After a six-city tour on the Canadian Fringe circuit last summer, The Disney Delusion is back at the Grindstone Theatre for two special performances to kick off an international tour including runs at the Orlando and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Award-winning comedian and playwright Leif Oleson-Cormack pushes confessional comedy to its limits in this show about a methodically moronic plan to double-down on unrequited love through a disastrous trip to Disneyland. Featuring criminal acts, surgically-altered sugar daddies, Sinatra impersonators, and a cynically-charged “coming out,” this (unfortunately) true story is not to be missed.
“Leif Oleson-Cormack shows how two things — storytelling skill and pure fearlessness — can make for truly captivating theatre.”
-The Edmonton Journal
“[T]he show is an unusual fusion of stand-up comedy and theatre. And it capitalizes on the particular appeals of both — the bright forward energy (and sharp-eyed comic observations) of the former, the narrative structure and momentum of the latter. Both the current and the younger Leif’s occupy the stage, in a vivid way. And they make great company for a Fringe hour.”
“This is a great one-person autobiographical Fringe show — it’s a honest story above love that manages to be very funny, even though there are some darker moments in this tale. Oleson-Cormack is very likeable and combined with a story full of twists, he keeps the audience engaged in his adventure.”
-UMFM Theatre Reviews
“Feverish, funny and fantastical, this adventure delivers entertainment on all fronts. Love it.”
Nominated for the Just for Laughs Award for Outstanding English Comedy in the Frankie Awards (2022 Montreal Fringe)
About the performer:
Before venturing into the world of standup comedy, Leif Oleson-Cormack was an award-winning Juilliard-trained playwright who designed video games for a living. Since then, he’s been performing his tightly written, storytelling-driven style of comedy for audiences all across North America. He was the winner of the 2019 Calgary FunnyFest Comedy Competition and has been featured in the Park Slope Comedy Festival, The Edmonton Fringe Festival, and the District Queer Comedy Festival. His play Dead Peasants was the winner of 2012 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Award and he is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center.
May 12th, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
May 14th, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
10019 81 Ave NW, Edmonton
General Admission: $18
Student Admission: $15
Tickets available at the door or in advance at: https://www.showpass.com/disneydelusion/