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The Winnipeg Fringe Festival strives to make theatre accessible for everyone in our community. We are working to improve the Fringe’s accessibility, and would love to hear from you! Email us at info@winnipegfringe.com or call 204 943 7464.

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Hard of Hearing / Deaf   
English as a New Language 
Low Vision / Blind

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COURTESY SEATING

Courtesy Seating logo Indoor venues will have a limited number of seats reserved for patrons with mobility challenges or who are low vision/blind, hard of hearing/deaf or pregnant. To facilitate easy access, we ask these patrons to check in at the performance venue ticket table 30 minutes before showtime.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VENUES

To facilitate easy access, wheelchair patrons are asked to check in at the performance venue ticket table 30 minutes before showtime.

Indoor venues are wheelchair accessible EXCEPT for venues 5, 14, 23, and 25.

ASL-Interpreted Performances

Strokes of Genius - Captain Ted: Disabled Pirate - - All performances!
Broken Record Productions - Agency - Saturday, July 27 at 12:15pm

Audio Description Performances

Strokes of Genius - Captain Ted: Disabled Pirate - Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00pm



Shows accessible to Hard of Hearing/Deaf patrons

These shows are NOT ASL-interpreted but they do have visual-based content.

Absolute Magic with Keith Brown 
Keith Brown - Magic
Venue #16 - PTE – Cherry Karpyshin Mainstage

Absolute Magic is the fusion of mystery, wonder and storytelling in an intimate and interactive theatre setting. Keith has inspired wonder in over 20 countries and counting. A1 Radio named him Toronto’s BEST magician…and he’s not even from Toronto! Critic's Choice Best Magic Show - Orlando Fringe 2023 "Very entertaining" - Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland "You're incredible" - Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters "WOW!" - Joe Thornton, NHL

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Captain Ted: Disabled Pirate 
Strokes of Genius - Play-Comedy
Venue #23 - One88

The Strokes of Genius (Mitch Krohn, Dianna Rasing - both stroke survivors) and friends are back with a new comedy. Join Captain Ted, a wheelchair-bound pirate, and his disabled crew as they adventure to find treasure, battle anyone who stands in their way (if it’s accessible) and try to prove they deserve an equal spot on the pirate cabal. ASL at all shows. Family shows (no content warnings) are July 20, 23, & 28. Audio description available on July 23. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Arrive early to arrange access.

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Ingi's Fingies 
SNAFU - Puppetry
Venue #16 - PTE – Cherry Karpyshin Mainstage

NEW SHOW by a Fraggle Rock/Sesame puppeteer. Watch Ingi perform a live puppet film before your very eyes, using only household objects, a camera and her bare hands. “Hansen turns anything and everything into a puppet and makes it funny. A MUST-SEE” - FringeReviews.com 5 STARS “Utterly magical, insanely inventive, wickedly funny.” - Free Press “Both live and magnified on screen, in cunningly angled cameras and mirrors, we see Hansen create characters from her own hands, fingers, face. NUTTY, INGENIOUS, MESMERIZING.” - 12thNight

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The Magician's Apprentices 
Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood - Magic
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

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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My toes striving till the tips of your fingers 
Johanne Gour Danse - Dance
Venue #3 - Théâtre Cercle Molière

My toes striving, while my life is falling out of my hands. Body parts repeat basic walking movements. Other limbs draft gestures of love. Some bodies will remain aloof and alone… Should we seek our freedom? Will one of us stay behind? Johanne Gour brings to light the contrast between the immobility of those who are sitting and the agility of legs free to come and go. As dancers move in unexpected ways, the wheelchair-bound choreographer performs her own part. The audience is pulled into feelings of confinement.

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Neurohilarity: Exposed. 
Neurohilarity - Stand-Up
Venue #15 - Royal Albert

The performers from last year’s award-winning Neurohilarity show - Danielle Kayahara, Carole Cunningham, Scott Koropas and Adam Schwartz - are back along with a few new friends - Rollin Penner and Kaitlynn Brightnose - to expose their comedic experiences to you. Come laugh as the performers strip down emotionally and tell the nitty gritty jokes and stories you're dying to hear. The comedians will share embarrassing tales and hilarious anecdotes about revealing their neurodiversity to loved ones, friends and complete strangers like you!

