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What’s On (Edmonton): “Never Swim Alone” (Edmonton Fringe) – Blarney Productions

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What’s On (Edmonton): “Never Swim Alone” (Edmonton Fringe) – Blarney Productions

Never Swim Alone - Blarney ProductionsNEVER SWIM ALONE by Daniel MacIvor, a landmark of Canadian Theatre

Featuring: Oscar Derkx, Sarah Feutl, Ben Stevens
Directed by: Luc Tellier<
Stage Managed by: Nyssa Beairsto
Production Assistance by: Gavin Dyer
Sound & Music Designed by: Dave Clark
Produced by: Wayne Paquette
Photography and Promotion Design by:

“If you let it, compassion will kill desire. Especially the desire to be first. And being first, my friends, is the point.”

A mysterious young girl leads businessmen Frank and Bill into a battle of words in order to determine who is the better man? Each round presents a different challenge and asks a new question. What begins as playful competition reminiscent of the summers they spent together as kids ends up unearthing a tragic secret, forcing them to face their pasts or swim for their lives. Never Swim Alone has been hailed as a landmark of Canadian theatre.

Blarney Productions is proud to present Never Swim Alone at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival

You have 9 chances to catch this remarkable show:

  • Thursday, August 11 – 8:45 pm Performance
  • Friday, August 12 – 1:45 pm Performance
  • Saturday, August 13 – 12:00 pm Performance
  • Sunday, August 14 – 12:00 pm Performance
  • Tuesday, August 16 – 10:30 pm Performance
  • Wednesday, August 17 – 8:45 pm Performance
  • Thursday, August 18 – 5:15 pm Performance
  • Friday, August 19 – 11:59 pm Performance
  • Saturday, Aug. 20 – 3:30 pm Performance

VENUE 41: Rutherford School – 8620 91 St NW
Tickets available here. Adult: $13 & Student/Senior: $11

Tickets for the 2016 Edmonton Fringe Festival NOW ON SALE!

REVIEWS for Never Swim Alone:
“…a perfectly self-contained and unabashedly artificial work… [MacIvor] is a writer with an angular sense of humour and an uncommon knack for probing basic elements and truths of human behaviour.”  – Vit Wagner, Toronto Star

“Ingenious, whimsical, a lyrical lunacy in the writing, This Is A Play is a theatre experience comedy you might associate with Tom Stoppard.“  – Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

“A world full of poetry and ceremony and mystery, where questions can be asked if not answered, Never Swim Alone is one of Daniel MacIvor’s most enduring plays.”  – Carol Bolt, playwright

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