Thursday, August 28, 2014

your pt guide to the vancouver fringe festival

As usual, the Vancouver Fringe Festival's calendar is full of PT artists doing their thing!  Here is your PT-friendly guide.


Canadian Comedy Award Winning Sketch troupe Peter n' Chris are back with a brand new, hilarious, wild-west adventure! These festival favs have earned several Best of Fest awards nationally and internationally, gaining a following for their hysterical, inventive and physical sketch comedy style. Peter n' Chris also write for CBC's The Irrelevant Show.

Co-written and performed by Peter Carlone (THE FOREIGNER).

JESUS MADE ME FUNNY by Craig Erickson

An insurance salesman, fearful of slipping into a mid-life crisis, becomes increasingly convinced and inspired that God wants him to be a stand-up comedian, and perhaps even the next big reality TV superstar.

Written and performed by Craig Erickson (LEAVE OF ABSENCE).

MY BEAUTIFUL MONSTER by Stephanie Elgersma

Annie was raised to be sexually pure until she was married. But when she still hasn't met anyone by the age of 30, she starts to question what she believes, and if stifling her sexual instincts actually may have done more harm than good. Adapting Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Stephanie weaves a story of delight, shame, curiosity, and grace.

Written and performed by Stephanie Elgersma (THE GREAT DIVORCE).

THE CHARIOT CITIES by Harrison Mooney (music by Bryan Binnema)

Johnny Cash. Janis Joplin. Jim Morrison. A life on the road takes its toll on people-watch what it does to an entire family. The Chariot Cities follows the drug addled, lovelorn lives of the Stackhouse family; folk icon and father Jack, his legendary sweetheart Wendy, and their kids: up-and-comer Julian and his indy-rock sister Beata, in a desperate quest to heal their past, define their present, and find harmony in the midst of a pivotal family disaster.

Featuring Jeff Gladstone (MEASURE FOR MEASURE), Steven Greenfield (THE SPITFIRE GRILL), and stage managed by Lois Dawson (ESPRESSO).

LITTLE ONE by Hannah Misovitch

Joanna Maratta Award and Cultchivating the Fringe Award winners, Alley Theatre (Tape, Wicked Shorts, Mrs. Warren's Profession), return with a suburban horror. Aaron's a good kid. His adopted sister Claire's a monster. After years in an asylum-she's back. "Is she saying she's going to kill me, out of love?" An utterly frightening tale of life with a sociopath. Part of the brand-new Fringe Dramatic Works Series.

Featuring Daniel Arnold (HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE).

...DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING by Beverley Elliott

Thanked by Clint Eastwood, snubbed by Tony Danza, now plays Granny on ABC's cult hit Once Upon a Time, over 100 film/tv/theatre credits, Vancouver's beloved Beverley Elliott takes us on an irreverent autobiographical jaunt from small town Ontario to gay bars and red carpets. A show for anyone trying to stumble through life with humour and a little grace.

Directed by Kerry Sandomirsky (COMMUNION).

DIRTY OLD WOMAN by Loretta Seto

Is finding true love impossible for a divorced woman in her 50s? After trying to date older men in their 60s, Nina meets Gerry, an exciting man 20 years her junior. When they begin a relationship, the sparks fly in more ways than one. Unexpected judgments, surprising turns, and double standards are exposed in this funny and revealing play.

Featuring Robert Salvador (ESPRESSO), Emmelia Gordon (MEASURE FOR MEASURE), and Alison Kelly (MEASURE FOR MEASURE).

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