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The Great Gatsby 
Illustrium Creations - Play-Drama
Venue #11 - Wed July 17, 7:00 PM

Adapted from the 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this modern interpretation reexamines the beloved American classic. In 1922, at the height of Prohibition, Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest for the wild Jazz Age parties of New York City and finds himself living next to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. Over the course of the summer, Nick uncovers a hidden secret between his cousin Daisy and Gatsby. What Nick Carraway comes to learn about himself and the people around him changes his life forever. Have you met Gatsby?

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Happy Go Lucky 
Shoshinz - Puppetry
Venue #20 - Wed July 17, 7:30 PM

Award-winning one-woman puppetry show from Japan. It won Producer’s Pick at Cincy Fringe 2023 with an additional show with a full-house standing ovation. "That’s like watching a Pixar animated short come to life." - Orlando Sentinel Some short stories with brilliant characters. All puppets are created and operated by Yanomi Shoshinz, one of the Fringe favourites in North America since 2007. "Shoshinz uncovers universal truths. She has your full attention. The time flies by, so I was surprised it was over." - League of Cincinnati Theatres

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F*ck Marry Kill: The Improv Show 
FMK Productions - Improv
Venue #14 - Wed July 17, 8:00 PM

Get ready for a wild night of outrageous improvisation as we play the infamous game "F*ck Marry Kill" live on stage. Long-form comedy improvisation with a killer twist. Actors are assigned secret objectives, and they must race against the clock to complete them all. Set at a remote location suggested by the audience, four friends reunite, with secret desires brewing under the surface. By the end of the day, there will be love, sex, betrayals, a wedding and murder! From the SOLD-OUT run at Tightrope Theatre in Vancouver.

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Joan of Arc Ascending 
Doctor Keir Co. - Play-Drama
Venue #3 - Wed July 17, 8:30 PM

This world premiere solo show invites audiences to rediscover the legendary true-life story of Joan of Arc, enthrallingly revealed through the lens of the miraculous. Experience a portrayal that shatters contemporary doubt and ignites a sense of wonder. Created and performed by Keir Cutler (Teaching Shakespeare, described as "a masterful entertainer" by the Winnipeg Free Press) with music provided by musicology grad student, Manitoban Kyla Kelsey. This marks Keir's 17th presentation at the Winnipeg Fringe.

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Dear Jax 
To the Hilt Productions - Storytelling
Venue #2 - Wed July 17, 9:15 PM

Susan Maclean, freelance journalist of 45 years, passed away suddenly after a shocking diagnosis. After her death, her family found letters that she had been writing to a guiding spirit named JAX. Through these letters - and the responses received - we learn her true story and explore caregiving, mental health and grief. In a positive and life-affirming solo show, we experience a mother and son story that proves how communication can go far beyond words.

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New Wave Your Behaviour 
Hamilton 7 - Storytelling
Venue #1 - Wed July 17, 9:30 PM

A man starts having unexpected anxiety episodes at work, requiring a mental health leave and reluctant sessions with a therapist. At the same time, he begins obsessively listening to 80s New Wave music and writing strange songs on his tiny keyboard and drum machine. Has he gone mad? Or has he discovered something that might just save us all? Hailed as "a revelatory journey, as much through music as through actual storytelling" during its sold-out 2023 Hamilton Fringe debut!

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Barry Potter and the Magic of Wizardry 
Dirk Darrow Investigations - Magic
Venue #6 - Wed July 17, 9:30 PM

From 20-time Fringe Festival award winner Tim Motley (aka Dirk Darrow)… Real live wizard magic! Experience the wonder of world-class wizardry in a realm of messenger owls, robed wizards and flying broomsticks! Marvel at mind-blowing mysteries with cauldrons, goblets and talking snakes. Winner: Magic Award - Adelaide Fringe 2023 
4 STARS “Charms your red and gold socks off” - Winnipeg Free Press 
4 STARS “Seriously impressive” - The List “Barry Potter is a really fun magic show that is worth seeing” - UMFM

