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African Folktales with Erik de Waal 
YAP Theatre
Storytelling
Kids Venue - Kids Venue (MTYP Mainstage)

THE HIT SHOW IS BACK! Half a million kids on five continents loved African Folktales. Talking giraffes, zany zebras, galumphing elephants and much more magic. African Folktales come to vibrant life through storytelling, puppetry, physical comedy and lots of laughs. 5 STARS “It’s superb. Don’t miss it.” - CBC Manitoba 5 STARS “The man just knows how to tell a story.” - Winnipeg Free Press 5 STARS “de Waal's physical comedy is impeccable... It's great, as is this whole performance.” - StarPhoenix

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All of Human History in 7 Stories 
So Lonely Productions
Storytelling
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

Is it possible to tell the story of human existence in one hour? Find out as George takes you on a wild 50,000-year ride in a performance that amuses and entertains as it asks the big questions about what we’ve done and why it matters. Discover why Ghengis Khan was the original gangster, a giraffe is the ultimate status symbol, and Marie Antoinette’s court was basically the lunchroom from Mean Girls. From the creator of I Lost on Jeopardy: 5 STARS “one-man master class in punchy, engaging storytelling” – Winnipeg Free Press

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amused 
Peachy Keen Productions
Unclassifiable
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

Waking up in a crop circle of your own making. You are in the middle of it and there are no footprints. It’s all normal until it’s not. Profanity in prayer. From the collaborators of III, Writing on the Stall, Purge, Jellyfish are Immortal, Angels & Aliens, Village Ax and Bizarro Obscure.

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Are You Lovin' It? 
Theatre Group GUMBO
Play-Comedy
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

5 STARS! Gumbo Theatre in a wacky romp that is distinctly Japanese. A hit at Fringe Fests across the US and Canada. Take a Japanese TV game show, mix in anime, Trump, Krazy Kitty and Japanese “Businessman”. “This kooky, edgy, cartoon-like show may be the strangest show I’ve ever seen at the Fringe. Five stars simply for audacity and invention” – Edmonton Journal Critics' Choice Media Pick at Edmonton Fringe, Black Venue Pick at Orlando Fringe, Outstanding Comedy at San Diego Fringe, Best Ensemble at FRIGID Festival New York

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As It Turns Out... 
TBA Productions
Play-Dramedy
Venue #3 - The Clock Tower - Portage Place

Nothing is as it seems! Sam and Judy are about to sell her family estate and retire to Barbados, or are they? Sam's personal assistant, Gisele, and her husband, John, are going to buy the estate, but why? Everyone has hidden agendas and there are plots and double-crosses galore. Even a few old secrets will be shared. Will everyone get what they want in the end?

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Ask Me Anything 
Keep It Movin' Productions
Storytelling
Venue #7 - The Cinematheque

Una’s been called a “TOUR DE FORCE” - The Montreal Gazette. Winner: BEST OF FEST for Recess, Winnipeg Fringe Vulvas, penises and pandemics! Ask Me Anything is a hilarious show about the ups and downs of a Sex Ed teacher who doesn’t have any of the answers. The newest work from award-winning performer/playwright Una Aya Osato, based on their own life in all the above. A tell-all adventure into the pleasure and pain of promising more than you can offer.

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Audition Deficit Disorder 
Bush Party Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

This irreverent comedy is about the torment, anxiety and fear of auditions and casting directors, where seven different characters attempt to negotiate the audition process. The problem is, they all occupy the same body… and they all possess various forms of Audition Deficit Disorder. Have they all gone mad, or are they just madly hilarious? Take a trip into the Audition Deficit Disorder Zone, to a place where it doesn’t matter if the casting director doesn’t like your personality… as there are several more to choose from.

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AWAY, NOW - The World's Most Desired Destination 
Paul Strickland Presents
Play-Comedy
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

18-time Best of Fest winners and international Fringe favourites return! Flight of the Concords meets Pee-Wee’s Playhouse in this HILARIOUS, SONG-FILLED VARIETY SHOW FOR ADULTS guaranteed to be the Greatest Theatrical Performance of a Travel Guide to a Place You Can’t Go! Sidesplitting surrealist stories! Silly songs! Spuppets! S! "These two are comedic geniuses" - Pittsburgh Stage | Best Variety Show - Orlando Fringe From the creators of: Ain't True & Uncle False and Tales Too Tall for Trailers 5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press

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The Ballad of Johnny Boy 
Walk&Talk Theatre Company
Musical
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

Winnipeg Fringe musts Walk&Talk are back with their award-winning show The Ballad of Johnny Boy. Watch this dynamic, charismatic trio become bandmates and barge masters of the afterlife as they sing and dance their way through the life of Johnny Boy. What begins as a eulogy for a modest man becomes a raucous hour of live original music and playful physical theatre as they explore what defines a “hero”. Come join them Down in the Depths! Winner of the Harry Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoban Play 2018 4 STARS - CBC Manitoba

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Bat Brains or let's explore mental illness with vampires 
Scantily Glad Theatre
Play-Comedy
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

When a surprise visitor appears at Scud the Vampire’s door, Scud is launched on a madcap journey into the depths of his home, his mind, and beyond. Part Dracula, part Mr. Bean, part Journey to the Center of the Earth. From Just for Laugh’s Comedy Award Winner and creator of Fool Muun Komming! (Artists' Pick - Edmonton Fringe) Sam Kruger comes a darkly funny and oddly poetic play that "captures everything that Fringe should be about" (Capital Critics' Circle). "Sam Kruger is a special and weird, Fringe jewel" - CBC

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Bedwetter 
Drawing Board Productions
Storytelling
Venue #7 - The Cinematheque

You’ve heard the jokes about bedwetters, but have you listened to the stories? Tamlynn Bryson recounts her sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, and completely true story of becoming a woman while still feeling like a child. 5 STARS "Wonderfully crafted, funny, and touching” - Theatre in London “Very inspiring” - Steel City Girl Reviews “Bryson’s delivery is unfailingly excellent” - ColinThomas.ca “Please go see Bedwetter; you’ll be so glad you did" - View Magazine

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BEFORE BREAKFAST: An Opera in One Act 
Naomi Forman Productions
Musical
Venue #12 - WAG - Muriel Richardson Auditorium

"There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now." - Eugene O’Neill Dreams dashed, a marriage in ruins, a child lost and found, BEFORE BREAKFAST: An Opera in One Act is the story of a family struggling to survive, after the play of the same name by EUGENE O’NEILL. Directed by Mariam Bernstein, the opera is set in New York’s Greenwich Village, circa 1916. Past Fringe shows by Forman Productions include multiple 4 STAR reviews and “powerhouse vocals” for soprano Naomi Forman.

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The Beginner's Guide To Suicide 
Dark Horse Theatre
Play-Comedy
Venue #11 - Cre8ery

A troubled technical writer is attempting to hang himself in his apartment. He's interrupted by a succession of strange visitors, including a panicky prostitute, a misdirected pizza delivery boy, an eccentric artist, the lacklustre landlord and...THE GUY. Will the writer succeed in his quest for suicide or will he find salvation amidst the madness? This twisted Dark Horse comedy is brought to you by the same minds that presented the previous Fringe Festival hits Hamlet Chapter Two: Back in Black and Farrago.