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Reviewing The Free Press 
Certified Woke Bae Productions - Play-Comedy
Venue #24 - Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

The Winnipeg Free Press has run amok, reviewing each and every Fringe show for decades, completely unabated and without recourse. Well now, it's their turn. In this brand new show, Benji Rothman takes the Winnipeg Free Press to task, diving deep into their history and casting judgement on their performance as Manitoba's leading news outlet.

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Seasons of Life 
Flamenco on the Prairies - Dance
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

Seasons of Life is a theatrical presentation in flamenco dance style by Flamenco on the Prairies. It is performed by two dancers and four musicians. The performance takes you through the connection of an older and younger dancer. It describes the playful beginning of two people who discover the joy of making art together. How will the leadership balance shift and continue as the dancers age? The bright and vibrant show follows the journey of emotions through the dancers' relationship.

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Super Funtimes Magic! 
The Baggy Pants - Magic
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

Looking for an escape? Longing for simpler times? Perhaps you're a fan of silly Baggy Pants Clowns? If you nodded “YES!” to any of these...THEN COME ONE, COME ALL! Prepare to be dazzled by some serious sleight of hand performed by a seriously silly guy. Fun for the whole family! 4 STARS - CBC Manitoba 4 1/2 STARS - Edmonton Journal 5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press 4 1/2 STARS - Winnipeg Sun

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Tango, It Takes Two 
PointeTango - Dance
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Direct from Argentina, award-winning dance company PointeTango heats up the stage with a breathtaking new show! Witness the magic unfold as the grace of classical ballet meets the smouldering passion of Argentine tango in a captivating tango-ballet duet. From rapid-fire footwork to breathtaking lifts, PointeTango takes you on a whirlwind journey into the heart of Buenos Aires. Don't miss this intimate celebration of tango's essence, where every step whispers a story made for two. “Sultry. Intimate. Completely innovative.” - Forget the Box

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Shows accessible to patrons who have English as a new language

These shows have more visual-based content and less speech.

1,000 Pieces of π 
Broken Rhythms Victoria Society - Dance
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Have you ever experienced math phobia and wanted to dance about it? Broken Rhythms has arrived this Fringe to serve up some delicious dancing π with a twist (and a few turns). 1,000 Pieces of π is the first act of its kind in that it investigates the mind-body connection by utilizing the constraints of the never-ending and never-repeating sequence of the number π (3.14) to create a full and yet ‘irrational’ dance show. Winners of multiple Pick of the Fringe Awards, including Best of the Fringe.

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Absolute Magic with Keith Brown 
Keith Brown - Magic
Venue #16 - PTE – Cherry Karpyshin Mainstage

Absolute Magic is the fusion of mystery, wonder and storytelling in an intimate and interactive theatre setting. Keith has inspired wonder in over 20 countries and counting. A1 Radio named him Toronto’s BEST magician…and he’s not even from Toronto! Critic's Choice Best Magic Show - Orlando Fringe 2023 "Very entertaining" - Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland "You're incredible" - Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters "WOW!" - Joe Thornton, NHL

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El Diablo Of The Cards 2.0 
Ewerton Martins - Magic
Venue #5 - Son of Warehouse

Coming all the way from Brazil, award-winning clown/magic show El Diablo of the Cards has travelled to 52 countries thrilling audiences with a unique card magic style that combines improvisation, a clown’s madness and his diabolical magic skills using only a deck cards. Now, he returns to Winnipeg with a new show and more diabolical than ever. Winner: Binge Fringe Laurel Award - Paris Fringe 2020 Audience Favorite Award - KC Fringe 2020 5 STARS "Completely entertaining card show" - CBC Manitoba

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Fly Through Time with Leapin' Louie 
Leapin' Louie Comedy Productions - Physical Theatre
Kids Venue - MTYP Mainstage

A cowboy comedy circus show about animals who fly. Five amazing groups of animals developed flight: insects, pterosaurs, birds, bats and finally — humans. Only 66 years after the Wright Brothers invented the airplane, we landed on the moon. Can we leave enough room for wild ecosystems as we jet into the future? Leapin’ Louie has swung his 50-foot lasso among lots of other crazy tricks on stages in 35 different countries. It’s super fun for kids and adults.

