Friday, September 08, 2006

Soul Food at the Fringe: Sep 7-17

Fringe fare that involves PT folk is posted over at the Pacific Theatre blog; THE DIARY OF ADAM AND EVE, CAUGHT IN THE ACT, MOXIE, 64 AND NO MORE LIES. Here are some other titles which may (or may not!) supplement up your RDA of soul food. Check the Fringe website for actual performance times (when not given below).

by Andrew Bailey
Best Solo Show, Victoria Fringe Festival 2005. "It's more than pretty good, it's pretty good plus one." -- TJ Dawe. A comic drama about religious obsession which has "the power to make modern audiences squirm -- squirming that is brilliantly relieved by Bailey's witty, funny performance." -- Victoria News. A play about keeping your faith without losing your mind.
Venue: Studio 16
Sep 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 17
A friend emailed me: "Just saw SCRUPULOSITY at the Fringe. I think it's excellent. Very funny, moving at times, and a smart exploration of faith."

Eastside Story Guild
Venue: Grandview Calvary Baptist Church (1803 E 1st Ave)
An intergenerational cast of dozens presents the life of King David in operatic spectacle. Special feature: authentic Yaqui dancing that evokes the spirit of God. Eight scenes include the toppling of Dagon, the slaying of Goliath, and David's pursuit of Bathsheba. Eastside Story Guild has been going for eight years. If Cecil B. DeMille could have a stage in East Vancouver, this is what you'd get!
Sat Sep 9 @ 2:30
Fri Sep 15 @ 7:30
Sat Sep 16 @ 2:30

Celebrating his twentieth-year at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, Jacques Lalonde's new play celebrates Moms, Magic and Miracles.
Carousel Theatre Studio, 1411 Cartwright Street on Granville Island.
Directed by Jack Paterson.
Friday Sept 8 7:00 pm
Saturday Sept 9 9:30 pm
Sunday Sept 10 9:30 pm
Tuesday Sept 12 8:30 pm
Wednesday Sept 13 8:30 pm
Friday Sept 15 8:30 pm
Saturday Sept 16 6:00 pm
Sunday Sept 17 7:45 pm

by Barry Smith
A disillusioned dishwasher from Aspen, Colorado, thinks he has overcome his fundamentalist upbringing, until he discovers Jesus has returned – and is living in Montana! He quits his job, packs his bags and hitchhikes to meet this Jesus guy, eventually joining the small cult. A true story! This autobiographical, multi-media comedy won Outstanding Solo Show at the 2005 NY Fringe Festival!
Venue: Waterfront Theatre
Sep 10, 11, 14, 16, 17

The Gospel according to Monster Theatre! Ever wonder what Jesus was up to in between the ages of 13 and 30? Or how Jesus reacted when told – “Joseph isn’t your real father!” Find out in JESUS CHRIST: The Lost Years - a divinely inspired comedy. From the creators of ‘Confessions of a Class Clown’, ‘FRINGE SHOW: A Love Story’, ‘THE BIG ROCK SHOW’ and ‘THE CANADA SHOW’ “Hilarious! Brilliant! Don’t Miss it!”
Venue: Arts Club Granville Island
Sep 9, 12, 13, 15, 16

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