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Blueberries Are Assholes 
TJ Dawe
Stand-Up
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

Fringe legend TJ Dawe (Tired Cliches, A Canadian Bartender at Butlin’s, Medicine, The Slipknot, Operatic Panic Attack) riffs on food, the English language and the human body. “This guy’s headed for the stand-up hall of fame” - Georgia Straight “Dawe can actually make you hurt with laughter” - Montreal Gazette “A flawless performer” - Charleston City Paper “Come and see what a real virtuoso can do” - Edmonton Journal TJ’s been doing the Winnipeg Fringe since before people had e-mail addresses.

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A Brothers Guide 
Sensible Chuckle Theatre
Stand-Up
Venue #19 - The Black Box at Théâtre Cercle Molière

Sensible Chuckle Theatre (A Most Daring Murder Mystery [Tom Did It]; Living with a Magician) is back with the life-changing show of the millennium. Well-known motivational speaker enthusiasts Alex and Tim Coates use their trademark-pending energy and style to provide a wealth of verified-ish knowledge on important topics like business, meditation, disarming nuclear bombs, and more! Critics are raving, calling the show “unprecedented” and “wait, what?” Come learn to live your life the right way with A BROTHERS GUIDE.

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Brown Wasp 
Saw Toe Productions
Play-Drama
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

Brown Wasp, a one-act play by Vancouver playwright Meah Martin, pulls you into the funny, self-deprecating world of Sarah St. John, a Canadian woman in the throes of an edgy inner journey. Brown Wasp was the winner of the Canadian National Playwriting Competition award for a one act. Director Alissa Watson, Actor Megan McArton, Set/Costume/Graphic Design by Linda Beech.

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Buckets of Blood - Fairy tales not for kids    
Stories Alive
Storytelling
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

The Brothers Grimm are the most famous collectors of fairy tales, but back in the 19th century, stories for children were a lot scarier, blood thirsty and disturbing. Join British storyteller Eden Ballantyne as he retells a collection of some of the darker tales from the Grimms. While letting you know of the bits popular fairy tales have censored for kids.   What was Red Riding Hood really running from? and why Cinderella’s glass slipper was full of blood when she got it back? This certainly isn’t a Disney fairy story. 

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Bushtits, Shih Tzus and Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love and Noir 
Theatrically Obsessed
Play-Comedy
Venue #8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre (McKim Bldg)

When Les buys an iconic fedora worn by famed 1940s movie detective Dana Andrews, the lines between reality and film noir blur as he investigates a series of suspicious pet deaths. Two actors and 13 crazy characters take you through a stylistic fantasy with bust-a-kneecap laughs. 4 1/2 STARS “...a slapstick homage to film noir that was unequivocally the funniest piece of theatre I have seen all year… this is a quirky, genuinely fun show that should not be missed!” - Canada Fringe Review

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CABARET SIDE SHOW 
Wall Street Theatre
Musical
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

CABARET SIDE SHOW is a musical revue set in the 1930s. The performers are rehearsing for their big opening night at the Cabaret and everyone is welcome. An evening of sultry passion, music and dance.

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The Cause 
Joseph-Herd Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #22 - MTYP - Richardson Hall

The Harry S. Rintoul Award winner for Best New Manitoba Play is back! The Cause is a farce that follows five agents working for a rebellious organization plotting the assassination of a major political figure. Although each agent brings a unique set of skills to “The Cause,” they all share one important secret: each one is deep undercover, working for a different foreign interest to dismantle “The Cause” from within. As the mission draws nearer, the agents attempt to execute their plan without revealing their true intentions to one another.

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Charming & Rose: True Love 
R-G Productions
Play-Drama
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

Prince Charming loves Princess Rose. Princess Rose loves Prince Charming. But... Rose is not a typical princess. Raised by wolves and her acerbic fairy godmother, Rose struggles with human customs. Then, there's the test. From the company that brought you: Motherhood Out Loud (" punctuated with moments that are touching, painful and frustrating") - Winnipeg Free Press 2019 Not Medea 5 STARS ("a complex, intelligent and multilayered piece of theatre") - Winnipeg Free Press 2018

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Chase Padgett: Lucky Break 
Chase Padgett
Storytelling
Venue #16 - PTE - Mainstage

Fringe veteran Chase Padgett (6 Guitars, Nashville Hurricane) brings a brand-new show about being a live-in caretaker for his mother and then becoming a semi-finalist on Fox’s newest unscripted singing show, Alter Ego. His trademark humour, storytelling and songcraft is on full display as he reveals what it's REALLY like to be on a big budget network talent show. 5 STARS “Padgett is a virtuoso guitar player and deft actor.” - CBC

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Chris Gibbs, Old is the New New 
Kelly Finnegan Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #14 - King's Head Pub

Chris Gibbs (Gibberish, The Power of Ignorance, Not Quite Sherlock, Like Father, Like Son? Sorry.) has been performing comedy since the late 1900s. This year, he will return to his favourite place to perform some of his favourite stories and jokes; the best bits from three decades, but now with more maturity and wisdom. Some things people have said… "One of the funniest guys around.” - National Post 5 STARS "In a word, hilarious." - CBC 5 STARS "Hilarious." - Winnipeg Free Press

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CIVILIZED 
By the Book Productions
Play-Drama
Venue #23 - One88

Based on actual reports, writings and speeches, Metis actor John D. Huston (SHYLOCK, Underneath the Lintel, two Sherlock Holmes adventures, A Christmas Carol) and writer Keir Cutler (Teaching Shakespeare) resurrect a government bureaucrat who attempts to justify the unjustifiable: Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s vision for Canada’s Natives and the ongoing repercussions. A compelling look at what is “civilized”. Directed by Paul Hopkins (A.D. Shakespeare in the Park, Montreal; Actor: Stratford Festival, More Tales of the City).

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Contractions 
Best of Luck Endeavours
Play-Comedy
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

An ink-black comedy about the boundaries between work and play. Emma’s been seeing her coworker Darren. She thinks she’s in love. Her boss thinks she’s in breach of contract. In a series of cordial but increasingly tense conversations, the two negotiate the details of Emma’s interoffice relationship, and face the consequences of shrinking privacy and binding contracts. "…ferociously funny while being absolutely appalling" - The Daily Telegraph (UK) "…horribly plausible…a short, sharp shocker” - Guardian (UK)

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Courtship 
Snakeskin Jacket
Play-Dramedy
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird, Horton Foote, comes Courtship. The God-fearing foundation of the Vaughns’ household begins to crack as young Elizabeth’s secret engagement is revealed. Under the bewildered gaze of her younger sister, Elizabeth, while restless to take independent action, is frightened by the prospect of defying her benevolently controlling parents and the reassuring restraints of her community. To what extent is real rebellion possible for her - and how well does she know herself?

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Crabs Gone Wild 
Pinchy Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

A chance encounter on a dating website leads to a blooming connection for two avid outdoors enthusiasts. After a memorable fishing trip, they both believe they may have found true love, until their loved ones discover their new relationship and certain choices of words lead to a series of hilarious misunderstandings.

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Daddy's Boy 
Erik de Waal
Storytelling
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

Heroes and villains, birds of a feather, oil and water – father and son. South African Erik de Waal explores the rocky, sometimes exuberant, relationship between two people who share the same blood and often very little else. Add a degenerative disease, some black humour and devastating honesty and you have Daddy’s Boy - a tale that bares the vulnerability behind the mask. 5 STARS “The South African storytelling machine returns with his most affecting tale yet.” - CBC Manitoba

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Déjà Vu 
Meraki Theatre Productions
Storytelling
Venue #19 - The Black Box at Théâtre Cercle Molière

Stories connect us and help us make sense of the world and each other. In Meraki Theatre’s original production of Déjà Vu, a group of young artists have built a unique bilingual story that both English and French speakers will understand and enjoy. A story to bring us all together, even if just for a moment. Les histoires nous relient et nous aident à donner un sens au monde et aux autres. Dans la production originale Déjà Vu de Meraki Theatre, jeunes artistes partagent leur création bilingue qui nous rassemble tous et toutes.