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Ingi's Fingies 
SNAFU - Puppetry
Venue #16 - PTE – Cherry Karpyshin Mainstage

NEW SHOW by a Fraggle Rock/Sesame puppeteer. Watch Ingi perform a live puppet film before your very eyes, using only household objects, a camera and her bare hands. “Hansen turns anything and everything into a puppet and makes it funny. A MUST-SEE” - FringeReviews.com 5 STARS “Utterly magical, insanely inventive, wickedly funny.” - Free Press “Both live and magnified on screen, in cunningly angled cameras and mirrors, we see Hansen create characters from her own hands, fingers, face. NUTTY, INGENIOUS, MESMERIZING.” - 12thNight

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The Magician's Apprentices 
Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood - Magic
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

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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My toes striving till the tips of your fingers 
Johanne Gour Danse - Dance
Venue #3 - Théâtre Cercle Molière

My toes striving, while my life is falling out of my hands. Body parts repeat basic walking movements. Other limbs draft gestures of love. Some bodies will remain aloof and alone… Should we seek our freedom? Will one of us stay behind? Johanne Gour brings to light the contrast between the immobility of those who are sitting and the agility of legs free to come and go. As dancers move in unexpected ways, the wheelchair-bound choreographer performs her own part. The audience is pulled into feelings of confinement.

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Porn & Pinochet 
Caturro Productions - Storytelling
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

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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Reviewing The Free Press 
Certified Woke Bae Productions - Play-Comedy
Venue #24 - Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

The Winnipeg Free Press has run amok, reviewing each and every Fringe show for decades, completely unabated and without recourse. Well now, it's their turn. In this brand new show, Benji Rothman takes the Winnipeg Free Press to task, diving deep into their history and casting judgement on their performance as Manitoba's leading news outlet.

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Seasons of Life 
Flamenco on the Prairies - Dance
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

Seasons of Life is a theatrical presentation in flamenco dance style by Flamenco on the Prairies. It is performed by two dancers and four musicians. The performance takes you through the connection of an older and younger dancer. It describes the playful beginning of two people who discover the joy of making art together. How will the leadership balance shift and continue as the dancers age? The bright and vibrant show follows the journey of emotions through the dancers' relationship.

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The Spice of Life 
Leithelle Productions - Play-Comedy
Venue #4 - CCFM - Salle Pauline-Boutal

"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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Super Funtimes Magic! 
The Baggy Pants - Magic
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

Looking for an escape? Longing for simpler times? Perhaps you're a fan of silly Baggy Pants Clowns? If you nodded “YES!” to any of these...THEN COME ONE, COME ALL! Prepare to be dazzled by some serious sleight of hand performed by a seriously silly guy. Fun for the whole family! 4 STARS - CBC Manitoba 4 1/2 STARS - Edmonton Journal 5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press 4 1/2 STARS - Winnipeg Sun

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Tango, It Takes Two 
PointeTango - Dance
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Direct from Argentina, award-winning dance company PointeTango heats up the stage with a breathtaking new show! Witness the magic unfold as the grace of classical ballet meets the smouldering passion of Argentine tango in a captivating tango-ballet duet. From rapid-fire footwork to breathtaking lifts, PointeTango takes you on a whirlwind journey into the heart of Buenos Aires. Don't miss this intimate celebration of tango's essence, where every step whispers a story made for two. “Sultry. Intimate. Completely innovative.” - Forget the Box

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Ubuntu 
Drum Cafe - Unclassifiable
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

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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what the hell was that?! 
LST Entertainment - Cabaret
Venue #12 - The Output

“Laren Steppler may be a genius, and you must see his show. Whatever “it” is, this is it.” - Alexander Delorme, theposthorn.substack.com An electrifying musical cabaret that sends you on a whirlwind of outrageous entertainment. It’s an ultra-stoopid exploration of the very essence of music and its place in our lives. Melting comedy and philosophy into a dark and cheeky spectacle. But fear not, for amid the chaos lies a hidden brilliance that will leave you questioning not only the nature of music, but also your very existence!

