Fringetastic 2011

oh, and remember all fringe performances require a fringe membership. They’re by donation (we recommend $5) and available at ticket central as well as each venue!

Criminal Genius

Venue 1: Nanaimo Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Rd.
Company: Forty Ducks Theatre Company
Playwright: George F. Walker
Location: Nanaimo
Runtime: 55 minutes
Genre: Comedic Tragedy
Ticket Price: $10 ($8 for Students, Seniors, Fringe Artists & Volunteers)
Advisories: Mature

Description: The sad state of 5 Criminals attempting to struggle their ways out of the sick state of poverty the world has seemed pushed them into. Hilariously sad and truthful look at the underworld you might never have thought of.

Sept 8 – 8 pm
Sept 9 – 8 30 pm
Sept 10 – 12 30 pm
Sept 10 – 6 15 pm
Sept 11 – 2 30 pm

From Whence He Came

Venue 1: Nanaimo Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Rd.
Company: rice & beans theatre
Playwright:
Location: Vancouver
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Phantasmagoric Expressionism
Ticket Price: $10 ($8 for Volunteers, left-handers for the 1st show, people who are named Rose/Anthony for the 2nd show, and people who can roll their tongues for the 3rd show. For our fourth show, people who are named Rose or Anthony.)
Advisories: 14+ (language)

Description: ‘First day on Earth and I’m already dead.’

A bittersweet story filled with wild lateral-associations in a semi-controlled-chaos aesthetic . Oscillating between false memory/reality, a young man tries to rationalize his disastrous inter-planetary migration. He was lost and waiting to be found.

Website: www.riceandbeanstheatre.com

Sept 9 – 6 pm
Sept 10 – 2 15 pm
Sept 10 – 8 00 pm
Sept 11 – 12 00 pm

Giving into Light

Venue 3 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Dodd Narrows Room
101 Gordon St.

Company Name: Dancingstorysinger
Playwright: Alison Wearing
Location: Tepoztlan, MEXICO
Runtime: 58 Minutes
Genre: Comical / Lyrical Monologue
Ticket Price: $10 ($2 Discount for volunteers & Fringe Artists)
Advisories: general

Description:An uproarious and uplifting journey from the eye-crossing exhaustion of early motherhood into the magic and majesty of Mexico. “There’s not a wrong note in this production.” TheatreinLondon.ca “This show is WONDERFUL.” livefringe “…a tour-de-force…” Halifax Chronicle Herald “Come and celebrate.” View Magazine *****WINNER: BEST OF FEST (Wakefield, Quebec)

Website: www.alisonwearing.com Facebook: Alison Wearing (writer/performer)

Sept 8 – 6 pm
Sept 9 – 8:30 pm
Sept 10 – 1 pm
Sept 10 – 6 pm
Sept 11 – 1 pm

The Fabulous Miss Rosie Bitts

Venue 1: Nanaimo Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Rd.
Company: Best Bitts Production
Playwright:
Location: Vancouver Island
Runtime: 65 minutes
Genre: Burlesque Cabaret Theatre
Ticket Price: $10 ( $8 for students and seniors)
Advisories: Mature (Warning! Solo show by women who talks like a sailor and likes to take her clothes off!! (Nudity, Strong Language)

Description: The audience awaits Rosie Bitts, burlesque star. They’re here for her voice, her costumes, and to see if she’ll take off her clothes. So are the police. If she does, they’ll shut her down. Using burlesque, comedy, drama and music, Rosie explores the politics of female nudity, and the fight against censorship.
Website: www.missrosiebitts.com , www.twitter.com/rosiebitts , www.facebook.com/thefabulousmissrosiebitts

Sept 8 – 6 pm
Sept 9 – 10 30 pm
Sept 10 – 4 30 pm
Sept 10 – 10 30 pm
Sept 11 – 4 30 pm

The Perfect Candidate

Venue 3 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Dodd Narrows Room
101 Gordon St.

Company Name: Ponomo Productions
Playwright: Bill Miner
Location: Nanaimo
Runtime: 100 Minutes
Genre: Social Satire / Comedy
Ticket Price: $10 ($8 for Fringe Volunteers and Fringe Performers)
Advisories: 14+ (mature themes)

Description:This hilarious satirical comedy follows the antics, blunders and triumphs of four quick witted though desperately insecure baby boomers. The plot buckles and twists with the skulduggery of the flawed though heart-warming characters as they rush to either take credit, assign blame or simply open another bottle of wine.

Sept 8 – 8 pm
Sept 9 – 6 pm
Sept 10 – 3 pm
Sept 10 – 8 pm

The Troubles

Venue 2: Diner’s Rendezvous, 489 Wallace St.
Company: Resounding Scream
Playwright:
Location: Vancouver
Runtime: 55 minutes
Genre: Social Unrest Narrative
Ticket Price: $8.00
Advisories: General (Some mild language)

Description:Based on personal accounts of the conflict in Northern Ireland, The Troubles is a thought-provoking show that draws upon the voices of five distinct characters to explore questions around community, morality, and loyalty. A boundary-pushing story of love and violence, The Troubles speaks that which has been forgotten.

Website: www.resoundingscreamtheatre.com

Sept 8 – 6 pm
Sept 9 – 8 pm
Sept 10 – 1 pm
Sept 11 – 3 pm

Top Men: The Fringe Show

Venue 3 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Dodd Narrows Room
101 Gordon St.

Company: Top Men
Location: Vancouver
Runtime: 60 minutes
Genre: Electro-Musical
Ticket Price: $10 ($8 for Volunteers, Fringe artists, Seniors & Students)
Advisories: Mature (Language)

Description: An electro-pop musical featuring larger than life props and characters. Previous guest stars include Brint, the 12 foot tall t-rex, a life size robot of doom and a time machine.

Sept 8 – 10 30 pm
Sept 9 – 4 pm
Sept 10 – 10 30 pm
Sept 11 – 3 pm

Risk

Venue 2: Diner’s Rendezvous, 489 Wallace Rd.
Company: No Snowcones
Playwright: Michael Davidson
Location: Edmonton
Runtime: 60 minutes
Genre: Challenging
Ticket Price: $10
Advisories: General

Description: Take a risk.

Sept 8 – 8 pm
Sept 9 – 6 pm
Sept 10 – 3 pm
Sept 11 – 1 pm

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