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Bangs, Bobs & Banter: Confessions of a Hairstylist 
Gravity Theatre - Play-Dramedy
Venue #10 - Wed July 17, 9:45 PM

Watch Nikki juggle a cast of colourful clientele that come through her salon, confessing their saucy, sassy and scandalous hair-raising secrets, in this one-woman comedy! Past awards & reviews: SOLD-OUT RUN & SHOWS: Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary Audience Choice Award - Vancouver Fringe “Both comedy and drama, but be prepared for tears” – Orlando Sentinel 4 1/2 STARS "Strong, confident performance" – Winnipeg Free Press “Astute performer…masterful storyteller” – Calgary Herald

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Ubuntu 
Drum Cafe - Unclassifiable
Venue #9 - Thu July 18, 11:00 AM

Journey to Africa with this amazing interactive musical experience. Winnipeg's Drum Cafe has teamed up with spectacular South African vocalist Nosipho Mtotoba and drummer extraordinaire Tiny Modise to share the beauty of African music that has led director J. Stoller to spend years studying this musical genre. The power of the drums comes alive with each audience member having their own djembe drum to play. One drum is nice. One hundred drums are...well, come experience it for yourself.

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Report. Distort. Retort. 
Alembic Theatre Creations - Physical Theatre
Venue #8 - Thu July 18, 11:15 AM

From the classroom to the playground, we are tasked with answering the age-old question— who do you want to be when you grow up— Report. Distort. Retort. delves into explorations of bodily autonomy and trans childhood. How do we allow the world to shape our narratives when the people writing on the blackboards might not have our best interests at heart? Join us as we celebrate the resilience of queer identities and the joy of reclaiming innocence in a world that often demands conformity.

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Let's Kill A Dragon 
SensibleChuckleTheatre - Play-Comedy
Venue #1 - Thu July 18, 1:00 PM

Do you have an unfulfilled sense of union-sanctioned adventure? A dislike of dragons? A yearning for wizards who practice law? Well, you’re in luck because SensibleChuckleTheatre (A Masters Advanced Class To Beginners Improv) hath returned with their newest masterpiece, Let’s Kill A Dragon; an outrageous show that mixes stupid comedy and high fantasy! So come join our quest, as we set off to make you laugh, make you cry, and most importantly, to kill a dragon! 2023: 4 STARS “They bring the fun and flavour!” - Winnipeg Free Press

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Meteor Shower 
Hill Party Productions - Play-Comedy
Venue #17 - Thu July 18, 2:45 PM

What starts as a casual get-together between two couples soon takes a left turn as a series of events and unexpected revelations cause the couples to question their relationships, and even their reality. Steve Martin’s signature wit is on full display in this absurdist take on life, love and human connection. Expect the unexpected. Meteor Shower is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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1nce Upon a Lie: Paul Strickland 
Paul Strickland Presents - Storytelling
Venue #9 - Thu July 18, 4:15 PM

18X BEST OF FEST WINNER and 2024 INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER TELLER-IN-RESIDENCE Paul Strickland (Ain’t True & Uncle False – 5 STARS, Winnipeg Free Press; Papa Squat – 5 STARS, CBC; Tales Too Tall for Trailers – 5 STARS, Winnipeg Free Press) returns to Winnipeg! An ALL-NEW collection of WEIRD-LARIOUS, SURREALLY FUN STORIES and SONGS! “…an expert raconteur who spins hilariously entertaining stories…” – St. Paul Pioneer Press “Funny is an understatement… he’s hysterical” – Orlando Sentinel

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Identity Crisis 
prizm productions - Physical Theatre
Venue #4 - Thu July 18, 6:30 PM

Cybernetic virtual pet Gemini here, at your service. Made to entertain. But wait, is this a dark physical comedy for adults or a kids' show? Discover Identity Crisis for yourself if you’ve ever asked the question, are you really who you think you are? Even if you haven’t asked that question, come see it anyway. (But don’t actually bring your kids.) 4 STARS ''A gleeful, wonderfully weird world...equal parts upsetting and entertaining.'' - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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All Hail Mrs. Satan 
Still Your Friend - Storytelling
Venue #22 - Thu July 18, 7:15 PM