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Shows accessible to Low Vision/Blind patrons

These shows have more speech and/or music, and less visually-based content.

1nce Upon a Lie: Paul Strickland 
Paul Strickland Presents - Storytelling
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

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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5-Step Guide to Being German 
Paco Erhard | German Comedy International - Stand-Up
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Wanna be German? Of course you do. And now you can, as German comedian Paco Erhard teaches you how. Sold out worldwide, this multi-award-winning show finally returns to Winnipeg - even funnier and with new jokes from eight years touring Canada and the US. You will laugh. if you want. Zis not an order. 5 STARS "genius" - Endinburgh Guide 4.5 STARS "one of Fringe's best" - Edmonton Journal "Chaotically hilarious" - Orlando Weekly 2023 Gold Lanyard, Minnesota Fringe 2022 Patrons Pick, Orlando Fringe 2022 Critics Pick, San Diego Fringe

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Absolute Magic with Keith Brown 
Keith Brown - Magic
Venue #16 - PTE – Cherry Karpyshin Mainstage

Absolute Magic is the fusion of mystery, wonder and storytelling in an intimate and interactive theatre setting. Keith has inspired wonder in over 20 countries and counting. A1 Radio named him Toronto’s BEST magician…and he’s not even from Toronto! Critic's Choice Best Magic Show - Orlando Fringe 2023 "Very entertaining" - Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland "You're incredible" - Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters "WOW!" - Joe Thornton, NHL

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Bremner sings How to Pack A Revolution In Your Suitcase 
Big Empty Barn Productions - Musical
Venue #4 - CCFM - Salle Pauline-Boutal

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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Burns and Allen: Comedy Duo  
Dog and Pony Shows - Play-Comedy
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

A loving tribute to vaudeville legends George Burns and Gracie Allen, with nods to Abbott and Costello, and the sweet, simple comedy of stages long passed.   “The duo successfully pull off old-school laughs as the vaudeville comedy team of George Burns and Gracie Allen, and in doing so remind audiences what made them so beloved.” - Winnipeg Free Press "Their re-telling of "Who's on First" was mindblowing. I had goosebumps and tears of joy in my eyes. Brilliant writing, singing, acting, and improv. - Al Simmons

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Captain Ted: Disabled Pirate 
Strokes of Genius - Play-Comedy
Venue #23 - One88

The Strokes of Genius (Mitch Krohn, Dianna Rasing - both stroke survivors) and friends are back with a new comedy. Join Captain Ted, a wheelchair-bound pirate, and his disabled crew as they adventure to find treasure, battle anyone who stands in their way (if it’s accessible) and try to prove they deserve an equal spot on the pirate cabal. ASL at all shows. Family shows (no content warnings) are July 20, 23, & 28. Audio description available on July 23. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Arrive early to arrange access.

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The Condo Down Under 
The Old Elmwood Radio Theatre - Play-Comedy
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Jack's home repair business is failing and his life is headed from bad to worse. A mysterious stranger appears, with an incredible proposition to rejuvenate the business. But what's the catch? Find out as the players and musicians of the Old Elmwood Radio Theatre present The Condo Down Under! SEX...VIOLENCE...BETRAYAL...DONALD TRUMP...this show has none of these. Well, maybe a little. Come experience the Fringe's FINEST (and only) live musical radio comedy!

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The Dirty Bucket Comedy Show 
No Cheat Codes Productions - Stand-Up
Venue #24 - Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Late-night comedy every night of the Fringe! Nothing held back in this anything goes comedy show featuring a rotating lineup of the best stand-up comedians at the festival. All with the help of your suggestions for joke topics that will be pulled from a bucket, on the spot. Wild, unpredictable, dirty, fun!

