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(Thunder)CATS

From the writers of Jason Kenney's Hot Boy Summer, (Thunder)CATS is an original musical satire of Broadway's "most loved" feline musical, with less plot, tighter leotards and one throbbing mystical sword! "***** A must-see! - Daze Magazine", "Hilarious!" -Alberta Theatre Guide

subvenue The Luther Center

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1-MAN NO-SHOW

"Favourite show of the year"- Jem Rolls From the minds of Academy Award Winner Gordon Neill (on Lights) and Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Isaac Kessler, from 2-MAN NO-SHOW (★★★★★), comes a solo show that asks: #WhatIsArt?#IsThouArt?#WhereArtThough?#Romeo (plz call/text me at 402-⁠782-⁠5338⁠ when/if I/you need help)

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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A Grave Mistake

A spooky-funny show where YOU decide what happens next! Two swindlers vs. botched seances, bungled graverobbing, & horrid hauntings. Will they make A GRAVE MISTAKE?!?! 2x Edmonton-Best-of-Fest Creators of Beau & Aero, Bella Culpa, & Bad Habits. "Physical Comedy at its best!" -London Free Press. ****.5 -SaskatoonStarPhoenix

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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A Life, with Surprises (and Songs)

Get ready for an hour filled with fun & fascinating stories (and songs) from a celebrity-studded life. BUT there's a mystery - is any of it real? Expert storyteller Brian Ault weaves together his entertaining tales and songs. And would he lie to you?

subvenue Acacia Hall

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AWAY, NOW - The World's Most Desired Destination

18X Best of Fest Winners and International Fringe Favorites Return! Flight of the Concords meets Pee-Wee's Playhouse in this HILARIOUS, SONG-FILLED VARIETY SHOW FOR ADULTS guaranteed to be the Greatest Performance of a Travel Guide to a Place You Can't Go! Past shows: ***** Free Press ***** Edmonton Sun

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Absolute Magic

Join world-class magician and VIP entertainer Keith Brown. He has inspired wonder in over 22 countries & counting! Chosen Toronto's BEST magician & he's not even from Toronto... "Very Entertaining" - Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland "You're Incredible" - Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters "WOW!" - Joe Thornton, NHL

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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African Folktales with Erik de Waal

The hit show is back! 500,000 kids on 5 continents loved African Folktales. Talking giraffes, zany zebras, galumphing elephants and much more magic. South African folk tales come to vibrant life through storytelling, puppetry, physical comedy and lots of laughs. "It's superb. Don't miss it." (CBC Winnipeg) *****

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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All in the Timing

Flirtations, falsehoods, and faux pas abound in four celebrated short plays by David Ives! Join the Fringe's favourite troupe of performing lawyers to discover whether love is a SURE THING, ponder WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, enter THE PHILADELPHIA, and learn THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE in this benefit for the Varscona Theatre.

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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All of Human History in 7 Stories

Can George tell the story of human existence in one hour? Find out as you discover why Ghengis Khan was the original gangster, a giraffe is the ultimate status symbol, and Marie Antoinette's court was basically the lunch room from Mean Girls. From the creator of "I Lost on Jeopardy"

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Ally Anne

Life in small town Vulcan, Alberta is tricky enough without adding an alien to the mix, and when one lands on the Grover brothers' ranch it's up to them to navigate what it really means to be human. This brand new musical might just be out of this world!

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Anna Saves the Marsh

Anna has always felt safer surrounded by animals and nature than people. When her special place, Ogden's Marsh, is threatened by an evil developer, it's up to Anna to save it. A story about how we are all more capable than we can even imagine.

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Are you lovin' it?

***** Winner of Media Pick at Edmonton Fringe 2019. GUMBO Theatre in a wacky romp that is distinctly Japanese. A hit at Fringe Fests across the US and Canada. Take a Japanese TV game show, mix in anime, Krazy Kitty and Businessman. "kooky, edgy, cartoon-like ...the strangest show" -Edmonton Journal

subvenue The Luther Center

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BLACK EYE a standup comedy special

***** "HILARIOUS, EMPOWERING & VULNERABLE." - CBC. Multi-award-winning Standup Comedian and ​Storyslam Champion, Stephanie Morin-Robert, recounts her ​rocky childhood, first ​pregnancy,​​ ​and epic 56-hour labor as she mines laughs from her most embarrassing sex story yet​.​ As seen on Just For Laughs, The Moth, and your mom's fridge.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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BLINDSIDE (work-in-progress en français)

Avec l'aide de mon chat, une paire de lunettes de soleil et un pouvoir magique indésirable... je découvre que j'ai ce qu'il faut pour affronter mes intimidateurs dans ma nouvelle école et accepter mon handicap. Un melange d'histoires personnelles, d'humour, et de marionettes mettant en vedette mon �"il de verre.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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Bedwetter

You've heard the jokes about bedwetters, but have you listened to the stories? Tamlynn recounts her sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, and completely true story of becoming a woman while still feeling like a child. "***** - Wonderfully crafted, funny, and touching" (Theatre in London) "A must-see" (Hamilton Today)

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Big Stupid Improv Show

The Big Stupid Improv show is the all-star improv jam show! Created by Wes Borg for the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, THE BIG STUPID IMPROV SHOW is all about bringing together a random assortment of performers who are thrown together in a big, fun improv jamboree! It's Big! It's Stupid! And it's an Improv Show!

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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Blackout Presents: WILD TIMES

Scintillating, Illuminating, phantasmagorical--just some hot words I googled to pull you in. ADVERTISING. Featuring the annoying couple next to you and a doorway to the sketch comedy multiverse, Blackout presents WILD TIMES. If you're a fan of Baroness Von Sketch, Auntie Donna or SNL you'll love @blackoutyeg.

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Blueberries are Assholes

Fringe legend TJ Dawe (Medicine, The Slipknot) riffs on food, language and the human body. "This guy's headed for the stand-up hall of fame" - the Georgia Straight. "Dawe can actually make you hurt with laughter" - Montreal Gazette. "Come see what a real virtuoso can do" - Edmonton Journal

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Booger Red

Booger Red survives a rough childhood, becoming a renowned Hellfire and Brimstone Southern Baptist preacher. Can Preacher's Kid Jimmy emerge from under his shadow, finding his own unique voice? If you've ever had a dream or a daddy, Loucks' passionate solo performance is for you. "Riveting" **** Winnipeg Free Press

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Brother Love's Good Time Gospel Hour

Brother Love and his Gospelletes are here to save souls. Come hear them sing and preach about God's love, the glory of lust, the spiritual power of cocaine, the wonder of tax-deductible donations, and why he needs a new Gulfstream. Blessing and miracles assured! Get saved at this sacrilegious revival

subvenue The de Villars Jones LLP Stage

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Butcher

An old man who is wearing a military uniform, a Santa hat and a butcher's hook is dumped at a police station. A lawyer, detective, and translator must work together to unravel the truth behind a past that will not stay buried and a decades-old quest for justice.

subvenue Sugar Swing Ballroom

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COWS

COWS! TRUMPETS! DRAGONS! ALIENS?! Join The Cowtown Collection for a show of brass theatre: music, movement, and storytelling like you've never seen before. Cheer as MechaCow battles Cowzilla, sneer at the motley Jester's evil plans, and feel awe as we journey to the distant planet of Bovine-9.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Caroline's Got Talent?

A Musical Comedy. Caroline Stokes has big dreams of seeing her name in lights but she's losing hope. When a sign from above ruffles her feathers, she sings and dances her way onto a talent show where she faces her inner demons. Is this her Big Beak? Or rather, Break?!

subvenue The Luther Center

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Charade

Putting the Who's Who in Whodunnit, Charade is a 3-hander stage adaptation of the 1963 murder mystery caper of the same name starring Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Walter Matthau. Murder, intrigue, witty banter, assassins in pajamas and more awaits you in Twin Flames Theatrical Productions premier production, Charade!

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

What is real and what is illusion? Can you become someone just because you want to? This play is a funny, provocative and powerful exploration of identity, with elements of the absurd and dark, Chaplinesque farce mixed in.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Chase Padgett: Lucky Break

Fringe Veteran Chase Padgett (6 Guitars, Nashville Hurricane) uses his voice, guitar, and storytelling in this new show about taking care of his mother and becoming a semi-finalist on Fox's newest unscripted singing show, "Alter Ego." ***** "Padgett is a virtuoso guitar player and deft actor." - CBC

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Chuckle Ruckus

Chuckle Ruckus is a gut busting sketch comedy group that seeks to offer you only the most unhinged content. During our show you will transcend time and space and be taken to a never before seen realm of the universe.

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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Clip Show

Oh no! After getting trapped in a storage freezer, with a broken elevator, in a building locked from the outside and snowed in, solo sketch comedian Jon Blair embarks on a harrowing trip through his sketchiest memories! He also tries to avoid starvation and madness. But mostly the first thing!

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Conjoined: A New Musical

Being overshadowed by a domineering, popular, and successful brother is bad. What's worse is being attached to him. From the creators of "Cult Cycle" and "Imaginary Friend" (***** gigcity.ca) comes a brand new dark comedy musical about how far one person is willing to go to change his fate.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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Crack in the Mirror

1977: The next meeting of the Orchard Crescent Ladies' Auxiliary will be based around the theme "Mirror Mirror On The Floor.". Snacks will be provided but please bring your own sanitized hand mirror. From the award-winning legendary Fringe team that created Puck Bunnies, Flora & Fawna and BitchSlap!

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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Crisp Trepidation

When tasked with the impossible task of driving his ex-girlfriend's goldfish across Canada, Ant goes on a journey to figure out who he is, with the help of Harry Styles, a sassy DJ, cassette tape diaries, and a Goldfish as his only companions.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Daddy's Boy

Heroes and villains, birds of a feather, oil and water - father and son. Erik de Waal explores the rocky, sometimes exuberant relationship between two people who share the same blood and often very little else. "The South African storytelling machine returns with his most affecting tale yet." ***** (CBC Manitoba)

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Destination Vegas

DESTINATION VEGAS. Cash, Cocaine, and Card-counting. What could possibly go wrong? Three women find themselves on the wrong side of every law. From the company that brought you the Fringe hit DESTINATION WEDDING- a brand new romp in the desert!

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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DieNasty! Edmonton's Live Improvised Soap Opera

An Edmonton comedy institution for 30 years, the Canadian Comedy award-winning completely improvised soap opera, Die-Nasty, returns with their hilarious take on all things Fringe, starring a dazzling assortment of our regular Die-Nasty cast, as well as special Fringe guest stars from all over! Come check out the soapy action!

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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Dirk Darrow: Magic of Future Past

Best of Fest Award -Edmonton Fringe 2015&2017 
 ***** "Incredible" -Edmonton Journal. **** "The best private detective magician mentalist comedian you'll ever see." -Edmonton Sun. Time to sharpen your Blade Runners... 1930's retro collides with futuristic sci-fi in this hilarious time-traveling stage magic spectacle!

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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Doni!

Doni's biggest superpower is being "unique" but as he delves into his one puppet show, insecurities pop up that makes him question if his superpower isn't his curse. Doni is a multimedia performance piece that places the importance of laughter as a form of healing and survival.

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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Donna Carnivora's Killer Party

Wipe the blood off the stereo, throw your hair back, and take a sip of a dirty martini; Donna's throwing a Killer Party and you've made her guest list. She's Marilyn Monroe meets American Psycho, and you don't want to miss the most depraved party in Edmonton.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Drag Me to the Opera

Aida Cupcake is hitting operatic highlights and high notes in the autobiographical revue about how a young tenor ended up at the Fringe in a dress.

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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ECHO

Echo has a dog named Eros. Narcissus is writing his magnum opus. In this modern retelling of the Greek myth, they retell the story of their relationship from each other's perspective, starting from when they first share a mythological look in a club called the Pathless Woods.

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's Germany

"BEST OF FEST" Edmonton Fringe 2015, Eleanor Ramrath Garner's best-selling memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin, adapted into an internationally award-winning performance by her granddaughter Ingrid Garner. ***** "A rare intimacy, superb storytelling and a truly important story to tell." - Adelaide Theatre Guide

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Enron: The Play

Dirtbikes! Corporate malfeasance! Smashmouth! Spreadsheets! Subterfuge! Deregulation of the American energy markets! Private jets! Cowboys! Mark to market accounting! Strippers! Join Rapid Fire Theatre's most dangerously experienced performers in the oversaturated hue of 1999 for a work of historical(ish) non-fiction(ish) so edutaining you'll flop sweat right through your bucket hat.

