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What’s On (Calgary): Bushtits, Shih Tzus and Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love and Noir – Theatrically Obsessed

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What’s On (Calgary): Bushtits, Shih Tzus and Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love and Noir – Theatrically Obsessed


Poster Design: Steven Morton. Photo Cred: Brad Hunter

Theatrically Obsessed presents…

Bushtits, Shih Tzus and Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love and Noir

At the Calgary Fringe

Fresh off a great run at the Winnipeg Fringe!

A Fedora turns Les’s life into a Film Noir movie!
Dollar store employee ventures into the world of pet murders and the “DeLorean” is his new fedora.


When Les, a social recluse, buys the iconic fedora worn by famed 1950’s movie detective Dana Andrews, the lines between reality and film noir begin to blur as Les launches an investigation into a series of suspicious pet deaths around his apartment building. Dial P for Pet Detective and “Say goodbye to my furry friend” as two actors and thirteen crazy characters take you on a thrill ride through a mad-cap caper of stylistic fantasy with bust-a-knee-cap laughs.

Review Quotes

A fun take on the detective story
Justin Olynyk, UMFM Radio Winnipeg

This talented pair is fun to watch
Janice Sawka, Winnipeg Free Press

With solid acting and good delivery, you walk away with some laughs, some groans and a big smile because you just had a good time.”
Ray Yuen, The Jenny Review

Loved the show! I highly recommend it! The story is great and so are the puns! Excellent character portrayals and love the film noir genre! 5 Stars!
Janice Smith, Winnipeg Fringe Patron Review

I’m a sucker for noir and Bush tits delivered sight gags, inside jokes, and enough noir similes and all to satisfy Dashiell Hammett
Andy Park, Winnipeg Fringe Patron Review

I HIGHLY recommend this show!…their antics will have you laughing from start to finish.” “Btw this is not a rude, naughty or controversial show – a Bushtit is a small song bird (google it lol)!”
KL, Winnipeg Fringe Patron Review

Calgary Fringe Show Dates

  • Fri, Aug 3 – 10pm
  • Sat, Aug 4 – 4pm
  • Sun, Aug 5 – 8pm
  • Mon, Aug 6 – 6pm
  • Thur, Aug 9 – 8pm
  • Sat, Aug 11 – 6pm


ArtPoint Gallery (1139 11st Street S.E.)

Media Photo/Video Opportunity

Thur, Aug 2  9:30pm-11:30pm


Social Media

Facebook: @TheatricallyObsessed
Twitter: @TheatricallyObs

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Cast & Crew

Trevor Matheson – Actor 1/Writer/Director/Set & Props
Melissa Dorsey – Actor 2/Writer/Director/Sound & Light Design
Krista Marushy – Assistant Director
Dave Kovac – Assistant Sound Design/Tech Operator
Dale Marushy – Assistant Set Design
Brad Hunter – Photographer
Steven Morton – Poster Design

Contact Melissa Dorsey for more information for to schedule an interview.
403 463 8861


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