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Dirk Darrow: Magic of Future Past 
Tim Motley
Magic
Venue #17 - PTE - Colin Jackson Studio

From 17-time Fringe Fest award winner Tim Motley PATRONS' PICK - Winnipeg Fringe 4 1/2 STARS “Amazing” - Winnipeg Free Press 5 STARS “Incredible” - Edmonton Journal Gritty 1930s film-noir retro collides with futuristic sci-fi in this hilarious time-travelling stage magic spectacle! Charge your flux capacitors and sharpen your Blade Runners! COMEDY Award - Perth Fringe Fest 2022 4 STARS “Magic of Future Past has us all laughing out loud, completely mesmerised” - Fourth Wall Media

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The Disney Delusion 
Prosperity Mule Productions
Stand-Up
Venue #20 - The Studio at Théâtre Cercle Molière

Award-winning comedian Leif Oleson-Cormack pushes confessional comedy to its limits in this show about a methodically moronic plan to double-down on unrequited love through a disastrous trip to Disneyland. Featuring criminal acts, surgically-altered sugar daddies, Sinatra impersonators and a cynically-charged "coming out", this (unfortunately) true story is not to be missed. "His rawness and willingness to reveal things very few people would ever admit out loud...makes this the best thing I’ve seen so far at the Fringe." - Edmonton Journal

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Dr. Caligari's Framily Reunion Cabaret 
Doctor Caligari’s
Cabaret
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

For one night only: the long-running Fringe classic. Two wild transfixing comic hours of unrivalled serial unexpectedness from Fringe favourites. One-off collaborations, risked necks and offbeat humour.

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The Dungeons 'n' Dragons Improv Show XIII: The Loom of Annihilation 
The DnD Improv Show
Improv
Venue #18 - Gas Station Arts Centre

5 STARS - CBC & Winnipeg Free Press The critical hit show is back for its 13th non-consecutive year! A fully improvised Dungeons & Dragons adventure, each show picks up where the last one left off! Heroes and villains to fall in love with, giant 20-sided dice to be rolled, epic battles and so much more! Bet you can't see just one!

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The Dungeons 'n' Dragons Improv Show: Kids Edition 
DnD Improv 4 Kidz
Improv
Kids Venue - Kids Venue (MTYP Mainstage)

The legendary Dungeons and Dragons Improv Show is back with a new show for kids! Follow the prince and princess of Heropolis as they go on adventures, learning about their world and the creatures that inhabit it! Giant 20-sided dice will be thrown! Magic spells will be cast! Swashes will be buckled! Every show is different, so try and see them all!

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Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's Germany 
Ingrid Garner
Play-Drama
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s best-selling memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in Second World War Berlin, adapted into an internationally award-winning performance by her granddaughter Ingrid Garner. 5 STARS "A rare intimacy, superb storytelling and a truly important story to tell." - Adelaide Theatre Guide 5 STARS "Unforgettable—a must-see for history buffs and theatre aficionados alike." - Fringe Review UK BEST OF FEST - Edmonton Fringe 2015 SOLD OUT Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe 2015

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Epidermis Circus 
SNAFU
Puppetry
Venue #17 - PTE - Colin Jackson Studio

“GENIUS of physical comedy” - Entertainment World On TV, Ingrid puppeteers for the Jim Henson Company and Sesame. On stage, she creates puppet characters with nothing but her hands, found objects, mirrors and illusion. Epidermis Circus is a bawdy puppetry cabaret, where the guests are different parts of the human body, like eager host Florence McFingernails and standup comedian Lenny the Boob. “HILARIOUS. Absurd and profoundly human.” - StarPhoenix Co-creator of Merkin Sisters 5 STARS, Interstellar Elder 5 STARS, Snack Music 5 STARS - CBC.

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An Evening of Magic & Mystery with Ken Sky 
Ken Sky
Magic
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

Winnipeg Fringe welcomes Magic & Mystery with Ken Sky, internationally renowned magician. Three-time Magician of the Year, Ken has performed in Mexico, Paraguay, Germany, Costa Rica, Las Vegas and Canada. INCREDIBLE right from the start with a surprising moment. Laugh-out-loud interactive magic and mysteries.

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Everleigh and the Magic Book 
Melanie Gall Presents for Kids
Puppetry
Kids Venue - Kids Venue (MTYP Mainstage)

Everleigh is nine years old, and her mother is a witch! It may sound fun to get a broomstick for a birthday present, or to turn your best friend into a frog. But when her own magic lessons begin, Everleigh’s spells keep going wrong! That is, until the day she finds a magic book and everything changes… A new musical play from Melanie Gall, creator of 4 STAR children’s hits Opera Mouse and Jazz Cat. “Kids will love it” - CBC Best Children’s Show - Adelaide Weekly Award

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Everybody On the Moon Is Irish 
Theatre Dance Kids
Play-Comedy
Kids Venue - Kids Venue (MTYP Mainstage)

Three kids try out a spaceship only to find out it really works and they've landed on the moon. The moon is inhabited by leprechauns and they must get back home, but cannot, unless they answer the question: "What is happiness?" Suitable for all ages. Tons of fun and some audience participation.

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Everything's Actually OK: a variety show 
S.P.I.C.E. Productions
Unclassifiable
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

Everything's actually okay... right? At least it sort of was in 2020 when we started writing this show. As it turns out, everything's still actually okay... right? Come and see - through the lens of longtime performers and friends, Laura and Erin, an honest and heartfelt variety show about how everything's really actually okay... right?

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Family Dinner: Part 3! 
Family Dinner Comedy
Sketch
Venue #15 - Comedy at Wee Johnny's

Family Dinner is back in action with another brand-new sketch show. Using their character-based sketches, Family Dinner creates a charming whack-o-sphere that has Kevin McDonald saying, "Honestly, it was funnier than I thought it would be." Will Family Dinner make it to regionals? Will they ever find love? Find out who will win in the ultimate battle between funny and just plain weird. 4 STARS - CBC 4 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press "The new cast of Glee looks terrible" - Toronto Sketchfest

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FERN 
Horse & Engine
Play-Comedy
Venue #8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre (McKim Bldg)

Some of Winnipeg’s finest queer performance-creators come together in this hilarious and heartfelt dance-adjacent piece, FERN. What’s a dance-adjacent piece, you may ask? Well, you’ll have to come find out! In this snappy 45 minutes of highly entertaining and hilarious physical theatre, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll remember to take better care of that houseplant you bought when you first moved into that new apartment and have since neglected. Things get sweaty and sexy as this company performs all in the same space at the same time.

