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Schedule of madness for the Atlantic Fringe Festival

Tickets are available at the stage or up to one hour before the performance at the Fringe kiosk, which is located at Neptune Studio Theatre (1593 Argyle)---except for Sept. 2-4, when it moves to the Khyber ICA (1588 Barrington). Theatre times can change without notice so be sure to check the website for the final schedule, or call 471-7081.

VENUES:Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 GottingenDANSpace, 1531 GraftonKhyber ICA, 1588 BarringtonNeptune Imperial Room,
1593 ArgyleNeptune Studio Theatre,
1593 Argyle

SCHEDULE:

2B (Or Not 2B) A.A. Amirault (Halifax). Frazzled, fuzzy Franny is always looking for love in the wrong places. Comedy, 30min. The Imperial Room, Neptune Theatre, Thursday, Aug. 28, 7pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 8:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 8pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 2:15pm, 10pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 2:15pm, 9:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 3:45pm, 9pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 8pm. $6

Alastair MacDonald: Songs From the Plays A concert by singer/songwriter Alastair Macdonald (Dartmouth). Cabaret, 60min. Khyber 3, Thursday, Aug. 27, 8pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 8:30pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 4pm, 9pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 4:15pm, 7:30pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 4:15pm, 7:30pm; Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8pm; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 8pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 4:15pm, 7:30pm; 
Sunday, Sept. 7, 4pm. $6

BelinDance Greatest Hips! BelinDance (Halifax). The premiere belly Dance troupe presents a feast for the eyes, ears and abdomen. Fantastic! Dance, 65min. Neptune Studio Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 28, 8:15pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 7pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 3:45pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 8:15pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 8pm. $10Bone Jacked/Singing Seven at the Heat-Rise Jonathon Borden and Stewart Delo (Halifax). Two plays explore the labyrinth of human relationships. Performance art, 30min and 50min. Bus Stop Theatre, Thursday, Aug. 28, 10:30pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 6pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 5pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 8:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 4pm. $5

Cross-SectionsSarah Johnson, John Marshall (St. John). A mixed-media installation and collaboration of film and Dance work. Dance, 45min. DANSpace, Friday, Aug. 29, 7:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 6pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 6pm, 9:30pm. $8

Crown Hill CemeteryLisa Haas (Brooklyn, NY). New York City “Mondayologist” presents a morbidly funny tale about growing up next to a burial ground in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Comedy, 50min. Khyber 2, Friday, Aug. 29, 8:15pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 7:30pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 3:15pm, 9pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 5pm; Tuesday, Sept. 2, 10:15pm; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 8:15pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 6pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 7:30pm. $10

The Decaffination of Kofi Annan Noel James (Wales, UK). An hour’s show of comic material from the minstrel of understatement. Improv, 60min. Khyber 1, Thursday, Aug. 28, 8:30pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 4pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 8:15pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 6:45pm; Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:30pm; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:45pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 5:30pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 4pm. $10

Destination UnknownJane Langille (Halifax). A journey through one girl’s life and thoughts, mixed with music and segments about the absurdity of modern-day life. Comedy, 40min. Imperial Room, Thursday, Aug. 28, 9pm. Friday, Aug. 29, 9:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 4:30pm, 6:45pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 4:30pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 4:30pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 9pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 4:30pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 4:30pm, 7:45pm. $6

Dog TownBud Hunter (Halifax). A story of a man whose life has gone to the dogs. Performance art, 45min. Khyber 3, Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:30pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 10pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 7:15pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 6pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 6:15pm, 9:15pm; Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:30pm; Thursday, Sept. 4, 8:30pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 6:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 7:15pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 8:15pm. $4

Don’t Wanna Make My Brown Eyes BlueTaryn Della (Halifax). Fringe hit winner returns with a character-based one-woman performance piece that will cause laughter and tears. Spoken word, 45 minutes. Bus Stop Theatre, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 9:15pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 2:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 1:30pm, 8:15pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 2:30pm. $7

Gay White TrashMichael Best (Halifax). After a smash, sold-out debut run in 2005, this Comedy garnered tons of Robert E. Merritt Award nominations for exposing a new shade of gay. Comedy, 65min. Bus Stop Theatre, Saturday, Aug. 30, 5:45pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 7:45pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 6pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 6:45pm. $10