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Epidermis Circus

"GENIUS PHYSICAL COMEDY." On television, Ingrid puppeteers for the Jim Henson Company and Sesame. EpidermisCircus is a spicy puppet cabaret featuring sassy grandma Florence McFingernails and comedian Lenny the Boob. "HILARIOUS. Her physicality is impeccable. Absurd & profoundly human." -StarPhoenix. By Co-Creator of Merkin Sisters (*****) & Interstellar Elder (*****) ASL Interpreted Performance: Wednesday, August 17th at 5:45 PM

subvenue The Luther Center

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Everybody Knows

EVERYBODY KNOWS is a moody and evocative Dance Theatre Art show set to nine Leonard Cohen cover songs. In this semi-autobiographical, one-woman musical, Rita Sheena creates a spiraling narrative using contemporary dance, post-modern quirk, and the haunting melodies of First Aid Kit.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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FOR SCIENCE!

The Professor and the Lab Assistant are back in their SOLD OUT SMASH HIT. It's Bill Nye the Science Guy meets Blue Man Group in this absurd investigation of instant gratification and celebration of the scientific method. OFFICIAL HOLDOVER 2018, ***** Edmonton Journal, ***** Vue Magazine, "BIG FUN"- 12thnight.ca.

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Fags in Space

Join Luca and Todd at their Christmas home-warming party as they tell the story of how they first met, with a cosmic twist. A gay romance starring two guys - and no one dies at the end.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Fake n' Bake

This is a coming of age story. There will be ups and downs. There will be struggles, and there will be overcoming. There will also be a singalong! ASL Interpreted Performance: Sunday, August 14th at 4:30 PMASL Interpreted Performance: Sunday, August 21st at 4:30 PM

subvenue Lorne Cardinal Theatre

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Falstaff

**** "Jevne commands the stage... outstanding one-man adaptation... his storytelling transports." (Martlet - Victoria Fringe). "Raucous and rollicking... breathes fresh life into Fastolf." (Check the Program). This combination of Shakespeare's buffoon and the actual Sir John Fastolf is a swashbuckling, medieval romp through a life both real and imagined.

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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GORDON'S BIG BALD HEAD: The Sincerest Form of Burglary

Fringe faves and improv titans Jacob Banigan, Mark Meer, and Ron Pederson reunite to improvise their own version of ANY OTHER SHOW AT THE FRINGE! "...masters at their trade, seamlessly inventing stories out of thin air." ***** -National Post "...the three-headed Wayne Gretzky of the improv world." ***** -Edmonton Journal

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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Gay Garbage

Gay Garbage is a sketch comedy show written and performed by Canadian Comedy Award Winner Tom Hearn. Gay Garbage is an ode to queerness featuring BITING satire, original characters and impressions, musical performances that will leave you gagging... 'Hot Ticket' & 'HIT of the fringe' at Halifax Fringe.

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Generic Male: Just What We Need Another Show About Men

Explosive, athletic, visceral physical theatre ruined by a tragic lack of understanding! Twice listed as "Best of the Fest", and winning Critics Choice "Best Show" at Orlando Fringe Festival. PUSH creates a masculinity satire by two well-meaning fools who examine the assumptions that go unquestioned until they are spoken aloud.

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls

Edmonton's FIVE STAR, Award Winning Burlesque Troupe is BACK. Featuring a powerful cast, we will go on a revealing, haunting journey through superstition, lore and tales. You'll be in high spirits after experiencing historical ghost stories, sure to thrill you and chill you to your bones.

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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God Is A Scottish Drag Queen

5 Stars "Non-Stop Brilliant!" Edmonton Journal. The original production that started it all returns for the first time in a decade! God, dressed in a floral powersuit, comes down to set the record straight on everything from Adam & Eve to Star Wars in a hilarious night of comedy.

subvenue Garneau Theatre

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Great & Powerful Tim: Magic Tonight

Comedy and magic collide in this all-new interactive show! It's a magic talk show where the audience is cast to play the celebrity guests, the variety acts, and even the house band. The Great & Powerful Tim presents a brand-new show; blending mind-blowing magic with hilarious improv comedy.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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HOW I MET MY MOTHER

An irresponsible bachelor answers the call to care for his ailing mother, while reckoning with his bad-ass past. A true story of love, family and the power of redemption. 25 year Fringe veteran Jon Paterson premieres his first solo-written show on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit.

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Hacking and Slashing

Jem wants to cut off his arm. Marcus wants to become a Mormon and forget about his past. Two brothers are faced with the challenge of reconciling the people they truly are with the people they want to be.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Half the Battle

A pair of Canadian pilots shot down during WW2 must negotiate the afterlife, but things aren't all they seem. "Crisp and evocative" **** "A sharp blend of comedy and drama." "The only thing I can say about the production is 'Wow!'" "A Triple-R Remarkable performance!"

subvenue The Luther Center

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Happy as Larry

Friar Lawrence, banished from Verona for his involvement in the deaths of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, struggles with feelings of guilt and questions his faith. With interventions from a Prince, a Nurse, a Dog, a dodgy Apothecary and the infamous Lady La-di-dah Lemon-Lipped Capulet he reassesses his life.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Horseface

ALEX DALLAS , Queen of Fringe/Sensible Footwear, stars in HORSEFACE! 4 STARS Orlando Weekly. Alex encounters a manspreader on a train. Funny #MeToo moments, from "an engaging polished storyteller". If you've ever wanted to kick a man in the balls, see Horseface!

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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I'M BATMAN: 89-97

From the Co-writer of 'Kitt & Jane' and 'The War of 1812', comes an all NEW comedy about growing up loving BATMAN. Re-creating the 4 iconic films entwined with real stories about his childhood, Peter Jr's love letter is as silly as it is funny.

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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I'll Have Another

3 bridesmaids accidentally get locked in a wine cellar on the day of their friend's wedding. As the day goes on, bottles of wine get poured and secrets get spilled. Just how well do they know their so called friend, the bride to be?

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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I'm Still Here

No-holds-barred based-on-true-stories musical exposé of a world of aggressive advocates, scheming siblings, and bedpan burnout. Material collected from seniors, shaped by seniors, acted by seniors with humour, wisdom, and drama. Listen to your elders. This production is supported by the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

subvenue Woodcroft Community Hall

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IAGO vs HAMLET

Hamlet The Tragic Dane takes on Othello's bane Iago in a battle of soliloquies within a rented double-booked rehearsal space. A folio of metered verse and blood besides doth make for cracking spectacle, so come anon! Mothers, brothers, star-cross'd lovers, all are welcome! "I LOVE THIS SHOW" - Vancouver Sun

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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Idealistic!

Steven Andrews had an exciting vision of what he thought his life was going to be- it did not happen. Steven will tell the story of his failed hopes... But more importantly he will reveal what he experienced as a medical professional to help him accept his reality as it is.

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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In Search of Cruise Control

In this touching true story, Gangl struggles to give his awkward teenage nephew the sex talk he never asked for and will never forget. ***** "Like Spalding Grey meets Kids in the Hall, Cruise control is f*!cking great!" - Edmonton Journal ***** - CBC Edmonton Best of the Fest WINNER

subvenue The de Villars Jones LLP Stage

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Is This Yours?

Storyteller Al Lafrance (2X Just For Laughs Award winner, 5X Best of Fest) returns with a tale of unexpected treasure and unmerciful corporate heathens. If you've ever regretted throwing something out, this show is for you! ***** "A must-see for anyone who has a heart" - Edmonton Journal

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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JULIET: A Revenge Comedy

What if JULIET doesn't kill herself? A fast-paced, adventure comedy that follows Juliet on the literary adventure of the century as she recruits a team of Shakespeare's most famous female characters to find out why they've been forced to die! ***** -CBC ****1/2 -Winnipeg Free Press

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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James and the Giant Peach

A musical production performed by youth, for audiences of all ages. "When James accidentally drops some magic crystals on the old peach tree, strange things start happening. The peach starts growing....when James crawls inside, the adventures begin!"

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Jesus Teaches Us Things

Jesus H. (for hardcore) Christ teaches the Holy Bible Christian Assembly's 2nd grade Sunday school class. Come rock out with the guy who can walk on H20, then turn it into wine. From the creator of "The Unsyncables" ***** and "Rivercity the Musical," be entertained, be awestruck, be saved.

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Jimmy Hogg: The Potato King

"Part Rik Mayall, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard... Hysterically tangential." -Now Toronto ***** The award-winning British comedian returns with tales of Dirty Dancing, The Worst Tinder Date Ever & Rambo The Hamster. WARNING: Contains potatoes and some mime. "He's got a wickedly rapid, sometimes bitterly sharp, delivery."- CBC *****

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Josephine, in concert

Winner of over 20 international Awards, the off-Broadway hit combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. This limited run features accompaniment by a live jazz band!

subvenue Garneau Theatre

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Josie & Grace

From the creators of the hit off-Broadway show JOSEPHINE, this new Musical explores the story of the extraordinary friendship between two of the most remarkable women of the 20th Century: legendary singer/dancer/activist/spy Josephine Baker and Academy Award Winner and European Princess, Grace Kelly/Princess Grace of Monaco.

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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LARRY

A complex, fearless and gut-busting portrait of a small-town Canadian dude on a path of self-discovery. Far deeper than it first appears, LARRY's journey into his psyche uncovers more than he expected. "Larry opened me up and took me to a higher plane."- Best of 2019, Colin Thomas ASL Intepretation available on Thursday, August 18 at 17:15.

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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Late Night Cabaret

Fringe Theatre and Rapid Fire Theatre present the Late Night Cabaret; a musically-charged variety show featuring current fringe artists, special guests and our (under) house (arrest) band Ze Punterz.

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Lemon

Sex has never been an easy topic, but in the age of the internet, it's gotten even messier. CJ and his mother, Wendy, separately turn to erotic fanfiction and their family AI assistant, Mya, to figure out their rapidly changing lives. Robots. Oral sex. Butt plugs. Puberty.

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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Let it Flo

Let it Flo is a contemporary dance show about female empowerment. It celebrates our strength, grace, and fierce sisterhood. Set to a compilation of music from Florence + the Machine, Let it Flo is performed by an incredible cast of athletic and emotive dance artists.

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Let's Go Back to the Phones: We Need to Talk

The hilarious improvised radio phone-in from the cast of CBC's Irrelevant Show. You pick the topics for our live phone-in, and choose the "experts" who answer your questions. Want Jason Kenney's advice about pumping gas? Stuart McLean on body piercings? ***** "A festival of belly laughs" (Edmonton Journal)

subvenue Spotlight Cabaret

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Magic And Madness

Magician Chris Gowen is back and better than ever! His 2019 sold out debut became an Edmonton Journal Fringe Favourite and they called him "A master of sleight of hand that will trick you, fool you, charm you, laugh at you and leave you wanting more".

subvenue Thomas Bennett Room

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Mark of the Minotaur

Mysterious ancient writing is discovered on the island of Crete. Does it hold the secrets of the labyrinth, the minotaur, and Ariadne, who helped kill the beast? Based on the true story of deciphering detectives and the myths of Crete and Linear B.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Marv n' Berry presents: This is a Robbery

Leave your valuables at home.

subvenue Sugar Swing Ballroom

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Meatball Séance

Did you hear John Michael has a new boyfriend? He's invited to meet John's mom. But she's deceased... Sad. So he's going to cook her meatballs onstage to summon her from the dead. Yay! Wait, what? "The most outrageous & original show. Don't miss it." -*****, CBC Radio

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Mi Habana Querida - A Dance Musical

"Mi Habana Querida" is an immersion in the rich cultural heritage of Cuba through a dance journey from traditional AfroCuban to the modern styles of today. At the heart of the story are Cubano Pablo and American Tiffany, who fight for their love against the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution.