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Field Zoology 201 
Shawn O'Hara
Play-Comedy
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

A follow-up to the award-winning hit comedy Field Zoology 101! Armed with a collection of stories almost as unbelievable as his credentials, infamous Field Zoologist Brad Gooseberry returns from a court-ordered sabbatical to bring you up to date on the newest and most exciting developments in the animal sciences. 4 STARS “Brilliant” - Edmonton Journal 4 STARS “A first-rate comedic talent” - Winnipeg Free Press “Never stops surprising” - Georgia Straight “Shawn O’Hara is my new Fringe hero.” - Colin Thomas, Fresh Sheet

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Fringe Family Fun Show 
Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood
Magic
Venue #10 - Calvary Temple

A high-quality show featuring humour, feats of magic and hilarious audience participation. Magic was meant to be funny. And it was meant to be enjoyed by everyone. 5 STARS "Polished and professional, Wood has a delightful rapport with his audience and keeps the crowd laughing and smiling right to the end" - Winnipeg Free Press 5 STARS “He’s a pro. His magic is well-honed and he’s funny.” - Christopher Read, CBC "...the act never fails to reduce the audience to tears of laughter." - The Neepawa Banner

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Gabe Mollica: a Solo Show About Friendship 
Gabe Mollica
Stand-Up
Venue #7 - The Cinematheque

Gabe Mollica started comedy the day after he got cheated on. In the process, he learned a lot about friendship. This is that show.

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Generic Male: Just What We Need, Another Show About Men 
PUSH Physical Theatre
Physical Theatre
Venue #8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre (McKim Bldg)

“Just what we need, another show about men.” – Raves No One Explosive, athletic, visceral physical theatre ruined by a tragic lack of understanding. Award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre, called “a perfect metaphor-in-motion” by CITY Newspaper and “a rare treat” by NY Theatre Guide, creates a masculinity satire by two well-meaning fools - arguing, dancing, desperately clinging to the status quo. Are we just watching a couple of petty idiots or is this the most insightful piece of theatre of the 21st century? … No.

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God Is A Scottish Drag Queen (Best Of) 
Mike Delamont
Play-Comedy
Venue #21 - MTYP - Mainstage

5 STARS “Standup comedy with soul” - Winnipeg Free Press 5 STARS “Comedy everyone can relate to” - CBC Manitoba God Is A Scottish Drag Queen celebrates 10 years on the Fringe! God, dressed in a floral powersuit, returns to set the record straight on everything from Adam and Eve to menopause in a hilarious and unforgettable “Best Of” performance combining the favourite jokes and stories from all eight productions. Come and see why God has become the most popular show on the Fringe!

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A Grave Mistake 
A Little Bit Off
Physical Theatre
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Portland comedy duo returns with a new show about two ruffians faking hauntings to make a buck. A spooky-funny physical theatre show that lets YOU decide the characters’ next moves. Botched seances, bungled grave-robbing and a ghostly curse plague these two inept swindlers. Will they get out alive or will they make A GRAVE MISTAKE?! From the 20+ award-winning creators of Beau & Aero, Bella Culpa & Bad Habits Two-time Edmonton Best of Fest Winners “Physical comedy at its best” – London Free Press 4 1/2 STARS - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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The Great & Powerful Tim: Magic Tonight 
The Great & Powerful Tim
Magic
Venue #7 - The Cinematheque

Comedy and magic collide in this all-new interactive show! It's a magic talk show where the audience is cast to play the celebrity guests, the variety acts, and even the house band. The Great & Powerful Tim presents a brand-new show, blending mind-blowing magic with hilarious improv comedy. Tim is an improv comedy magician based in Los Angeles who has travelled internationally, performing to sold-out audiences at festivals and conventions. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts and the Magic Castle. He is originally from Orlando, FL.

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Grumplestock's 
Eleventh Hour
Play-Dramedy
Venue #3 - The Clock Tower - Portage Place

A dark fairy tale, performed by Grumplestock’s magical creations as they tell their story: a journey to the divided city of Bowble. Each must decide between their friends and their reputation in a new and exciting society. Bowble is fascinating but dangerous, especially for those as naïve as Grumplestock’s creations. Will they find their place, or lose themselves in their haste to gain importance? A frenetic, expressionist reflection of the real world, Grumplestock’s guides you through a landscape more familiar than anyone wants to admit.

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The Happy New St. Paddy's Valentween Thank Hallow Xmas Day Show 
Crosseyed Rascals
Improv
Venue #3 - The Clock Tower - Portage Place

Each show, we celebrate a different occasion missed during the pandemic. A turducken of improv! The Rascals have been entertaining audiences with their clean improv comedy since 2001. Every show is different, based on audience suggestions. A list of each show’s theme can be found on our website. The Rascals keep it clean, except during their late-night Dark Rascal Hours, which are uncensored shows featuring guest improvisers. No telling what can happen during Dark Rascals shows.

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Hockey Night at the Puck & Pickle Pub 
Monster Theatre
Play-Comedy
Venue #14 - King's Head Pub

Watch Canada vs. USA in the 2022 Olympic gold medal hockey game (this time with NHL stars) at the fictional Puck & Pickle Pub! FRINGE LEGENDS Jon Paterson and Ryan Gladstone play themselves, the commentators and every single one of the patrons in this "wildly funny and wonderfully crafted" show (5 STARS, CBC)! The play is a hilarious race to the final buzzer. 5 STARS "Plenty of laughs in this fast-paced comedy" - Edmonton Sun 5 STARS "Fringe legends" - Globe and Mail 5 STARS "Comic gold mine" - Vancouver Province

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The Horrible Friends: Free Beer in The Multiverse of Flatness 
The Horrible Friends
Improv
Venue #13 - Duke of Kent Legion

Join the Horrible Friends on their quest to restore carbonation to beers that have gone flat across the multiverse… Look, we’re not going to spend too long justifying the title of the show. It’s improv. It’s comedy. There are actual free beers! Also, we have to write these descriptions in March. How was Doctor Strange? It must have been great! Right? RIGHT??? Anyway, here are some quotes from reviews of our previous shows. 4 STARS - CBC "The show is quick and clever" - Winnipeg Free Press

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Horseface 
Alex Dallas Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #3 - The Clock Tower - Portage Place

Alex Dallas is back! "Queen of the Fringe" returns with Horseface. 4 STARS - Orlando Weekly, NOW Magazine Addressing the #MeToo Movement, Horseface starts off with an encounter with a manspreader on a train. Does she assault him and what does Jane Fonda have to do with it? Funny, poignant tale of her life from the 70s to the present and all her #MeToo moments along the way, some hilarious and some less so. 4 STARS “Dallas is an engaging, polished storyteller" - Orlando Sentinel 2019

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HOW I MET MY MOTHER 
RibbitRePublic
Storytelling
Venue #8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre (McKim Bldg)

An irresponsible bachelor answers the call to care for his ailing mother, while reckoning with his bad-ass past. But will his newfound skills be enough? A true story of love, family and the power of redemption. 25-year Fringe veteran Jon Paterson (Outstanding Solo Show – London, Outstanding Male Performance – Orlando, 10-time Best of Fest Winner) returns to his hometown of Winnipeg to premiere his first solo-written show.

