FRINGE FESTIVAL 2023

The Fringe Festival at the CCFM

Immerse yourself this summer, from July 19 to 31, in the extraordinary world of the Fringe Festival at the CCFM!

Get ready to be amazed, entertained and shaken by a varied and original Fringe program. Choose and embark on exceptional artistic adventures, where imagination reigns supreme and originality reaches new heights!

The Fringe Festival is a true celebration of artistic expression in all its forms. From daring plays and performances to hilarious comedies, every evening has a different surprise in store. Open your mind and let yourself be swept away by the incredible talent that pushes the boundaries of imagination.

Raw talent and boundless creativity are what await you at these unique shows. The artists, true geniuses at their craft, have created performances from scratch that are sure to amaze you.

Get wild and celebrate the Fringe Festival at the CCFM!

Dates :

From 19 to 31 July

Tickets :

ADVANCE TICKETS

TICKETS AT THE DOOR

PERFORMANCES 2 FOR 12

REDUCED-PRICE TICKETS (AT THE DOOR ONLY)

TICKET & ADMISSION RULES

THE PASS FOR THE “FRINGEY” ONES

Location :

CCFM | 340 Boulevard Provencher

Venue #19 – Antoine Gaborieau Hall

YOUR TICKETS

Date and time

Wednesday 19th July
7:45

Thursday 20th July
9:15

Friday 21st July
6:00

Saturday 22nd July
7:30

Sunday 23rd July
18:00

Wednesday 26th July
7:45

Thursday 27 July
9:15

Friday 28 July
6:00

Saturday 29th July
7:45

Sunday 30th July
8:15

A is for Anxiety Apples

by Kennedy Huckerby collaborated by Elena Modrzejewski, Maggie Davidson, et Brooklyn Alice Lee

B12 Theatre Productions presents the original work A is for Anxiety Apples. Through humour and dramatization, this show borrows from lived experiences of mental illness and struggles to raise awareness about the relevance of mental health. With the use of vignettes, performers provide intimate viewpoints on their own experiences with anxiety, depression, disordered eating and body image. The cast is made up of artists who are passionate about advocating for mental health and aim to do this not only through theatre, but through the power of knowledge and education. The cast asks audience members to kindly remember to show compassion to others as not everyone’s apples are always red and shiny!

Director: Kennedy Huckerby

Play-Dramedy
Length: 45 Mins
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Coarse Language, Violent Content, Discussions of mental illness and disordered eating

The Case of the Mysterious Mystery, A Not Quite Sherlock Mystery

Written and performed by Chris Gibbs

Chris Gibbs (Not Quite Sherlock, The Power of Ignorance, Like Father Like Son? Sorry.) returns with a brand new adventure featuring the brilliant Victorian detective Antoine Feval and his not quite so clever assistant Barnaby Gibbs.
Reviews of past Not Quite Sherlock shows:
5 STARS “hilarious… his distinctive dry humour and deadpan delivery is limitless.” – Winnipeg Free Press
“Clueless, guileless and absolutely priceless.” – Edmonton Journal
5 STARS “Gibbs is a top-level performer, seamlessly switching from smart wordplay, to snappy ad libs. This is one sequel that works.” – CBC

Cast: Chris Gibbs

Play-Comedy
Length: 60 Mins
Parental Guidance
No warnings

Venue #4 – Pauline Boutal Hall

YOUR TICKETS

Date and time

Thursday 20th July
8:00

Friday 21st July
1:15

Saturday 22nd July
10:00

Tuesday 25th July
11:00

Wednesday 26th July
6:15

Thursday 27th July
3:00

Friday 28th July
6:15

Saturday 29th July
21:45

Sunday 30th July
12:45

Venue #4 – Pauline Boutal Hall

YOUR TICKETS

Date and time

Wednesday 19th July
8:00PM

Thursday 20th July
11:00AM

Friday 21st July
11:45AM

Saturday 22nd July
3:00PM

Sunday 23rd July
5:00PM

Tuesday 25th July
9:45PM

Wednesday 26th July
11:15AM

Thursday 27th July
6:30PM

Saturday 29th July
8:15PM

The Dreams of Nebuchadnezzar

by Jesse Krause

Geraüschbiest takes you through a musical sculpture garden as they sing and display the wonders of the ancient kingdom of Babylon, and its downfall. Through the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar, the most powerful person of his time, the surreal revelations of dreams and the hard truths of prophecy are brought to the powerful. Adapted from the book of Daniel, the story tells of the inevitable downfall of a king and his descent into boanthropy. The piece features the Riel Gentlemen’s Choir (from Nuit Blanche’s Pollination Ceremony) as a thespian chorus, providing a brutalist but serene musical counterpart to the soaring vocal harmonies and uncanny instrumentation of Geraüschbiest.

