FringeGoers Info Central -- 2013 Fringe Theatre Festival (Aug 15 - 25)

  • August 15, 2013 · 12:00 AM
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We'll use this event as a placeholder for communicating to TheatreGoers that are interested in participating in the Fringe Theatre Festival.

Info about the Fringe Festival via the following link:

http://fringetheatreadventures.ca/festival.php

Please let us (your co-organizing team) know of your interest in attending the Fringe with our lovely group with an RSVP of YES here.  One benefit - you'll get info posted here as it's written.  We'll post separate events for shows shortly.

 

If you have family or friends involved in, or have secret insider info about a show or two, please feel free add a suggestion for a show for the group to attend in a comment for this event.

If you're involved with a show (actor, manager etc.), please contact Steve to discuss how you can become a temporary sponsor of our Club to make our Club members aware of your fine show.

Looking forward to an intense dose of theatre fun!!

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  • Maria

    Loved the Fringe, and all the shows that I saw. Loved some shows more than others, of course, but I'm glad to say that I didn't see a single one that was terrible or even bad. :) Fun Fringe! :) Missing it already. Only 50 more weeks to go..... ;) Thanks to everyone who attended one or more of my meetups that I'd organized. Good seeing you all, as always. :)

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Maria

    I went this afternoon to see Things Donne and Undonne. Great play, but it was also a nice surprise to see that two of the women in the cast looked familiar. As they had just completed their BFA degrees at the U of A, they were in the some of the Studio Theatre shows that we saw in the[masked] year...The Memorandum, Saint Joan, The Missionary Position, etc. :) Always nice to see these talented young actors again. :)

    August 25, 2013

  • Maria

    Hey everyone! If you want a dose of improv on a Sunday evening, please come on out to The White Rhino tonight at 8pm. :) I'll have my green water-bottle and a green/teal purse so that you can spot me. I also have short hair and glasses. I hope that's enough information so that you can find me in the crowd. Hope to see you then! :) Oh, and I'm also going to be at the play Yarn before that from 6:30-7:30pm. I didn't post that as a meetup, but if you're going or want to go, we can meet up, too.

    August 25, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Wow! This one tops my So-Good-See-It-Twice list. The setting - an ESL student giving a class presentation. Her overt gratitude and enthusiasm for being in Canada and layered revealing of her past was most touching and engaging.

    There is one show left - today at 2:15pm...tickets available via https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca.... Catch this if you can!!!

    August 25, 2013

    • Steve G.

      'this one' = Anatolia Speaks

      August 25, 2013

  • Charmaine

    Nashville Hurricane. Holdover tickets are now on sale for Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 7:30pm. All other shows are sold out.

    August 24, 2013

    • Charmaine

      Apparently there was some confusion with my posting. The Nashville Hurricane shows scheduled during the Fringe are sold out. Holdover tickets are still available for purchase on the above noted date. I recommend seeing this show.

      August 25, 2013

  • Steve G.

    If you haven't heard, Fringe Holdover plays have been announced, Info via the link below. We've already 4 Fringe Holdovers in the works. Some are already posted.

    http://www.fringetheatre.ca/holdovers.php

    August 24, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Anyone interested in seeing God is a Scottish Drag Queen? I have a ticket for it and my plans have changed. Let me know with a response here...or better via text message at[masked]

    August 24, 2013

    • Steve G.

      The ticket has been scooped by Jody

      August 24, 2013

  • Julia!

    Hi, Info Central, would there be an Early Bird kind enough to post a pic of today's list of shows posted at the daily discount booth? Thank-you in advance!!

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Maria

    Hi everyone. My friend has to go out of town for a funeral, unfortunately, and is trying to sell a few Fringe tickets that he's already purchased. He's selling them for 10 bucks. If anyone is interested, please send me a message or reply here, and I'll get you in touch with my friend. He's in town until Thursday morning.

    The shows: Hitchcocked - Thursday, Aug. 22, 9:45
    Assassinating Thomson - Friday, Aug. 23, 2:30
    Gordon's Big Bald Head - Saturday, Aug. 24, 1:00

    August 20, 2013

    • Maria

      Hi Victoria. I have an old phone, and I can't text long messages easily. I will send the information in a message to your facebook account.