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HUNKS in 3D 
H.U.N.K.S.
Sketch
Venue #15 - Comedy at Wee Johnny's

HUNKS (5 STARS) returns to the Winnipeg Fringe with another brand-new sketch comedy show. "This comedy is as slick as it gets." - Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press "Funnier than most good episodes of Saturday Night Live." - Jen Zoratti, Winnipeg Free Press "Expertly crafted humour that doesn't give the audience a chance to catch a breath." - Jake Pesaruk, VUE Weekly (Edmonton)

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I Am The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World (And Other True Tales from the Emergency Room)  
Melissa Yuan-Innes
Storytelling
Venue #7 - The Cinematheque

Birth, blood & bodies You ever shove a breathing tube down a man’s throat? Deliver a stranger’s baby? Hit the OR because someone jumped off a bridge? Come see Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, MD, master of disaster and mistress of distress, for hilarious, heartbreaking true tales of control vs. chaos. "CAPTIVATING … masterfully connects moments of humor, nostalgia, grief, confusion, and hope.… I LAUGHED, I CRIED … "—Capital Critics' Circle "JOYFUL and HEARTBREAKING"-Apt613 "Ample HUMOUR and COMPASSION."-Artsfile "HILARIOUS ... POIGNANT."-CBC News

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I'M BATMAN 89-97 
Rod Peter Jr.
Play-Comedy
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

From the writer of Kitt & Jane and The War of 1812 comes Rod Peter Jr’s tale of growing up wanting to be Batman whilst at the same time recreating all four films from 89-97! From Joker to Riddler to Arnold as Mr. Freeze. For the first time ever, Rod Peter Jr brings to life all your favourite Rouges … and that includes Catwoman! “The most memorable comic performance I’ve ever seen” - CBC Radio “Peter’s physical comedy is infectious” - Global News, Edmonton “A comedic powerhouse” - Winnipeg Free Press

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ImproVision: Taste The Accordion 
ImproVision
Improv
Venue #13 - Duke of Kent Legion

Can improv be performed without an accordion (also known as “the old stomach Steinway” and “protector of thy virginity”)? ImproVision is going to find out! The improvisers who have pushed the envelope with clothespins, mousetraps, puppets and more take perhaps their greatest risk: performing short-form improv based on your suggestions WITHOUT the aid of accordions! Witness the carnage. 4 STARS “…can take even the most bland audience suggestions and spin gold” - Winnipeg Free Press 5 STARS “…kings of short form improv” - CBC Radio

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Is This Yours? 
Al LaFrance
Storytelling
Venue #3 - The Clock Tower - Portage Place

Storyteller Al Lafrance (two-time Just For Laughs Award winner, five-time Best of Fest) returns with his newest tale, featuring unexpected encounters with heroes, deep dives into piles of garbage, and unmerciful corporate heathens. If you’ve ever regretted throwing out something you loved, this show is for you! 5 STARS "A must-see for anyone who has a heart" - Edmonton Journal "An incredibly deft and engaging performer" - Winnipeg Free Press

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James & Jamesy: Right This Way  
Alastair Knowles
Play-Comedy
Venue #16 - PTE - Mainstage

Outlandishly funny psychological gymnastics from the distinguished minds of the CANADIAN COMEDY AWARD, 3-Time London IMPRESARIO AWARD, and 24-time BEST-of-FEST winners. James & Jamesy focus their compassionate comedic brilliance on the echo systems of memory as they teeter on the threshold between resistance and revelation. Past reviews… 5 STARS, “Maestros at making theatre magic.” (CBC) 5 STARS, “Full-out belly laughs all the way through.” (WFP) J&J’s O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy at CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL, Dec 30. 20%-off code: FRINGE

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Joke Songs 
All Fives
Musical
Venue #15 - Comedy at Wee Johnny's

A musical comedy show done by comedians who are great at comedy and kinda okay at music! Featuring some of Winnipeg’s favourite comedians, these songs are so funny you might forget that the people singing are not musicians. If you’re a fan of Radiohead, Dolly Parton, Len or Lou Bega, and also a fan of parody songs, this show might be for you.

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Josie & Grace 
PKF Productions
Musical
Venue #16 - PTE - Mainstage

From the creators of the hit off-Broadway show JOSEPHINE, this new musical explores the extraordinary story of the friendship between two of the most remarkable women of the 20th century: legendary singer/dancer/activist/spy Josephine Baker and Academy Award winner and European Princess Grace Kelly. WINNER - Critic's Choice Best Musical, 2021 Orlando Fringe BEST OF FEST - Orlando Sentinel “Harris has never sounded better... Comeau captures both Kelly’s icy bombshell exterior and the wounded woman beneath.” - Orlando Weekly

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth 
Studio Accelerando
Physical Theatre
Venue #8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre (McKim Bldg)

Adapted by two of Ontario's leading physical creators (performer Robert Feetham and director Colin Bruce Anthes), and pushing "epic minimalism" to the very maximum, this explosive virtuoso one-man mime performance of Jules Verne's classic Journey to the Centre of the Earth carves thrilling unforgettable sequences for audiences of all ages!

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Juliet: A Revenge Comedy 
Ryan Gladstone
Play-Comedy
Venue #14 - King's Head Pub

COMPLETELY SOLD-OUT RUN IN 2019! What if Juliet decided not to die? Follow Juliet as she attempts to write her own ending with the help of Lady Macbeth, Ophelia, Cleopatra and Miranda. Quill fights! Barges! Killer snakes! 5 STARS “Monster Theatre is money in the bank. Don’t miss this sure-to-sell-out gem.” - CBC 4 1/2 STARS “Keeps audiences in stitches from beginning to end.” - Winnipeg Free Press

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Kateryna and Havrylo 
Ce-Lee Productions
Physical Theatre
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

Kateryna and Havrylo are an elderly Ukrainian-Canadian couple who find themselves on unexpected fantasy adventures. What begins with ordinary rural Manitoban activities, like mushroom picking or ice fishing, quickly turns into otherworldly adventures. Using only their wits, they have to escape Mushroom Henchmen, a King Fish and the dreaded Baba Yaga. Comedic, fun and adventurous, Kateryna and Havrylo is sure to delight audiences while honouring Ukrainian heritage so prominently ingrained in Manitoba's culture.

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King, Warrior, Magician, Lover 
Wolfhaven Productions
Storytelling
Venue #3 - The Clock Tower - Portage Place

Storyteller Matthew Evan Havens travels through a fantastical land of long-ago on a quest for manhood. Along the road, Matthew leaves his youthful dreams behind to confront the Warrior, the Magician, the Lover and the King who have always lived inside him. The tale of his journey has never before been told. Certainly not like this. What challenges must Matthew overcome along the way? He will tell you. At the show. In the theatre. “This story is so fanciful and realistic that it must be true.” – A bewildered yet satisfied audience member

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List of People I've Killed (A Love Story) 
PMF Productions
Play-Dramedy
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

Ever wonder what really happened to Whitney Houston? George Michael? Spock? As you step into Tannis’ dimension, you’re going to remember a lot of the people who have died in the making of this play, fondly. Love, loss, religion, nip slips and triggers galore. Come along for the experience and maybe you’ll even decide to stay, until the very end. One dollar from every full admission will be collected for Other Women’s Problems, because we all just have so many.

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Lost and Foundling 
MTYP's Summer Studio
Play-Comedy
Venue #21 - MTYP - Mainstage

“Unusual things don’t usually happen in a Price Mart but at this Mega Price Mart, a MEGA unusual thing happened once.“ Alice in Wonderland meets free samples and low, low prices. A contemporary and comic retail fairy tale, this modern myth is about finding yourself, getting lost in the aisles, choosing your family and big, big savings. "Welcome to Price Mart. We can help you find ANYTHING." From the same company that brought you: The Witches - 4 1/2 STARS Winnipeg Free Press 2019 Tumbling After - 4 1/2 STARS Winnipeg Free Press 2018

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Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness (kinda?) 10 Year HELLebration 
Puppy in Pants Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

BACK FROM THE DEAD, 2010’s chillarious five-star monster smash was to be resurrected for its 10th terrifying anniversary, but if any remount was gonna be cursed by a two-year plague… Like Frankenstein’s monster, this revolting remount, stitched together from the original 2010 show and two shriekquels, pays terrifying tribute to EC Comics, shlocky gimmick-filled horror movies and live spook shows of old! WARNING: the scares get up ghost and personal; even in the audience, you’re not safe… 5 STARS “So funny, it’s scary" – Winnipeg Free Press

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The Magic That is Me 
Music with Mandy
Musical
Kids Venue - Kids Venue (MTYP Mainstage)

Mandy and Alicia have a lot of feelings, and that’s okay! Join them for The Magic That Is Me, a story of emotions told through tap dance and music. One night, just as Max drifts off to sleep, they realize all the colour in their awesome rainbow bedroom … is gone! Max begins their journey of discovering new emotions, both welcoming and overwhelming, by stepping into worlds of colour!

