Straight out of University, best friends Mary and Beth team up to grow and sell their own strain of marijuana. However, the legalization of cannabis in Canada results in a drastic drop in customers for the dynamic duo. Stella, the third member of their trio and roommate, works towards her final exams while the high jinks of her two best friends looking for meaning beyond dealing drugs begins to compromise her sanity.
WINNER Best Solo Show - Storefront Fringe WINNER Audience Choice Award - Hamilton Fringe WINNER Best Performer Award - Swindon Fringe Award-winning clown/magic show, El Diablo of the Cards comes all the way from Brazil to bring you an UNFORGETTABLE night. El Diablo is crossing 52 countries thrilling audiences with a unique card magic style that combines improvisation, a clown's foolishness and amazing magic skills! "Master at getting his audience involved and excited” - Fringe Reviews "I don't trust him!" - Philippe Gaulier
Places, please! The show is about to begin, the actors are ready to perform... and… wait, that’s you! The spotlight’s on you in this comedic love story, with the audience playing all the roles. When the lights go up, you go on. Brought to you by Winnipeg Fringe favourite Shelby Bond, creator of One Man Back to the Future, Shark Weak and People Pleaser. Conceived at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London, Spotlight is part immersive theatre, part interactive farce and completely hilarious.
Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower What kind of parent KNITS their daughter a wool swimsuit? Or gives her a briefcase for her 11th birthday? Or keeps her in the dark about where she came from? British comedian Maggie Gallant shares her childhood embarrassments and adulthood discoveries as she unleashes a Pandora's Box of hope, lies and 'un très magnifique' French Papa! "Funny, French, and fantastic" - Theater Jones, Dallas "Charismatic quirkiness" - Austin Chronicle
Charles Dickens comes to Winnipeg with his brand new first novel. Eden Ballantyne as Dickens will perform all of his (now) favourite characters mixed up in a chaotic adventure. With Oliver Copperfield meeting Fagin Magwitch then being sent to London to solve the mystery of Edwin Drood and the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case. Past reviews: “This show can be recommended as something quite different, which will be an enjoyable treat and will leave you with a warm smile.” – SG Fringe “Eden’s storytelling flows light and easy.” – Theatre Design
Have you heard this one before? A woman, with the help of a man, sets out to tell us a joke. Soon the lines between story, performer and character blur. A tense and funny examination of gender and power emerges as we move rapidly towards the punchline. From the company that brought you past Fringe hits Sea Wall, Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes and 4.48 Psychosis. “A cunning trojan horse of a show” - Post City “A brilliant and poignant piece of theatre” - Ottawa Tonite
From the bizarre mind of Aussie Fringe favourite Shane Adamczak (Zack Adams, Trampoline) comes an award-winning sci-fi buddy-comedy about a tiny man who lives in another man’s beard. WINNER – JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD (Best Comedy) – Montreal Fringe 2017 5 STARS “Brilliantly written... wildly funny performances... hilarious songs” - Global News 5 STARS “It’s what Australian comedy is supposed to be like. It’s touching, clever, hilarious, and wraps up perfectly.” – Rip It Up
Come along on a whirlwind fairy tale, fantasy, adventure featuring Medieval characters and folklore. Meet a gifted prince, his faithful servant, an unusual Queen and a meddling witch. Discover the 'real story' behind the mysterious disappearance of the Kingdom's ruler, the Prince's father, and their King. Music Director, Composer, Keyboardist: Rob Lindey. Set and Graphic Designer: Nicholas Burns. Stage Manager...TBA
The Prayer Processing Array has gone down, and this ignites an escalating series of crises on Earth and in Heaven. Compounding these troubles, Jesus is tired of sacrificing Himself, the Holy Spirit is frustrated with living in obscurity, and the Holy Father's anger is flaring out of control. Can these three mighty personages of the Trinity resolve their differences, or is all of Creation doomed? More important, how could we possibly poke fun at such revered figures?
