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News (Edmonton): Edmonton Fringe wrap-up and holdovers

News (Edmonton): Edmonton Fringe wrap-up and holdovers

2014-Fringe-logo33rd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival Wrap Up!

The 33rd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival experienced another wonderful Festival season! Festivalgoers enjoyed being swept up in what it meant to be fringed and confused with over 665,750 estimated Fringe fans truckin down to Old Strathcona over the past 11 days.

‘Fringed and Confused!’ saw a record-breaking 118,280 tickets sold to indoor and BYOV performances. The over 210 shows and over 1,600 indoor performances received an astounding amount of positive attention this year with a total of 335 sold out performances. The buzz around the Festival was about the quality of the performances from such a wide variety of shows.

And we are not done yet! The 33rd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival keeps rolling with the 2014 Fringe Festival Holdovers August 27-30, 2014.  The line-up features some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular productions of Fringed and Confused!’.

2014 Festival Holdovers

McCrackin 2: The Whackining

Company: Accidental Humour Co.
Runtime: 65min
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Wednesday August 27, 2014 | 7:30pm
Thursday August, 28, 2014 | 7:30pm
Venue: Westbury Theatre
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Jim McCrackin is a Hit-man seeking redemption. But first he must tango with a clandestine organization, execute an impossible heist, and most importantly find his missing son. All without having a Whack Attack! From the creators of Cowboy: A Cowboy Story, Son of a Dwarf!, and Happy Whackin’ Jim McCrackin.

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Violence, Cartoonish Violence, Sexual Content, Adult Language, GunshotsRating: Parental Guidance Age Restriction: 14+

We Glow

Company: Theatre 4,669
Runtime: 70 mins
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 9:00pm
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 9:00pm
Venue: Boardroom
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Welcome to the Boardroom. You are the Executives. We have learned a lot on our (forced) time-out, now give us our jobs back. Please. A site-specific corporate ladder climbing satire for anyone who has ever tried to do all the things. WINNER: Outstanding Duo & Overall Production (Ottawa Fringe)

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Audience Participation, Sexual Content, Adult Language
Rating: Adult
Age Restriction: 16+

God Is A Scottish Drag Queen II: The Second Coming

Company: Mike Delamont
Runtime: 60 min
Genre: Comedy

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 7:30pm
Saturday, August 30, 2014 |9:00pm
Venue: Westbury Theatre
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: “THIS IS HALLELUJAH-PRAISE-JESUS FUNNY” Orlando Sentinel. After selling out two dozen shows here, Edmonton’s favorite deity is back in an all new show! God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns to skewer everything from circumcision to scientology! You don’t need to see the original to love this scottish deity!

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Solo Performance, Adult Language
Rating: Parental Guidance
Age Restriction: 14+

Butt Kapinski

Company: Kapinski Enterprises
Runtime: 65 min
Genre: Clown

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 10:30pm
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 10:30pm
Venue: PCL Studio
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir fantasy. This funny, filthy, fully-interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin and subterfuge. Kick reality to the curb! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes! ADULTS ONLY.

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Audience Participation, Educational Topics, Awkward Topics, Solo Performance, Cartoonish Violence, Nudity, Sexual
Content, Adult Language
Rating: Adult
Age Restriction: 18+

Red Wine, French Toast, and the Best Sex You’ve Ever Had

Company: Toy Guns Dance Theatre
Runtime: 55 min
Genre: Physical Theatre

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 9:00pm
Venue: Westbury Theatre
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Step inside a reality inspired by Salvador Dali’s “Invisible Figures”, as six multifaceted performers explore the concept of desire and disappointment in a comedic physical theatre show. It will make you laugh, cry, and possible remind you of “…The Best Sex You’ve Ever Had”.

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Sexual Content
Rating: Parental Guidance

Propylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Retinol Palmitate, and Other Words I Don’t Understand Like Love

Company: House of D.A.M./Toy Guns Dance Theatre
Runtime: 55 min
Genre: Physical Theatre

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 7:30pm
Venue: Westbury Theatre
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Do you remember breakfast cereal before we read labels? This show explores loss, loss of love, loss of illusions, and loss of inhibitions join us on an adventure involving three hundred pillows and a bowl of cereal.

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Sexual Content
Rating: Parental Guidance

To purchase tickets during Holdovers:

  • Online: www.fringetheatre.ca 
  • Box Office: 780-409-1910 

Hours of Operation: August 26 | 12 noon-6pm
August 27-31 | 12 noon-9am

FTA would like to thank the artists, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, staff, and Fringe fans for making ‘Fringed and Confused!’ a success.

The 34th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is back August 13-23, 2015! See you there!