GiggleKaylon Fraser (Halifax). God’s going through a midlife crisis and cannot afford to buy a red convertible. Drama, 45min. Neptune Studio Theatre, Friday, Aug. 29 10pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 2pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 8:15pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 5:15pm. $5

Half Past ThreeAnne Doyle and Sher Claine (Halifax). In every picture-perfect town, there lies a seedy underbelly. Comedy, 40min. Khyber 2, Thursday, Aug. 28, 7pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 2:15, 8:45pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 3:30; Thursday, Sept. 4, 6pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 3:15pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 8:30pm. $6

Honey and Jupiter Meghan Hubely (Halifax). The play examines one of life’s most intimate relationships; a relationship with an eating disorder. Drama, 60min. Bus Stop Theatre, Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:45pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 8pm, 10:30pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 6:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 5:15pm. $5

In My Opinion...(The Mad, Mad Diary of A Menopausal Mama)Tanya Belliveau (Deep Brook). Birth, death and everything in between are on the agenda in this madcap. Improv, 30min. Imperial Room, Thursday, Aug. 28, 8pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 7:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 9pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 3:30pm, 7:45pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 4:30pm, 7:15pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 8pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 5pm, 8:15pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 2:30pm, 4:45pm. $5

Jest In Mind (Halifax)Trevor Poole (Halifax). Presents a series of problems in mind-reading and thought transference. Magic, Khyber 1, Thursday, Aug. 28, 7:15pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 10pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 4pm, 9:30pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 5:30pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 5:30pm; Tuesday, Sept. 2, 7:15pm; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 9:30pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 7:15pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 2:45pm. $8

Jesus and Buddha Purple Octagan Theatre (Halifax). What would The Messiah and The Enlightened One do if they got together? Create the world, of course, or maybe go to war. Comedy, 60min. Khyber 2, Friday, Aug. 29, 6:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 6pm; Sunday, Aug. 31 4:30pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 7:45pm; Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:45pm; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 9:15pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 6pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 7pm. $10

JewelDarlene MacNevin (Halifax). A funny, warm and touching tale of one woman’s struggle to find answers and meaning in what seems like a senseless tragedy. Drama, 60min. Khyber 1, Friday, Aug. 29, 7:15pm, Saturday, Aug. 30, 6:45pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 4pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 4pm, 8:15pm; Thursday, Sept. 4, 7:15pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 4pm, 6:45pm; Sunday, Sept. 7 6:45pm. $7

Joe: The Perfect ManRachelle Elie (Toronto). After losing his job, Joe’s passion to play all the lead roles in The Scottish Play explodes to the surface. He stumbles upon a Macbeth open-call audition, and sees it as his one chance to fulfill his destiny. Comedy, 60min. Neptune Studio Theatre, Friday, Aug. 29, 7pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 3:45pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 8:30pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 6:45pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 10pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 3:45pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 5:30pm. $10

Legends of CanadaChris Denholm (Toronto). Join storyteller Chris Denholm as he explores the legends, history and poetry of this great country. Storytelling, 60min. Khyber 3, Thursday, Aug. 28, 9:30pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 7pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 5:45pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 2:45pm, 9:15pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 2:45pm; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 8pm; Thursday, Sept. 4, 7pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 9:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 3:45pm. $4

Life is a Cabaret Saints Alive! Theatre Society (Dartmouth). The story of two people, finding and losing love together, told through songs spanning decades of musical theatre. Cabaret, 80min. Neptune Theatre Studio, Thursday, Aug. 28, 6:30pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 8:30pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 5pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 4:45pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 6:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 8:30pm. $8

Limits Optional: Attempt #2The Room (Halifax). An eight-hour Dance/multidisciplinary creation period with recognized local artists. Finished pieces will be presented that evening. Dance, 60min. DANspace, Saturday, Aug. 30, 4:30pm, 7:30pm. $7.

