by Sherri Elle
Megan Phillips - Winnipeg, MB
V.28 - Creative Manitoba 
The friend zone.
A special kind of purgatory for that nice guy, whose friend just won't accept that he's perfect for her. She's out there, living her best life while he suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous and unjustified rejection.
But is it really all sunshine and roses for her?
friendzone explores the confusing, the complicated and the dark from her side of the zone?
Written and performed by Sherri Elle, dramaturgy by TJ Dawe, directed by Megan Phillips.

Show Info:
60 Minutes


Coarse Language, Sexual Violence, Suicidality, gaslighting, alcohol use

Wed July 19 8:30 PM
Thu July 20 7:00 PM
Fri July 21 7:00 PM
Sun July 23 4:00 PM
Mon July 24 7:00 PM
Tue July 25 5:30 PM
Wed July 26 7:00 PM
Thu July 27 8:30 PM
Sat July 29 2:30 PM
Sun July 30 4:00 PM


Megan Phillips—Creative Manitoba

Written and performed by Sherri Elle, this is a deeply honest and uncomfortable view of what the friend zone looks like from the other side of the emotional manipulation and gaslighting. Four stories up in 245 McDermot, it isn’t the easiest venue to reach, however the small space provided to Sherri is definitely explored to great effect. [Editor Note: Ask the Fringe volunteers for the elevator if needed] There were some issues I had with the writing, namely the usage of mouth made static to replace certain names and places which grew a bit grating, but the back and forth conversations that comprised the bulk of the story were definitely well handled despite being a one woman show. It’s been a theme of this Fringe for me to recommend people read the content warnings, but uh, read the content warnings.

Josh Fidelak