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Fringe Review: Rideshares & Rope Swings

By David Currie 60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG I’ve got to be honest, I was excited for this show. But when I got there, my excitement totally paid off. Hah! Classic misdirect! Rideshares and Rope Swings is an absolutely astonishing comedy about life and death featuring the terrific pairing of Zoe Towne and […]

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Fringe Review: GET LOST jem rolls

By Julia Bueneman 55 minutes | Storytelling, Comedy, Solo | PG When was the last time you got lost or, better yet, lost yourself? Jem Rolls’s latest show is a fantastic reminder that when you are stagnant, you are stuck. A beautifully composed, captivating piece that is not only a commentary on the tourism industry […]

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Fringe Review: Rideshares & Rope Swings

By Julia Bueneman 60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG Heartwarming, heart-wrenching, adorable and charming: Genevieve (Zoe Towne) and Reid (Matt Hertendy) have incredible onstage chemistry. Rapid-fire dialogue, hilarious one-liners, brilliant writing, and wonderfully elaborate characters: this is a show that has everything (and a little bit of unexpected more). Two strangers embark on a […]

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Fringe Review: GARY

60 minutes |Comedy, Drama | Mature GARY defies description for a number of reasons. To give away too much of the plot would diminish the experience, for one thing. Explaining every detail of what happens would take nearly as long as the show itself — there’s a lot going on in just an hour, on […]

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Fringe Review: Saor (Free)

60 minutes | Adventure, Comedy, Solo | Mature I’m sure I wasn’t the first person to see the title of this show and think “Huh? A free Fringe show? Sure, I’m down!” It’s not actually a free show, but that’s ok! Free is the direct translation of the Gaelic word “saor”, and the search for […]

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Fringe Review: The Red Shoes

By David Currie 40 minutes | Circus, Comedy, Drama | PG A performer comes out 10 minutes before the show opens to stretch. Anticipation builds as audience members try and find the perfect seat. Hopping from seat to seat like eager children, I empathize with them the lead-up to this show is exhilarating. As a green-clad woman, […]

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Fringe Review: Fringe Late Night

By David Currie After a seeing two shows, and having a couple of drinks of at the beer tent I walked over to check out the “season premiere” of Fringe Late Night. Now, there are very few things in heaven or on earth that I love as much as a variety show – so this […]

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Fringe Review: 2 for Tea

By Samantha Richarz 60 minutes | Comedy | G With 14 Best of Fest awards to their name and glowing praise across the interwebs, I expected 2 for Tea to deliver some quality entertainment — and boy did they follow through! Dynamic duo Jamesy and James make a delightfully opposite comedy pair, one flamboyantly balancing […]

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Fringe Review: Angels & Aliens

By David Currie 60 minutes | Comedy | Mature “To this minute, I have experienced nothing but disappointment at these plays,” I wrote in a notebook moments before the play began. So melodramatic, so filled with ennui one can only experience with the most ridiculous of First World problems. “This abundance of entertainment doesn’t meet […]

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Fringe Review: A Tension to Detail

60 minutes | Comedy, Solo | Mature British storyteller Gerard Harris takes advantage of the hour to skillfully cast himself as a guy who is down on his luck in A Tension to Detail. Self-described as disadvantaged because he’s a white, middle-aged, heterosexual man, Harris gives the audience plenty of reasons to feel bad for […]

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Fringe Review: Sh!t I’m In Love With You Again

60 minutes | Comedy, Musical | Mature Sh!t I’m in Love With You Again is a one-hour autobiographical musical comedy performed by Rachelle Elie, an award-winning veteran of Fringe who debuted at Ottawa’s 2001 festival. New costumes and a revamped set design distinguish her show from last year, yet the adult theme remains unchanged as […]

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Fringe Review: Small Creatures Such as We

By William Kutarna 60 minutes | Drama | Mature Small Creatures Such As We is a two person show, created by Meagan McDonald and Vishesh Abeyratne. The play is about the turbulent relationship of two young adults who reunite after many years apart. As we learn more about their past in a series of flashbacks, […]

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