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Dressed as People – A Triptych of Uncanny Abduction 
Parry Riposte Productions - Play-Drama
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

A school haunted by troubled children, a mysterious disappearance in a forest, an encounter with the unknown on open waters. Three characters, three time periods, three tales of abduction and the intrusion of the uncanny into the lives of those who are taken, those who do the taking, and those who are left behind. Multi-award-winning theatre creators and queer SpecFic writers team up for this chilling new work. From the producers of The Elephant Girls. 5 STARS - Winner 2021 Ottawa Fringe Audience Choice & Solo Performance

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Entry Level Bob  
Sour Candy Comedy - Storytelling
Venue #5 - Son of Warehouse

What was your first job? Have you ever had a day job while working towards a dream? Award-winning comedian Bob Banks has had a lot of jobs while working towards his goals. From being a letter carrier while being in commercials, to being a hotel concierge while acting on TV, this show will break down the common characters and relatable incidents that happen to us all when we are just trying to earn a living.

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Forbidden Cabaret 
Melanie Gall Presents - Musical
Venue #21 - MTYP - Mainstage

Hidden in the back alleys of Broadway is the grittiest, most decadent club in New York. The year is 1934. Unlicensed musical entertainment is illegal and the Dirty Blues are banned. But not at Club Perroquet: when the midnight hour strikes, the forbidden cabaret begins. Featuring (real!) banned hits: “Pin in Your Cushion,” “What Can You Buy a Nudist on His Birthday?” and “Never Hit Your Grandma With a Shovel (Use an Axe Instead).” Melanie Gall is the award-winning performer of Ingenue (5 STARS) and American Songbook Experience (5 STARS).

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GO 
Pitchin'in Productions - Storytelling
Venue #3 - Théâtre Cercle Molière

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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Is My Microphone On? 
Grace - Unclassifiable
Venue #3 - Théâtre Cercle Molière

Young people have inherited a burning world. In this play nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award, youth face the generations who came before, questioning the choices that were made and the ones they'll yet be forced to make. A play in the form of a protest song: join us for a chorus to hear the world anew. Content Warnings: climate change, poetry, threats/violent language, generational politics, music, swearing, frank discussions of political realities, mentions of sex, disrespecting our elders, dystopian scenarios, hope.

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Jimmy Hogg: The Potato King 
Jimmy Hogg - Storytelling
Venue #11 - Red River College Polytechnic

The multiple-award-winning British comedian and storyteller returns to Winnipeg. 5 STARS “Part Rik Mayall, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard - hysterically tangential.” - NOW Toronto “The Potato King is also king of big laughs. Hogg is a fantastically engaging performer, sort of like if Ricky Gervais had more energy.” - Edmonton Journal 5 STARS “He’s got a wickedly rapid, bitterly sharp delivery.” - CBC 5 STARS “Dickens would love this guy.” - Orlando Sentinel

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Jon Bennett: How I Learned to Hug 
Jon Bennett - Storytelling
Venue #2 - MTC Up the Alley

Not a love story but a story of love, loss, intimacy, and fear of intimacy, reluctantly told to a security guard while detained as a suspected terrorist in the Montreal airport... A true story! 5 STARS “How I Learned to Hug is a unique blend of gut-busting laughter and emotional resonance.” - Theatre in London 5 STARS "Bennett’s stories are as funny as they are heartwarmingly honest." - National Post 5 STARS “Storytelling genius." - Edmonton Journal 5 STARS “Laugh-out-loud bonkers" - Otakuno Culture

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Just Friends 
Lavender Theatre Productions - Musical
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

Taylor and Lainey have been friends their whole lives, but have spent the last few years communicating only through letters since moving away from home. After Taylor unceremoniously dumps her brooding boyfriend and Lainey leaves her toxic fiancée, they suddenly find themselves back in town and in each other’s lives, but something has changed and it’s not just Taylor’s haircut. Just Friends explores what it means to be queer, still a little bit in love with your ex, and a lot in love with your best friend.