Jim Loucks' new solo performance, loosely based on stories from his childhood as a Preacher’s Kid, focuses on his relationship with his father, a hellfire and brimstone Southern Baptist preacher, and his struggle to come out from under the shadow of his larger-than-life persona. It is the story of someone finding their unique voice, resisting the pressures of society’s ideas of who they should be and forging their own way. 5 STARS “An outstanding hour of wonderful moving storytelling.” Audience Review - Frigid Fest
From the creator of the award-winning Beers About Songs comes a NEW true story of friendship and adventure: The 500 List. Two friends spend two years creating lists of their 500 favourite songs of all time, and take a road trip across the US to listen to them. Danger, heartache and run abound in this solo musical storytelling piece about love and friendship overcoming hurt and despair. "Wells is as intoxicating as a 6-pack" - The Orlando Sentinel "Wells is a master storyteller" - The Clothesline (AU) "A vocal angel" - The Jenny Revue
Everything changes. From celestial objects light years away to the cells in your body. It's inevitable, but that doesn't make it any less terrifying. As a massive star evolves and grows, Holly and Jane fall for each other, and Valerie unpacks her own real-life anxiety about dying. The cosmic echoes the atomic in this obituary for romances, supernovas and the fear of death itself. An ending doesn't always mean The End. 5 STARS “Cotic masterfully weaves the personal with the profound” - Theatre in London
One woman, three continents, six decades and a lusty affair. From Mumbai to the Outback, New York to the Haight and naive schoolgirl to free spirit, Christina reveals all in this one-woman talk story. Join her as she relives the highlights and laughs at the mistakes. Awarded Best Storyteller, 2017 United Solo Festival (NYC) "Six decades of adventure, discovery and denial in one charming hour... Holding herself with the charm and elegance of a heroine from a classic film noir" - Theatre Is Easy (NYC)
Fringe fave TJ Dawe (A Canadian Bartender at Butlin’s, Roller Coaster, Medicine, Marathon, The Slipknot, Labrador and many others) tells about being a theatre student, sexual anxiety and discovering beautiful music. "A master monologist" - Toronto Star "A flawless performer" - Charleston City Paper "Dawe has storytelling down to a fine art" - Vancouver Sun "A natural and prodigious gift for storytelling" - Montreal Gazette This is TJ's 16th Winnipeg Fringe, and 115th Fringe overall.
Twelfth Night tells the story of the siblings Viola and Sebastian (played by real-life siblings Brooke and Zach Bowser), who are shipwrecked and separated, with Viola landing in Illyria. In this unfamiliar land, she finds herself mixed up in a love triangle involving the country's ruler, Duke Orsino, and the woman he pines for, the Countess Olivia. If you're a fan of Shakespeare or are looking for a lighthearted romantic comedy involving cross-dressing, mistaken identities and yellow socks, then this Fringe show is for you!
Two very different women, Mia and Ingrid, discover the one thing they have in common: their anxiety. Together they meditate, yoga, dance and struggle their way through their problems - because it's got to be better than talking about it. From the creators of: Filter This "One of the best things I've seen at Winnipeg Fringe" - Ace Burpee One Date City 4 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press
Inspired by real events of the Second World War and soldiers in the playwright's own family. Follow the journey of Paul Bailey, a Canadian soldier fighting his way through Italy and his wife Betty, waiting for him to return, as told through the letters they send each other.
Two mismatched bank tellers. One harried husband. One stressed-out soccer mom. One hapless assistant manager. Three clueless robbers. One determined accountant. One overtly cautious cop. And one unlikely job interview. Combine these elements and what do you have? Farrago, the frantic comedy of errors and ineptitude. From the group that brought you the Fringe hits The Last Night of the World and Hamlet Chapter Two: Back in Black.
A picture is worth 1,000 words but what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song...or 16? In 35mm, each photo creates a unique song, a story behind a moment frozen in time, a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. This multimedia song cycle marries the art of photography and musical theatre to bring you 16 different stories that expose the spectrum of human emotion, from the euphoria of a new fling, the frustrations of a Manny to the darkness that lurks behind the mind of a wanna-be prom queen.
