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Fringe Review: A Room of Wolves

60 minutes |Comedy | PG A show was featured at the Preview Night that excited me. Two talented young people went out on stage and made the audience laugh. Like Laurel and Hardy, this up-and-coming playwright and clearly his acting soul mate used their two minutes to show a simply contest of personalities. Type-A neurotic […]

Fringe Review: Angels & Aliens

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 my standards and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Fringe Review: GET LOST jem rolls

59 minutes | Storytelling, Comedy, Solo, Performance Poetry | PG “The human race, don’t you just love it? Yes, I do! It’s the only possible way to cope with it.” Jem Rolls returns to this theme throughout GET LOST. GET LOST is different from Rolls’s other shows. In fact, every performance of GET LOST will be different. Five […]

Fringe Review: BLINDSIDE

This touring Fringe show was seen and reviewed at the London Fringe Festival, May 31 to June 11, 2016 Stéphanie Morin-Robert from Montreal brings you BLINDSIDE. A tale about a girl, a cat, and one eye. BLINDSIDE is a one-woman act that takes you through the life of a young woman who lost her eye […]

Fringe Review: Everybody Dies in December

This touring Fringe show was seen and reviewed at the London Fringe Festival, May 31 to June 11, 2016 From the woman who brought us Roller Derby Saved My Soul comes another great show in Everybody Dies in December. I was lucky to see Nancy Kenny’s very first performance of her new one woman show […]

Fringe Review: Miss Bruce’s War

80 minutes | Canadian, Family, Historical | G Don’t wait to get your tickets to the next performance of Miss Bruce’s War. Get them now. Really. I say this not just because there is only one more opportunity to see it, but also because it’s simply 80 minutes well spent. The play, written by Jean […]

Fringe Review: Next Thing You Know

By Matthew Stella 90 minutes | Comedy | Mature Next Thing You Know is the story of four 20-somethings trying to make it as artists in New York. Waverly is a 28-year-old aspiring actor who works at a law firm during the day and a dive bar on Sullivan Street at night. Her best friend […]

Fringe Review: Alpha Delta 86

By Sandy Gibson 55 minutes | Clown, Comedy, Family | G Do you remember the first time you ate something you were hesitant to try but were greatly surprised by how good it tasted? For me, it was homemade guacamole with its odd combination of ingredients, greenish colour and the presence of the word “mole” […]

Fringe Review: Laser Kiwi

By Philip Caunter 55 min | Circus, Comedy | Mature My experience with whatever culture crosses over from New Zealand suggests that they share a natural affinity with Canada. Geographically remote English speakers? Check. Sharing a region with a much larger country? Check. Goofy, self-deprecating sense of humour? Also check, judging by what Laser Kiwi […]

Fringe Review: C-

By Vanessa Turpin  50 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG We’ve all been there. Many of us are still there. Trying to answer the trite question “what is life after college?” Eric Jaffe (playwright and performer) explores the value of a college education and the struggle to choose a meaningful career post-grad in C-, […]