Re-Fringed brings you 5 great shows from the 2015 Atlantic Fringe over the course of 4 days, only at the Bus Stop Theatre! Catch that show you missed, revisit that show you loved, and get inspiration for your 2017 Fringe application!
Reserve your tickets soon – seating is limited! Ticket go on sale Monday Feb 6!
In Re-Fringed you can check out: darkmatter & The Vanishing Woman – A DOUBLE BILL, The Wrath of Ponzi, The Fear Project, The Princess Show, & Speaking In Tongues – African Nova Scotian Storytellers!
The Vanishing Woman by Trevor Poole
A man’s beliefs in reality and true love get tangled with his notions of magic and wonder. This man has an imaginary dialogue with a woman in the form of short play, believing that his dreams and delusions are no less real than the outside world.
A tiny, funny, micro-exploration of grief, told through a collision of astrophysics and the supernatural. “Containing the universe, mapping it out. Trying to put numbers to the expanses, chart places we will never reach in our lifetimes. But first: breakfast.” Directed by Garry Williams, featuring performances by Dan Bray, Christine Daniels, and Colleen MacIsaac, and stage managed by Olivia McGinn (with love to original company members Dorian Lang and Ashley Marie Pike).
“A delightful, pensive little Fringe treat…see this if you’ve ever felt lonely when faced with the vastness of the universe” – Nicole Maunsell, The Coast
OmniGlo. What do they sell? Business opportunities. As bold in their statements as they are vague in their product description, they are taking the continent by storm. Jim, an up and coming recruit of the mysterious enterprise, is ready to make his first major sale…by any means necessary. Will Jim fulfill his destiny to become the perfect salesman? Or will he be led down a path of madness resulting in the bloodiest massacre at an OmniGlo meeting since last year’s national conference in Utah? Only time will tell. Winning the 2016 Atlantic Fringe Award for Best New Play by an Atlantic Canadian Playwright, reviewers had this to say: “Savage Satire..” -Local Xpress, “Likely one of the more unforgettable shows you’ll see.” -The Coast, “Well, the world can always use more comedy, and the horror was….expertly done.” -The Director’s Mother. Starring: Danny MacFarlane, Audrey Eastwood, Tesia Brown, Jessica Oliver and Andrew Chandler
Winner of the 2016 Fringiest Fringe Show Award, THE FEAR PROJECT is a new music theatre creation by DaPoPo Theatre. Kristi Anderson and Garry Williams explore personal and cultural fears from June bugs, clowns, and terrorism to gentrification, sex, and the utter meaninglessness of existence. FEAR features original songs by Anderson and Williams, and was workshop directed by Guillermo Verdecchia as part of DaPoPo Theatre’s 2015 Live In Festival. The creation of this piece has been supported by Arts Nova Scotia.
Feedback from 2016 Fringe includes:
“I was in a daze for two hours afterwards!”
“I’ve never seen anything like it.”
“I was so intrigued by this that I went to see it twice, I’m so pleased that others were equally impressed.”
“The FEAR Project made me laugh – and shudder a bit!”
Don’t miss this buzzed about Fringe Hit that was voted overall Best of the Fest in 2016 and what Local Xpress includes as one of the most memorable shows of 2016 in Nova Scotia. Princess Edward, the bearded sequinned wonder, takes the audience into a world where anime heroes, bass guitarist rock stars and pop epics meld into one. Join Princess Edward and her family in this music-filled lip-synched thriller where Princess puts it all on the line to save her beloved. “Mesmerizing” – Local Xpress “Powerhouse performance” – The Coast
“Four noted storytellers will present a concert of African Nova Scotia tales taken from history (Birchtown Loyalists), family (Viola Desmond and family, Halifax; Fraser family, North Preston; Maxwell family, Marble Mountain, Cape Breton) and contemporary tales of Halifax (from Natal Day stories to even partying at the Derby Tavern in the 1980’s!). The emphasis is on humour but each tale will reveal important truths about Nova Scotia. In ‘The Iceman Cometh’ a story by Wanda Robson (the 89 year-old sister of Nova Scotia human rights icon Viola Desmond) set in the 1930’s, a delivery man in the habit of delivering ice to Black families on Gottingen only at the end of the day run when the ice was bad prompts Robson’s father to buy the first refrigerator in the community. In ‘Natal Day’ North Preston storyteller Vetty Thomas hilariously describes the hundred year old tradition of Blacks from Preston attending the annual Dartmouth birthday celebration en masse (every man, woman, senior and child!) and how the tradition came to an abrupt end when the popular route ending at Lake Banook was changed by City officials in the 1990’s. There are also stories from around the province like the story of the Marble Mountain Maxwell’s: twin brothers who worked on fishing schooners on the Grand Banks in the late 1800’s (one of whom appeared as the Gaelic speaking cook in the famed Rudyard Kipling novel Captain’s Courageous).
The stories are true stories of events, personalities and communities that are also declarations of pride and triumph in the often difficult racial climate of Nova Scotia…And they are as ‘Nova Scotian as the Bluenose’ declares David Woods- the show’s creator and one of its storytellers. Featured storytellers: Louise DeLisle (Shelburne), Wanda Robson (North Sydney), Nathan Simmons (East Preston), Vetty Thomas (North Preston), David Woods (Dartmouth). Musical accompaniment by Owen Lee. For the whole family…not to be missed.”