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Cry-Baby: The Musical: Pick of the Fringe

Awkward Stage Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan, Music by David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger 
awkwardstageproductions.com 
Based on the John Waters film, Cry-Baby: The Musical focuses on Baltimore teenager Allison Vernon-Williams, who is drawn across the tracks from her 1954 finishing-school background into a relationship with the orphaned Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker, the leader of a pack of rebel outcasts.

A Tony Award Nominated show by a Pick of the Fringe winning company. 
 
Funny / Musical / In Your Face / 90 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
    

9/23/2017 6:45 PM
Bombay Black by Anosh Irani: Pick of the Fringe

Raghupriya Society 
Burnaby, Canada
Playwright: Anosh Irani  
The lives of an Indian exotic dancer and her embittered mother are altered when a blind stranger visits them. Poetic, mythic, and brave, Anosh Irani’s 2006 multiple Dora Award-winning Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of India. Funny, violent, humane, and directed by Mumbai-born, Fringe award winning producer Rohit Chokhani.

Rohit Chokhani’s prior Fringe award-winning production work in different capacities includes: Siddhartha:  A Journey Home, winner of the Talk of the Fringe Award, and Mrs. Singh and Me, winner of the Pick of the Fringe Award. 

Starring Nimet Kanji as Padma, Agam Darshi as Apsara, and Munish Sharma as Kamal
This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association Production under the Festival Policy

Bombay Black  premiered in January 2006 at the Theatre Centre, Toronto. It was commissioned and developed by Nightswimming Theatre and produced by Cahoots Theatre Projects. It was workshopped and given a public reading at On the Verge, 2005 (National Arts Centre, Ottawa). The playwright is extremely grateful to the Canada
Council for the Arts for generous support.

Bombay Black  is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency, www.garygoddardagency.com.

Funny / Poetic / Multicultural / 100 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Smoke Fog

Underrepresented artist: Performed by culturally diverse actors - this production engages with the members of the blind community and the South Asian community and will take you on a journey into their world.

9/23/2017 9:00 PM
Multiple Organism: Pick of the Fringe

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. 
mindofasnail.org 
Mind of a Snail’s risquést show yet! A gender and genre bending surrealist comedy for adults: live projections, puppetry, and an original musical score. Use your invagination! Another large scale shadow theatre performance from the award-winning creators of Curious Contagious (2016), Caws & Effect (2014), and Against Gravity (2013): 

***** “Delightful, innovative, and beautiful.” —Winnipeg Free Press
***** “Pushing the boundaries—not only of what stories we tell, but also the ways in which we tell them.” —Vue Weekly 

Funny / Weird / Shocking / 60 minutes / 18+ / Nudity

9/24/2017 6:00 PM
Chris & Travis: Pick of the Fringe

Chris & Travis 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Chris Ross & Travis Bernhardt 
travisbernhardt.com 
Multiple Pick-of-the-Fringe winner Travis Bernhardt and Chris Ross scribble outside the lines of improv comedy with their high energy, hilarious, and surreal two-man show. Their extreme physicality, endearingly strange characters, and commitment to entertain by any means necessary have surprised and delighted audiences across Canada. 

“You’ve never seen an improv show like this before.” —Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Selected for the 2017 Paper Street Improv Festival
Selected for the 2015 and 2016 Vancouver International Improv Festival 


Funny / Silly / Weird / 45 minutes / All Ages 

9/24/2017 7:45 PM
Falling Awake

RAGMOP Theatre presents Falling Awake, a surrealist physical comedy with mesmerizing illusions, salt, coffee, flash floods, the musing of love, and the questionable nature of reality. Falling Awake toured the Fringe receiving the acclaim of: Best of Fest, Staff Pick, Artists Pick (Edmonton); Best of Fringe Short-list, Best Ensemble (Toronto); The Montreal Clown Festival Award Nominee; The Joanna Maratta Award and The Mollie Bradly Award (Vancouver).

“So beautiful that I groaned with pleasure.” —Colin Thomas
“A mesmerizing display of physical comedy.” —NOW Toronto
“Seamless in every aspect.” —CJLO Montreal
“Breathtaking physical actors.” —Theatre in London

Oct 13-15, 2017
Studio 1398

10/13/2017 To 10/15/2017
The Fringe Cabaret October

The Fringe Festival has an addictive quality. Patrons gorge on theatre and artists riff off each others’ work. And just like the patrons, artists can’t wait for the Fringe—that’s why there’s now a series of Fringe Cabarets! Created by Fringe alumni, this variety show includes a mix of sketch, storytelling, dance, burlesque, clown, and more with different themes and artists at every performance including Jeff Leard, Sydney Hayduk, Fraz Wiest, Tristan Helgason, Andrew Bailey, Tara Travis, Jayson McDonald, Cory Thibert, Linnea Gwiazda, Valerie Cotic, David C. Jones, Natalie Watson, and more!

10/31/2017 8:00 PM
Mockingjay: The Musical - A Hunger Games Musical
District 13 Presents

Good things come in threes... even angst filled dystopian musicals with kicky pop tunes. Mockingjay: The Musical concludes the adventures of Katniss Everdeen as she joins the rebels of District 13 in taking down President Snow and the Capitol. Along with action-packed battles and espionage, the love triangle continues as Katniss must finally choose between her dearest friend and her fellow tribute who has been brainwashed to kill her. To lighten the mood, the characters sing and dance to fun pop song parodies of artists like Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Adele, and Justin Bieber. So get ready for a final helping of Hunger Games Musical goodness.

14+

November 23 – 25, 2017
Studio 1398
11/23/2017 To 11/25/2017
The Fringe Cabaret December

The Fringe Festival has an addictive quality. Patrons gorge on theatre and artists riff off each others’ work. And just like the patrons, artists can’t wait for the Fringe—that’s why there’s now a series of Fringe Cabarets! Created by Fringe alumni, this variety show includes a mix of sketch, storytelling, dance, burlesque, clown, and more with different themes and artists at every performance including Jeff Leard, Sydney Hayduk, Fraz Wiest, Tristan Helgason, Andrew Bailey, Tara Travis, Jayson McDonald, Cory Thibert, Linnea Gwiazda, Valerie Cotic, David C. Jones, Natalie Watson, and more!

12/8/2017 8:00 PM
Blindside
Stéphanie Morin-Robert

After her recent American, Canadian, and European tour, one-eyed multiple award winner Stéphanie Morin-Robert returns to Vancouver to recount her life as a feisty 7-year-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower. Raw, hilarious, and literally eye-popping!

★★★★★ “Expert physical comedy and impeccable timing.” —CBC
★★★★★ “Stephanie Morin-Robert is an absolute delight ... and a daring performer.” —Vue Weekly
★★★★★ “Intoxicating crescendo of laughter.” —Theatre in London 
★★★★★ ''Phenomenal and not to be missed!'' —Inside Ottawa

Caution: exposed eye sockets.

April 26-28, 2018
Studio 1398
4/26/2018 To 4/28/2018