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Edmonton Fringe 2009: The Importance of Being Earnest (Yardbird)

Nobody, I trust, needs me to tell them the plot of what is arguably the funniest English play ever written. If you do, then let me leave you the pleasure of discovering the plot in performance. 409 more words

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Edmonton Fringe 2009: Letters to Noce (Walterdale Theatre)

In Letters to Noce, a hugely entertaining romp written and performed by Vanessa Lever, the principal character, Valerie, is overtaken by a passion for local lawyer, and sometime city councillor, Robert Noce. 483 more words

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Edmonton Fringe 2009: The Oculist's Holiday

In this preciously old-fashioned play by Stewart Lemoine, Marian Ogilvy (Barbara Gates Wilson) and Ted Fletcher (Mat Busby) are drawn to one another, in a small hotel on Lake Geneva in 1931, because of their wit. 438 more words

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Edmonton Fringe 2009: Secondhand Sneakers and the Hundred-Mile Hump (Walterdale Theatre)

Acting is a demanding physical art, and there’s no denying that some actors use the Fringe to keep themselves limber. You can see one proof of this over at Venue 10, where four actors from Calgary’s System Theatre are flexing their skills at everything from singing to tumbling, with a good dose of practice at Beckettian absurdity thrown in, as they make the first verse of the nursery rhyme… 566 more words

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Edmonton Fringe 2009: Bashir Lazhar

Liz Nicholls told us in her ‘Guileless Guide to Fearless Fringe Foraging’ that we are to find this production of Evelyne de la Cheneliere’s play… 520 more words

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Edmonton Fringe 2009: AfterLife (Sunset Gun Productions)

Twelve dollars? It almost seems like a theft to pay so little for such tremendous work. The three portraits of women that make up this triptych (co-written by actress… 622 more words

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Edmonton Fringe 2009: Wedding Ruiner

In this smart and saucy riff on the Hollywood romantic comedy, the Haiku-spouting ‘pussy’ Felix Walsh falls for ‘the ruiner,’ Megan Carver, who has shaped a unique niche for herself in the job-market by selling her services as the interruptive agent who can bust up a wedding that her clients (usually parents) don’t have the courage to bust up for themselves. 315 more words

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