Island Fringe Festival - 2018
|SHOW||VENUE||Thursday August 2||Friday August 3||Saturday August 4||Sunday August 5|
|Half A Star||3||5:00pm||6:30pm||6:00pm||1:00pm|
|The Satan Show||3||6:30pm||5:00pm||9:00pm||2:30pm|
|Cocktails: Olivia Face||5||8:00pm||8:30pm||8:00pm||8:30pm|
|PTSD-Post Trump Stress Disorder||6||7:30pm||7:00pm||8:30pm||7:00pm|
|1||Rochford Square||Rochford & Kent|
|2||Kirk of St James||35 Fitzroy St.|
|3||The Legion||99 Pownal St.|
|4||Charlottetown Yoga Space||49 Pownal St.|
|5||Luxury Market||94 Queen St.|
|6||Great George Hotel||58 Great George St.|
|8||Studio 1||Confed Centre|
|9||Fringe Info Booth||Confed Centre|
The Cardboard Countess explores the developing friendship between a troubled teen and a homeless woman who wears a gown of garbage bags and proclaims she is a Countess. United by concerns of conservation, and isolated from their communities, their friendship grows. At times tragic, at times hilarious, the ongoing battle between these two characters, both fighting to be heard in an ever hostile world, is a play audiences of all ages can relate to.
Los Angeles, USA – 60 min, G
Chris has an idea. She should be in love with her friend Will. But that’s not the way it works… is it? Wild Card is the story of a girl determined to create her own universe. In an unconventional science experiment, she attempts to choose love. Trouble is, love has its own ideas.
Charlottetown, PEI – 45 min, G
Photo: Jonathan Corkal Art: Claire Boudreau
25 @ 1919 Paris
Two actors bring to life twelve characters in their mid twenties, already parents or still kids themselves, longing for the past or projecting into the future. As they slalom through life, they attempt to find “purpose” through work, dance, murder, and procreation. Costume changes and sound cues are done onstage in this fast-paced drama, giving the spectator an intimate glimpse into the characters lives.
Paris, FR – 45 min, PG
Diana (I knew you when we were fourteen)
Inspired by Michael Ondaatje’s hilarious and heartbreaking poem ‘Elimination Dance’, and devised and performed by Alexa Higgins and Ian Goff, Falling Iguana Theatre’s DIANA is a physical theatre piece interwoven with elements of detective fiction, comedy, and music. DIANA tells the story of one man’s quest to find his childhood classmate who mysteriously disappears one day after school.
Diana Whitehouse- I knew you when I was 14 years old. I heard your name over the loudspeakers at Heathrow Airport in 1989. Where
Toronto, ON – 60 min, PG
Half A Star
Five years after a terrible review destroyed their partnership, two former best friends reunite for one more performance. Will they be able to overcome their mutual contempt, or will their reunion be the final demise of their reputations and their friendship?
Charlottetown, PEI – 60 min, R
The Satan Show
Ever wonder about Satan’s take on the Eve and the apple story? Or what Hell is really like? Susan (Laura Chapin) has, and during The Satan Show she conjurors The Prince of Darkness (Nicholas Whalen) to hear what he has to say for himself… and to exorcise a few personal demons in the process. Directed by Dave Stewart. Written by Chapin & Stewart.
ADULT CONTENT. Charlottetown, PEI – 30 min, PG
An incarcerated woman in solitary confinement reflects on the circumstances that have brought her there. Far more complex than “I committed a crime and am guilty”, the story she unravels is a hapless history… one laced with violence, betrayal, heartbreak, and regret.
Toronto, ON – 45min, PG
Realizations (brought on by a former lover)
“Realizations” is a transitional story that exposes the politics and negotiation of one’s sexual awakening in a culture that is controlled by heteronormativity. Within the room of her subconscious, the audience witnesses Molly Murphy’s internal journey of confronting both sexual and emotional traumas thought to have been carefully tucked away, believed to be a shared universal experience, a penance paid for occupying the body of a woman. “Realizations” releases its protagonist from self encapsulation while providing raw narrative to the exploration of interpersonal traumas. It also reveals the strength of a queer woman, in a life that has tried to force her to be anything but.