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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Monique the Unique Unicorn

Everybody knows that unicorns are perfect: they're shiny, beautiful, powerful, and rich. Monique, however, is a unique unicorn. She finds it hard to fit in. It's Monique's uniqueness that will help her overthrow the Queendom. This is a story about embracing the magic of uniqueness to create a better world.

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Mules

What happens when a stripper, a single mom, and a kilo of cocaine meet at the Vancouver airport? Some crazy sh*t... like serious, life-threatening, drug-dealing, friendship-ruining sh*t. MULES by Beth Graham and Daniela Vlaskalic is a hilarious dark comedy about trust, friendship, circumstances and smuggling.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Musical for the Endtimes

Playwrights! Tyrants! Oil! It's the end of the world in Edmonton, Alberta, and young playwright Will gets in over his head when a terrifying cult captures him and forces him to write for their entertainment.

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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My Name Is Rachel Corrie

"Nothing could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here. The fact that I have money to buy water when the army destroys wells, and of course, the fact that I have the option to leave. I am allowed to see the ocean." - Rachel Corrie in Rafah 2003.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Off Book: The Improvised Musical

For a decade Off Book's been singing, dancing and improvising HUNDREDS of original musicals at Fringe. This professional ensemble of Rapid Fire improvisors need one thing to create a 5-star-show from scratch: a suggestion from you. Witness why audiences return year after year to see the same show done different!

subvenue Nancy Power Theatre

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Oh Mother!

Oh Mother! Do you have a mother? Then this is the show for you. A comedy that explores the relationship between an adult daughter and her mother. How they have navigated the mother/child dynamic over the years and survived. It is at times heartwarming, cringe worthy and hilarious.

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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Old Bastards

This optimist wants to live; this pessimist wants to die. They share a room in the Home, and a bunch of life history, but almost nothing else. Love, life, politics seen through opposing lenses. Ken Brown's new comedy takes a dive into dying. In a mirthful way...

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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One Man Back to the Future

"We've got to get... Back to the Future!" Shelby Bond brings all the comedy, excitement and time travel of the movie. "What are you waiting for? Make like a tree and get over there! This show is your density." - 4 STARS CBC

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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PLAYS BY BOTS

Bots write scripts. Performers act them out. Then they improvise the ending. Hilarity ensues. The result is an unpredictable work of human-machine co-creativity. You will laugh until your face hurts.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Paco Erhard: Worst. German. Ever.

Paco Erhard is German, but he has other problems too. Laugh your socks off at Edmonton's favourite German comedian in his most mischievous, personal, dark, hilarious show yet. Let's turn dark times into lust for life! ***** "German Jim Jefferies" - ThreeWeeks (UK) ****1/2 "a hilarious satirist" - Edmonton Journal

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Past, Present, Future: A Love Letter to Musical Theatre

This event has been cancelled. Take a song-filled trip through the lives of six young theatre artists and their ever-changing relationships with the industry. Experience the pure love and passion they have for an art form that does not always love them back.

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Planet B: Stories from Beyond the Stars

In a universe not too distant from ours; in a time not too distant from now, lives a people, not too distant from ourselves! Welcome to Planet B! Grindstone's Improv Conservatory brings you "Stories from Beyond the Stars", a sci-fi exploration of comedies and tragedies that are out of this world!

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus (The Post-Trump Edition)

Part string-band concert (Ken Waldman has 9 CDs), part literary extravaganza (Ken has 20 books), part storytelling experience (Ken sure talks), the show is a gift exchange--Ken Waldman goes into the audience to give away books or CDs that contain what he just performed. "Always recommended." --Austin Chronicle

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Pressure

Grace is swimming in the murky waters of depression. She has been caught up in the whirlpool that is her negative thought patterns and inevitably drags herself further into the depths of her psyche, where it becomes impossible to tell what is real or imagined.

subvenue Lorne Cardinal Theatre

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Psymon Says

Venture into a humorous, hopeful and harrowing look at a life in 2047. While preparing to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Liam and Isabella face the trials, tribulations, and terrors of their time. And in doing so, their careers, marriage and life as they know it is threatened.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Queer Music History: A Concert!

Do you like music, gay stuff, and history? Then this is your show! Think of it as a concert, that is also a geeky presentation. Wanna enrich your knowledge of queer historical figures? Then check out this cabaret. (suggested attire: glitter, wigs, or whatever brings you gender euphoria!)

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Radioactive Wasteland Variety Hour

In the post-apocalyptic wasteland once known as Edmonton, recently unfrozen Michael attempts to reunite his old sketch comedy troupe for one last show before the sun burns out. A hilarious, heartfelt road trip comedy that explores why we continue to make art and tell jokes in the darkest of times.

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Re:Construct

A trans man and his idealized cis self made you a meditation - no, a paint night - actually, no, a rumble - anything to finally get it right this time. Re:Construct is a personal, surprising, irreverent interrogation of perfect masculinity. "Rewarding... poignant and humorous" (Edmonton Journal), "an unexpected show you shouldn't miss." (12thnight.ca).

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Reyna: The Story of a Zapoteca Queen

This event is in Spanish with English subtitles. Reyna lands her starring role on the big-screen! Happiness? Fame? Unexpectedly, the thriller "At Night, All Cats Are Black" is never released. Do the stars have something else in mind for Queen Reyna? Or does she have something else in mind for the stars? ¡No te la puedes perder!

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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Ride the Cyclone: The Musical

The lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other -- the chance to return to life.

subvenue Strathcona High School

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Robert Will Show You the Door ( tales of being fired)

Susan Jeremy (Teacher in the House, P.S. 69 ), accidentally became a teacher after years of stand-up and being fired from almost every survival job. Laugh out loud as she relives the humiliation. Previous show quotes: "Larger Than Life and Twice as Funny"- Globe and Mail

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land

Meet Nakota, a young boy writing the greatest story ever. When Grand Rocko visits, Nakota becomes whisked away into stories from deep within the land. ***** "First Nations storytelling at its finest" CBC Winnipeg; ***** ". "Languedoc is unmatched in his gift and generosity as a storyteller" (Check the Program, Victoria.)

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Ron Pearson's The House Always Wins

From the creator of Minerva-Queen of the Handcuffs, Seance! and Orson Welles' Last Magic Show comes an amazing inside look at the world of gambling, cheating and luck. "Mind Boggling Sleight of Hand" - The Edmonton Journal. "Brilliant" - The Globe and Mail

subvenue Lorne Cardinal Theatre

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SHOCK ME ELECTRA

ELECTRA: "I know there is something all wrong about me--believe me. Sometimes I shock myself." Electra's life is bad. Really bad. Time for revenge. SHOCK ME ELECTRA is a modern retelling of a bloody Greek myth created and performed by the teen artists of the Theatre Network Summer Academy.

subvenue Nancy Power Theatre

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Salsa Lesson

What starts as a dare quickly becomes a deep dive into the heart of Latin music, teaching one middle-aged woman an unforgettable lesson about what it means to step into someone else's dance shoes. From the creators of held-over Fringe hits "Chasing Willie Nelson" and "Coat of Many Colours".

subvenue Spotlight Cabaret

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Scratch

Scratch is back, baby! "Hospitalization worthy hilarity" - Toronto SUN. "The best improv show I've ever seen" - VUE Magazine. "They are passionate lovers" - your mom.

subvenue Garneau Theatre

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Self Possession

Have you ever been possessed? Cool. No. Me neither. Seriously, no--me neither. Ok, maybe ONE time. And maybe we travel with ghosts every day and you're ready for a DIY exorcism..... Self Possession--part confessional/ritual/ghost story: a new work from Clara Cazimi

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Shot in the Dark

Four improvisers. Four shots. The only unknown is who drank them. Try and catch which of our performers is under the influence as they all scramble to put on an improvised long form show like no other- and in more ways than one you'll call the shots!

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Six Chick Flicks or a Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic

Six of your favorite chick flicks in 60 minutes! "Ipema and Apple execute with SNL-worthy aplomb." - Orlando Weekly. "A smile will not leave your face the entire time." ***** - Winnipeg Free Press. Winner of 2022 Orlando Patrons Pick!

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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Spooky & Gay Cabaret

From the makers of MUTTNIK comes SPOOKY & GAY, a queer horror storytelling cabaret written and performed by award-winning Orlando playwright-performer, Bruce Ryan Costella. Featuring scary stories, songs and stand up - like Goosebumps but gayer! "I dare you not to giggle yourself to death" Orlando Weekly

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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SqueezeBox Cabaret: DIVAS

SqueezeBox Cabaret returns after rave reviews and sold out shows in 2020. Join Fab Till Hall and her Accordion Goldtooth as they cover powerhouse songs by legendary divas. A live music cabaret, featuring some of Edmonton's best burlesque performers sure to leave you with a smile and toes tapping.

subvenue Garneau Theatre

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St Kilda

After the death of her Grandmother, an American woman travels to an abandoned island off the coast of Scotland and unearths a dark family secret. St Kilda is a new horror play/ foley solo concert about women who travel alone written and entirely performed in near darkness by Jody Christopherson.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Stages

"At one point or another, most artists experience a disconnect from their art form - felt in stages, across artistic mediums, and not isolated only to the dancer. As that artist repairs feelings and reconnects with their creative self, the stages of emotion that are experienced are communal & relatable."

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Stick or Wizard?

HE'S BACK! Everyone's favourite warrior-clown Oli Weatherly is on a mission. Join him and go in search of his two good friends: one a Wizard; one a man who dreams of being a stick. "A Hilarious Waste of Time!" WINNER Audience-Choice Award London 2018. WINNER Hot-Ticket Award Halifax 2019. ****LondonBoxOffice.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Suor Angelica

A breathtaking opera in one devastating act that takes just under an hour. Puccini's female powerhouse opera is rarely performed. While a tragedy, the music and length are perfect for an introduction to Opera or for all seasoned opera lovers. Show is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Swing Showcase

Swing Showcase takes to the air with flying flips, tapping feet, and fast dancing! This show will inspire, entertain, inform, and thrill through the swing-era dances Lindy Hop, Tap, Balboa, Slow Drags. It's a new show each year. Produced by Sugar Swing's team, Mad Cat Swing.

subvenue Sugar Swing Ballroom

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TEN: The Show

Through the lens of contemporary circus, the cast of TEN takes an introspective look at the emotions and challenges experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Personal and honest, TEN showcases the strength, perseverance and resilience of the human condition. "Audience Choice: Circus International Film Festival 2021"

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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THE FOURTH R: reduce, reuse, recycle, REVOLUTIONIZE

Let's celebrate the Earth together and unite in our fight for climate justice with our theatrical, multi media dance show, THE FOURTH R! The planet, the people and the animals are in a really tough spot. Animals and resources are becoming extinct, the CO2 levels are rising and the Arctic is melting. But there is hope - and it's US!

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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THE WALK IN THE SNOW: The True Story of Lise Meitner

Pioneer, physicist, refugee. On Christmas Eve 1938, two fugitives from the Nazis walk into the Swedish snow. They make a shocking, historic discovery. And the world changes forever. Jem Rolls tells the full, determined life of a remarkable and forgotten woman. "Essential" ***** CBC. 5 Sellouts @Walterdale, Fringe 2019

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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The Bender

The Bender follows the relationship between Deloris, a 40 year old queer woman and Jordan, a young trans man. They go on a bender. They drink heavily, smoke ganja and have 4 threesomes in ten days. It's not all fun, it deals with suicidal ideation, self harm, trans issues.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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The Big Sad

Alex is six when Grandma passes away. Shortly afterwards The Big Sad -- a leaky green monster -- shows up and starts wreaking havoc! Alex tries to hide The Big Sad, trap it in the closet, even trick it into being happy. But no matter what happens, it keeps coming back... Help Alex learn how to look after their Big Sad in this fun and interactive show! Suitable for ages 4+

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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The Commandment

What happens when an atheist is chosen to deliver God's new commandment? Unwilling to be the mouthpiece for a god he refuses to believe in, Thomas crashes an open-mic night. "A roller coaster" - ***** - Grid City Magazine. "Surprising emotional impact" - MonkeyBiz.ca. "Highly Recommended" - Raise the Hammer

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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The Disney Delusion

Comedian Leif Oleson-Cormack pushes confessional comedy to its limits in this show about a methodically moronic plan to double-down on unrequited love through a disastrous trip to Disneyland. Featuring criminal acts, surgically-altered sugar daddies, Sinatra impersonators, and a cynically-charged "coming out", this (unfortunately) true story is not to be missed.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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The Dreamer's Cantata

The Janes are thrilled to be back with a new revue celebrating life-from the ridiculous to the sublime! This exciting cast brings a collection of song and story written by some of musical theatre's most forward-thinking writers. Past Jane productions have garnered over 16 Sterling nominations and awards.