Let me explain... Multi-talented comedian, writer, actor, storyteller Dion Arnold jokes and jests openly and honestly about this socially condemnable topic in this deeply personal, yet astoundingly relatable comedy. “The perfect person to do a performance such as this.” - ThisIsRadelaide (AU) “A wicked sense of humour.. No-holds-barred attitude.” - TheatreView (NZ) 5 STARS - MMMedia (AU) 4 1/2 STARS "Brilliant storytelling." - WAF (AU) 4 1/2 STARS "Profoundly funny." - Fringe World (AU) “Sure to ruffle a few feathers..” - Broadway World
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind assembly line in a factory fabricating hit songs that hit the spot. Wielding live wires and pulling no punch lines, Devon More Hits Like a Girl l with her “masterful blend of musical storytelling” (Plank Magazine). Switch the Hit Parade to her strange, contagious arrangements that one-hit wonder about executive dysfunction and crack jokes about moments of great impact. From 2018 CBC Critics Pick (4 STARS “dope-ass beats") Devon More of Flute Loops: 4 STARS “This is truly a one-of-a-kind show.” (Free Press)
What happens when two very different one-man shows are accidentally double-booked on the same stage? One’s an overly serious, self-important autobiography, and the other’s a wacky, irreverent musical comedy revue. Who will win the battle for the spotlight? From the team behind the critically-acclaimed Rigby Muldoon: Time Traveller For Hire and Success 5000: Live On Stage. 5 STARS "A very, very, very funny must-see” - Edmontonfringe.ca
FIfteen-year-olds Jesse, Steph and Hazel are at Alice's house for what appears to be an innocent teenage sleepover, discussing crushes and classmate drama from their high school. But what is actually discussed on the inside are issues that are difficult to manage no matter your age. A play for anyone who has ever been told that their problems don't matter.
Nobody said traversing the Oregon Trail would be easy… but nobody said it would be this hard, either. On a trail where thieves constantly steal your oxen, racial stereotypes abound and everyone has dysentery, how do you keep colonization alive? A co-pro with Vault Projects: 4 STARS Matt & Ben 4 STARS How to Talk to Human Beings 4 STARS zahgidiwin/love 4 STARS Riot Resist Revolt Repeat 4 ½ STARS Women of the Fur Trade (TO Fringe) 5 STARS Little Red Currently in development with the PTE Emerging Playwrights Unit.
What does it mean to be Canadian in 2019? An avid road-tripper, a former journalist and a full-on "bud" from Canada, Barney Morin will make you laugh at Canada's biggest problems. How can we talk openly about politics and still all hate the Toronto Maple Leafs at the same time? Is it rude to ask your priest to smoke pot? What is it like to be bilingual in un pays bilingue? And WHERE IS JANN ARDEN?!?
Vegas, Nashville and Broadway come alive in this 75-minute comedy-cabaret featuring show-stopping tunes and seriously funny stories. Join Teddy Bender from Pickled River, the self-proclaimed "world-class entertainer", as he blows your mind in this far-out trip. Tonight is Teddy's final show and he wants to spread his flower power with all of his worldwide fans. So be ready to get your groove on and let's start this party with some infamous Pickled River champagne! "Sensational - a must-see" - Staff writer, Pickled River Gazette
A pajama-clad unicyclist careens on stage, suitcase in tow. Unpacking, he introduces audience to a whimsical world of clothespin towers, erratic toothbrushes and gargantuan grins. Juggling with energy and presence, Janoah “anygoodjokes?” constructs a playful performing-partner puppet from piles of props. SpinS frames skill through physical challenge, fashioning hilarious precariousness that is joyful and open. Objects and audience swirl into chaotic creation in this solo circus, recounting the learning and laughter of an itinerant performer.
There was a time where people worked hard jobs and liked even harder drinks, a time when people kept to themselves and everyone had their secrets. This absurdist comedy brings these secrets bubbling to the surface in a most daring murder mystery that exposes an intricate web of lies and intrigue as a cast of hilarious misfits scramble to find the identity of a cold-blooded killer. It’s obviously Tom.