Reprieved: more Fringe holdovers next week

Linda Grass in Ciara, Trunk Theatre. Photo by db photographics.

By Liz Nicholls,

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:

Julien Arnold, Kristi Hansen, and (front) Davina Stewart in The Receptionist. Photo supplied.

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.

April Banigan and Kristi Hansen in The Superhero Who Loved Me. Photo by Mat Simpson.


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.

Kristian Stec and Zoe Glassman in To Be Moved. Photo by Mat Simpson.

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: or at the door.




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