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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The Eleven O'clock Number

The Eleven O'clock Number is Grindstone's award winning improvised musical comedy! Based on suggestions from the audience the cast improvises a brand new musical comedy on the spot. Complete with twisting plots and showstopping numbers, Laughs are guaranteed. You have to see it to believe it!

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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The Erlking: a new musical

"Where the movie Midsommar meets the Book of Mormon." Erlking is a musical satire based around the themes of classism, privilege, and most importantly, hope. Fresh off its Boston based workshop and backed by a lush orchestral score Erlking is an original Canadian musical not to be missed.

subvenue Strathcona High School

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The Flying Detective

It's a bird, It's a plane, it's... definitely a plane! Join Detective Campbell and aviation legend "WOP" May on Canada's first aerial police pursuit. From the makers of "The McCrackin" Series ***** and "Cowboy" *****, Accidental Humour lands their high-flying comedic multimedia expertise in 1919 for a true Alberta adventure!

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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The Heterosexuals

The creator of Fringe sensation REDHEADED STEPCHILD presents a deep-dive into the shocking world of Heterosexuality! THEY WALK AMONG US! Where did they come from? What do they think they're wearing? Find out in this explosive solo show based on undercover research gathered while posing as one of their own!

subvenue The Luther Center

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The House That F*cks

Susan Koontz discovers her blossoming sexuality while preparing for a community dance competition. Robots! Pornography! Cigarettes for dogs!

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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The Hunchback Variations

"Where is the room for keeping all the nothings?" Join Quasimodo, hunchback of Notre Dame, and Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, in this panel discussion, on their attempt to create a mysterious sound effect called for in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. "Cerebral, comic, and just plain weird," St. Louis Post-Dispatch

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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The Kyleness of Kyle

Truck drivers, vasectomies, and bad suits. God runs for re-election, a daughter gets her first tattoo, a blues singer runs afoul of DNA, and beer is spilled in a poetry brawl. These are a few of the voices in my head. Everyone in Red Deer found them funny.

subvenue The de Villars Jones LLP Stage

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The Ladies of Jazz

Celebrating the ladies of our past and present with our favourite songs. This women-led Tap Dance and Live Singing show will not only relive some of history's greatest jazz tunes but take a vintage spin on some modern music hits. We're taking you from Ella to Gaga in one show!

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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The Margin of the Sky

Marking four decades at the Edmonton Fringe, Stewart Lemoine and Teatro bid farewell to the Festival with this comedy set in Los Angeles. A Canadian playwright struggling to create a screenplay for a soap opera star takes inspiration from some unexpected sources in this uniquely moving exploration of the creative spark.

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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The Morning After With Pam & Paula

Grab your tiara and pull up a seat for this one-of-a-kind comedic TV talk show with a twist. Join Pam and Paula as they prepare for their high school reunion and take you on an epic journey that's 2 legit 2 quit!

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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The Paladin

Space Ranger Orphea Flange is trouble. The evil intergalactic corporation is out to corner the market on life-giving water, and she needs to stop them! Only her wits, her laser gun, and her emotionally complex relationship with her spaceship can save her! Caley Suliak stars in a Kenneth Brown's comedy.

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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The Pansy Cabaret

A century ago in New York, gender was fluid and Pansy Bars were the hottest ticket in town as drag queens, Queer comics and composers created art that dared to imagine a queer-positive world. You can experience those songs and routines today at the Pansy Cabaret.

subvenue Nancy Power Theatre

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The Performance Review

God is called in to account for the slow pace of moral progress on earth in this comedy-drama.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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The Stakeout

A comedy/drama about two men on a stakeout of two men on a stakeout of them. Fresh, funny, & fearless. A head trip about fathers, sons, and one's sense of self. Wild, dramatically ambitious, and disorienting in the best possible way. The best new play of the year.

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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The Tiniest Mermaid

A mermaid Princess is stuck on a rock singing her heart out. Her goofy friends show up and the boisterous fun begins. Through hit songs, dance, and hilarious antics, The Tiniest Mermaid learns that difficult emotions have the most to teach us about ourselves. Presented by Gemini-Nominated writers.

subvenue Spotlight Cabaret

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The Truth (tm)

On stage, Adam Bailey's success comes from telling unbelievable true stories. In real life, telling the Truth has always gotten them in trouble. Now the creator of Franz Ferdinand Must Die (**** - CBC) examines The Truth itself, in an era when everyone has their own set of facts.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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The Waves

"This show. Which I've seen. Which you paid me to be in. It's a good show. It's about men. And water? These men. They are in a boat. At points. Most? I hope you like the boat." - Ronald Reagan

subvenue Acacia Hall

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The YEG Youth Poetry Jam

iHuman Studios presents The YEG Youth Poetry Jam featuring a diverse & dynamic slate of poets under the age of twenty-five drawn from across the city. iHuman Studios is a multi-disciplinary artist collective that has been encouraging the artistic practice of young folk in Edmonton since 1997.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Theatresports™ Heritage Classic

The Theatresports Heritage Classic brings together generations of Rapid Fire Theatre performers in an epic showdown of improvised antics. Come celebrate over four decades of Edmonton's longest-running improv show in this monumental meeting of minds & mischief! No two shows are the same!

subvenue Nancy Power Theatre

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Through the Lime Green door!

A middle age couple run an "upscale" compple. The wife is constantly at auctions. Husband is relaxing when a Lime Green Door is delivered. Seems everyone has a story about a door. The new neighbour, the snoopy one and the forgetful delivery driver. This totally upsets Rex's Saturday.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Tissues and Razorblades, Poetry for people who hate poetry

An interactive presentation using poems to investigate and illustrate life and love, the creative process, with insight and humor. Waiting's a game that's never been played / Regrets have a way of calling your name / Time is the gatekeeper / And life is the race.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Treasure Island

Get yer ARRRHs on! Follow young hero Jim Hawkins (Candice Fiorentino) as he foils evil pirates and finds fortune. The original swashbuckling story by Stephenson adapted for the stage. Rollicking song and fast-paced adventure! A perfect outing for the whole family at the Fringe.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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UNDERBELLY

Underbelly is a surrealist physical comedy in which monsters, dismemberment, shower opera, inconceivable truths and a hot date may be just the recipe needed to shed the past and let it run down the drain. Join this multi-award winning physical comedian in her bathroom to untangle the age old question of perception and reality in love and life. "Nayana Fielkov shows off an impressive range of skills." CBC

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Under The Influence

Letting go, falling apart, getting honest and the mess that goes with it, that's where the truth and beauty of life exist. That's where the connection with one another is truly made. Highlighting issues that humanity faces daily, this play will touch your heart in a way that provokes both laughter and tears.

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Undiscovered Country

This event has been cancelled. After years of riding high recording the cover songs his corporate label hand picked for him, fading country star Tyler Henshaw tries to take the reigns of his own career writing songs that draw from his punk rock roots and are a direct threat to the cultivated image executives have cultivated for him.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Vavianna Vardot's Famous Sex Party

Vaviana Vardot's Famous Sex Party is a comedy burlesque variety show hosted by Amber Nash (best known as Pam Poovey from the animated series Archer) as the illustrious Vaviana Vardot. Every night at midnight at the Grindstone Theatre you can expect sensual silliness, lewd buffoonery, dirty songs and the funniest smut you've ever had the displeasure of stumbling across.

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Walter.

"What's a Walter and what does it mean?" Join Phil as he discovers who he is and how he wants to be loved, all while navigating the ever changing complexities of modern queer relationships. From the creator of MAN UP!, Spearsical, Hooked, and To HELL With The Rules!

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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Water People

**** Victoria Fringe: "lovingly layered... Dylan Thomas-like territory... We listen with the ear of the heart." (Check the Program). "put at top of your Fringe list!" (Victoria News). A heartfelt expression, by an award-winning playwright, about one woman's struggle to provide her ailing mother with a life of dignity.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Way to Go Neil: A New Musical

A brand new musical comedy about love, selfishness, and heartbreak. Neil has everything he could ever want in life and still he feels that something is missing. When he realizes what that something is, he learns that he has to hurt the people he loves in order to get it.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Wayne Jones & Friends

*****The most hilarious comedy show of the Fringe! Multiple 5-Star reviewed improv comedian Wayne Jones (Colin Mochrie & Wayne Jones, Die-Nasty) performs with incredible special guests every night. From TV celebrities to Canadian improv legends, each show is guaranteed to leave you howling with laughter.

subvenue Spotlight Cabaret

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Weirdo Nextdoor

What do late night infomercials, your deepest insecurities, and the Kardashians have in common? They all show up in your dreams at 3AM! Enter the psyche of the confident Host with crippling anxiety as she encounters a cast of characters helping her navigate her path to self acceptance.

subvenue Lorne Cardinal Theatre

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Well Behaved Women Pt. 2

It's the remix! A sequel to the FOUR STAR "Girl Power Protest" that was Well Behaved Women, Part two is sure to leave you just as fired up. Follow along as we take you through an evening of feminist sketch(ish) comedy. Suitable for all feminists 14+

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Whiskey Flicks Live!

Whiskey Flicks Live! is an unscripted, booze-infused, deep dive into film. Daniel shows Michael a unique series of themed movie clips; Michael responds with improvised comedy and critique. Michael doesn't know what Daniel's gonna play; Daniel doesn't know what Michael's gonna say, and the audience is along for the ride!

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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White Guy on Stage Talking

Lost in obsession and fetishization of catastrophe, where's pleasure in a commodified universe? You/they/we are invited adrift. Walk back and toward the ecstasy of boredom--back to failure--the simplest place possible. There's blood (because bodies have it) and Champagne. Don't worry all blood will stay neatly in its skin sack.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Wild Moo's Chase

Filet lives in the whimsical, diluted, pun-filled town called Meatland. Battling between curiosity and managing her mental health, Filet is unable to open the literal door and get answers. Once she finds a poster that conflicts with everything she knows, she decides to face her disorder and learn the truth.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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Witness the Yellow Peril

This event has been cancelled. Witness the Yellow Peril is an ensemble comedy about Chinese stereotypes in North America that jumps through different entertainment genres to poke fun at and dismantle various Asian stereotypes. The show is stitched together by Tom, the Yellow Peril, reckoning with his Chinese American identity through standup.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Youngblood

A 1970s gang drama set in small town California, Youngblood follows an ensemble of down-on-their-luck misfits who must stay afloat while they evade enlistment of the Vietnam War and navigate the treacherous waters of opposing gang rivalries, inter-gang drama, and a boiling revolt of a town they once loved.

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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mr.coffeehead

mr.coffeehead: a foot-fuelled, slapstick tragedy about bikepacking, dreaming big and giving up in your 30s. “I was entranced by Ira's performance” - Sarah Deshaies (CKUT Radio)“I loved every minute of it” - attendee‘Outstanding Clown Show’ nominee in Montreal Praise for Spec Theatre's last Fringe show (Artisanal Intelligence) in 2019: 4.5/5 stars - Edmonton Journal4/5 stars - Global TV"..one of my favourite Fringe shows of all time" - The Buzz

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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yegDND

yegDND is an epic, improvised, fantasy adventure based on the world's greatest roleplaying game. Giant twenty-sided dice rolled by the audience! Thrilling improvised stage combat! Hilarious characters! It all comes to life in a show dubbed a "must-see for fans of the fantasy genre!"