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The Kid Was A Spy 
jem rolls / big word - Storytelling
Venue #22 - Creative Manitoba

The true story of Ted Hall, the American teenager who gave the Bomb to the Russians. New York 1944, the youngest physicist in Oppenheimer's atom bomb project asks himself the very serious question: will the world be safer if he gives the bomb to Russia? And he does. The astounding forgotten life, told by Jem Rolls. Creator of THE INVENTOR OF ALL THINGS: 5 STARS - CBC 5 STARS - Edmonton Journal And THE WALK IN THE SNOW: 5 STARS - CBC 5 STARS - Global

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Letters from a Space Girl in Love 
If Only a Dream Productions - Spoken Word
Venue #10 - Asper Centre for Theatre and Film - U of W

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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Martin Dockery: TRUTH 
Concrete Drops Theatre - Storytelling
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

Fringe favourite returns with his funniest show yet! A brand new, subversive and outrageous story about our most endangered commodity: truth. “He could entertain by saying just about anything” - Winnipeg Free Press Writer/Performer of Every Good Story Ends With One, The Sex Life of Butterflies, Long Night of the American Dream, The Stakeout, Moonlight After Midnight and more. Winner of over 50 awards from 16 years of touring. “One of the finest storytellers on the fringe circuit” - NOW Magazine, Toronto Not to be missed!

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The Mirror Sphere: The Sworn Protector 
Kirkatures - Musical
Venue #1 - John Hirsch Mainstage

The Sworn Protector of the Father Sword embarks on a journey to save the land of Fafu from a dark wizard. Fifteen songs tell the story of Boyo (Reynaldo Gomez), an elven warrior, and Star (Amber Westra), the beautiful Princess. A story told through music that dares to pose world-shattering questions about the nature of reality, and what it means to be alive. The fate of all existence depends upon Boyo and Star’s quest to discover the truth of what is inside “The Mirror Sphere”.

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Neurohilarity: Exposed. 
Neurohilarity - Stand-Up
Venue #15 - Royal Albert

The performers from last year’s award-winning Neurohilarity show - Danielle Kayahara, Carole Cunningham, Scott Koropas and Adam Schwartz - are back along with a few new friends - Rollin Penner and Kaitlynn Brightnose - to expose their comedic experiences to you. Come laugh as the performers strip down emotionally and tell the nitty gritty jokes and stories you're dying to hear. The comedians will share embarrassing tales and hilarious anecdotes about revealing their neurodiversity to loved ones, friends and complete strangers like you!

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A One Human Being, Potentially Comedic Performance of The Nightmare Before Christmas 
Living the Dream - Play-Comedy
Venue #5 - Son of Warehouse

What IS this?! Local high school drama teacher Alli Perlov brings a new show in the style of her 2018/23 parody of Les Mis. Can she sing? She tries! Can she act? She tries! Will you laugh? Oh…probably. Perlov plays dozens of creepy characters in a comedic interpretation of the 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. In an homage to this brilliant musical adventure, through witty commentary and unstoppable energy, Perlov aims to entertain an audience that isn’t forced to be there like her students!

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Porn & Pinochet 
Caturro Productions - Storytelling
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

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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Racism from the Eyes of a Racist 
Squid Eye Lens Productions - Storytelling
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

What’s it like to be born believing your race is better than every other race in the world? From earliest memory, my family taught me that my race was superior. Then my first day in school, I realized mine was the only face that wasn’t White… …and I didn’t speak English. My school years made me a racist, then one pivotal point changed my perspective. Are you racist? The discussion has a voluntary questionnaire assessing your own racist tendencies. Discover if you have any racist tendencies. (Hint: we all have!)

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Red Light 
The Barbarian Bombshells - Storytelling
Venue #11 - Red River College Polytechnic

Neon-lit canals line the Red Light District of Amsterdam where a young American woman in search of sexual liberation gets caught up in a tale stranger than fiction. What does waking up in a zoo have to do with dungeons, Nazis and Major League Baseball? The answer is in the red light. A true story of survival.

