Unconventional performances in unconventional venues

The Island Fringe Festival is an annual performing arts festival that unites artists and audiences in fun, exploratory environments. This year we welcome performers from PEI and across Canada who will showcase comedy, dance, drama, puppetry, and more. Everything happens in downtown Charlottetown, allowing audiences to easily travel from one venue to the next and see all the action.

Tickets are $10 each per performance or $100 for an All Access Pass, which gives you access to all of our shows and Fringe After Dark Events.

We will accept  CASH at the door for individual shows (All Access Passes must be purchased in advance online).

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This Year's Shows

Show Location July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31
Jimmy Hogg: The Potato King (Toronto) MDownStreet Dance8:45 - 9:457:30 - 8:308:45 - 9:454:00 - 5:00
Temporarily Sinister (PEI) MDownStreet Dance7:30 - 8:209:00 - 9:507:30 - 8:205:30 - 6:20
Another Word for Pomegranate (Toronto) PG-13The Haviland Club8:30 - 9:308:30 - 9:303:30 - 4:303:45 - 4:45
The Fourth R: reduce, reuse, recycle, Revolutionize (Toronto) GHavenwood6:00 - 7:007:30 - 8:301:00 - 2:002:30 - 3:30
Idealistic (Edmonton) PG-13Havenwood7:30 - 8:306:00 - 7:004:00 - 5:001:00 - 2:00
The Inevitable Frankie Green (North Bay) MThe Carriage House8:00 - 9:006:30 - 7:307:15 - 8:157:30 - 8:30
Little Miss Sunshine (PEI) RThe Carriage House6:30 - 7:307:45 - 8:455:45 - 6:456:00 - 7:00
It’s Going To Be Ok (PEI) MThe Dali Cafe5:15 - 6:156:30 - 7:302:30 - 3:305:00 - 6:00
Up Until Now (Vancouver) MThe Dali Cafe6:45-7:305:15 - 6:001:15 - 2:006:30 - 7:15
Disons [dizɔ̃] :/ Du verbe dire: (⇒ conjuguer) (PEI) MCancelled
Paradox (PEI) MCancelled

In Addition to Our Shows...

Event Location July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31
Opening Night (FREE)The Haviland Club8:00 - 10:00
After Dark: Trivia ($5.00)The Haviland Club10:00 - 12:00
After Dark: Scavenger Hunt ($5.00)The Haviland Club10:00 - 12:00
After Dark: Cider Tasting ($10.00)Down Street Dance Studio10:00 - 12:00
Closing Party (FREE)PonyBoat9:00 - 12:00

Another Word for Pomegranate

Drama, Comedy, Puppetry
Toronto, ON

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: PG-13

Location: The Haviland Club
2 Haviland Street

A comedy about two best friends navigating their conflicting artistic morals of whether we do art for ourselves or art for others. Through clown, puppetry, and dealing with a difficult bar manager, Robbie and Stew will provide a heart-warming story on friendship at this year’s Island Fringe Festival.

Cooper Bilton as Robbie
Tom Keat as Stew
Puppet as Igor

Written by Cooper Bilton & Tom Keat
Directed by Olivia Cameron
Produced by Desert Island Theatre Company

Idealistic

Drama, Comedy, Solo performance
Edmonton, AB

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: PG-13

Location: Havenwood Dance Studio
135 Great George Street

From the age of three, 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 what he thought his destiny would be, but more importantly he will reveal what he experienced as a medical professional to help him accept his reality as it is.

Written and Performed by Steven Andrews Dramaturged and Directed by Luke Diehl
Original sound score by Luke Diehl

Photo credit Luke Diehl

It’s Going to be Ok

Comedy, Solo performance
Charlottetown, PE

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: M

Location: The Dali Cafe
155 Kent Street

In his Island Fringe Festival debut performance, comedian Shawn Hogan (Halifax Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, CBC’s Laugh Out Loud) explores the trials and tribulations of moving back to PEI during a global pandemic, re-adjusting to the Island way of life, the local dating scene, and most importantly, that It’s Going to be OK.