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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(Thunder)CATS

From the writers of Jason Kenney's Hot Boy Summer, (Thunder)CATS is an original musical satire of Broadway's "most loved" feline musical, with less plot, tighter leotards and one throbbing mystical sword! "***** A must-see! - Daze Magazine", "Hilarious!" -Alberta Theatre Guide

subvenue The Luther Center

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1-MAN NO-SHOW

"Favourite show of the year"- Jem Rolls From the minds of Academy Award Winner Gordon Neill (on Lights) and Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Isaac Kessler, from 2-MAN NO-SHOW (★★★★★), comes a solo show that asks: #WhatIsArt?#IsThouArt?#WhereArtThough?#Romeo (plz call/text me at 402-⁠782-⁠5338⁠ when/if I/you need help)

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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A Grave Mistake

A spooky-funny show where YOU decide what happens next! Two swindlers vs. botched seances, bungled graverobbing, & horrid hauntings. Will they make A GRAVE MISTAKE?!?! 2x Edmonton-Best-of-Fest Creators of Beau & Aero, Bella Culpa, & Bad Habits. "Physical Comedy at its best!" -London Free Press. ****.5 -SaskatoonStarPhoenix

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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A Life, with Surprises (and Songs)

Get ready for an hour filled with fun & fascinating stories (and songs) from a celebrity-studded life. BUT there's a mystery - is any of it real? Expert storyteller Brian Ault weaves together his entertaining tales and songs. And would he lie to you?

subvenue Acacia Hall

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AWAY, NOW - The World's Most Desired Destination

18X Best of Fest Winners and International Fringe Favorites Return! Flight of the Concords meets Pee-Wee's Playhouse in this HILARIOUS, SONG-FILLED VARIETY SHOW FOR ADULTS guaranteed to be the Greatest Performance of a Travel Guide to a Place You Can't Go! Past shows: ***** Free Press ***** Edmonton Sun

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Absolute Magic

Join world-class magician and VIP entertainer Keith Brown. He has inspired wonder in over 22 countries & counting! Chosen Toronto's BEST magician & he's not even from Toronto... "Very Entertaining" - Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland "You're Incredible" - Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters "WOW!" - Joe Thornton, NHL

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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African Folktales with Erik de Waal

The hit show is back! 500,000 kids on 5 continents loved African Folktales. Talking giraffes, zany zebras, galumphing elephants and much more magic. South African folk tales come to vibrant life through storytelling, puppetry, physical comedy and lots of laughs. "It's superb. Don't miss it." (CBC Winnipeg) *****

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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All in the Timing

Flirtations, falsehoods, and faux pas abound in four celebrated short plays by David Ives! Join the Fringe's favourite troupe of performing lawyers to discover whether love is a SURE THING, ponder WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, enter THE PHILADELPHIA, and learn THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE in this benefit for the Varscona Theatre.

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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All of Human History in 7 Stories

Can George tell the story of human existence in one hour? Find out as you discover why Ghengis Khan was the original gangster, a giraffe is the ultimate status symbol, and Marie Antoinette's court was basically the lunch room from Mean Girls. From the creator of "I Lost on Jeopardy"

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Ally Anne

Life in small town Vulcan, Alberta is tricky enough without adding an alien to the mix, and when one lands on the Grover brothers' ranch it's up to them to navigate what it really means to be human. This brand new musical might just be out of this world!

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Anna Saves the Marsh

Anna has always felt safer surrounded by animals and nature than people. When her special place, Ogden's Marsh, is threatened by an evil developer, it's up to Anna to save it. A story about how we are all more capable than we can even imagine.

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Are you lovin' it?

***** Winner of Media Pick at Edmonton Fringe 2019. GUMBO Theatre in a wacky romp that is distinctly Japanese. A hit at Fringe Fests across the US and Canada. Take a Japanese TV game show, mix in anime, Krazy Kitty and Businessman. "kooky, edgy, cartoon-like ...the strangest show" -Edmonton Journal

subvenue The Luther Center

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BLACK EYE a standup comedy special

***** "HILARIOUS, EMPOWERING & VULNERABLE." - CBC. Multi-award-winning Standup Comedian and ​Storyslam Champion, Stephanie Morin-Robert, recounts her ​rocky childhood, first ​pregnancy,​​ ​and epic 56-hour labor as she mines laughs from her most embarrassing sex story yet​.​ As seen on Just For Laughs, The Moth, and your mom's fridge.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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BLINDSIDE (work-in-progress en français)

Avec l'aide de mon chat, une paire de lunettes de soleil et un pouvoir magique indésirable... je découvre que j'ai ce qu'il faut pour affronter mes intimidateurs dans ma nouvelle école et accepter mon handicap. Un melange d'histoires personnelles, d'humour, et de marionettes mettant en vedette mon �"il de verre.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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Bedwetter

You've heard the jokes about bedwetters, but have you listened to the stories? Tamlynn recounts her sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, and completely true story of becoming a woman while still feeling like a child. "***** - Wonderfully crafted, funny, and touching" (Theatre in London) "A must-see" (Hamilton Today)

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Big Stupid Improv Show

The Big Stupid Improv show is the all-star improv jam show! Created by Wes Borg for the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, THE BIG STUPID IMPROV SHOW is all about bringing together a random assortment of performers who are thrown together in a big, fun improv jamboree! It's Big! It's Stupid! And it's an Improv Show!

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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Blackout Presents: WILD TIMES

Scintillating, Illuminating, phantasmagorical--just some hot words I googled to pull you in. ADVERTISING. Featuring the annoying couple next to you and a doorway to the sketch comedy multiverse, Blackout presents WILD TIMES. If you're a fan of Baroness Von Sketch, Auntie Donna or SNL you'll love @blackoutyeg.

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Blueberries are Assholes

Fringe legend TJ Dawe (Medicine, The Slipknot) riffs on food, language and the human body. "This guy's headed for the stand-up hall of fame" - the Georgia Straight. "Dawe can actually make you hurt with laughter" - Montreal Gazette. "Come see what a real virtuoso can do" - Edmonton Journal

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Booger Red

Booger Red survives a rough childhood, becoming a renowned Hellfire and Brimstone Southern Baptist preacher. Can Preacher's Kid Jimmy emerge from under his shadow, finding his own unique voice? If you've ever had a dream or a daddy, Loucks' passionate solo performance is for you. "Riveting" **** Winnipeg Free Press

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Brother Love's Good Time Gospel Hour

Brother Love and his Gospelletes are here to save souls. Come hear them sing and preach about God's love, the glory of lust, the spiritual power of cocaine, the wonder of tax-deductible donations, and why he needs a new Gulfstream. Blessing and miracles assured! Get saved at this sacrilegious revival

subvenue The de Villars Jones LLP Stage

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Butcher

An old man who is wearing a military uniform, a Santa hat and a butcher's hook is dumped at a police station. A lawyer, detective, and translator must work together to unravel the truth behind a past that will not stay buried and a decades-old quest for justice.

subvenue Sugar Swing Ballroom

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COWS

COWS! TRUMPETS! DRAGONS! ALIENS?! Join The Cowtown Collection for a show of brass theatre: music, movement, and storytelling like you've never seen before. Cheer as MechaCow battles Cowzilla, sneer at the motley Jester's evil plans, and feel awe as we journey to the distant planet of Bovine-9.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Caroline's Got Talent?

A Musical Comedy. Caroline Stokes has big dreams of seeing her name in lights but she's losing hope. When a sign from above ruffles her feathers, she sings and dances her way onto a talent show where she faces her inner demons. Is this her Big Beak? Or rather, Break?!

subvenue The Luther Center

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Charade

Putting the Who's Who in Whodunnit, Charade is a 3-hander stage adaptation of the 1963 murder mystery caper of the same name starring Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Walter Matthau. Murder, intrigue, witty banter, assassins in pajamas and more awaits you in Twin Flames Theatrical Productions premier production, Charade!

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Charlie and the Siberian Monkey Goddess

What is real and what is illusion? Can you become someone just because you want to? This play is a funny, provocative and powerful exploration of identity, with elements of the absurd and dark, Chaplinesque farce mixed in.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Chase Padgett: Lucky Break

Fringe Veteran Chase Padgett (6 Guitars, Nashville Hurricane) uses his voice, guitar, and storytelling in this new show about taking care of his mother and becoming a semi-finalist on Fox's newest unscripted singing show, "Alter Ego." ***** "Padgett is a virtuoso guitar player and deft actor." - CBC

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Chuckle Ruckus

Chuckle Ruckus is a gut busting sketch comedy group that seeks to offer you only the most unhinged content. During our show you will transcend time and space and be taken to a never before seen realm of the universe.

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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Clip Show

Oh no! After getting trapped in a storage freezer, with a broken elevator, in a building locked from the outside and snowed in, solo sketch comedian Jon Blair embarks on a harrowing trip through his sketchiest memories! He also tries to avoid starvation and madness. But mostly the first thing!

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Conjoined: A New Musical

Being overshadowed by a domineering, popular, and successful brother is bad. What's worse is being attached to him. From the creators of "Cult Cycle" and "Imaginary Friend" (***** gigcity.ca) comes a brand new dark comedy musical about how far one person is willing to go to change his fate.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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Crack in the Mirror

1977: The next meeting of the Orchard Crescent Ladies' Auxiliary will be based around the theme "Mirror Mirror On The Floor.". Snacks will be provided but please bring your own sanitized hand mirror. From the award-winning legendary Fringe team that created Puck Bunnies, Flora & Fawna and BitchSlap!

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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Crisp Trepidation

When tasked with the impossible task of driving his ex-girlfriend's goldfish across Canada, Ant goes on a journey to figure out who he is, with the help of Harry Styles, a sassy DJ, cassette tape diaries, and a Goldfish as his only companions.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Daddy's Boy

Heroes and villains, birds of a feather, oil and water - father and son. Erik de Waal explores the rocky, sometimes exuberant relationship between two people who share the same blood and often very little else. "The South African storytelling machine returns with his most affecting tale yet." ***** (CBC Manitoba)

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Destination Vegas

DESTINATION VEGAS. Cash, Cocaine, and Card-counting. What could possibly go wrong? Three women find themselves on the wrong side of every law. From the company that brought you the Fringe hit DESTINATION WEDDING- a brand new romp in the desert!

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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DieNasty! Edmonton's Live Improvised Soap Opera

An Edmonton comedy institution for 30 years, the Canadian Comedy award-winning completely improvised soap opera, Die-Nasty, returns with their hilarious take on all things Fringe, starring a dazzling assortment of our regular Die-Nasty cast, as well as special Fringe guest stars from all over! Come check out the soapy action!

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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Dirk Darrow: Magic of Future Past

Best of Fest Award -Edmonton Fringe 2015&2017 
 ***** "Incredible" -Edmonton Journal. **** "The best private detective magician mentalist comedian you'll ever see." -Edmonton Sun. Time to sharpen your Blade Runners... 1930's retro collides with futuristic sci-fi in this hilarious time-traveling stage magic spectacle!

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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Doni!

Doni's biggest superpower is being "unique" but as he delves into his one puppet show, insecurities pop up that makes him question if his superpower isn't his curse. Doni is a multimedia performance piece that places the importance of laughter as a form of healing and survival.

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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Donna Carnivora's Killer Party

Wipe the blood off the stereo, throw your hair back, and take a sip of a dirty martini; Donna's throwing a Killer Party and you've made her guest list. She's Marilyn Monroe meets American Psycho, and you don't want to miss the most depraved party in Edmonton.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Drag Me to the Opera

Aida Cupcake is hitting operatic highlights and high notes in the autobiographical revue about how a young tenor ended up at the Fringe in a dress.

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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ECHO

Echo has a dog named Eros. Narcissus is writing his magnum opus. In this modern retelling of the Greek myth, they retell the story of their relationship from each other's perspective, starting from when they first share a mythological look in a club called the Pathless Woods.

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's Germany

"BEST OF FEST" Edmonton Fringe 2015, Eleanor Ramrath Garner's best-selling memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin, adapted into an internationally award-winning performance by her granddaughter Ingrid Garner. ***** "A rare intimacy, superb storytelling and a truly important story to tell." - Adelaide Theatre Guide

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Enron: The Play

Dirtbikes! Corporate malfeasance! Smashmouth! Spreadsheets! Subterfuge! Deregulation of the American energy markets! Private jets! Cowboys! Mark to market accounting! Strippers! Join Rapid Fire Theatre's most dangerously experienced performers in the oversaturated hue of 1999 for a work of historical(ish) non-fiction(ish) so edutaining you'll flop sweat right through your bucket hat.