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A Side of Rice 
Chromedome Productions - Storytelling
Venue #10 - Asper Centre for Theatre and Film - U of W

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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The Spice of Life 
Leithelle Productions - Play-Comedy
Venue #4 - CCFM - Salle Pauline-Boutal

"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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The Stakeout by Martin Dockery 
Racing Sloth Productions - Play-Dramedy
Venue #17 - PTE – Colin Jackson Studio Theatre

Two men on a stakeout of two men on a stakeout of them. Fresh off two Off-Broadway runs. Uniquely funny and heartrending. 5 STARS "A contender for best show at the festival. It’s comedy and drama, magic and wonder in one of the best performances of the year.” -Edmonton Journal “A fringe best bet. Biting humour and remarkably poignant.” - Calgary Herald 4 1/2 STARS “This dramedy came out swinging…with tension, humor, and empathy. A phenomenal story told with impeccable cadence.” - Winnipeg Free Press Best of Fest: Ottawa Fringe

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Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret 
Melanie Gall Presents 2 - Cabaret
Venue #21 - MTYP - Mainstage

Excitement! Drama! Romance! And…knitting? A scintillating cabaret, featuring ‘lost’ knitting songs of World War I and World War II. Bring your knitting (or crochet) and stitch along to these funny, poignant, toe-tapping, needle-clicking tunes. Come out and have a ball! Melanie Gall presents over a dozen quirky historic songs, including “More Power to Your Knitting, Nell!” and “The Knitting Itch.” FIVE STARS - Glam Adelaide, Southside Advertiser “Divine voice, highly recommended” - Fringe Review UK “Cute, charming and funny” - Plank Magazine

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Ubuntu 
Drum Cafe - Unclassifiable
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

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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Verbal Tapas 
Rob Gee - Spoken Word
Venue #9 - Planetarium Auditorium

Comedian, stand-up poet and ex-mental health nurse Rob Gee has won a lot of poetry slams and now the audience chooses his set list. Peruse the menu, pick a poem and enjoy! From the creator of Fringe hits AWOL, Fruitcake and Forget Me Not. 5 STARS “A tornado of hilarious stories, Seussian poems and observational comedy...be prepared to be blown away” - CBC 5 STARS “Hilarious...my abdominal muscles deserve an apology” - Victoria Times Colonist 5 STARS “Wild...wonderful...exuberant...genius” - Winnipeg Free Press

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The View From Sunset Towers 
Shoestring Players - Play-Dramedy
Venue #6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse

It’s about time! Grab those travel brochures. Clean out the junk drawer. Ride that Harley. Golf anyone? It’s now or never. Take a risk or be left behind. Curious noses pressed to the window “to see what the rest of us are doing with our lives”. Comprised of interwoven tales of love and courage, we join a fascinating ensemble on their journey through memories and dreams as they stand at the fork in the road. To live in the familiar or face the unknown, to stay or to go. Ride the wind to the top of the world. Choose!

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what the hell was that?! 
LST Entertainment - Cabaret
Venue #12 - The Output

“Laren Steppler may be a genius, and you must see his show. Whatever “it” is, this is it.” - Alexander Delorme, theposthorn.substack.com An electrifying musical cabaret that sends you on a whirlwind of outrageous entertainment. It’s an ultra-stoopid exploration of the very essence of music and its place in our lives. Melting comedy and philosophy into a dark and cheeky spectacle. But fear not, for amid the chaos lies a hidden brilliance that will leave you questioning not only the nature of music, but also your very existence!

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Who Drinks Mocktails on the Beach?! 
Painted Fern Productions - Musical
Venue #5 - Son of Warehouse

Why drink a mocktail when you can have the real thing? Told in the style of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag with an early 2000s pop-punk soundtrack, this one-woman comedy follows party girl Candace as she runs away to Mexico for her best friend's destination wedding. A karaoke bar, dead goldfish and a spirited adventure awaits! You won't have regrets...but Candace might. Written by award-winning playwright Sara Mayfield and following a successful run at the Montreal Fringe, this play will have you tapping your toes and laughing out loud!

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