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Meagre Joys 
Project Pigeon
Sketch
Venue #15 - Comedy at Wee Johnny's

Individually wrapped candies, board game chatter, crossing things off a list: no joy is too meagre, no minutiae too minute. We invite you to indulge yourself in the comedic exploration of the small contentment that life offers. Enjoy 45 individual minutes, one after the other, consecutively, filled with sketches, jokes, whimsy and delight. Come, sit in a luxurious bar, located beneath another bar. Enjoy a beverage if that's your pleasure. Splurge on a resplendent napkin - they are free. Partake in the Meagre Joys.

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Minoosh Doo-Kapeeshiw 
Echo Theatre
Clown
Kids Venue - Kids Venue (MTYP Mainstage)

Minoosh Doo-Kapeeshiw stars Minoosh, a Métis kitty cat who goes camping and finds a friend in a funny place. It is a sweet and silent comedy narrated in Southern Michif language. Theatre magic, moving panoramas (aka Crankies), fishing and jigging! You don’t need to know Michif to have fun at the show, but you might learn some before you leave. Past reviews for Echo Theatre: The Missadventurous Perils of Pauline 4 STARS - CBC

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Monster Makers 
North Kildonan Community Players
Musical
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

The Canadian premiere of MONSTER MAKERS; a musical triple-feature inspired by the tales of the most famous monster movies in history! In 1920s Germany, Bram Stoker’s estate sues the production of Nosferatu for copyright infringement on Dracula. In 1930s Hollywood, make-up artist Jack Pierce fights to create the iconic look for Frankenstein’s monster. In 1970s England, actor Peter Cushing races to finish horror sequels before the studio shuts down. These monster makers discover that sometimes, real-life can be more frightening than the movies!

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The Morning After With Pam & Paula 
Power Pause Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

Grab your tiara and pull up a seat for this one-of-a-kind comedic TV talk show with a twist. Join Pam & Paula as they prepare for their high school reunion and take you on an epic journey that’s 2 legit 2 quit! “This show is so funny! You’ve got to see this!” - Audience Member “Brought back some good memories. Awesome show!” - Audience Member

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Movie Musicals 
Move The S Productions
Musical
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Ever wonder what your favourite movie would look like as a musical? If The Terminator had a show-stopping ballad or Fight Club featured a dazzling, yet aggressive, tap break? Movie Musicals adapts nine popular movies into hilarious parody songs. From The Wizard of Oz to Frozen, come see classics take the stage in ways you’ll never expect. Packed with laughs and nostalgia, Movie Musicals is a wild and captivating show you don’t want to miss!

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mr.coffeehead 
Spec Theatre
Play-Dramedy
Venue #19 - The Black Box at Théâtre Cercle Molière

It’s raining, I have a flat and a 100-year-old turtle just rode past me. Everything sucks. WAIT. It’s sunny. Winner, winner, goulash dinner! mr.coffeehead: a foot-fuelled, slapstick tragedy about bikepacking, dreaming big and giving up in your 30s. Nice things said about Spec Theatre: 4 1/2 STARS - Janet French, Edmonton Journal “…one of my favourite Fringe plays of all time” - Sean McQuaid, The Buzz

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Murmurs of Earth 
MaxQ Productions
Play-Drama
Venue #8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre (McKim Bldg)

In 1977, NASA launched a pair of probes named Voyager to explore the outer solar system. Aboard each was a gold-plated phonograph record containing images, sounds and music from planet Earth - a time capsule of humanity to last a billion years. MURMURS OF EARTH tells the incredible true story of the Voyager Golden Records - the people who created them, how their contents were chosen, and what these objects say about us and our place in the cosmos.

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My Grandmother's Eyepatch 
ZeekTech Productions
Clown
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

What would people say at your memorial service? Join Julia VanderVeen as she attempts to find the perfect way to honour her beloved Grandma Mamie. "A willfully bizarre, comic, ironic, quietly hysterical succession of sketches, characters and aphorisms." - The Hartford Courant Directed by Isaac Kessler Co-conceived by Aitor Basauri of the world-renowned Clown company Spymonkey BEST SOLO CLOWN – Frigid NYC EstroGenius AWARD – Frigid NYC

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Not Quite Sherlock, The Further Adventures of Antoine Feval 
Chris Gibbs
Play-Comedy
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

As sidekick to the brilliant detective Antoine Feval, Barnaby Gibbs is as close to being a hero as a man made entirely of shortcomings can be. When the pair go up against an evil mastermind, his sinister Canadian henchman and their plan to plunge the world into chaos, Gibbs will have to become exactly the hero he always knew he wasn't. A hit at the 2008 Winnipeg Fringe, Chris Gibbs returns in this sequel to Not Quite Sherlock. 5 STARS "Hilarious" - Winnipeg Free Press 5 STARS "One sequel that works." - CBC

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One Man Back to the Future (A Parody) 
Historic Jukebox
Play-Comedy
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

“We’ve got to get…Back to the Future!” With some help from you, Fringe favourite Shelby Bond brings all the comedy, excitement and time travel of the original movie to the Winnipeg Fringe. In less than an hour, at 88 mph, Shelby messes with the space/time continuum as he does every character, sound effect and guitar solo leading up to the movie’s dramatic 81-jiggowat ending. Come see one of the best films of all time, brought back to life in front of you. “The most fun” - Winnipeg Free Press 4 STARS “This show is your density” - CBC

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Paco Erhard: Worst. German. Ever. 
Paco Erhard
Stand-Up
Venue #7 - The Cinematheque

Stand-up to make you feel sane again. From acclaimed German comedian Paco Erhard (5-Step Guide to Being German, A History of Bullshit). Who "might suck at being German, but f***ing rocks at comedy" - The Advertiser. Dark, smart, hilarious. Very likely will include dramatic arc and message. Who knows? I had to write this in March. “Comedy gold” - New Zealand Herald 4 1/2 STARS “Intelligent, political, smutty, and genius” - The Advertiser 5 STARS “German Jim Jefferies” - Three Weeks “The comedy world is a better place for it” - Herald Sun

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The Paladin 
THEATrePUBLIC
Play-Comedy
Venue #23 - One88

Orphia Flange, SPACE RANGER, is wandering the galaxy. She mourns the loss of her beloved partner who died under suspicious circumstances. Meanwhile, the Galactic Council seems to be surrendering its authority to their overseer, the evil Vizier, who is seeking immortality. Orphia must find answers: who is responsible for the death of her beloved? Can her AI-driven spaceship with a pert personality help her survive? Where can she get the most hallucinogenic coffee in the galaxy? The Paladin - a rollicking space/cowgirl adventure!