      August 21, 2013

    • Maria

      Information posted on your facebook wall.

      August 21, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Update on favourite shows of the Fringe thus far: The Legend of White Woman Creek, Assassinating Thomson, The Show Must Go On are See-It-Twice Good.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Steve G.

    The Show Must Go On...just saw it. Was excellent...top 3 on my list...last show on Fri @ 8pm...worth a go

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gordon's big Bald Head and Little Fish were both very enjoyable. The Bald guys got a bit boring in the middle but one of them looks like Mr. Bean. I'm tone deaf and even I could tell some of the Fish solos were a bit off key. Over all it was an excellent afternoon of wit and super good all cast singing.

    August 20, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Had a good dose of vitamin Fringe B-12 this weekend. Fav thus far - Bad Guys Finish First...will see again. Other good ones: Improv/Comedy - Gorden's Big Bald Head, Off the book Musical, Gibberish, Promise and Promiscuity; Fringe of the Fringe - You Killed Hamlet; Dramatic - A Picasso, Freud's Last Session

    August 19, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Also, Moby Alpha was fun...if you like sci-fi...Star Wars, Star Trek etc...we need to get us some of their helmets....tres cool

      August 19, 2013

  • Ann M.

    My first and second choice shows this afternoon were sold out but I got a free ticket for "The Legend of White Woman Creek". It is by far my favorite show to date this year. Very moving one-woman show. They said to watch for daily discount tickets as this is their first time in Canada

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Sherri

    Ug ... Ok I am so overwhelmed by all of it ... Seriously can't keep up or make heads or tails of anything. Sheesh should never have gone away at such an important time ha ha ha ... Still on lake time I guess and all this over my head.

    August 18, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Welcome back. You might pick a show that's on the our website or go to the discount ticket booth for sale tickets that day

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sort of late to post them but Judy and I will be going to Gordon's big Bald Head at 1 and Little Fish at 3, both at the Varscona Theatre. Probably go for a beer between shows. Reply to this if you want to meet us.

    August 19, 2013

  • Maria

    'Never Own Anything you Have to Paint or Feed' is a good one for anyone who likes history, as well as for anyone who likes labour issues/history. Or storytelling. Or all of the above! :)

    1 · August 18, 2013

    • Maria

      Just a good show overall. A one-man storytelling show. :)

      August 18, 2013

  • Linda S

    !0 shows in - here is a quick summary:
    I loved Gordon's Big Bald Head; A Picasso; Gibberish; Off Book: The Musical; Charles Presents: Moby Alpha; April in Peril and Carrie the Musical. I thought 2 Across and Circle were okay. I did not enjoy Waiting for Bardot.

    2 · August 18, 2013

    • Maria

      Ditto for A Picasso. Love it, too! :) Probably my favourite one so far from the ones that I've seen.

      August 18, 2013

  • Victoria B.

    I am going to "Secrets" at the Strathcona Public Library this afternoon at 3:15 pm. It is not going to be posted as a meetup since I won't be at the venue until 3:15 pm (going to another show that ends at 2:50 pm). Please join me if you wish! Lady V.

    August 18, 2013

    • Victoria B.

      Oops, I meant that I will be at the Library after 3 pm. If you wish to find me, I`ll have on my Fringe dark grey hat with sunflower clipped to it. Cheers.

      August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Countries Shaped Like Stars is excellent - creative, funny, touching... great for kids.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I saw:
    "The Tenant Haimovitz" which was great, I particularly enjoyed the swim scene. Putting it in the Satire genre seems a little off, closer to dance comedy.
    "The Pit" but they filled the pit leaving it flat. The small parts where the unhappy couple played each other's fantasy lovers weren't entirely awful.
    "Marvellous Pilgrims" was good but I seem to have become a Teatro/Lemoine connoisseur and want to be knocked on my butt at every Lemoine play. Super acting as usual.