She ran for president and was the first woman to do it. A spiritualist, a communist, a free love advocate, she was dubbed Mrs. Satan. Join the multi-award-winning artist behind The Truth™, Franz Ferdinan Must Die and The Life Henri in this thrilling exploration of the rise and fall of iconoclast Victoria Woodhull. “Bailey is a historical tour de force” – Saskatoon StarPhoenix “Adam Bailey is back with another masterfully told story to tickle your fancy…insightful and charming, this was a great gem at the Fringe” – The Jenny Revue

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GO 
Pitchin'in Productions - Storytelling
Venue #3 - Thu July 18, 9:45 PM

Creator of LESBIHONEST and winner of Just for Laugh's Outstanding English Comedy Award, Laura Piccinin brings a new comedic tale of outdoorsy adventure as she dares to walk 336km along the East Coast of Newfoundland as "WOMAN, ALONE". This sentimental and hilarious show reminds audiences to get out of their own way and GO do that thing they really, really want to do. 5 STARS

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Porn & Pinochet 
Caturro Productions - Storytelling
Venue #9 - Fri July 19, 11:00 AM

Tragic, bittersweet and funny as hell, this is a personal glimpse into a life lived between two cultures. Born in Chile but raised in Canada, Cañete lived in Canada until the age of 13, when his family returned to dictator Pinochet's Chile, and he became a Canadian in Chile. "He makes you laugh, but he also makes you question your place in the world, something only the best comedians are capable of doing." - Matthew Lewis (Plank Magazine)

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Shelf-Control 
Distingo - Play-Comedy
Venue #7 - Fri July 19, 11:30 AM

If you are someone who loves books or works among them on the shelves, this is your play! Shelf-Control talks about librarians, booksellers and books! A conversation between books and the people who love them through the perception of someone behind the counter. This play may NOT be recommended for people who buy too many books. Like any place of books, this play has fiction and non-fiction pieces. Directed and written by South American artists starring the Canadian actor Duncan Storozuk.

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The Magician's Apprentices 
Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood - Magic
Venue #1 - Fri July 19, 12:45 PM

A magical and hilarious show featuring Fringe veteran Greg Wood and two apprentices, Wynter and Tanek, who will attempt to out-magic and outdo each other with their trickery and mischief. This fun-filled experience is not to be missed! 5 STARS "The charm of this ever-so-well-done 60-minute act is that the entire family can sit and enjoy the performance together” - CBC 4 STARS "Well-produced show, dazzled the crowd, Wynter’s magical workings are a delight." - Free Press "Inspired, wondrous wholesome fun." - Calantha Jensen

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Funny Answers to Your Sex Questions 
Collins Entertainment - Stand-Up
Venue #9 - Fri July 19, 1:00 PM

After appearances in Las Vegas, including a couples convention for swingers, where he was the ONLY single male invited, and SOLD-OUT shows at the Edmonton Fringe, World Famous British Sex Expert Dr. Nigel Cummerbund makes his first visit to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Arrive early to anonymously submit your sex and relationship questions, then watch as Dr. Nigel taps into his vast knowledge or just pulls a half vast answer out of his tush. Prize awarded for funniest/cleverest question at each performance.

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Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout 
Rob Teszka Magic - Magic
Venue #17 - Fri July 19, 1:30 PM

Rob Teszka, almost-PhD of magic, presents an irreverent magic show about failure! Enjoy a mind-blowing cocktail of tongue-in-cheek takes on everything from Mai Tais to academic burnout. Magic Dropout combines fun magic and heartfelt storytelling, with themes of academic life and the search for meaning. Rob accompanies the audience in laughing at our so-called failures. Come see the show that sold out its run at Vancouver Fringe 2023! Join Rob Teszka, Magic Dropout, for the unexpected results of a decade researching the psychology of magic.