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Epidermis Circus

"GENIUS PHYSICAL COMEDY." On television, Ingrid puppeteers for the Jim Henson Company and Sesame. EpidermisCircus is a spicy puppet cabaret featuring sassy grandma Florence McFingernails and comedian Lenny the Boob. "HILARIOUS. Her physicality is impeccable. Absurd & profoundly human." -StarPhoenix. By Co-Creator of Merkin Sisters (*****) & Interstellar Elder (*****) ASL Interpreted Performance: Wednesday, August 17th at 5:45 PM

subvenue The Luther Center

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Everybody Knows

EVERYBODY KNOWS is a moody and evocative Dance Theatre Art show set to nine Leonard Cohen cover songs. In this semi-autobiographical, one-woman musical, Rita Sheena creates a spiraling narrative using contemporary dance, post-modern quirk, and the haunting melodies of First Aid Kit.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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FOR SCIENCE!

The Professor and the Lab Assistant are back in their SOLD OUT SMASH HIT. It's Bill Nye the Science Guy meets Blue Man Group in this absurd investigation of instant gratification and celebration of the scientific method. OFFICIAL HOLDOVER 2018, ***** Edmonton Journal, ***** Vue Magazine, "BIG FUN"- 12thnight.ca.

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Fags in Space

Join Luca and Todd at their Christmas home-warming party as they tell the story of how they first met, with a cosmic twist. A gay romance starring two guys - and no one dies at the end.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Fake n' Bake

This is a coming of age story. There will be ups and downs. There will be struggles, and there will be overcoming. There will also be a singalong! ASL Interpreted Performance: Sunday, August 14th at 4:30 PMASL Interpreted Performance: Sunday, August 21st at 4:30 PM

subvenue Lorne Cardinal Theatre

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Falstaff

**** "Jevne commands the stage... outstanding one-man adaptation... his storytelling transports." (Martlet - Victoria Fringe). "Raucous and rollicking... breathes fresh life into Fastolf." (Check the Program). This combination of Shakespeare's buffoon and the actual Sir John Fastolf is a swashbuckling, medieval romp through a life both real and imagined.

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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GORDON'S BIG BALD HEAD: The Sincerest Form of Burglary

Fringe faves and improv titans Jacob Banigan, Mark Meer, and Ron Pederson reunite to improvise their own version of ANY OTHER SHOW AT THE FRINGE! "...masters at their trade, seamlessly inventing stories out of thin air." ***** -National Post "...the three-headed Wayne Gretzky of the improv world." ***** -Edmonton Journal

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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Gay Garbage

Gay Garbage is a sketch comedy show written and performed by Canadian Comedy Award Winner Tom Hearn. Gay Garbage is an ode to queerness featuring BITING satire, original characters and impressions, musical performances that will leave you gagging... 'Hot Ticket' & 'HIT of the fringe' at Halifax Fringe.

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Generic Male: Just What We Need Another Show About Men

Explosive, athletic, visceral physical theatre ruined by a tragic lack of understanding! Twice listed as "Best of the Fest", and winning Critics Choice "Best Show" at Orlando Fringe Festival. PUSH creates a masculinity satire by two well-meaning fools who examine the assumptions that go unquestioned until they are spoken aloud.

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls

Edmonton's FIVE STAR, Award Winning Burlesque Troupe is BACK. Featuring a powerful cast, we will go on a revealing, haunting journey through superstition, lore and tales. You'll be in high spirits after experiencing historical ghost stories, sure to thrill you and chill you to your bones.

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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God Is A Scottish Drag Queen

5 Stars "Non-Stop Brilliant!" Edmonton Journal. The original production that started it all returns for the first time in a decade! God, dressed in a floral powersuit, comes down to set the record straight on everything from Adam & Eve to Star Wars in a hilarious night of comedy.

subvenue Garneau Theatre

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Great & Powerful Tim: Magic Tonight

Comedy and magic collide in this all-new interactive show! It's a magic talk show where the audience is cast to play the celebrity guests, the variety acts, and even the house band. The Great & Powerful Tim presents a brand-new show; blending mind-blowing magic with hilarious improv comedy.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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HOW I MET MY MOTHER

An irresponsible bachelor answers the call to care for his ailing mother, while reckoning with his bad-ass past. A true story of love, family and the power of redemption. 25 year Fringe veteran Jon Paterson premieres his first solo-written show on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit.

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Hacking and Slashing

Jem wants to cut off his arm. Marcus wants to become a Mormon and forget about his past. Two brothers are faced with the challenge of reconciling the people they truly are with the people they want to be.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Half the Battle

A pair of Canadian pilots shot down during WW2 must negotiate the afterlife, but things aren't all they seem. "Crisp and evocative" **** "A sharp blend of comedy and drama." "The only thing I can say about the production is 'Wow!'" "A Triple-R Remarkable performance!"

subvenue The Luther Center

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Happy as Larry

Friar Lawrence, banished from Verona for his involvement in the deaths of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, struggles with feelings of guilt and questions his faith. With interventions from a Prince, a Nurse, a Dog, a dodgy Apothecary and the infamous Lady La-di-dah Lemon-Lipped Capulet he reassesses his life.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Horseface

ALEX DALLAS , Queen of Fringe/Sensible Footwear, stars in HORSEFACE! 4 STARS Orlando Weekly. Alex encounters a manspreader on a train. Funny #MeToo moments, from "an engaging polished storyteller". If you've ever wanted to kick a man in the balls, see Horseface!

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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I'M BATMAN: 89-97

From the Co-writer of 'Kitt & Jane' and 'The War of 1812', comes an all NEW comedy about growing up loving BATMAN. Re-creating the 4 iconic films entwined with real stories about his childhood, Peter Jr's love letter is as silly as it is funny.

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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I'll Have Another

3 bridesmaids accidentally get locked in a wine cellar on the day of their friend's wedding. As the day goes on, bottles of wine get poured and secrets get spilled. Just how well do they know their so called friend, the bride to be?

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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I'm Still Here

No-holds-barred based-on-true-stories musical exposé of a world of aggressive advocates, scheming siblings, and bedpan burnout. Material collected from seniors, shaped by seniors, acted by seniors with humour, wisdom, and drama. Listen to your elders. This production is supported by the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

subvenue Woodcroft Community Hall

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IAGO vs HAMLET

Hamlet The Tragic Dane takes on Othello's bane Iago in a battle of soliloquies within a rented double-booked rehearsal space. A folio of metered verse and blood besides doth make for cracking spectacle, so come anon! Mothers, brothers, star-cross'd lovers, all are welcome! "I LOVE THIS SHOW" - Vancouver Sun

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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Idealistic!

Steven Andrews had an exciting vision of what he thought his life was going to be- it did not happen. Steven will tell the story of his failed hopes... But more importantly he will reveal what he experienced as a medical professional to help him accept his reality as it is.

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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In Search of Cruise Control

In this touching true story, Gangl struggles to give his awkward teenage nephew the sex talk he never asked for and will never forget. ***** "Like Spalding Grey meets Kids in the Hall, Cruise control is f*!cking great!" - Edmonton Journal ***** - CBC Edmonton Best of the Fest WINNER

subvenue The de Villars Jones LLP Stage

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Is This Yours?

Storyteller Al Lafrance (2X Just For Laughs Award winner, 5X Best of Fest) returns with a tale of unexpected treasure and unmerciful corporate heathens. If you've ever regretted throwing something out, this show is for you! ***** "A must-see for anyone who has a heart" - Edmonton Journal

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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JULIET: A Revenge Comedy

What if JULIET doesn't kill herself? A fast-paced, adventure comedy that follows Juliet on the literary adventure of the century as she recruits a team of Shakespeare's most famous female characters to find out why they've been forced to die! ***** -CBC ****1/2 -Winnipeg Free Press

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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James and the Giant Peach

A musical production performed by youth, for audiences of all ages. "When James accidentally drops some magic crystals on the old peach tree, strange things start happening. The peach starts growing....when James crawls inside, the adventures begin!"

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Jesus Teaches Us Things

Jesus H. (for hardcore) Christ teaches the Holy Bible Christian Assembly's 2nd grade Sunday school class. Come rock out with the guy who can walk on H20, then turn it into wine. From the creator of "The Unsyncables" ***** and "Rivercity the Musical," be entertained, be awestruck, be saved.

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Jimmy Hogg: The Potato King

"Part Rik Mayall, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard... Hysterically tangential." -Now Toronto ***** The award-winning British comedian returns with tales of Dirty Dancing, The Worst Tinder Date Ever & Rambo The Hamster. WARNING: Contains potatoes and some mime. "He's got a wickedly rapid, sometimes bitterly sharp, delivery."- CBC *****

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Josephine, in concert

Winner of over 20 international Awards, the off-Broadway hit combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. This limited run features accompaniment by a live jazz band!

subvenue Garneau Theatre

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Josie & Grace

From the creators of the hit off-Broadway show JOSEPHINE, this new Musical explores the story of the extraordinary friendship between two of the most remarkable women of the 20th Century: legendary singer/dancer/activist/spy Josephine Baker and Academy Award Winner and European Princess, Grace Kelly/Princess Grace of Monaco.

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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LARRY

A complex, fearless and gut-busting portrait of a small-town Canadian dude on a path of self-discovery. Far deeper than it first appears, LARRY's journey into his psyche uncovers more than he expected. "Larry opened me up and took me to a higher plane."- Best of 2019, Colin Thomas ASL Intepretation available on Thursday, August 18 at 17:15.

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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Late Night Cabaret

Fringe Theatre and Rapid Fire Theatre present the Late Night Cabaret; a musically-charged variety show featuring current fringe artists, special guests and our (under) house (arrest) band Ze Punterz.

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Lemon

Sex has never been an easy topic, but in the age of the internet, it's gotten even messier. CJ and his mother, Wendy, separately turn to erotic fanfiction and their family AI assistant, Mya, to figure out their rapidly changing lives. Robots. Oral sex. Butt plugs. Puberty.

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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Let it Flo

Let it Flo is a contemporary dance show about female empowerment. It celebrates our strength, grace, and fierce sisterhood. Set to a compilation of music from Florence + the Machine, Let it Flo is performed by an incredible cast of athletic and emotive dance artists.

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Let's Go Back to the Phones: We Need to Talk

The hilarious improvised radio phone-in from the cast of CBC's Irrelevant Show. You pick the topics for our live phone-in, and choose the "experts" who answer your questions. Want Jason Kenney's advice about pumping gas? Stuart McLean on body piercings? ***** "A festival of belly laughs" (Edmonton Journal)

subvenue Spotlight Cabaret

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Magic And Madness

Magician Chris Gowen is back and better than ever! His 2019 sold out debut became an Edmonton Journal Fringe Favourite and they called him "A master of sleight of hand that will trick you, fool you, charm you, laugh at you and leave you wanting more".

subvenue Thomas Bennett Room

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Mark of the Minotaur

Mysterious ancient writing is discovered on the island of Crete. Does it hold the secrets of the labyrinth, the minotaur, and Ariadne, who helped kill the beast? Based on the true story of deciphering detectives and the myths of Crete and Linear B.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Marv n' Berry presents: This is a Robbery

Leave your valuables at home.

subvenue Sugar Swing Ballroom

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Meatball Séance

Did you hear John Michael has a new boyfriend? He's invited to meet John's mom. But she's deceased... Sad. So he's going to cook her meatballs onstage to summon her from the dead. Yay! Wait, what? "The most outrageous & original show. Don't miss it." -*****, CBC Radio

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Mi Habana Querida - A Dance Musical

"Mi Habana Querida" is an immersion in the rich cultural heritage of Cuba through a dance journey from traditional AfroCuban to the modern styles of today. At the heart of the story are Cubano Pablo and American Tiffany, who fight for their love against the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution.

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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Monique the Unique Unicorn

Everybody knows that unicorns are perfect: they're shiny, beautiful, powerful, and rich. Monique, however, is a unique unicorn. She finds it hard to fit in. It's Monique's uniqueness that will help her overthrow the Queendom. This is a story about embracing the magic of uniqueness to create a better world.