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Pretty Beast 
Kazu Kusano
Storytelling
Venue #7 - The Cinematheque

When schizophrenia and alcoholism collide in one Japanese family, comedy becomes her superpower -- and ticket to freedom. KAZU takes audiences on a rebellious comedic journey deftly navigating mental illness, sexism and love. KAZU's storytelling celebrates overcoming obstacles to achieve your dreams. “Hilarious and devastating” - The Georgia Straight WINNER Vancouver Pick of the Fringe WINNER Best of Fest at Crazy Woke Asians Solo Performance Festival in LA SOLD OUT in Vancouver and Los Angeles

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Robert Will Show You the Door (tales of being fired) 
Jeremy Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #3 - The Clock Tower - Portage Place

Canadian Premiere! Susan Jeremy ( P.S. 69, Teacher in the House) accidentally became a teacher after years of stand-up and being fired from almost every survival job. She was scarred for life when let go from Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips. But, she persevered, only to be fired as a clown, an usher and a roller-skating cigarette girl. Critics have said about her previous work: "Larger than life and twice as funny" - Globe and Mail "Jeremy is an excellent storyteller" - Calgary Herald "A comic powerhouse" - Winnipeg Sun

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Romeo & Juliet 
Indifferently Reformed
Play-Dramedy
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Being in love isn’t easy. Especially when you’re young. And especially when your parents are in an intergenerational blood feud that’s turning the streets red. Having last performed at the 2019 Fringe with our take on Twelfth Night, Indifferently Reformed now brings to the stage the classic Shakespearean comedy-drama Romeo & Juliet; a show full of humour, tragedy, sword fighting and, of course, romance. Whether you’re a diehard Shakespeare fan, or you’ve never read a Shakespeare play outside of English class, this show is for you!

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Scattered Seeds 
Kolja Company
Play-Drama
Venue #3 - The Clock Tower - Portage Place

After successful shows in California and Winnipeg, Greg Evans brings his one-man play, Scattered Seeds, to the Fringe. Scattered Seeds is a tale of perseverance as Greg chronicles his experiences growing up amidst the chaos of mental health and illness that led to his own issues with substance abuse. Achingly honest, at times hilarious, this solo musical storytelling takes the audience on a journey from helplessness to redemption. ASL Interepretation offered on July 13th and July 15th.

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Se'ed 
jurasco
Spoken Word
Venue #7 - The Cinematheque

Stories are the soil into which our imagination germinates and takes root, creating the world of tomorrow and the new stories yet to be told. No story can rival that of a seed, but our imagination is no longer grounded in the living world, and the seeds of tomorrow are being programmed in laboratories isolated from the living world, owned by corporations. Se'ed is the story of a farmer, living in an age of insanity.

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The Sex Life of Butterflies 
Martin Dockery
Storytelling
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

Billed as “the best storyteller in the US” (Orlando Sentinel), Dockery’s comedic, ridiculous and deeply personal story dives headlong into the mysterious connection between love and death. Funny, true and heartbreaking - sometimes all at once. Not to be missed! 5 STARS "A verbal magician” - NOW Magazine, Toronto “Intimate and hilarious” - Georgia Straight, Vancouver “Deliriously entertaining” - Orlando Weekly “Hilarious, life-affirming, poignant and ridiculous" - Charleston City Paper “Storytelling at its finest.” - City Paper, Rochester

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Shadow Kingdom 
The Wishes Mystical Puppet Company
Puppetry
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

In a kingdom where it’s always night, the Owl has declared himself king and made sleeping forbidden. Can he be stopped before our undreamt dreams destroy the world? The creators of the smash hit Space Hippo present an epic fantasy adventure for all ages. Four hundred shadow puppets are used to create a live animated movie. Winner of Patron’s Pick at the 2018 Toronto Fringe and 21st Century award at 2019 Osaka Fringe Festival. 5 STARS "Shadow Kingdom ought to be held as the standard for children’s entertainment." - Now Magazine

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The Sidetrack Bandits Sketch Show 
Sidetrack Bandits
Sketch
Venue #20 - The Studio at Théâtre Cercle Molière

The Sidetrack Bandits are back with a sketch comedy show you know they’ve been slaving over for the past three years (pressure much?) Consisting of three couples, the Sidetrack Bandits love writing comedy that’s physical, character-driven and playfully absurd. Try to imagine their excitement in welcoming you to their fourth consecutive (can they still call it that?) Fringe show! Who doesn’t need 45 minutes of solid laughs with a random group of strangers? You in?

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Six-Legs 
Second Date Productions
Play-Drama
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

The apocalypse has happened, as we all knew it would, and the surviving humans have been forced underground. Three women live together in one of these tunnels, uncomfortable, damp and hungrier by the day. They must work together to stay alive - and sane - for as long as fate will allow. This is the second original play to come from Second Date Productions, the first being Second Doubts, performed at Winnipeg’s Hey Shorty! Vol. 3 in 2016.

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Slowly and Sideways 
Shoestring Players
Play-Dramedy
Venue #11 - Cre8ery

“Do something that frightens you at least once a year. Builds character. Strengthens moral fibre. You ought to try it sometime.” Life goes in many directions. Shoestring presents four short plays celebrating the existential perils of life. Sometimes we confide in best friends or strangers. Other times we "lean back and look up”, catching glimpses of our true self. Anything For You by Cathy Celesia Duet for Bear and Dog by Sybil Rosen The Man Who Couldn’t Dance by Jason Katims Ferris Wheel by Mary Miller

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Something in the Water 
S.E. Grummett
Play-Comedy
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

"Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks" - InDaily When Grumms transforms into a squid monster (think Creature from the Black Lagoon meets The Muppets), they must hide their secret identity and disguise as a "normal human woman". Stunning video projections, puppetry and physical comedy combine in this absurd exploration of gender and growing up "normal". WINNER: Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2021 OFFICIAL SELECTION: Spotlight Canada, Edinburgh Fringe 2021 FAMILY FRIENDLY PERF: July 21

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Songs From A Wine-Stained Notebook 
Big Empty Barn Productions
Musical
Venue #22 - MTYP - Richardson Hall

Guided by the drunken muse of poet Charles Bukowski, Bremner celebrates inebriation, revelry and community. With songs from Tom Waits, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Sinatra and maybe even Rihanna, this cabaret concert honours the fun, heartbreak and magic of a night out at the bar. Bremner is thrilled to be back at the Winnipeg Fringe! "He will have you close to tears one moment and laughing the next - an absolute joy to watch.” - New Orleans Defender Magazine “Sleazy. Stirring. Utterly memorable.” - The Sunday Times, UK

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The Stakeout 
big word performance/ jem rolls
Play-Dramedy
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

A comedy/drama about two men on a stakeout of two men who may be on a stakeout of them. Fresh, funny and fearless. A head trip about fathers, sons and one’s sense of self. Wild, dramatically ambitious and disorienting in the best possible way. A world premiere! Directed by Vanessa Quesnelle. Starring Andrew Broaddus & Martin Dockery (Moonlight After Midnight, 2019). Written by Dockery, who's been touring the worldwide circuit since 2009, garnering 50 awards for his solo shows and plays. This is his 15th production at the Winnipeg Fringe.

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Stéphanie Morin Robert: BLACK EYE (a live comedy album recording) 
Stephanie Morin-Robert Performance Society
Stand-Up
Venue #16 - PTE - Mainstage

5 STARS "HILARIOUS, EMPOWERING & EXTREMELY VULNERABLE." – CBC Multi-award-winning Standup Comedian and Storyslam Champion, Stéphanie Morin-Robert (Winnipeg Comedy Fest, The Moth, JFL), recounts her rocky childhood, high-risk pregnancy, and epic 56-hour labour as she mines laughs from her most embarrassing sex story yet. "OUTRAGEOUSLY HILARIOUS!" - Montreal Gazette BLACK EYE is a boundary punching live comedy album recording from the creator of sellout shows BLINDSIDE and THE MERKIN SISTERS.

