The Merkin Sisters: DEUX
Written & Performed by Stéphanie Morin-Robert & Ingrid Hansen
Stephanie Morin-Robert - Winnipeg, MB & Victoria, BC
V.16 - PTE - Mainstage 
5 STARS - Vue Weekly
Piss-your-pants funny. A must see - Montreal Rampage
Back by popular demand with a BRAND NEW SHOW! Fallen from fame, two sisters will stop at nothing to present their 'Ultimate Piece of Art'. This vivacious romp will charm your pants off.
Visually arresting and immaculately staged, with a tender heart under its hair-raising exterior. - Free Press
Crazy. Beyond vintage Lucy-and-Ethel-in-the-candy factory crazy. - Theatre In London
Expert choreography and puppet mastery - Jenny Revue

Show Info:
60 Minutes
Physical Theatre

Parental Guidance

Nudity, Recommended for ages 16+

Wed July 19 5:30 PM
Thu July 20 7:00 PM
Fri July 21 2:45 PM
Sat July 22 7:00 PM
Sun July 23 2:45 PM
Mon July 24 9:00 PM
Wed July 26 4:45 PM
Thu July 27 9:00 PM
Fri July 28 7:00 PM
Sat July 29 2:45 PM
Sun July 30 5:15 PM

The Merkin Sisters: DEUX

Stephanie Morin-Robert—PTE – Mainstage

There was a great reason to make this absolute gem my kickoff to Fringe 2023. If you are silly enough to only take in one show, this would be my choice. Stephanie Morin-Robert and Ingrid Hansen gift us with gorgeous choreography as they move as one, hilarious puppetry perfection and the most amazing, creative costuming you will ever see! Their playfulness and superb sense of humour charm the audience even before the show starts as they tease and interact throughout the crowd. No seat is safe!

A cohesive, masterful effort, that weaves diverse characters and themes effortlessly. These women own their stage, even while naked. Their true professionalism is proven; as a running part of the show is incorporating new ideas submitted by the crowd that are pulled from a jar throughout the show. I was bouncing to the extremely catchy music and was blown away to learn it was their original soundtrack! Available free by QR code after the performance.

This is my ideal Fringe show. The amount of work and thought that was obviously necessary sets the bar high for others. The audience was thrilled, with the theatre full of screams of laughter and beaming faces. The thing that really melts my butter is the way their warmth, true kindness, and real love of what they do shines through. Brava!

Lisa Campbell

Stephanie Morin-Robert

The Merkin Sisters: DEUX—PTE-Mainstage

WINNER- BestofFest Ottawa Fringe 2023

“★★★★★” -Vue Weekly

“I have never seen anything as good as this at pushing the limits of edgy comedy. You will leave smug and satisfied, with sore sides and wide eyes.”-The Jenny Revue

“AN ABSOLUTE RIDE ALL THE WAY THROUGH. It incorporates burlesque and drag, from high masc to high femme and everything in between. It is a fun-loving celebration of what it means to be human, a party wrapped up as a theatrical show, and you’re invited. Absolutely a MUST-SEE.” – Apt 613 Review