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Mules

What happens when a stripper, a single mom, and a kilo of cocaine meet at the Vancouver airport? Some crazy sh*t... like serious, life-threatening, drug-dealing, friendship-ruining sh*t. MULES by Beth Graham and Daniela Vlaskalic is a hilarious dark comedy about trust, friendship, circumstances and smuggling.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Musical for the Endtimes

Playwrights! Tyrants! Oil! It's the end of the world in Edmonton, Alberta, and young playwright Will gets in over his head when a terrifying cult captures him and forces him to write for their entertainment.

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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My Name Is Rachel Corrie

"Nothing could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here. The fact that I have money to buy water when the army destroys wells, and of course, the fact that I have the option to leave. I am allowed to see the ocean." - Rachel Corrie in Rafah 2003.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Off Book: The Improvised Musical

For a decade Off Book's been singing, dancing and improvising HUNDREDS of original musicals at Fringe. This professional ensemble of Rapid Fire improvisors need one thing to create a 5-star-show from scratch: a suggestion from you. Witness why audiences return year after year to see the same show done different!

subvenue Nancy Power Theatre

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Oh Mother!

Oh Mother! Do you have a mother? Then this is the show for you. A comedy that explores the relationship between an adult daughter and her mother. How they have navigated the mother/child dynamic over the years and survived. It is at times heartwarming, cringe worthy and hilarious.

subvenue The Sewing Machine Factory

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Old Bastards

This optimist wants to live; this pessimist wants to die. They share a room in the Home, and a bunch of life history, but almost nothing else. Love, life, politics seen through opposing lenses. Ken Brown's new comedy takes a dive into dying. In a mirthful way...

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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One Man Back to the Future

"We've got to get... Back to the Future!" Shelby Bond brings all the comedy, excitement and time travel of the movie. "What are you waiting for? Make like a tree and get over there! This show is your density." - 4 STARS CBC

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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PLAYS BY BOTS

Bots write scripts. Performers act them out. Then they improvise the ending. Hilarity ensues. The result is an unpredictable work of human-machine co-creativity. You will laugh until your face hurts.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Paco Erhard: Worst. German. Ever.

Paco Erhard is German, but he has other problems too. Laugh your socks off at Edmonton's favourite German comedian in his most mischievous, personal, dark, hilarious show yet. Let's turn dark times into lust for life! ***** "German Jim Jefferies" - ThreeWeeks (UK) ****1/2 "a hilarious satirist" - Edmonton Journal

subvenue Big Rock Backstage Theatre

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Past, Present, Future: A Love Letter to Musical Theatre

This event has been cancelled. Take a song-filled trip through the lives of six young theatre artists and their ever-changing relationships with the industry. Experience the pure love and passion they have for an art form that does not always love them back.

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Planet B: Stories from Beyond the Stars

In a universe not too distant from ours; in a time not too distant from now, lives a people, not too distant from ourselves! Welcome to Planet B! Grindstone's Improv Conservatory brings you "Stories from Beyond the Stars", a sci-fi exploration of comedies and tragedies that are out of this world!

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus (The Post-Trump Edition)

Part string-band concert (Ken Waldman has 9 CDs), part literary extravaganza (Ken has 20 books), part storytelling experience (Ken sure talks), the show is a gift exchange--Ken Waldman goes into the audience to give away books or CDs that contain what he just performed. "Always recommended." --Austin Chronicle

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Pressure

Grace is swimming in the murky waters of depression. She has been caught up in the whirlpool that is her negative thought patterns and inevitably drags herself further into the depths of her psyche, where it becomes impossible to tell what is real or imagined.

subvenue Lorne Cardinal Theatre

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Psymon Says

Venture into a humorous, hopeful and harrowing look at a life in 2047. While preparing to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Liam and Isabella face the trials, tribulations, and terrors of their time. And in doing so, their careers, marriage and life as they know it is threatened.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Queer Music History: A Concert!

Do you like music, gay stuff, and history? Then this is your show! Think of it as a concert, that is also a geeky presentation. Wanna enrich your knowledge of queer historical figures? Then check out this cabaret. (suggested attire: glitter, wigs, or whatever brings you gender euphoria!)

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Radioactive Wasteland Variety Hour

In the post-apocalyptic wasteland once known as Edmonton, recently unfrozen Michael attempts to reunite his old sketch comedy troupe for one last show before the sun burns out. A hilarious, heartfelt road trip comedy that explores why we continue to make art and tell jokes in the darkest of times.

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Re:Construct

A trans man and his idealized cis self made you a meditation - no, a paint night - actually, no, a rumble - anything to finally get it right this time. Re:Construct is a personal, surprising, irreverent interrogation of perfect masculinity. "Rewarding... poignant and humorous" (Edmonton Journal), "an unexpected show you shouldn't miss." (12thnight.ca).

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Reyna: The Story of a Zapoteca Queen

This event is in Spanish with English subtitles. Reyna lands her starring role on the big-screen! Happiness? Fame? Unexpectedly, the thriller "At Night, All Cats Are Black" is never released. Do the stars have something else in mind for Queen Reyna? Or does she have something else in mind for the stars? ¡No te la puedes perder!

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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Ride the Cyclone: The Musical

The lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other -- the chance to return to life.

subvenue Strathcona High School

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Robert Will Show You the Door ( tales of being fired)

Susan Jeremy (Teacher in the House, P.S. 69 ), accidentally became a teacher after years of stand-up and being fired from almost every survival job. Laugh out loud as she relives the humiliation. Previous show quotes: "Larger Than Life and Twice as Funny"- Globe and Mail

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land

Meet Nakota, a young boy writing the greatest story ever. When Grand Rocko visits, Nakota becomes whisked away into stories from deep within the land. ***** "First Nations storytelling at its finest" CBC Winnipeg; ***** ". "Languedoc is unmatched in his gift and generosity as a storyteller" (Check the Program, Victoria.)

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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Ron Pearson's The House Always Wins

From the creator of Minerva-Queen of the Handcuffs, Seance! and Orson Welles' Last Magic Show comes an amazing inside look at the world of gambling, cheating and luck. "Mind Boggling Sleight of Hand" - The Edmonton Journal. "Brilliant" - The Globe and Mail

subvenue Lorne Cardinal Theatre

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SHOCK ME ELECTRA

ELECTRA: "I know there is something all wrong about me--believe me. Sometimes I shock myself." Electra's life is bad. Really bad. Time for revenge. SHOCK ME ELECTRA is a modern retelling of a bloody Greek myth created and performed by the teen artists of the Theatre Network Summer Academy.

subvenue Nancy Power Theatre

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Salsa Lesson

What starts as a dare quickly becomes a deep dive into the heart of Latin music, teaching one middle-aged woman an unforgettable lesson about what it means to step into someone else's dance shoes. From the creators of held-over Fringe hits "Chasing Willie Nelson" and "Coat of Many Colours".

subvenue Spotlight Cabaret

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Scratch

Scratch is back, baby! "Hospitalization worthy hilarity" - Toronto SUN. "The best improv show I've ever seen" - VUE Magazine. "They are passionate lovers" - your mom.

subvenue Garneau Theatre

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Self Possession

Have you ever been possessed? Cool. No. Me neither. Seriously, no--me neither. Ok, maybe ONE time. And maybe we travel with ghosts every day and you're ready for a DIY exorcism..... Self Possession--part confessional/ritual/ghost story: a new work from Clara Cazimi

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Shot in the Dark

Four improvisers. Four shots. The only unknown is who drank them. Try and catch which of our performers is under the influence as they all scramble to put on an improvised long form show like no other- and in more ways than one you'll call the shots!

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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Six Chick Flicks or a Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic

Six of your favorite chick flicks in 60 minutes! "Ipema and Apple execute with SNL-worthy aplomb." - Orlando Weekly. "A smile will not leave your face the entire time." ***** - Winnipeg Free Press. Winner of 2022 Orlando Patrons Pick!

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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Spooky & Gay Cabaret

From the makers of MUTTNIK comes SPOOKY & GAY, a queer horror storytelling cabaret written and performed by award-winning Orlando playwright-performer, Bruce Ryan Costella. Featuring scary stories, songs and stand up - like Goosebumps but gayer! "I dare you not to giggle yourself to death" Orlando Weekly

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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SqueezeBox Cabaret: DIVAS

SqueezeBox Cabaret returns after rave reviews and sold out shows in 2020. Join Fab Till Hall and her Accordion Goldtooth as they cover powerhouse songs by legendary divas. A live music cabaret, featuring some of Edmonton's best burlesque performers sure to leave you with a smile and toes tapping.

subvenue Garneau Theatre

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St Kilda

After the death of her Grandmother, an American woman travels to an abandoned island off the coast of Scotland and unearths a dark family secret. St Kilda is a new horror play/ foley solo concert about women who travel alone written and entirely performed in near darkness by Jody Christopherson.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Stages

"At one point or another, most artists experience a disconnect from their art form - felt in stages, across artistic mediums, and not isolated only to the dancer. As that artist repairs feelings and reconnects with their creative self, the stages of emotion that are experienced are communal & relatable."

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Stick or Wizard?

HE'S BACK! Everyone's favourite warrior-clown Oli Weatherly is on a mission. Join him and go in search of his two good friends: one a Wizard; one a man who dreams of being a stick. "A Hilarious Waste of Time!" WINNER Audience-Choice Award London 2018. WINNER Hot-Ticket Award Halifax 2019. ****LondonBoxOffice.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Suor Angelica

A breathtaking opera in one devastating act that takes just under an hour. Puccini's female powerhouse opera is rarely performed. While a tragedy, the music and length are perfect for an introduction to Opera or for all seasoned opera lovers. Show is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Swing Showcase

Swing Showcase takes to the air with flying flips, tapping feet, and fast dancing! This show will inspire, entertain, inform, and thrill through the swing-era dances Lindy Hop, Tap, Balboa, Slow Drags. It's a new show each year. Produced by Sugar Swing's team, Mad Cat Swing.

subvenue Sugar Swing Ballroom

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TEN: The Show

Through the lens of contemporary circus, the cast of TEN takes an introspective look at the emotions and challenges experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Personal and honest, TEN showcases the strength, perseverance and resilience of the human condition. "Audience Choice: Circus International Film Festival 2021"

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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THE FOURTH R: reduce, reuse, recycle, REVOLUTIONIZE

Let's celebrate the Earth together and unite in our fight for climate justice with our theatrical, multi media dance show, THE FOURTH R! The planet, the people and the animals are in a really tough spot. Animals and resources are becoming extinct, the CO2 levels are rising and the Arctic is melting. But there is hope - and it's US!

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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THE WALK IN THE SNOW: The True Story of Lise Meitner

Pioneer, physicist, refugee. On Christmas Eve 1938, two fugitives from the Nazis walk into the Swedish snow. They make a shocking, historic discovery. And the world changes forever. Jem Rolls tells the full, determined life of a remarkable and forgotten woman. "Essential" ***** CBC. 5 Sellouts @Walterdale, Fringe 2019

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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The Bender

The Bender follows the relationship between Deloris, a 40 year old queer woman and Jordan, a young trans man. They go on a bender. They drink heavily, smoke ganja and have 4 threesomes in ten days. It's not all fun, it deals with suicidal ideation, self harm, trans issues.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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The Big Sad

Alex is six when Grandma passes away. Shortly afterwards The Big Sad -- a leaky green monster -- shows up and starts wreaking havoc! Alex tries to hide The Big Sad, trap it in the closet, even trick it into being happy. But no matter what happens, it keeps coming back... Help Alex learn how to look after their Big Sad in this fun and interactive show! Suitable for ages 4+

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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The Commandment

What happens when an atheist is chosen to deliver God's new commandment? Unwilling to be the mouthpiece for a god he refuses to believe in, Thomas crashes an open-mic night. "A roller coaster" - ***** - Grid City Magazine. "Surprising emotional impact" - MonkeyBiz.ca. "Highly Recommended" - Raise the Hammer

subvenue Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint Jean

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The Disney Delusion

Comedian Leif Oleson-Cormack pushes confessional comedy to its limits in this show about a methodically moronic plan to double-down on unrequited love through a disastrous trip to Disneyland. Featuring criminal acts, surgically-altered sugar daddies, Sinatra impersonators, and a cynically-charged "coming out", this (unfortunately) true story is not to be missed.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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The Dreamer's Cantata

The Janes are thrilled to be back with a new revue celebrating life-from the ridiculous to the sublime! This exciting cast brings a collection of song and story written by some of musical theatre's most forward-thinking writers. Past Jane productions have garnered over 16 Sterling nominations and awards.

