Island Fringe 2018

Show Schedule

SHOW VENUE Thursday August 2 Friday August 3 Saturday August 4 Sunday August 5
Cardboard Countess 1/7 6:00pm 8:00pm 4:00pm 5:30pm
Wild Card 1/7 8:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 4:00pm
25 @1919Paris 2 9:00pm 9:30pm 5:00pm 6:00pm
Diana 2 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm
Half A Star 3 5:00pm 6:30pm 6:00pm 1:00pm
The Satan Show 3 6:30pm 5:00pm 9:00pm 2:30pm
Caged 4 8:30pm 7:00pm 9:30pm 6:30pm
Realizations 4 10:00pm 9:00pm 7:30pm 9:00pm
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.
7 Rain Venue TBA
8 Studio 1 Confed Centre
9 Fringe Info Booth Confed Centre

Show Descriptions

Cardboard Countess

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

Wild Card

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 @1919Paris

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
are you?
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

Patron Pins

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
the park.

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 to purchase tickets.

Fringe After Dark 19 +

Fringe Lounge

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!

Scavenger Hunt

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!

Broadway Karaoke

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!