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Fifth Date 
The Gargoyle Players - Play-Drama
Venue #25 - Fri July 19, 9:15 PM

Ted and Julia, middle-aged and hopeful that their new relationship will work, meet for their fifth date. But here, secrets are revealed that will challenge them (and the audience) to consider questions of redemption, free will versus determinism, sexuality, the Canadian justice system, and more. By the date’s end, everything will have changed, leaving the audience to consider: what comes next for this couple with their dark secrets? Fifth Date is an original one-act play written and directed by Winnipegger Andrew Davidson.

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Bremner sings How to Pack A Revolution In Your Suitcase 
Big Empty Barn Productions - Musical
Venue #4 - Sat July 20, 11:00 AM

What do you pack when you run? What can you use to fight evil? Art and music and songs! In 1920s Germany, creativity flourished in the wild artistic world of Berlin while Hitler called artists “incompetents, cheats and madmen.” Artists fled, carried their culture with them and kept fighting. Bremner sings hope and rebellion, proving art wins against evil. "Seamless blend of gripping entertainment and genuinely moving art.” - Edinburgh Review "A baritone with operatic scope: instead of interludes, the songs become weapons” - SEE Magazine

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona 
Indifferently Reformed - Play-Comedy
Venue #10 - Sat July 20, 6:15 PM

Once upon a time, there was a gentleman. Of Verona. His name was Valentine. He had a friend named Proteus. Who was also a Gentleman of Verona™. They both loved different girls. Until Proteus had to ruin everything by falling in love with the same girl as his friend. Drama happens involving this love-polygon. There's also a Duke, a couple of wacky characters, a minstrel and a dog. His name is Crab. Also, it all happens at...a country club? From the group that brought you 2022's Romeo & Juliet, as well as last year's The Tempest!

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Butterfly Dreams 
Rem Lezar Theatre - Unclassifiable
Venue #5 - Sat July 20, 6:30 PM

A butterfly hovers closely And then quickly moves away, Swiftly going where so ever Her heart may freely say. The butterfly only knows How it feels to have wings, To kiss the petals of flowers In such elegant flitterings. To have but one moment Of such an exquisite flight, Would be like a dream Where all seems so right. ~Author Unknown~ Come join us as we explore the concepts of dreams, metamorphosis and perspective through an artistic medium of sound and movement in this 30-minute original piece.

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HerPlease 
Three Gallows Theatre - Play-Dramedy
Venue #8 - Sun July 21, 11:00 AM

Gloria, a life-sized vagina, has lost her keys. While digging through her folds and pockets, she stumbles upon objects hidden deep within that spark memories, taking her to dark and hilarious places. Through her comedic world view she straddles taboo topics. The orgasmic, tragic and the slits in between. Blending clown, puppetry, stand-up, storytelling and physical theatre, Kate Tobie walks a raunchy line between uproarious laughter and disappointedly familiar grief. Best of Halifax Fringe 2017, Kate Tobie is back with her solo show debut.

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A Side of Rice 
Chromedome Productions - Storytelling
Venue #10 - Sun July 21, 11:15 AM

Simply put, A Side of Rice is me - it’s some of the stories I’ve amassed in my 50 years of professional acting and my 73 years of life. Starting out as a shy, fatherless Jewish kid in Winnipeg (Kelvin, Class of ‘69), I grew up to become an actor, a writer, a teacher, a martial artist and I hope, a devoted father and friend. Some of my stories are sad, some are funny; all, I promise, are totally true.

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Rat Academy 
Batrabbit Productions - Clown
Venue #8 - Mon July 22, 12:45 PM

Do you like rats? Good. Come along with Fingers and Shrimp, the last rats left in Alberta, and learn how they survive in a world that hates them. Inspired by Alberta’s famous 1950s rat patrol and mentored by Mump and Smoot, this physical comedy duo will have you clutching your tail. 2023 Edmonton Fringe Holdover Series Sold-out runs at Edmonton and Vancouver Fringe Best of Fest, Staff Pick and Festival Pick 5 STARS - Edmonton Journal

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Letters from a Space Girl in Love 
If Only a Dream Productions - Spoken Word
Venue #10 - Mon July 22, 8:15 PM

Space Girls aren’t supposed to fall, so why did I fall for you? Left alone with only the stars and the space in her head for company, Space Girl floats and thinks and feels a little too much, wondering all the while - “Wait, how on earth, er space, did I get here?” Made for those who are told they are too much. For those who have loved too hard and long. For those who look up at the stars and dream.