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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The Eleven O'clock Number

The Eleven O'clock Number is Grindstone's award winning improvised musical comedy! Based on suggestions from the audience the cast improvises a brand new musical comedy on the spot. Complete with twisting plots and showstopping numbers, Laughs are guaranteed. You have to see it to believe it!

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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The Erlking: a new musical

"Where the movie Midsommar meets the Book of Mormon." Erlking is a musical satire based around the themes of classism, privilege, and most importantly, hope. Fresh off its Boston based workshop and backed by a lush orchestral score Erlking is an original Canadian musical not to be missed.

subvenue Strathcona High School

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The Flying Detective

It's a bird, It's a plane, it's... definitely a plane! Join Detective Campbell and aviation legend "WOP" May on Canada's first aerial police pursuit. From the makers of "The McCrackin" Series ***** and "Cowboy" *****, Accidental Humour lands their high-flying comedic multimedia expertise in 1919 for a true Alberta adventure!

subvenue ATB Financial Westbury Theatre

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The Heterosexuals

The creator of Fringe sensation REDHEADED STEPCHILD presents a deep-dive into the shocking world of Heterosexuality! THEY WALK AMONG US! Where did they come from? What do they think they're wearing? Find out in this explosive solo show based on undercover research gathered while posing as one of their own!

subvenue The Luther Center

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The House That F*cks

Susan Koontz discovers her blossoming sexuality while preparing for a community dance competition. Robots! Pornography! Cigarettes for dogs!

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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The Hunchback Variations

"Where is the room for keeping all the nothings?" Join Quasimodo, hunchback of Notre Dame, and Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, in this panel discussion, on their attempt to create a mysterious sound effect called for in Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. "Cerebral, comic, and just plain weird," St. Louis Post-Dispatch

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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The Kyleness of Kyle

Truck drivers, vasectomies, and bad suits. God runs for re-election, a daughter gets her first tattoo, a blues singer runs afoul of DNA, and beer is spilled in a poetry brawl. These are a few of the voices in my head. Everyone in Red Deer found them funny.

subvenue The de Villars Jones LLP Stage

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The Ladies of Jazz

Celebrating the ladies of our past and present with our favourite songs. This women-led Tap Dance and Live Singing show will not only relive some of history's greatest jazz tunes but take a vintage spin on some modern music hits. We're taking you from Ella to Gaga in one show!

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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The Margin of the Sky

Marking four decades at the Edmonton Fringe, Stewart Lemoine and Teatro bid farewell to the Festival with this comedy set in Los Angeles. A Canadian playwright struggling to create a screenplay for a soap opera star takes inspiration from some unexpected sources in this uniquely moving exploration of the creative spark.

subvenue Varscona Theatre

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The Morning After With Pam & Paula

Grab your tiara and pull up a seat for this one-of-a-kind comedic TV talk show with a twist. Join Pam and Paula as they prepare for their high school reunion and take you on an epic journey that's 2 legit 2 quit!

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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The Paladin

Space Ranger Orphea Flange is trouble. The evil intergalactic corporation is out to corner the market on life-giving water, and she needs to stop them! Only her wits, her laser gun, and her emotionally complex relationship with her spaceship can save her! Caley Suliak stars in a Kenneth Brown's comedy.

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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The Pansy Cabaret

A century ago in New York, gender was fluid and Pansy Bars were the hottest ticket in town as drag queens, Queer comics and composers created art that dared to imagine a queer-positive world. You can experience those songs and routines today at the Pansy Cabaret.

subvenue Nancy Power Theatre

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The Performance Review

God is called in to account for the slow pace of moral progress on earth in this comedy-drama.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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The Stakeout

A comedy/drama about two men on a stakeout of two men on a stakeout of them. Fresh, funny, & fearless. A head trip about fathers, sons, and one's sense of self. Wild, dramatically ambitious, and disorienting in the best possible way. The best new play of the year.

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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The Tiniest Mermaid

A mermaid Princess is stuck on a rock singing her heart out. Her goofy friends show up and the boisterous fun begins. Through hit songs, dance, and hilarious antics, The Tiniest Mermaid learns that difficult emotions have the most to teach us about ourselves. Presented by Gemini-Nominated writers.

subvenue Spotlight Cabaret

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The Truth (tm)

On stage, Adam Bailey's success comes from telling unbelievable true stories. In real life, telling the Truth has always gotten them in trouble. Now the creator of Franz Ferdinand Must Die (**** - CBC) examines The Truth itself, in an era when everyone has their own set of facts.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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The Waves

"This show. Which I've seen. Which you paid me to be in. It's a good show. It's about men. And water? These men. They are in a boat. At points. Most? I hope you like the boat." - Ronald Reagan

subvenue Acacia Hall

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The YEG Youth Poetry Jam

iHuman Studios presents The YEG Youth Poetry Jam featuring a diverse & dynamic slate of poets under the age of twenty-five drawn from across the city. iHuman Studios is a multi-disciplinary artist collective that has been encouraging the artistic practice of young folk in Edmonton since 1997.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Theatresports™ Heritage Classic

The Theatresports Heritage Classic brings together generations of Rapid Fire Theatre performers in an epic showdown of improvised antics. Come celebrate over four decades of Edmonton's longest-running improv show in this monumental meeting of minds & mischief! No two shows are the same!

subvenue Nancy Power Theatre

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Through the Lime Green door!

A middle age couple run an "upscale" compple. The wife is constantly at auctions. Husband is relaxing when a Lime Green Door is delivered. Seems everyone has a story about a door. The new neighbour, the snoopy one and the forgetful delivery driver. This totally upsets Rex's Saturday.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Tissues and Razorblades, Poetry for people who hate poetry

An interactive presentation using poems to investigate and illustrate life and love, the creative process, with insight and humor. Waiting's a game that's never been played / Regrets have a way of calling your name / Time is the gatekeeper / And life is the race.

subvenue Chianti Yardbird Suite

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Treasure Island

Get yer ARRRHs on! Follow young hero Jim Hawkins (Candice Fiorentino) as he foils evil pirates and finds fortune. The original swashbuckling story by Stephenson adapted for the stage. Rollicking song and fast-paced adventure! A perfect outing for the whole family at the Fringe.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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UNDERBELLY

Underbelly is a surrealist physical comedy in which monsters, dismemberment, shower opera, inconceivable truths and a hot date may be just the recipe needed to shed the past and let it run down the drain. Join this multi-award winning physical comedian in her bathroom to untangle the age old question of perception and reality in love and life. "Nayana Fielkov shows off an impressive range of skills." CBC

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Under The Influence

Letting go, falling apart, getting honest and the mess that goes with it, that's where the truth and beauty of life exist. That's where the connection with one another is truly made. Highlighting issues that humanity faces daily, this play will touch your heart in a way that provokes both laughter and tears.

subvenue The Sanctuary Stage

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Undiscovered Country

This event has been cancelled. After years of riding high recording the cover songs his corporate label hand picked for him, fading country star Tyler Henshaw tries to take the reigns of his own career writing songs that draw from his punk rock roots and are a direct threat to the cultivated image executives have cultivated for him.

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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Vavianna Vardot's Famous Sex Party

Vaviana Vardot's Famous Sex Party is a comedy burlesque variety show hosted by Amber Nash (best known as Pam Poovey from the animated series Archer) as the illustrious Vaviana Vardot. Every night at midnight at the Grindstone Theatre you can expect sensual silliness, lewd buffoonery, dirty songs and the funniest smut you've ever had the displeasure of stumbling across.

subvenue The Grindstone - Comedy Theatre

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Walter.

"What's a Walter and what does it mean?" Join Phil as he discovers who he is and how he wants to be loved, all while navigating the ever changing complexities of modern queer relationships. From the creator of MAN UP!, Spearsical, Hooked, and To HELL With The Rules!

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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Water People

**** Victoria Fringe: "lovingly layered... Dylan Thomas-like territory... We listen with the ear of the heart." (Check the Program). "put at top of your Fringe list!" (Victoria News). A heartfelt expression, by an award-winning playwright, about one woman's struggle to provide her ailing mother with a life of dignity.

subvenue Acacia Hall

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Way to Go Neil: A New Musical

A brand new musical comedy about love, selfishness, and heartbreak. Neil has everything he could ever want in life and still he feels that something is missing. When he realizes what that something is, he learns that he has to hurt the people he loves in order to get it.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Wayne Jones & Friends

*****The most hilarious comedy show of the Fringe! Multiple 5-Star reviewed improv comedian Wayne Jones (Colin Mochrie & Wayne Jones, Die-Nasty) performs with incredible special guests every night. From TV celebrities to Canadian improv legends, each show is guaranteed to leave you howling with laughter.

subvenue Spotlight Cabaret

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Weirdo Nextdoor

What do late night infomercials, your deepest insecurities, and the Kardashians have in common? They all show up in your dreams at 3AM! Enter the psyche of the confident Host with crippling anxiety as she encounters a cast of characters helping her navigate her path to self acceptance.

subvenue Lorne Cardinal Theatre

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Well Behaved Women Pt. 2

It's the remix! A sequel to the FOUR STAR "Girl Power Protest" that was Well Behaved Women, Part two is sure to leave you just as fired up. Follow along as we take you through an evening of feminist sketch(ish) comedy. Suitable for all feminists 14+

subvenue The Lumos Dental Stage

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Whiskey Flicks Live!

Whiskey Flicks Live! is an unscripted, booze-infused, deep dive into film. Daniel shows Michael a unique series of themed movie clips; Michael responds with improvised comedy and critique. Michael doesn't know what Daniel's gonna play; Daniel doesn't know what Michael's gonna say, and the audience is along for the ride!

subvenue Nordic Studio Theatre

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White Guy on Stage Talking

Lost in obsession and fetishization of catastrophe, where's pleasure in a commodified universe? You/they/we are invited adrift. Walk back and toward the ecstasy of boredom--back to failure--the simplest place possible. There's blood (because bodies have it) and Champagne. Don't worry all blood will stay neatly in its skin sack.

subvenue Walterdale Theatre

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Wild Moo's Chase

Filet lives in the whimsical, diluted, pun-filled town called Meatland. Battling between curiosity and managing her mental health, Filet is unable to open the literal door and get answers. Once she finds a poster that conflicts with everything she knows, she decides to face her disorder and learn the truth.

subvenue La Cité Francophone Theatre

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Witness the Yellow Peril

This event has been cancelled. Witness the Yellow Peril is an ensemble comedy about Chinese stereotypes in North America that jumps through different entertainment genres to poke fun at and dismantle various Asian stereotypes. The show is stitched together by Tom, the Yellow Peril, reckoning with his Chinese American identity through standup.

subvenue The Gateway Theatre

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Youngblood

A 1970s gang drama set in small town California, Youngblood follows an ensemble of down-on-their-luck misfits who must stay afloat while they evade enlistment of the Vietnam War and navigate the treacherous waters of opposing gang rivalries, inter-gang drama, and a boiling revolt of a town they once loved.

subvenue Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean

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mr.coffeehead

mr.coffeehead: a foot-fuelled, slapstick tragedy about bikepacking, dreaming big and giving up in your 30s. “I was entranced by Ira's performance” - Sarah Deshaies (CKUT Radio)“I loved every minute of it” - attendee‘Outstanding Clown Show’ nominee in Montreal Praise for Spec Theatre's last Fringe show (Artisanal Intelligence) in 2019: 4.5/5 stars - Edmonton Journal4/5 stars - Global TV"..one of my favourite Fringe shows of all time" - The Buzz

subvenue Kick Point Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

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yegDND

yegDND is an epic, improvised, fantasy adventure based on the world's greatest roleplaying game. Giant twenty-sided dice rolled by the audience! Thrilling improvised stage combat! Hilarious characters! It all comes to life in a show dubbed a "must-see for fans of the fantasy genre!"

subvenue La Cité Auditorium

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