Written and Performed by Shawn Hogan

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Jimmy Hogg: The Potato King

Comedy, Solo performance
Toronto, ON

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: M

Location: DownStreet Dance Studio
101 Grafton Street (door to the left of BMO, or enter mall and head upstairs)

“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 *****

Written and Performed by Jimmy Hogg

Little Miss Sunshine: I Tried to Kill Myself, Spent a Week in the Psych Ward, and My Boyfriend Left Me: a Memoir

Drama
Charlottetown, PE

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: R

Location: The Carriage House at Beaconsfield
2 Kent Street

“Little Miss Sunshine: I Tried to Kill Myself, Spent a Week in the Psych Ward, and My Boyfriend Left Me: a Memoir” is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a standup routine/one woman show/tell all memoir that no one asked for. Join Hannah as she takes you through a chronological telling of one trauma to the next and tries to make sense of her relationship with existence.

Hannah is looking forward to bringing “Little Miss Sunshine” to the Island Fringe Festival and is hopeful that audiences will be able to resonate with shared fundamental human experiences while also having a laugh along the way.

Content warning: contains mature language and discussion of sexual assault, suicide, mental illness, religious trauma, and other adult themes.

Written and Performed by Hannah McGaughey
Promotional photography by Kari Kruse. 

Temporarily Sinister

Drama, Comedy
Charlottetown, PE

Show length: 50 minutes | Show rating: M

Location: DownStreet Dance Studio
101 Grafton Street (door to the left of BMO, or enter mall and head upstairs)

An Evening of Death, Sexuality, Belief, and Nuggets.

An injury has left Emerson temporarily without the use of his right hand. This leads to Emerson’s roommate inviting over a co-worker for dinner in an attempt to raise his spirits. Do we have a body? Is belief in God an important part of being a Christian? Why don’t we kill ourselves? These are a few of the questions that are only partially answered as Emerson attempts what he does worst: Making a good first impression.

Mike Mallaley as Emerson
Kari Kruse as Charlie
Lindsay Schieck as River

Written and Directed by Dana Doucette
Stage Managed by Jay Gallant

The Fourth R: reduce, reuse, recycle, Revolutionize

Dance
Toronto, ON

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: G (all ages)

Location: Havenwood Dance Studio
135 Great George Street

We cannot wait to celebrate the Earth together and unite in our fight for climate justice with our theatrical, multi media dance show, THE FOURTH R: reduce, reuse, recycle, REVOLUTIONIZE! We all know the situation: 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!

Performed by Julia Molnar, Beatrice Kwan and Emma Bartolomucci

Directed by Emma Bartolomucci
Managed by Shreyas Batra, Sabrina Casanova
Visual Designer: Airian McLeish

The Inevitable Frankie Green

Drama
North Bay, ON

Show length: 60 minutes | Show rating: M 

Location: The Carriage House at Beaconsfield
2 Kent Street

In an icy tent behind the last McDonald’s before the highway going North, Frankie Green and his sister Eva drift through their bleak existences on the periphery of North Bay society. Lately, his spiralling life has gone further off the rails as the barriers between time and space have seemingly begun to crumble under his feet. And the sudden appearance of the otherworldly William Beaumont isn’t helping either.

Robert Leitner as Frankie
Cali Schlosser as Eva and Elise
Matthew Cava Ferraro as William Beaumont

Written and Directed by: Garrett M. Ryan
Dramaturg: Sara Masciotra-Milstein
Stage Manager and Costume Designer: Heather Theriault
Sound Designer: Garrett M. Ryan

Up Until Now

Comedy, Solo performance
Vancouver, BC

Show length: 45 minutes | Show rating: M

Location: The Dali Cafe
155 Kent Street

A comedic take on the trials and tribulations of his life leading up to this current moment. Weaving tales of his days in school, first jobs, holidays and the struggles of modern dating.

