By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca
And the Fringe lives on! In addition to the holdovers already announced, you’ve had reprieves on more hot Fringe shows next week.
At Holy Trinity Anglican Church:
The Receptionist: A tight tense little black comedy, with a long slow burn of a setup and a stinger that will take your hide off. Davina Stewart turns in an absolutely deluxe performance as the title character, who trills away answering the phone like a soprano warming up at the Met. “Good morning! North East office!” Friday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m.
Barrymore by William Luce: A one-man show about the star American actor John Barrymore, starring Patrick Treadway, with Reed McColm. Sept 1, 9 p.m.
At The Playhouse (1033 80 Ave.): All four Fringe shows at this venue get holdover performances next week.
The Superhero Who Loved Me: Blarney Productions’ Paquette directs this premiere of a new Chris Craddock, his first new Fringe play in six years. What happens to a relationship when one party is a divorcée and the other is a superhero? April Banigan and Kristi Hansen star. Thursday Sept. 31, 7 p.m.; Friday Sept. 1, 9:30 p.m.
Bash’d! A Gay Rap Opera: A revival of the Chris Craddock/Nathan Cuckow tale, in rap, of two young men who fall in love in a small town. Thursday Sept. 31, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday Sept. 2, 7 p.m.
Ciara: Trunk Theatre’s production an intricate monologue by the dexterous Scottish playwright David Harrower. The title character (Linda Grass), an art gallery owner and the daughter of a Glasgow crime boss, finds her father’s criminal world seeping into her fortified life of culture. Friday Sept. 1, 7 p.m.
To Be Moved: An experimental dance/theatre/music collaboration that tells a love story. It’s the initiative of the enterprising up-and-comer actor/director/theatre artist Braydon Dowler-Coltman, composer Matt Skopyk, choreographer Laura Krewski, and two actors Zoe Glassman and Kristian Stec. Saturday Sept. 2, 9 p.m.
Chasing Willie Nelson – A Tribute: Andrea House’s hit storytelling concert gets an extra pop-up performance Sunday Aug. 27, 3 p.m. at CKUA downtown.
The Spark: A Hero Takes Charge: This just in! The Accidental Humour Company, specialists in original live multi-media theatre (the McCrackin’ Trilogy), are holding over their superhero adventure Friday at 9:30 p.m. at the Garneau Theatre. Tickets: accidentalhumour.com or at the door.
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