It’s time to Fringe. As in attend the Calgary Fringe Theatre Festival which starts tomorrow.As it is with the fringe, you get to see theatre that will rock your socks and theatre that will not.
I’ll be reviewing from here this year again. Currently I have 14 shows on the docket for review. I don’t need to sleep, you see. I’m actually a robot.
Here are some of my picks and why I’m planning on seeing them:
Chase Padgett Productions – 6 Guitars
Six Guitars is back! And it’s amazing. I saw it last year at the Edmonton Fringe Festival and it is amazing and lovely. If you see anything, see this. One night only, though you might have to compete for a ticket as my ENTIRE network of friends are going as I’ve raved about this show.
Izad Etemadi – Borderland
A story of a gay Iranian man running for his life… okay, I’m in. Also critic’s pick at the Hamilton Fringe.
The Janes – Fugly
Fugly is an absurd comedy that reflects on the ugly truth of our superficial fixations. It premiered at Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival and I missed it, so I catching it this time around.
Kyall Rakoz – Ludwig & Lohengrin
I worked with Kyall when Beyond the Brink Productions put on The Servant of Two Masters and I loved him in that. I haven’t seen his recent work, because I missed his roles in BSMT’s Theatre’s Pink Sugar and Third Street Theatre’s This is how I left, but I’ll definitely be seeing and reviewing this show.
Ryan Gladstone – Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
With lots of reviews behind it, this show looks like a lot of fun, with a subject that I’d be interested in seeing a one man show on. Bring it on.