Director: Jesse Krause
Cast: Jesse Krause, Thomas Krause and the Riel Gentlemen’s Choir

Musical
Length: 45 Mins
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild Language, Smoke or Fog

Flourish

by Yours Queerly Arts Collective

Step through the portal, find yourself in a forest clearing and discover the magic of the woodland realm. Dance around the fairy circle, jump off the tree stumps and immerse yourself in the whimsical world of Flourish. This debut show from Yours Queerly Arts Collective is a colourful collage piece that explores connection, queer identity and the natural world through flowers, fairies, fungi and fruit. You don’t have to be queer to discover and experience the joy of this lively and enchanting performance.

Sarah, Ben, Zanifa and Noah are proud to present this new work to all of you! Join us as we play and celebrate queerness!

Director: Zanifa Rasool, Noah Boonov
Cast: Zanifa Rasool, Noah Boonov, Sarah Struthers, Ben Robinson Hoppa

Physical Theatre
Length: 60 Mins
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild Language

English as a new language

Venue #4 – Salle Pauline Boutal

YOUR TICKETS

Date and time

Thursday 20th July
6:15PM

Friday 21st July
8:15PM

Saturday 22nd July
1:15PM

Sunday 23rd July
6:30PM

Tuesday 25th July
4:15PM

Wednesday 26th July
12:45

Thursday 27th July
11:30AM

Friday 28th July
2:45PM

Saturday 29th July
6:30PM

Venue #4 – Pauline Boutal Hall

Date and time

Friday 21st July
10:00PM

Saturday 22nd July
8:15PM

Sunday 23rd July
10:00PM

Tuesday 25 July
2:30PM

Wednesday 26th July
9:45PM

Thursday 27 thJuly
4:45PM

Friday 28th July
8:00PM

Saturday 29th July
11:15AM

Sunday 30th July
4:15PM

Laughing Yoga – The Musical

by Tim Barlow

When was the last time you had a proper belly laugh or peed yourself laughing? Laughing Lion Wellness Therapy invites you to experience Laughing Yoga – The Musical, an engaging, heartfelt, campfire-style sing-along experience led by Dr. Happiness. In this show, you will rediscover the power of laughter and the peace, love and joy it can bring. A magical, captivating show packed with live music, positive vibrations, and every type of laughing sound you can imagine. Laughing yoga has been shown to relieve stress, improve mood and even boost physical health. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Bring tissues as there will be tears of joy running down your leg!

Tim Barlow
Cast: Tim Barlow, Sebastian Barlow, Melody Barlow

Musical
Length: 60 Mins
General
No warnings
English as a new language, Low Vision/Blind

Venue #19 – Salle Antoine Gaborieau

VOS BILLETS

Date and time

Thursday 20th July
6:00PM

Friday 21st July
7:30PM

Saturday 22nd July
6:00PM

Sunday 23rd July
9:15PM

Tuesday 25th July
7:45PM

Wednesday 26th July
9:15PM

Thursday 27th July
6:00PM

Friday 28th July
7:30PM

Saturday 29th July
9:15PM

Sunday 30th July
5:00PM

Midnight

by  Meraki Theatre

What happens when the classic storyline of Cinderella meets the legendary music of TSwift? You get the sparkly, parody musical Midnight. We’ve taken the well-known story and made it our own (Meraki’s Version) with the help of our amazing creative team and students at Meraki Theatre. From the team that brought you the sold-out show Déjà Vu at the 2022 Winnipeg Fringe, this fresh and modern-day take on a beloved tale is a must-see for fans of both iconic pop stars and classic fairy tales.
PS: If you’re a #Swiftie who couldn’t get tickets to the Era’s tour (or even if you’re not), we promise you can get tickets to THIS show. But maybe grab those seats before the clock strikes midnight.

Musical
Length: 45 Mins
General
No warnings

Neechies

by Jo MacDonald

Neechie – Noun
A friend. A bestie. Maybe a cuuuuzzzzin. For sure, someone’s deadly auntie.
Four childhood friends. A reunion interrupted. Incarceration. But with the help of Jane Austen, Jane Eyre, Vera Wang, the cops (eventually) and some nosy nosy men, justice might prevail. The bow and arrow probably helped a little. Yeah.

Marsha Knight
Judy Arnason, Heather Bjorklund, Michael Champagne, Lorraine Hart, Jo MacDonald & more.