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Symptom Circus 
Chronically Ch(ill) Productions
Unclassifiable
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

Putting the ill back in Chronically Ch(ill)! Chronically Ch(ill) Productions returns with a brand-new production. Welcome ladies and gentlemen, theys and thems of all ages, to Symptom Circus, a guided tour through the controlled chaos that is living with disability. From the historic to metaphoric, this circus has it all. Come along on this one-woman journey through the Freak Show, Fairway and Three-Ring Circus that is living with chronic conditions!

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Tales of Challenge & Triumph 
Jazz Haz Productions
Storytelling
Venue #5 - Planetarium Auditorium

Join Papa Say, village elder and storyteller, on a journey to exotic lands and mystic forests where three young boys learn from the consequences of their actions, and two childhood friends work together to improve the lives of their community. Enjoy some interactive storybook family theatre brought to life through animated narrative, lively music and picturesque art. "Audain is a versatile and dynamic performer" - My Entertainment World ​​"Audain is a skilled and likeable performer" - CBC

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Tango, to the Pointe 
PointeTango
Dance
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

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! 5 STARS “Scott-Kafadar makes dancing on pointe shoes look effortless” - Saskatoon StarPhoenix 5 STARS “Richardson’s choreography is a joy to behold” - Check the Program

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A Thousand Words 
C. Neil Parsons
Storytelling
Venue #8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre (McKim Bldg)

In 1969, Chris Parsons served as a combat photographer in Vietnam. Combining his pictures with original music and dance, trombonist C. Neil Parsons (Fruit Flies Like a Banana) recounts tales of danger, resilience, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. “It’s unlikely anyone will forget the tragic beauty of this very personal story of one man that resonates with the loss of thousands.” – Plays With John & Wendy

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THREE 
Bossy Flyer
Physical Theatre
Venue #21 - MTYP - Mainstage

Bossy Flyer's 2019 sell-out hit is back! Inspired by Sartre's masterpiece No Exit, THREE is a wordless acrobatic thriller packed with adrenaline and a pulsating soundtrack. Stuck together awaiting eternal damnation, three condemned souls discover that hell is... other people. 5 STARS "A gripping story told through dazzling acrobatic feats" - CBC 5 STARS "A stunning show... [THREE] is pretty close to heaven." - Winnipeg Free Press 5 STARS "Gravity-defying... A complete triumph." - Edmonton Journal

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ThunderCATS 
Grindstone Theatre
Musical
Venue #18 - Gas Station Arts Centre

An original musical satire of Broadway's "most loved" feline musical, with less plot, tighter leotards and one throbbing mystical sword! ThunderCATS HO! "I blacked out from laughter. 6 sticks out of 6!" - High Praise Fringe Reviews 5 STARS "A brilliantly bonkers musical spectCATular that will have you howling with laughter until your face and sides cramp." - Alberta Theatre Guide 5 STARS "The show is hysterical and a laugh-out-loud experience from the moment the cast first appears on stage in body paint and leotards." - Daze Magazine

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A Toast to Prohibition 
Melanie Gall Presents
Musical
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

Celebrate the anniversary of Prohibition with flappers, gin fizz and a cabaret of speakeasy songs. From secret cellars and doctor-prescribed alcohol to teetotallers destroying saloons with a hatchet: if it happened in Prohibition, someone wrote a song about it! Featuring (forgotten) 1920s hits: ‘Lips That Touch Liquor Shall Never Touch Mine’ and ‘Everybody Wants a Key to my Cellar’. “An irresistible tour-de-force” – FringeFeed 5 STARS - Edmonton Journal

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Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life 
Quivering Dendrites
Storytelling
Venue #17 - PTE - Colin Jackson Studio

SOLD OUT 2019 WINNIPEG FRINGE. 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 the 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.

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The Truth (tm) 
Still Your Friend
Storytelling
Venue #9 - The Output at Video Pool Media Arts Centre

Adam Bailey has toured the Fringe telling stories where the Truth is stranger than fiction: Franz Ferdinand Must Die (4 STARS - CBC, Winnipeg Free Press), The Life Henri (5 STARS - VUE Weekly, Edmonton). But what does it mean to tell the Truth in an era when everyone has their own facts? Adam examines this question with heartfelt humour and self-deprecation. A follow-up to the work he did in their coming out bioplay, Adam Bailey is on Fire (4 1/2 STARS - Edmonton Sun) and the seminal text Plato's Republic (4 STARS - Goodreads).

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The Ultimate Actor's Nightmare 
Club Soda Improv
Improv
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

A group of professional comedians attempt to invent a hilarious improvised play while at the mercy of a mischievous director who breaks all the rules. Every night, a different actor transforms into a power-hungry head honcho with the ability to throw outrageous obstacles at their fellow performers. With the aid of live musical accompaniment, the members of Club Soda Improv try to tell a coherent story as they juggle bizarre challenges, mood swings and dramatic plot twists. When everything goes wrong, you’re in for an unforgettable time.

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Underbelly 
Aaron Malkin
Physical Theatre
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

Underbelly is a surrealist comedy in which monsters, dismemberment, shower opera, inconceivable truths and a hot date may be just the recipe needed to shed the past and let it run down the drain. Join this multi-award-winning physical comedian in her bathroom to untangle the age-old question of perception and reality in love and life. “Nayana Fielkov (of Ragmop Theatre, 5 STARS) shows off an impressive range of skills." - CBC

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A Very Serious Night with Barney Morin 
River Road Productions
Stand-Up
Venue #19 - The Black Box at Théâtre Cercle Molière

Oh boy! We've got some things to talk about! Join bilingual comedian Barney Morin for a fun evening of very serious jokes. He's taking jokes very seriously and so should you! 4 STARS "Fun, energetic and informative" - CJOB 4 1/2 STARS - 2019 Fringe audience review

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Wait, So Do I Make Out With A Pan? 
Buried Seeds Productions
Play-Comedy
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

Following the year that provided her first sexual encounter and the recognition that she wasn’t just attracted to men, Lea searched for answers online but came up empty-handed. Instead, she turned to a vlog camera to provide her thoughts and experiences, along with some unsolicited advice. Returning (hopefully) revamped and (definitely) unhinged from the 2019 Winnipeg Fringe (4 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press), Marie Kozyra continues to offer vulnerability and laughter as she explores queer identity, dating mishaps and awkward physical intimacy.

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Whatever Happens After? 
Naked Theatre Productions
Play-Dramedy
Venue #8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre (McKim Bldg)

There are some things in life only your family understands. First, there’s mom’s midlife crisis: a condo, a pet ferret and soy milk? Probably brought on by the looming second divorce. Or maybe it’s the stress of grandma’s Alzheimer's. Plus Quinn is leaving soon. Meaning poor Ash has to deal with all this family stuff alone. Join siblings Quinn and Ash in the park around the corner. They’ll go from laughing to bickering in seconds; and you’ll be brought to tears in all the best and worst ways possible.

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Write, Rewrite, Repeat 
Crosswalk Productions
Play-Dramedy
Venue #4 - The Fountain - Portage Place

Riley writes the story. Reise is in that story. Sometimes he wishes he wasn't... When it’s Riley's dream to bring her words to life, what happens when your words take on lives of their own? From the company that brought you The Birdcage and When God Comes to Breakfast, You Don’t Burn the Toast comes a new play from local playwright Cora Fast.

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