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The Spice of Life 
Leithelle Productions - Play-Comedy
Venue #4 - Tue July 23, 11:00 AM

"Playwright Leith Clark didn't have to look any further than daytime television for inspiration. The characters in his take-off soap opera spoof live in Savoury City, and have names like Ginger, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Sage, Anise, Thyme and Clove. The stories are appropriately and weirdly co-mingled and so impossible to even attempt to convey in this brief space - but it's less the content than the comic touches that make this one a winner.“ - Leanne Campbell, Westender Vancouver

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Nuit 
Trip the Light Theatre Collective - Physical Theatre
Venue #8 - Wed July 24, 11:00 AM

Does your clubbing experience need more theatre, comedy and choreographed numbers? Then Nuit is the spot for you! Follow four queer characters as they stumble and sing their way through a night out: the cycle of partying on full, messy display. Bright lights, funky moves, deep talks and hilarious pit stops showcase themes of friendship and identity. Get ready for a night you’ll never remember!

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PICASSO lovers & muses 
Bolero Dance Theatre - Dance
Venue #6 - Wed July 24, 12:45 PM

Join PICASSO for a look behind the canvas and the notable women who influenced his art. Through flamenco and Spanish dance, the production highlights the muses and lovers who drove Picasso to create, from his early blue and rose periods to the enigmatic Cubist style that became his trademark. With fans and castanets that are signatures of his native country, the show explores his art, building to the dramatic masterpiece Guernica. The dancers are accompanied by guitarist Philippe Meunier, accordionist Stephen Kiz and singer Onna Lou.

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You're Driving Me Crazy 
Glass Confetti Productions - Play-Dramedy
Venue #6 - Wed July 24, 2:30 PM

Sibling dynamics are hard. Cramming them into a small car that smells like old McDonald's fries on a six-hour road trip can make them even harder. Sisters Jen and Penny seem to have found themselves in that very car, and to make it worse – they’re late. Terribly late, to a wedding they don’t want to attend. Watch as a pleasant drive down memory lane turns into a disaster of cosmic proportions, as perspectives clash, secrets are spilled and tensions bubble over. Buckle your seat belts, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

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I Ruin Things For A Living 
The Placeholder Show - Play-Comedy
Venue #7 - Thu July 25, 11:15 AM

J.D. Renauld is a comedian, visual artist and storyteller. However, since none of those jobs pay the bills, his main gig is breaking stuff. Join him as he extols the virtues of disassembling his life for fun and profit. Learn how you can too, as well as master interspecies communication, defraud the Guinness Book of World Records, and perhaps, time permitting, reassemble your life in some shape or another. From the writer/director of Damn Your Eyes (Five STARS - CBC) and Self-Destructivism (Harry S. Rintoul Award nominee).

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Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler 
Randy Ross - Storytelling
Venue #7 - Fri July 26, 12:45 PM

Sixteen weeks, four continents, three bungee jumps, and I couldn't come home soon enough. This is the story of how a Boston homebody turned a solo trip around the globe into a comedy novel and a one-man play. Part travelogue, part theatre and part off-kilter author talk. A must-see for book lovers, writers, travellers, whiners, kvetches and misanthropes. "Absolutely hilarious" "animated story-telling" "a theatrical experience" -Utah Theatre Bloggers Association (Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival)

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Bloodline 
Taylor Presents - Play-Dramedy
Venue #7 - Sat July 27, 11:15 AM

Paris Sr., a sharecropper in Mississippi, meets the beautiful Ruth one night at a juke joint and goes on a relentless pursuit to make her fall in love with him. Paris Jr., an animal technician, welcomes his new son into the world and navigates love and life as he struggles with his new fatherly duties and second thoughts about his marriage. Paris III, a starving artist, searches for love in multiple relationships and cities.

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