Play-Comedy
Length: 60 Mins
Parental Guidance
No warnings

Venue #4 – Pauline Boutal Hall

YOUR TICKETS

Date and time

Wednesday 19th July
6:15PM

Thursday 20th July
12:45PM

Friday 21st July
3:00PM

Saturday 22nd July
6:30PM

Sunday 23rd July
8:15PM

Tuesday 25 July
12:45PM

Thursday 27 July
9:45PM

Friday 28 July
9:45PM

Sunday 30th July
11:00AM

Venue #4 – Pauline Boutal Hall

YOUR TICKETS

Date and time

Thursday 20th July
2:30PM

Saturday 22nd July
4:30PM

Sunday 23rd July
11:30PM

Tuesday 25th July
7:45

Wednesday 26th July
4:15

Friday 28th July
12:45PM

Saturday 29th July
4:30PM

Sunday 30th July
7:45PM

Obsession: The Elizabeth Smart Musical

de Robbi Goltsman-Ferris

Discover the real story behind iconic Canadian novelist Elizabeth Smart, who stunned readers with her publication of By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. This intimate tale of her scandalous love affair with British poet George Barker, first published in 1944, has been called one of the world’s half-dozen masterpieces of poetic prose.
Directed and choreographed by Laura Kolisnyk, with music direction by Phil Corrin, Obsession is both a dizzying ride on an emotional roller-coaster and a poignant tribute to a female writer ahead of her time.
“Goltsman-Ferris has a deft hand with a lyric and an even more astute ear for a melody… humming tunes that are hard to shake days later – a sure sign of a winner.” – Winnipeg Free Press

Director: Laura Kolisnyk
Cast: Brittany Hunter, Kelly Robinson, Reid McTavish, Heather Madill, Richard Smith, Kyra Krassnigg

Musical
Length: 75 Mins
General
No warnings

Old God

by Gabe McKinney & Alec Jones-Trujillo

Old God is a foppish, irreverent oracle. A singer of doom and weaver of myth. A being so old, they have forgotten their own name. Exquisitely costumed and poised before a hand-painted canvas backdrop encircled by fancy golden footlights, this white-faced clown seems to have pranced out of the theatre houses of the 1800s.

Through virtuosic pantomime and improvisational feats of language, Old God rains down a frenetic hail of words and ideas that veer wildly from the absurd and scatological, to the poignant and profound. This show breathes, it is alive, and is created fresh every night.

Director: Gabe McKinney
Cast: Alec Jones-Trujillo

Clown
Length: 60 Mins
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild Language, Sexual Content

Venue #4 – Antoine Gaborieau Hall

YOUR TICKETS

Date and times

Wednesday 19th July
6:00PM

Thursday 20th July
7:30PM

Friday 21st July
9:00PM

Sunday 23rd July
7:30PM

Tuesday 25 July
6:00PM

Wednesday 26th July
6:00PM

Thursday 27 July
7:30PM

Friday 28 July
9:00PM

Saturday 29th July
6:00PM

Sunday 30th July
6:30PM

Venue #4 – Pauline Boutal Hall

YOUR TICKETS

Date and time

Thursday 20th July
9:45PM

Saturday 22nd July
11:30AM

Sunday 23rd July
3:15PM

Tuesday 25th July
6:00PM

Wednesday 26th July
2:30PM

Thursday 27th July
8:00PM

Friday 28th July
4:30PM

Saturday 29th July
1:00PM

Pool (No Water)

by Mark Ravenhill

Old God is a foppish, irreverent oracle. A singer of doom and weaver of myth. A being so old, they have forgotten their own name. Exquisitely costumed and poised before a hand-painted canvas backdrop encircled by fancy golden footlights, this white-faced clown seems to have pranced out of the theatre houses of the 1800s.

Through virtuosic pantomime and improvisational feats of language, Old God rains down a frenetic hail of words and ideas that veer wildly from the absurd and scatological, to the poignant and profound. This show breathes, it is alive, and is created fresh every night.

Director: Gabe McKinney
Cast: Alec Jones-Trujillo

Play-Drama
Length: 60 Mins
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Coarse Language, Mild Adult Themes

World’s Greatest* Dad

Written and performed by Morgan Cranny

Follow Morgan as he hilariously stumbles through the foibles of parenthood and follows the four important steps of being a dad, in search of that holy grail of fatherhood… the World’s Greatest Dad mug!

Morgan Cranny is a critically acclaimed comedic actor from the West Coast. He is a long-time cast member of the cult hit cabaret Atomic Vaudeville (Lego Land, Ride the Cyclone) and has performed on stages around the world. Morgan has appeared in multiple Fringe productions including the massively popular War of 1812. All of the material is based on his live stand-up act.

“If you’re looking for a polished show full of charm, Cranny takes the cup” – Orlando Sentinel

Director: Mike Delamont

Play-Comedy
Length: 60 Mins
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Coarse Language

Venue #4 – Pauline Boutal Hall

VOS BILLETS

Date and time

Wednesday 19th July
9:30PM

Thursday 20th July
4:30PM

Friday 21st July
6:30PM

Sunday 23rd July
1:30PM

Wednesday 26th July
8:00PM

Thursday 27 July
1:15PM

Friday 28 July
11:00AM

Saturday 29th July
2:45PM

Sunday 30th July
6:00PM