A Man Walks Into A Bar
by Rachel Blair
Theatre by the River - Winnipeg, MB
V.7 - The Cinematheque 
Have you heard this one before? A woman, with the help of a man, sets out to tell us a joke. Soon the lines between story, performer and character blur. A tense and funny examination of gender and power emerges as we move rapidly towards the punchline. From the company that brought you past Fringe hits ​Sea Wall,​ ​Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes​ and 4.48 Psychosis.​ “A cunning trojan horse of a show” - Post City “A brilliant and poignant piece of theatre” - Ottawa Tonite

Mel Marginet and Karl Thordarson

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12



Warnings: Mild Language, Sexual Content, This play explores sexual assault, which may be triggering to survivors.

Thu July 18 8:45 PM
Sat July 20 8:45 PM
Mon July 22 5:15 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Tue July 23 5:30 PM
Wed July 24 1:45 PM
Thu July 25 9:00 PM
Fri July 26 12:00 PM
Sat July 27 10:30 PM
Sun July 28 4:15 PM

A Man Walks Into A Bar

Theatre by the River—The Cinematheque

Chilling in its subtle subversion and wrenching in its truth about gender power disparity. The best performances I’ve seen so far this Fringe. An absolute must see.

Audra Lesosky

A Man Walks Into A Bar

Theatre by the River—The Cinematheque

I was curious about the use of “waitress” as a sexist term that no longer belongs in regular discourse. It all makes sense in the end.

The show takes a while to get going so the first half dragged for a bit. Once you’re over the hump, you’re on the edge of your seat. The show sold-out early so pre-order if you want to catch this one.

And here’s a PSA from me: if you’re ever in the situation where you think you may be in trouble, call 911—you need the police. Texting your roommate isn’t going to help you if things go south fast.

Be safe everyone.

Ray Yuen