Monday, September 01, 2008

Vancouver Fringe Festival: Tina Teeninga recommends...

Tina's lovely one-woman-show THE SADDEST GIRL IN THE WORLD took her to a couple of other Canadian fringe festivals, and she got a good look as some of the shows that will be onstage here in September's fest. Here are her recommendations...

Hello my Theatre-going and loving friends,

I really encourage you to go out and see at least one Fringe show. There is some remarkable talent at The Fringe this year. Here are shows I reccommend, and a little about why:

-Crude Love: A suspenseful, romantic comedy with ethics. Highly recommended. Funny, sexy, structurally and wonderfully entertaining script, great acting.

-The Sputniks: A drama, with comedy, about a family who escapes from the USSR. Beautiful script, lovely acting. Often compared to my show, The Saddest Girl in the World.

-The Spy: A farce of spy shows and of mime. Very funny!!

-Mr. Fox: Engaging performance about the man behind the mascot. Very high energy and quite funny.

-Boom: Highly idiosyncratic, eccentric and funny show about a man who makes bombs. I really enjoyed it.

-Die Roten Punkte: This is the show everyone goes to. It’s good, especially if you like funny, quirky performances that spoof Nick Cave, The White Stripes or Emo.

-Totem Figures: This isn’t a play, but a stand-up-monologue. I found it fascinating and inspiring. A really good one for artists, as it more than validates what we do for a living.

Of course, there are so many shows that I haven’t seen at this year’s Fringe Festival. A lot of them are sure to be excellent. (Confessions, La Mexicaine de Perforation & Old Growth are ones that caught my eye.)
Take a risk – try out a show you know nothing about!

All the best,


Tina Teeninga | Otherwise Productions
The Saddest Girl in the World

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