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

What’s On (Edmonton): Bushtits, Shih Tzus and Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love and Noir at the Edmonton Fringe – 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 Edmonton Fringe

Fresh off a great run at the Winnipeg & Calgary 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.

Runtime: 55min.
Rating: Family Friendly (suggested 12+ for cartoonish violence and topic of pet deaths)
Warning: Strobe Lights used briefly in performance

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

“Highly entertaining and brilliantly written!”
-Janice Piet, Calgary Fringe Patron Review

“Brilliant show! What a blast! You guys are comedy gold!!!!”
-Gayl Veinotte, Calgary Fringe Patron Review

“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

“Want to see a fast paced hilarious romp? This is the show for you! Melissa Dorsey Matheson and Trevor Matheson are totally kick ass in this high energy salute to Noir!! Bravo!!”
-Helen Young, Calgary 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

Edmonton Fringe Dates

  • Thur, Aug 16 – 10pm *half priced at box office only*
  • Fri, Aug 17 – 2:15pm
  • Sat, Aug 18 – 4:45pm
  • Tues, Aug 21 – 6:30pm
  • Wed, Aug 22 – 12pm
  • Sat, Aug 25 – 9:30pm

Edmonton Venue

#8 Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
(8426 – Gateway Blvd) 

Edmonton Tickets

Touring Cast & Crew

Trevor Matheson – Actor 1/Writer/Director/Set & Props
Melissa Dorsey – Actor 2/Writer/Director/Sound & Light Design

Production Team

Krista Marushy – Assistant Director
Dave Kovac – Assistant Sound Design/Tech Operator
Dale Marushy – Assistant Set Design
Brad Hunter – Photographer
Steven Morton – Poster Design

Social Media

Facebook: @TheatricallyObsessed
Twitter: @TheatricallyObs

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

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