Written and Performed by Jeremiah Ukponrefe

All Access Pass - $100

Attend a performance of each show, our Opening Party, our After Dark Events, and our Closing Gala!

Paradox

Disons [dizɔ̃] :/ Du verbe dire: (⇒ conjuguer)

Launch Party - Free

FREE, although a donation to the Island Fringe Festival is greatly appreciated!

Location: Haviland Club
2 Haviland Street

Unsure what The Island Fringe Festival is all about? Come join us and find out!! Performers in this year’s festival will give the audience a five-minute pitch of their shows (by recreating a scene, giving an explanation, or perhaps with shadow puppets!). Performers and audiences alike are also invited to laugh (and cringe) with the Fringe!

After a long break, “Scribbler Skeletons” is back and will feature Islanders and Fringers reading the hilarious, ridiculous, and angst-ridden writing from their childhood years. Dig something up, share it with the audience!!

Expect everything from love notes, bad poetry, silly stories, diary entries and maybe even a song or two!

Closing Party - Free

FREE, although a donation to the Island Fringe Festival is greatly appreciated!

Location: PonyBoat Social Club
157 Kent Street

After so many performances over four days in five different venues, it is time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the 2022 Island Fringe Festival performers, volunteers, and staff Have a few snacks, spend time with one another, and find out who goes home with the big awards this year!

Once the formalities are done, people are encouraged to stick around and play a game of shuffleboard, pool, or any of the other many offerings that Pony Boat Social Club has to offer.

After Dark Events

After Dark Trivia - $5

The Haviland Club
2 Haviland Street
10:00pm – midnight

Grab some friends (or make new ones) and put together a team for a trivia event will that test your knowledge with an epic blend of music clips, movie clips, photos, and random knowledge for your chance to win some great prizes!

PEI’s own Katie Perry will be the master of all things trivia, which is guranteed to be a fun time with a few stumps along the way!!

19+ event, cash bar will be open

After Dark Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt* - $5

The Haviland Club
2 Haviland Street

10:00pm – midnight

A fun-filled favourite of The Island Fringe Festival… come solo or with friends to The Haviland Club, assemble a team, grab your camera, and embark on an epic scavenger hunt throughout downtown Charlottetown.

Laughs to be had and prizes to be won. You’ll not want to miss the good times this event will create!

19+ event, cash bar will be open

*NOTE: If it is raining, the scavenger hunt will be cancelled, and instead we will do an epic indoor event based on the UK’s ever-popular competition show “Task Master”

Cider Tasting with Red Island Cider -SOLD OUT

The Haviland Club
2 Haviland Street

10:00 – midnight

We turn our hosting duties over to Red Island Cider as they talk us through the different tones and notes of their ciders. Sip away on different ciders, enjoy some snacks, and listen to stories of how the Island’s history has influenced the names of RIC’s ciders. To top off the evening, participants will go home with many goodies from our friends at Red Island Cider!

OH! And you can join in on a few party games for your chance to win some awesome prizes!!

19+ event, the cider is alcohol

VOLUNTEER FOR IFF2022!!

It is not too late to volunteer for The Island Fringe Festival! If interested, please complete our online application: https://forms.gle/M4W6Y4FubUmtEAcK6

The 2022 Island Fringe Festival is made possible with funding from

Government of Canada · Innovation PEI · City of Charlottetown · Maritime Electric

                       

And support from
COWS · Beaconsfield Historic House · DownStreet Dance Studio · The Haviland Club · Havenwood Dance Studio · Red Island Cider · Dali Café

 

           

The Island Fringe Festival is a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals and World Fringe.

       

Special thanks to our volunteers

The Island Fringe Festival would not be possible without a team of amazing volunteers.
Each year we rely on the generosity of time and passion for the festival that our volunteers have.
Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!