    For those, who are trying to decide what to see, here is a link to the Vue's review page: http://www.edmontonfringe.ca/review-directory/
    The Vue's reviews usually match my impressions of the plays.
    Liz Nicholls sometimes leaves me wondering if she doesn't live in a richer mental world than I and how I missed some whimsical little element but the Edmonton Journal reviews are very professional. The link is: http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/category/entertainment/fringe-festival.

    BBFN

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Glynis

    Here's my Friday Fringe Day, Aug 16th -- anyone interested in joining me? (I won't be hosting or posting any meetups but all are welcome to keep me company and/or car pool to distant venues!):

    12:15pm-1:30pm "Making Love w/ Espresso" (Venue 10, Acacia Hall)

    2:30pm-4:00pm "Sex, Religion & Other Hang ups" (Venue 4, Academy @ King Edward)

    7:30pm-8:45pm "Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII" (Venue 42, La Cite, Suzanne Thibaudeau theatre)

    10:00pm-10:50pm "God on God" (Venue 51, Avenue Theatre)

    Happy Fringing :-)

    August 15, 2013

    • Glynis

      Aww, it was tremendous too! You should go see "Till Death..." I also HIGHLY recommend "Making Love with Espresso" - great acting, deep themes, great use of costume, props and lighting. Don't bother with "God on God" - poor acting, weak script, very amatuerish.

      August 16, 2013

    • Victoria B.

      Hi Corinne, Linda is hosting Til Death next Saturday. It's on the board for 8:15 on August 24. If you want to go, I suggest trying to get a ticket ahead of time. It is a very popular show and had sellouts last year. V

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my review of One Funny Piano Player. Judy spoke with JAN JANOVSKY and found he passed Grandmother standards so I thought I'd give him a bit of promotion.

    I'm tone deaf so the lack of pounding drums, bass and screaming guitars sort of put me off. However, those that claim to hear something they call melody said he was excellent.
    He seemed a bit nervous (1st performance) so his delivery was a bit off but he had good family style jokes. His bit with a little girl doing battling banjos (on a piano) was too cute.
    Those that can hear properly would like it. No problem if you want to take the kids.

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is something going on, on Saturday that I am missing? Nothing posted?

    August 15, 2013

    • Maria

      I'm going to post Round 2 of Never Own Anything you Have to paint or feed. I was supposed to see it tonight, but cancelled, due to illness. It's at 5:15 pm on Saturday. I will post it shortly. It's about history, so please do join me.

      August 15, 2013

  • Christine T

    Anyone interested in seeing The Dybbuk?

    August 15, 2013

    • Maria

      I am. I will be posting a meetup.

      August 15, 2013

  • Barbara M.

    I hope to come to some of the plays next week, but I am going to be working 3-11, Mon, Wed. and Sat.Maybe, I can come to some plays in he evening, and perhaps, Sunday.

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Planning on seeing Freud's Last Session. My sister saw an early reading and said it was quite good. Is anyone else already going? What time(s)?

    1 · August 14, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Hi Eritz. Two of us are interested in seeing this one on Sunday the 18th @ 7:30pm...work for you? Yes, am going to post it

      1 · August 15, 2013

    • Christine T

      Sunday works for me.

      August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another point to keep in mind is that posting a play more than once is fine. Just post something that appeals to you, if nothing else does. I often have a beer in the North Beer Tent before and/or after and/or between plays. Usual dress is shorts, black T, straw hat, sneakers with white socks, and occasionally carrying a yellowish orange dahlia. I'm usually with Judy http://www.meetup.com/EdmontonTheatreGoers/members/81920502/

    August 15, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Happened to see a playbill for a Peek a Boo Revue of the Fringe @ the Varscona last night (not well attended or advertised...we'll have an event for it next year). 2-5 min snippets of 25 shows at the Fringe. The ones that stood out include (in no particular order):

    -An Apocalypse Survival Guide: Undead or Alive (Survival seminar for when zombies take over...I earned some Wade Bucks...the post-apocalypse currency...so, naturally am in ;-)

    -Assassinating Thomson (already posted an event for this on Monday afternoon)

    -The Show Must Go On (true stories of touring children's theatre performers...reminded me of classroom stories from Kindergarten and Grade 1 teacher friends tell...was laughing entire time)

