Nothing says early September like costumed actors on Argyle Street trying to lure you into darkened theatres, equipped only with charm and lovingly designed flyers. It's no cult: it's the Atlantic Fringe Festival, which runs from September 3 to 13 at five venues around town.
There are over 25 productions this year---you've got your comedies and dramas, your brave solo monologues, a few musicals and dance numbers. Dark comedy Jill and Jack, starring Lisa Rose Snow and Ian Mullan, is the first original play by Trrrash Productions, who recently wowed with its Pride production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. DaPoPo and Metamorphic Theatre join forces for What about Luv?, a musical farce about love and deceit, set on a New York bridge. Dylan Edward's heavy metal musical The Overlord looks like it has the potential to rock you off the planet.
For a more interactive experience, there's CHUG, contemporary dance performed in and around the busy Economy Shoe Shop. Normally this would be reason for concern, except when it's SINS (Sometime in Nova Scotia), a collective of dancers that includes Jacinte Armstrong, Susanne Chui and Sara Coffin. Visit atlanticfringe.ca for the full schedule, show descriptions and some of the most affordable ticket prices going.
posted by LARA LEWIS, Dec 15/16
2016 in Theatre by a Frustrated LGBTQ Indigenous Woman. comments 7
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Dec 15/16
Best of the stage in 2016, as chosen by theatre reviewer Michael Lake. comments 0
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Dec 8/16
Have some uncomfortable holiday laughs with a performance of David Sedaris’ stories. comments 1
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Dec 1/16
Nostalgic and futuristic: a good combo comments 0
posted by LARA LEWIS, Nov 24/16
Classic east coast “cultural-isms” abound in Eastern Front Theatre’s latest. comments 0
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Nov 17/16
Terrible Machiavellian leader, hitting too close to home? comments 0