Hell resembles nothing so much as a dreary industrial city in the north of England, its denizens free to leave whenever they like – aboard a bus bound for a heaven that's like nothing you've ever imagined. A theologically daz- zling journey studded with memorable characters, mind-spinning dialogue and images of human folly and sublime hope that will forever change the way you see eternity.
Director: Scott D. Campbell.
Cast: Phillip Miguel, Evan Frayne, Moriah Ophardt, Bria Crouch.
Narnia for adults! Beatific, bright-clad, incorruptible spirits are pitted against flawed, monochromatic ghosts. It's not a fair fight. [ Seattle Weekly ]
Challenges not only the ear and the brain but the heart and the soul. [ Seattle Post-Intelligencer ]
When a crusty, down-on-his-luck WW2 veteran reluctantly makes the trip to Juno Beach to honour his brother Chester, his encounter with a precocious ten-year-old challenges the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts. Born at Pacific Theatre in 2002, Jake has spent the past three years playing to standing ovations all across Canada – and now he's coming home! The most charming, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud-funny one-woman-shows you'll ever see.
Written and performed by Julia Mackey.
Directed by Dirk Van Stralen
The most theatrically pure show I have ever seen. A stunning performance. [ CBC ]
I never did nothin’ special,' grunts Jake during an overdue visit to his brother’s grave. Mackey’s gift of remembrance is a powerful rebuttal. Don’t miss it. [ Winnipeg Free Press ]
Best Drama, Best Solo Show, Best Female Performer: [ Victoria Fringe ]
Best of Fest: [ Edmonton Fringe Festival ] [ Winnipeg Fringe Festival ]
Rikers Island. Two men sit in solitary confinement, 23 hours a day. Lucius Jenkins is a serial killer who awaits execution, Angel Cruz stands accused of a murder he doesn't believe was a crime. One has found God, the other needs to find himself. Visceral, gritty, harrowing – an uncompromising drama about contradiction, contrition and hypocrisy by the author of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Director: Angela Konrad.
Fire-breathing. A probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars, it has the courage of its intellectual restlessness. Written in flame. [ New York Times ]
Ventures into the terra incognita of contemporary theatre – theatrical and intellectual waters for which others lack the temerity or strength to tread. Layered with humor and passion. [ Curtain Up ]
Journey back to the days when radio was king, as Yolanda and Percival B. Frank present their annual Christmas show before a live studio audience. On-air magic and off-stage romance combine for a show as comfy as a cup of mulled cider and a plate of sugar cookies. Comedy, music and good cheer from the author of Cariboo Magi, Chickens, Holy Mo and Espresso.
Cast: Damon Calderwood, Seana-Lee Wood, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Tracy Neff, and Ben Elliott.
Frangione's merry little Christmas show overflows with the warmest sentiments of the holiday season. A family-friendly, nostalgic romp. [ Canoe.ca ]
A guest production by Midnight Theatre Collective.
New Years Eve, 1989. Two South Africans, a black security guard and a white soldier, meet at a travelling amusement park. A powerful exploration of guilt and damnation, truth and reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa. From the author of Master Harold... and the Boys.
Director: Anthony F. Ingram.
Cast: Tom Pickett, Michael Kopsa.
Cathartic. Soul-cleansing. [ British Theatre Guide ]
Intense and eloquent. [ Los Angeles Times ]
When a widowed Episcopal minister hires an agnostic gay man as her scholarly assistant she may have found the missing link in an estranged relationship with her wayward son. Mixing sexual politics with spiritual contradictions, her motivations are called into question when secrets from the past begin to surface. A powerful exploration of faith and fear, The Busy World is Hushed probes the passions and distortions of religion, relationships, and the human heart.
Director: Richard Wolfe.
Cast: Gina Chiarelli, Sebastian Kroon, Adam Bergquist.
Five Stars...Searching, perceptive and absorbing...
[ Time Out New York ]
Hearts and souls are tangled and torn, God is abused and praised, and the audience is left in a state of contemplation. [ Theatredogs ]
Assaulted Fish For You 2
September 6 – 16, 2007
1440 W. 12th Avenue
Tickets are $10 at the door or $12 in advance
For its second Fringe appearance, 83% pan-Asian Canadian sketch comedy troupe, Assaulted Fish presents the “best of 2006-2007”. Don’t miss out if you’re a new fan or one who’s appreciated seeing them in previous performances. 50 minute show, rating: 14+.