    -Dusty Shoes -- one woman's transformative journey with a buffoon as co-lead character (this one is posted on Monday @ 6pm)

    -Six Wives of Henry 8th (saw it last year...very good)

    -Anatolia Speaks (new Canadian story...from Bosnia..have slavic roots, so interested)

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm just posting everything I am going to go see. That is how we did it last year so I am assuming it is still OK. I'm sure Steve will tell me if it isn't.
    I'll try to write a review of everything I see. Keep in mind that everyone's tastes differ. I love comedy (but not most improve) and am very fond of history (quirky stuff).
    Christine, no promises but I'll try anything I can fit in if posted for daytime or early evening.

    1 · August 14, 2013

    • Maria

      I'm also posting everything (or almost everything) that I'm seeing. I might not in some cases, if I've already made plans outside of meetup to see a show. Otherwise, I'll be posting and posting and posting events... Lots of Fringe, so little time....

      2 · August 14, 2013

  • Christine T

    Anyone interested in seeing Harold of Galactus?

    August 14, 2013

    • Maria

      Your best bet would be to create an event. I'm speaking for myself (can't speak for others), but if a suggestion for a show is buried somewhere on this page, I won't see it. Unless it's on the calendar right in front of me, I'll never know that the event or a suggestion for an event exists.

      August 14, 2013

  • Christine T

    Anyone interested in going to see #YEGprov?

    August 14, 2013

  • Christine T

    Anyone interested in going to see Zack Adams: Zack to the Future?

    August 14, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Am a sucker for playbills that are already up along Whyte Ave. Some shows that have peaked my interest already:

    Freud's Last Session - Sigmund Freud meets and chats with C.S. Lewis

    One Man Shows of: The Star Wars Trilogy & Lord of the Rings...done by the same actor...that's silly enough to see, oui?

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Christine T

      I would be up for the One Man Shows.

      August 14, 2013

    • Christine T

      hmmm... I just read up on Freud's Last Session and it sounds quite good too!

      August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just used our Free ticket from Brunch to get a sear for Lemoine's Play (Marvelous Pilrims) Saturday Aug 17 @ 3 PM---they are going fast she said. Anyone care to go to that show as well?? Thanks!

    August 14, 2013

  • Maria

    Excited for Fringe! Already bought three tickets. More tickets slowly trickling in as I look more and more through the catalogue and select more shows. Please drop me a line or RSVP to the events that I've posted if you wish to come with me to a play. Please give me a holler if you're looking for someone to go with you to a performance. I'm up for anything, especially a good drag show.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Steve G.

    If you like or are curious about improv comedy, Gorden's Big Bald Head is an interesting performance to catch. 3 gents improvise their version of one of the 219 shows at the Fringe. An audience member randomly picks a show, the gents read the description in the program and then improvise their version of the show. Catch it at a Club event with us or on your own.

    August 9, 2013

  • Roshila

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOExcited about the Fringe!!!!!!!

    2 · August 6, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Performance Schedule Available Aug 6th

    The schedule of 1,650 performances and descriptions of 219 different shows becomes available on Tuesday Aug 6th in several formats:

    -Paper programs are available at Safeway and other locations
    -Online via the Fringe Fest website: http://fringetheatre.ca/festival.php (not sure specifically yet)
    -New this year - Revamped Apps for iPhone and Android phones - available via http://fringetheatre.ca/apps.php

    August 5, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Frequent Fringer Passes - Go on sale @ 12pm on Aug 6th

    "Are you an avid Fringer looking for a deal? Buy a Frequent Fringer Pass. Each pass is redeemable for 10 tickets, allowing one person to reserve up to two tickets to any Festival performance. Passes are limited to two per person. Availability is limited. These passes usually sell out the first day aka on Aug 6th"

    Cost for the pass is $110. ($11/show ticket vs. $15/show regular price)

    300 passes will be available on-line: http://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/default.aspx

    300 passes will be available at the Central Box Office @ the Arts Barn - 10330 – 84 Ave.

    1 · August 5, 2013

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