Me & JosephineLeslie Carvery (Halifax). A wonderful blending of the lives of Josephine Baker and Nova Scotian Dancer Leslie Carvery. Dance, 60min. DANSpace, Thursday, Aug. 28, 7:15pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 6:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 9pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 5pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 2pm, 9pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 3:15pm. $10

Medea ReduxMary Fay Coady (Halifax). A modern, one-woman show, written by Neil LaBute, based on Euripides’ Greek tragedy, Medea. Drama, 45min. Bus Stop Theatre, Friday, Aug. 29, 6:45pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 3:45pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 3:45pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 7:45pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 2:45pm. $5

My First Moustache Neil Cameron (Toronto). An awkward 31-year-old sets out to grow his first moustache. Improv, 40min. Bus Stop Theatre, Thursday, Aug. 28, 8:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 4:30pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 2:30pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 1:30pm. $8

Never Has BeenCorey Poirer (Eastern Passage). The story of a seasoned performer as shared through humorous, thought-provoking Spoken word, storytelling and music. Storytelling/Music, 45min. Khyber 1, Thursday, Aug. 28, 10pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 5:30pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 6:45pm; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 8:30pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 10pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 6:45pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 5:30pm. $5.

Opening MorningStephen Pitman (Dartmouth). Why not a play about a playwright? Comedy, 25min. Khyber 2, Thursday, Aug. 28, 8:15pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 3:30pm, 9:45pm; Thursday, Sept. 4, 8:30pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 8:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 10pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 4:30pm. $3

Senior Deex Variety Spectacular Featuring Soledad y Papa FrescoSenior Deex (Mexico). Finally, the long awaited arrival of Senior Deex in Halifax, accompanied by the musical stylings of Soledad y Papa Fresco. Variety Show, 120min. Bus Stop Theatre, Saturday, Aug. 30, 8pm. $10

Soul ExpressionsKendra MacLeod (Halifax). Come out for an evening of soul and funk in this something-for-everyone Dance show. Dance, 60min. DANSpace, Monday, Sept. 1, 5:30pm, 7:30pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 8:15pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 6:30pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 5:30pm. $6

Southern Time Tim Bartsch (Toronto). Born of the ’70s, T, an alien from another world, enters Dreamer through his dreams, eventually turning a young, depressed, HIV-ridden misfit into an international rock star. Drama/Musical, 90min. Khyber 2, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8:15pm; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:45pm; Thursday, Sept. 4, 9:45pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 8:30pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 2pm. $10

SwelleSarah English (Halifax). Performer Sarah English asked four female writers to create a piece based on the simple idea of a major moment in a young woman’s life. Drama, 40min. Bus Stop Theatre, Friday, Aug. 29, 9:30pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 3:15pm; Sunday, 
Aug. 31, 5pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 9:30pm; 
Friday, Sept. 5, 9:45pm. $6

The Confidence GameEva Madden (Halifax). Tobin is a struggling actor who has just lost another role to his best friend Johnny. Now he thinks he may have lost the beautiful Isobel to him as well. See The Coast’s conversation with playwright Eva Madden on page 122. Drama, 60 min. Neptune Studio Theatre, Friday, Aug. 29, 8:30pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 5:15pm; Sunday Aug. 31, 7pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 6:45pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 4:15pm. $7

Wild AbandonKyle Gillis (Halifax). A dark Comedy by Daniel MacIvor looks into the insight of Steve, and an egg in a cage. Comedy, 45min. Khyber 2, Thursday, Aug. 28, 9:15pm; Friday, Aug. 29, 9:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 4:30pm; Sunday, Aug. 31, 6pm; Monday, Sept. 1, 6:30pm; Friday, Sept. 5, 10:30pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 4:30pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 5:30pm. $7

WingmanA.A. Amirault (Halifax). The prequel to last year’s Fringe hit A Bar Scene. Tom and Mark return as two guys looking for the right woman to come their way. Comedy, 40min. Khyber 1, Friday, Aug. 29, 
8:45pm; Saturday, Aug. 30, 8:15pm; Monday Sept. 1 2:45pm; Thursday, Sept. 4, 8:45pm; Saturday, Sept. 6, 2:15pm; Sunday, Sept. 7, 8:15pm. $8

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