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With over 200 shows at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, it can be a bit of a challenge to settle on a fantastic show to see. Look below to find a round-up of a shows that we’ve enjoyed!
Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable
Cascading from comic to dark, this one-woman show follows Miss Katelyn’s last-ditch effort to prepare her students (the audience) for the inevitable dangers of the world that will befall them.
Life is a Musical
One lucky audience member will become the star of the show as the cast improvises a one-of-a-kind and hilarious musical about their life.
Letters to West 113th
As he shares the story of an incredible mindreader that even stumped Harry Houdini, mentalist Jeff Newman will leave you stunned as well at the end of his show filled with impressive mind tricks.
Searching for Dick: A Paranormal Comedy
Based on a true story, Tara Travis may cause you to question everything you believe as she seeks out mediums in order to receive her in-laws approval from beyond the grave.
What’s Wrong With You?
In her riotously funny one-woman show, Amber Nash (the voice behind Archer‘s Pam Poovey) recounts the hits and misses in her acting career and the wack-a-doo characters she’s met on the way.
Actors Belinda Cornish and Mat Busby sizzle in this Harold Pinter adaptation about a couple that appears to live amicably together by taking on lovers — but nothing is certain when the lights dim.
The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper
Perhaps the most Canadian story at the fringe, Corin Raymond shares the heart-warming story of how most of the country came together to help him fund an entire album with Canadian Tire money.
Double Double: The Musical
Calling all Tim Hortons obsessives — this truly Canadian musical features vignettes that explore Canada’s most cherished and patriotic coffee shops.
The No Bull$#!% History of Canada
It’s the social studies class you always wish you could have taken, as Kyle Allatt pulls the 11 most interesting and quirky people from out of Canada’s history book in this one-of-a-kind lesson.
Subway Stations of the Cross
Stretching the boundaries of storytelling, spoken-word performer Ins Choi relates the story of how his mother always wanted him to be a preacher and his journey to be an artist that led him to have three profound interactions with homeless men on subway-station platforms.
Truth or Dare
Lindsay Mullan and Jamie Northan raise the stakes of improv to a whole new level as they dare each other to do risque things with audience members or reveal embarrassing truths from their pasts.
Eating Pasta Off the Floor
Flawless shifting between several diverse characters, Maria Grazia Affinito tells the story of her complicated relationship with her eccentric mother and the trip to Italy that brought them closer together.
In this tightly wound play, a conversation between a distraught mother and an emotionally overwhelmed teacher will leave you in suspense until the very end as everyone tries to understand what happened to a student.
After their grandmother’s death, two estranged brothers must travel across Western Canada to bury her in a small Saskatchewan hometown in this touching family tale by master storyteller Sam Mullins.
The Edmonton Fringe runs until August 23! To buy tickets to any of these shows, please visit the website.