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Dark Horse Theatre

Hamlet Chapter Two: Back In Black—Onstage at Pantages

Only two chances left to catch Dark Horse Theatre’s production of “Hamlet Chapter Two: Back In Black” at Venue #4. Our first few shows played to packed houses and gales of laughter. One hour of manic performances and more pop-culture references than you can shake a Yorick at! It’s fast! It’s funny! It was among the top 12 shows to see as selected by the CBC before the Fringe even began! Come and see not only the sequel to Hamlet, but the story of the making of the sequel to Hamlet, the aftermath of making the sequel to Hamlet, and most importantly, why you should NEVER make a sequel to Hamlet! Hesitate no longer! Get thee to a funnery!

new best friend

Today, For Now—School of Contemporary Dancers

From the creators of shows like Sperm Wars and Mars comes a brand new comedy that’s sure to get you thinking about the nature of your own mortality!

Today, For Now takes place during the last 2 weeks on Earth before we all get destroyed by an asteroid. If you’ve ever wondered about our inevitable extinction and found yourself chuckling at the sheer futility of life, this show’s for you!

Winnipeg Poetry Slam

SLAM! 2—Red River College – Roblin Centre

8 of Winnipeg’s best spoken word poets hit the stage for an audience-fueled competition! And this ain’t yer grandma’s poetry, folks. Slam is an underground movement that is rising up to engage audiences with socially relevant material and energy to inspire. Audience members get to participate as judges, and have the chance to write and share poetry of their own! Who will be crowned SLAM! 2 champ and win the cash prize?

Plush Material

Scandals of the Boy-Mind—PTE – Gendis Studio

From writer/director Ross McMillan comes SCANDALS OF THE BOY-MIND, a story about self-absorption, bad sex, and the importance of listening to your inner voice. SCANDALS OF THE BOY-MIND tells a tale full of laughs, love, and poorly-handled emotional trauma, presented with the help of never-before-seen projection technology developed exclusively for the show. Sweet and surreal, you’ve never seen anything quite like SCANDALS OF THE BOY-MIND.

Thunder Blunder

I Think I’m Dead—Red River College – Roblin Centre

Hi Winnipeg! Last year, a tiny man was living inside Al’s beard. This year, Al Lafrance brings you a tale of insomnia-driven delusions and travels in his breakneck storytelling onslaught titled “I Think I’m Dead”. You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll possibly cry, and at very least, you’ll have something to talk about when you leave this show. See you there!

GoodSide Productions

Old-ish—Red River College – Roblin Centre

Old-ish, my 5th one woman comedy, really is about aging and death. When I say it’s WAY funnier – I realize it doesn’t have to be That funny to achieve the goal! Anyway – people are laughing and seem to be having a great time at it. My previous four shows got terrific reviews across Canada and the Winnipeg Free Press says about Old-ish: “Freedman sparkles… instantly likeable…engaging storyteller. You don’t need to be oldish to appreciate Old-ish”.

Randy Ross

God Bless Cambodia—Red River College – Roblin Centre

A never-married hypochondriac travels the world hoping to change his luck with love. The story begins in Boston and goes astray in Greece, South Africa, and Asia.

Audiences are exposed to the stories “Domination for Dummies” and “One Day at the Curious Finger Body Spa”. The latest show from novelist and Fringe veteran Randy Ross.

Some comments on his previous show:
“A quality solo show” (Edinburgh Fringe)
“Compelling” “Flawless” (Pittsburgh Fringe)

Naked Theatre Productions

Luna’s Suitcase—The Rachel Browne Theatre

Not all 9 year olds have miniature stages in their attics. But little Luna isn’t like other kids. She’s a bit odd, definitely precocious and has an affinity for performing sock puppet sex simulations for her audience of Teddy Bears.

Enter Luna’s attic, become a Teddy Bear, and watch her world renowned cabaret!

Kiss the Giraffe Productions

Journey to Kalcedon Island: A Steampunk Adventure—John Hirsch Mainstage

Meet vile and rakish rakes, tremble at an atrociously atrocious supervillianess, see some steam-powered aeroyachts fly, and watch airship pirates defy death with death-defying feats.

Also, there’s fantastic singing and dancing and a lot of really cool steampunk costumes. Something for everyone! Suitable for all ages. (Seriously – this is totally kid-safe, but isn’t a “kids show” specifically.)

Music and lyrics by Joseph Aragon; book by Heather Madill and Joseph Aragon, directly directed by Leith Clark.

Dramatic Hat Productions

Mercury Man : The Last Performance of Orson Welles—The Rachel Browne Theatre

The world premiere of ‘Mercury Man: The Last Performance of Orson Welles’ hits the Winnipeg Fringe (July 18 to 29), with seven performances at the Rachel Browne Theatre. Written and directed by Joel Pettigrew, this captivating multimedia dramatic play draws on the traditions of radio, animation, and classic Hollywood to tell the lifetime-spanning story of one of cinema’s most iconic — and fascinatingly complicated — directors.