By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca
The “shoulda,” and the “meant to…” regrets that always accompany the end of the Fringe are getting some get some relief this week. As already announced, some of the Fringe’s hottest shows are getting held over in three locations: Fringe headquarters (the TransAlta Arts Barns), the Varscona Theatre, and Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Now, there’s a fourth locale: the Grindstone Theatre.
Here’s an update:
•Fringe Theatre Adventures is holding over a quartet of hit shows next week, Wednesday through Saturday at the Westbury Theatre (aka Fringe Stage 1). The Green Line by Makram Ayache is the play, set in war-torn Beirut. See the 12thnight.ca review HERE. TEDxRFT is an improvised TED Talk created on the spot from slides the participants have never seen and topics from the audience they don’t know in advance. Reality Crack is a strange and wonderful two-hander set in the fissure between reality and nightmare. There Ain’t No More is a highly original solo “musical” by and starring Arkansas’s Willi Carlisle that dives into the American folklore repertoire for its characters and its tragedies.
Tickets and schedule: fringetheatre.ca, 780-409-1910.
•At the Varscona (aka Fringe Stage 12), Teatro La Quindicina’s summer season continues with the run of Stewart Lemoine’s comedy A Momentary Lapse, Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets and times: teatroq.com. The 12thnight.ca review is HERE.
•At Holy Trinity Anglican Church, home of three Fringe BYOVs, star storyteller Keith Alessi continues his hit solo show Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets and times: TIX on the Square (780-420-1757, tixonthesquare.ca).
•At the Grindstone (10019 81 Ave.) through Saturday, you can catch Alpha Hypnosis, Last Days On Krypton, Art of Astonishment, All You Need, Martin Dockery: You Belong Here, Gender? I Hardly Know Them, and a new musical, ThunderCATS. Tickets and schedule: grindstonetheatre.ca.