Charlottetown, PEI – 60 min, R
Cocktails: Olivia Face
Cocktails: Olivia Face is a one-person show that will take you through the journey of the aspiring freelance amateur professional philosopher, performer, and artist. Both absurd and queer, comedic and profound, Olivia will divulge tales of death, hallucinogens, and lip stains, with the aim of emotional ambivalence.
Take a look at the weird and wonderful life of Olivia Face in a show that downtown Charlottetown won’t soon forget.
Charlottetown, PEI – 60 min, R
PTSD-Post Trump Stress Disorder
It’s November 7, 2016 and our main concern in Northern California is what color pant suit to wear to the victory party! We should not have opened the champagne so soon… If you like Donald Trump this show is not for you.
Berkeley, USA – 60 min, R
What is a Patron Pin?
- A Patron Pin is a membership button which lets you access all Island Fringe shows.
- It’s a one-time purchase of $5.
Why do I need one?
We work hard at the Fringe to bring you affordable and accessible theatre and performance, however as 100% of the donations at shows go to the artists, Patron Pins are a way for you to support the Island Fringe Festival itself. Wear it proudly and show everyone that you’re more than an audience member; you’re a patron of the Fringe!
Fringe Frolics 2018
Choose Your Own Adventure Dance
June 23rd 9:30pm, The Haviland Club
Throw on your favourite dancing duds and join us for a wacky night of unexpected tunes, special guests, and fantastic ‘Fringe’ company. The best adventures start with a drink and a selfie booth, so come on out and get your groove on! $15 at the door 19 +
Launch Party- ‘That Time I Had an Adventure’
Aug 1, 8-10pm, Studio 1, Confederation Centre
Do you remember that time you went on the MOST EPIC ADVENTURE? It’s time to hone your storytelling skills, because this will be a night filled with only the best adventures, like that time the dryer ate your sock and stockpiled it with all of the other stolen socks. Join us as we listen to some exciting adventures, meet the shows, and kick off IFF 2018! 19+
Fringe in the Park
Aug 3, 1-3pm, Rochford Square
An adventure in a sunny square on a beautiful August day. What better way to spend an afternoon? Join us for this Family-friendly Fringe event, full of theatre activities, Lady Baker iced tea and a special dance performance in
Choose Your Own Adventure Raffle
Support the Island Fringe by entering our Adventure Raffle! We have 9 fabulous local experiences to choose from. The winner chooses ONE of the following adventures: Atlantic Sailing PEI; College of Piping; Confederation Centre of the Arts; Experience PEI: Fun with Falcons; Fire and Water Creations; Holland College Culinary School; Kingfisher Outdoors; Moksha Yoga; Top Notch Charters. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
Fringe After Dark 19 +
Thursday, Aug 2, 11pm-1am, Studio 1, Confederation Centre
Meet us at Studio 1 as we unwind after the first day of IFF! Grab a drink, play a game, or just relax as we gear up for more Fringing!
Friday Aug 3, 11pm-1am, Studio 1, Confederation Centre
Pick your team, grab your camera, and embark on an epic scavenger hunt throughout the downtown core. There are adventures to be had, there are prizes to be won. This is an event not to be missed!
Saturday Aug 4, 11pm- 1am, Studio 1, Confederation Centre
Always dreamed of performing in front of more than your bathroom mirror? Now is your chance! This show-stopping event is not one to be missed. Join us as we bust out our favourite showtunes and show off our moves. We may be a theatre festival, but we do love our karaoke.
Closing Night Party
Sunday Aug 5, 11pm-1am, Haviland Club
Celebrate the end of the Fringe with our annual closing night bash! There’s no better way than to close another year of the IFF than with drinks, dancing, copious amounts of ice cream, and the Island Fringe awards. Be sure to cast your vote for Patrons’ Pick on the IFF survey when filling it out!