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Pick of the 2018 Fringe: six shows held-over for encore performances

The 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival may be over, but audiences have one last chance to take in encore performances of six shows. Chosen based on popularity,...
Charlie Fletch in Mel Malarkey Gets the Bums Rush. Photo by Andy Carroll.

Fringe review: Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum’s Rush is a (sometimes) charming train wreck

In Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum's Rush, it is 1931. It is the final night of the Vagabond Theatre and Mel Malarkey is performing...
My Imagination Ran Away Without Me is a mini circus show at this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Fringe review: My Imagination Ran Away Without Me flops despite a few flips

My Imagination Ran Away Without Me claims that it will have the audience on the edge of their seats. The only reason I was...
The true story of older sister Naomi’s 70-pound weight loss written through the perspective of younger sibling Deborah.

Fringe review: Big Sister is honestly beautiful

Big Sister is bold, brave, and beautiful as it explores the relationship between two sisters who are not close, and how the process of...
Cory Thibert embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart.

Fringe review: Awkward Hug will remind you what love means

There is a reason that Cory Thibert’s solo show garnered so much hype at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year. Awkward Hug is an...
Brodie learns unsettling news about the baby she carries finds comfort from the two unlikely sources: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language … and a gorilla at the zoo.

Fringe review: Precious Little is an acting marathon

If you are looking for a bit of an intellectual puzzle, and a marathon of acting, look no further than Precious Little. While not...
Lindsay Robertson and TJ Dawe perform in A Sad-Ass Cabaret. Photo by Diane Smithers.

Fringe review: A Sad-Ass Cabaret is a beautiful tribute to great musicians

Fringe superstar TJ Dawe, who I admittedly had never seen before, pairs up with his partner Lindsay Robertson for an hour of stripped-down songs...

Fringe review: Hysteria is important but misses the mark

Created by the Direct Theatre Collective, Hysteria explores a potential future after the #MeToo movement. While the performances are brave and the thought behind...
In Box of Freedom a Romanian comedian escapes her homeland in a container ship bound for Canada.

Fringe review: Box of Freedom has huge potential

There is a compelling story waiting to escape from Box of Freedom. It just needs more time at sea. The story of a Romanian comedian...
Al Lafrance: I Think I'm Dead. Photo by Sophie Croteau.

Fringe review: Al Lafrance: I Think I’m Dead sneaks up on you

One can't help but wonder how many energy drinks Al Lafrance downed just before going on stage for his one-man show, Al Lafrance: I...

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