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Basic Training

Presented by Fringe Theatre
  • Kahlil Ashanti
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Written and performed by Kahlil Ashanti, Basic Training chronicles Ashanti’s time on tour as a comedian, actor, dancer, and soldier while enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a member of the elite entertainment troupe ‘Tops in Blue.’ Less than 24 hours before departing for boot camp, a life-altering event forces him home to face the childhood he was trying so hard to forget. A staggering twenty-three characters, all dexterously played by Ashanti, guide Audiences through this award-winning true story.

Language: English


  • Storytelling
  • One-person show

Community: Edmonton

Start Date: April 16, 2024
Closing Date: April 27, 2024

  • Dark Mondays
  • Dark Sundays

Fringe Theatre Arts Barn: Backstage Theatre
10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9
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