FFS (Free Fringe Shows) Again!

Well Folks, it has been quite the year since my last post. I’m sure we are all sick of dealing with the Pandemic, I know I am. Back in June 2020 it had seemed like a tough slog, oh you sweet summer child. Looking back then, Manitoba was at 300 total cases with only 14 cases active and no one in the hospital, which seems unbelievable now. Thankfully, I have had my second shot of Vaccine and have been lucky enough to have not lost anyone to COVID-19. Even though we are getting closer to the end of this, once again us Fringe Fans will have to make do with a virtual festival. I will surely miss all those familiar faces that I usually see once a year in and around the Fringe.

You Don’t Look a Day Over… Had we been actually publishing last year, the Jenny Revue would have been turning 30 this year. For those thinking the math doesn’t add up, we did miss a year back in 1999 due to the Fringe being rescheduled due to the Pan Am Games (not because of the Y2K bug). We will have to celebrate our 30ish years next year on the second anniversary of our 29th year.

Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2021—RMTC will be running a Free Online streaming festival similar to, but bigger than, last year’s festival. It kicks off at 7 pm Monday, July 12th and runs six nights ending on Saturday,July 17th. Each of these streams will include some short plays as well as Poetry & Monologue Slam performances and end with a musical guest. The Monologues are running July 12th and 15th, and the Poetry slams on July 13th, 14th, and 16th. You will be able to vote for the slam competetors during the live streams and winners will face off on the 17th. There is a full schedule below. Another new feature this year is a Kid’s Fringe running from 1 pm to 2 pm July 12th to 15th.

But Wait There Is More—There are also links to a number of longer shows listed here that you can view at your leisure. Some are paid, some are by donation and some are free. Please help out the performers by contributing what you can.

Heads or Tails—RMTC is holding an online 50/50 draw as a fundraiser for the Fringe Festival. Tickets are available here. The electronic draw takes place at 9:00am on July 30, 2021

Murray Hunter

Play On #WpgFringe Schedule

Stream on FaceBook or YouTube

Monday, July 12

Kid’s Fringe

Starting at 1:00 pm

Minoosh Goes Camping / Minoosh Doo-Kapeeshiw presented by Echo Theatre
Activities with Drum Café
Everleigh and the Magic Book presented by Melanie Gall Presents
Activities with Oak Hammock Marsh

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Cooking Under Quarantine with Undead Newlyweds presented by Undead Newlyweds
The Search for the Greater Black Salamander presented by Bragi Theatre

7:30 – 8:00 pm

Monologue Slam Round 1 featuring:
Kayla Hart, Charlie Creeps, Lesley Tsina, Veronica Ternopolski, Tyler Yee, and Andrea von Wichert

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Tango in the Dark: A Journey into the Light presented by PointeTango
The Panic & Passion of Right Now written and performed by Martin Dockery
I Didn’t Think it Was Going to Be, But This Is Fun Presented by Snakeskin Jacket
ImproVision: Not Addressing The Current Situation Presented by ImproVision

9:00 pm

Musical Guest: The Noble Thiefs

Tuesday, July 13

Kid’s Fringe

Starting at 1:00 pm

The Virtual Canoe Voyage presented by TiBert le Voyageur
Activities with Graffiti Art
Maple and Sticky: Campy Clowns Camping presented by Maple and Sticky
Activities with Jamie Olivero

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Bluets presented by Bossy Flyer
A Solo from the Pit presented by Teater KEF

7:30 – 8:00 pm

Poetry Slam Round 1 featuring:
Simon Miron, Leah Borchert, Heather Madill, Sheep On A Mission, Spired Theatre, and Steve Locke

8:00 – 9:00 pm

The War Comic presented by Peter Zedlacher
Not One of Us presented by Diane M. Barnes
HUNKS’ Lil’ Skits presented by HUNKS

9:00 pm

Musical Guest: The JD Edwards Band

Wednesday, July 14

Kid’s Fringe

Starting at 1:00 pm

Sabook & His Special Drum presented by Jazz Haz Productions
Activities with Sofia Lukie
The Magic That is Me presented by Colour Me Sad

7:00 – 7:30 pm

MiniQuest presented by Meraki Theatre Productions
Living Room Conversation presented by Quondam Dreams

7:30 – 8:00 pm

Poetry Slam Round 2 featuring:
Paul de Bruijn, Mason Kanne, Noelle Dandonneau, The P.O.E., Laurie Fischer, and Kimmy Martin

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Living with a Magician presented by Sensible Chuckle Theatre
Se’ed presented by jurasco
Barney’s Virtual Party Written & Performed by Barney Morin
A Deep Dive Into My Mom’s Facebook presented by Eric Andrews

9:00 pm

Musical Guest: Good Show

Thursday, July 15

Kid’s Fringe

Starting at 1:00 pm

Hansel and Gretel presented by All About Theatre Kids
Activities with Lindsey White
The Loathsome Worm of Spindleston Heugh presented by Stories Alive
Activities with Masterworks Dance Studio

7:00 – 7:30 pm

meSSeS presented by janoah…anygoodjokes?
Shelby’s Quarantine Cabaret presented by Shelby Bond

7:30 – 8:00 pm

Monologue Slam Round 2 featuring:
Wren Brian, J.D. Renaud, Daphne Finlayson, Sarah Flynn, Justin Otto, and Shy Pattie

8:00 – 9:00 pm

The Climbing Boy presented by Melissa Yuan-Innes
This Tilting Earth: A Poetic Response To Motherhood presented by Ojo Taiye
Here’s The Thing presented by Krystle Meixner
Creepy Boys: Cabin Fever presented by Creepy Boys

9:00 pm

Musical Guest: Dr. Rocktopus

Friday, July 16

7:00 – 7:30 pm

FOR SCIENCE! on Sabbatical presented by Small Matters Productions
Phoebe on the Farm presented by Sherri Pierce

7:30 – 8:00 pm

Poetry Slam Round 3 featuring:
Amber O’Reilly, SamanthaX, DMP, Jules Stevenson, Charmaine Bloomfield, and Brooklyn Alice Lee

8:00 – 9:00 pm

On My Way to Nashville presented by Ce-Lee Productions
Salt Water presented by Savvy Empire Prodcution & Tomo Suru Players
PRETTY BEAST – the digital Written & performed by Kazu Kusano
Club Soda Improv Presents: Every Fringe Show presented by Club Soda Improv

9:00 pm

Musical Guest: Sweet Alibi

Saturday, July 17

7:00 – 7:45 pm

Crosseyed Rascals Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Improvaganza presented by Crosseyed Rascals
The Days and Nights of Stacey-Jean Sandbury presented by SJS Productions
Much Ado (Preview) presented by Indifferently Reformed

7:45 – 9:00 pm

Monologue & Poetry Slam Finals
Schedule TBA

9:00 pm

Musical Guest: The Main Street Exiles