The Fringe Festival comes to Holy Trinity, Aug. 17-27

The Fringe Festival comes to Holy Trinity, Aug. 17-27

The Fringe Festival returns to Holy Trinity BYOV’s this August 17 to 27, and you’re invited.

 

The de Villars Jones LLP Stage

The Cool Air Rentals Stage

The Sanctuary Stage sponsored by Francis Price and Marguerite Trussler

 

All venues are located at 10037 84 Avenue NW in Edmonton. 

 

Tickets for all shows can be purchased from any Fringe Box Office or online through the Fringe Festival website.

 

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 See The Shows:

THE SANCTUARY STAGE

 

Pagliaci by Pop Goes the Opera: 

  • A dramatic tale of love and betrayal, Pagliacci revolves around a traditional commedia del arte troupe. A model for modern day soap operas, Pagliacci has love, marriage, a torrid affair, a jealous and rejected suitor, revenge, a clueless audience and a tragic ending – all in less than 90 minutes!
  • Aug. 17 at 8pm, Aug. 19 at 5pm, Aug. 20 at 7pm, Aug. 22 at 7:30pm, Aug. 24 at 7:45pm, Aug. 26 at 7:30pm, Aug. 27 at 6:30pm
  • Runtime: 75 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

 

Urinetown by Grindstone Theatre:

  • A sidesplitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of capitalism, politics, and musical theatre.
  • Aug. 18 at 8:15pm, Aug. 19 at 1pm, Aug. 20 at 4pm, Aug. 21 at 7:45pm, Aug. 23 at 7:45pm, Aug. 25 at 8:15pm, Aug. 26 at 2:15pm, Aug. 27 at 3:30pm
  • Runtime: 110 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

 

Hanging Out by Late Night Edmonton: 

  • Hanging Out, a dark comedy centered around a man named Michael who has died by suicide, yet he wakes up hanging to discover that he is still “awake” and in control of his body. Later to be discovered by his friends David and Marcus, and his girlfriend Sarah. They explore what would happen if you had one more day with your loved one after they have taken their life. A hilarious and heartfelt play that will leave you hanging on for more!
  • Aug. 18 at 4:45pm, Aug. 19 at 7:15pm, Aug. 20 at 2:15pm, Aug. 23 at 10:30pm, Aug. 24 at 5:15pm, Aug. 25 at 6:30pm, Aug. 26 at 5:45pm, Aug. 27 at 1:45pm.
  • Runtime: 60 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

 

The 11 O’clock Number! The Improvised Musical by Grindstone Theatre:

  • An improvised musical comedy based on the life of an audience member. Official selection of the New York Musical Improv Festival, Best of Fest Calgary Fringe, Best of Fest Orlando Sentinel and Best Improv Show of Victoria Fringe. ‘HILARIOUS’ **** -Edmonton Journal. ‘What they do seems virtually impossible’ -Breakfast Television.
  • Aug. 17 at 10:15pm, Aug. 18 at 6:30pm, Aug. 19 at 9:45pm, Aug. 21 at 5:15pm, Aug. 22 at 9:45pm, Aug. 23 at 6:00pm, Aug. 24 at 1o:00pm, Aug. 26 at 9:45pm.
  • Runtime: 60 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

Alice @ Wonderland by Dramatic Learning: 

  • A lively musical rendition of Wonderland which features a texting, tweeting and googling Alice of the 21st century facing the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and all the wonderful characters of the traditional tale. Much of the same cast of children has returned from last year’s Fringe hit “Hairytale Rock.”
  • Aug. 19 at 11:15am, Aug. 21 at 11:30am, Aug. 22 at 11:30am, Aug. 23 at 11:30am, Aug. 24 at 11:30am, Aug. 25 at 11:30am, Aug. 26 at 11:15am.
  • Runtime: 60 Minutes
  • Rating: Family Friendly

 

Thank you to our generous venue sponsors, Francis Price and Marguerite Trussler. 

 

THE DE VILLARS JONES LLP STAGE

 

Musical Mixtape by Grindstone Theatre:

  • Experience all the joy of your favourite mixtape! Join the cast of Grindstone Theatre (and special guests) as they compete for the chance to perform a new improvised song based on your suggestions. Each song adds to an eclectic, electric, ever-growing Fringe mix that you can download and share!
  • Aug. 18 at 10:15pm, Aug. 19 at 6:30pm, Aug. 21 at 9:45pm, Aug. 22 at 4:45pm, Aug. 23 at 2:45pm, Aug. 24 at 11:00pm, Aug. 25 at 7:00pm, Aug. 26 at 11:30pm
  • Runtime: 60 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

Bend In The Road by Magpie Productions:

  • Aug. 18 at 3:30pm, Aug. 19 at 12:00pm, Aug. 20 at 3:00pm, Aug. 21 at 12:45pm, Aug. 22 at 3:00pm, Aug. 23 at 6:45pm, Aug. 24 at 9:15pm, Aug. 26 at 6:30pm
  • Bend in the Road by award-winning playwright, Gerald St. Maur, director by Alix Reynolds. To widen a road, a City is determined to expropriate a duplex, the two halves of which house occupants who dislike each other as much as they deslike the City.
  • Runtime: 50 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

Wooster Sauce by The Poor Man’s Classic Co-Op:

  • Jeeves returns! P.G.Wodehouse’s unflappable valet saves upper class twit Bertram Wooster from certain catastrophe. When bachelor Bertie develops parenting urges, or Uncle Willoughby’s scandalous memoirs disappear, the inimitable Jeeves deftly maintains the social order. Spiffing entertainment from***** Fringe veterans John D. Huston (SHYLOCK) and director Kenneth Brown (Anatolia Speaks).
  • Aug. 18 at 7:15pm, Aug. 19 at 10:30pm, Aug. 20 at 6:00pm, Aug. 21 at 2:30pm, Aug. 22 at 6:30pm, Aug. 24 at 4:30pm, Aug. 25 at 10:15pm, Aug. 27 at 5:30pm
  • Runtime: 60 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

Barrymore by Desperate Theatre Productions and Acme Theatre:

  • With a tour-de-force performance, Patrick Treadway assumes the visage of John Barrymore, once considered the finest actor America had ever produced. He jokes with the audience, spars with an offstage prompter, and shares delicious impressions and anecdotes of his many adventures. ‘As good as one-man shows get!’ (New Yorker)  
  • Aug. 18 at 5:15pm, Aug. 20 at 10:30pm, Aug. 22 at 9:00pm, Aug. 23 at 10:15pm, Aug. 24 at 2:30pm, Aug. 25 at 2:45pm, Aug. 26 at 4:30pm, Aug. 27 at 1:45pm
  • Runtime: 75 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

The Receptionist by Desperate Theatre Productions:

  • In the Northeast Office, Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague’s romantic troubles. But the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts the friendly routine. Canadian playwright Adam Bock’s ‘poisoned Post-It note of a play.’ –The New Yorker 
  • Aug. 17 at 9:30pm, Aug. 19 at 3:45pm, Aug. 20 at 8:30pm, Aug. 21 at 4:15pm, Aug. 23 at 12:45pm, Aug. 25 at 12:45pm, Aug. 26 at 9:30pm, Aug. 27 at 8:00pm
  • Runtime: 75 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

The Dread Pirate by Kinda Epic Productions:

  • It’s been said that death cannot stop true love, only delay it a while. Come find out for yourself if a young farm boy can defeat death, monsters, pirates and mysterious nereides and make it home to his love. It has dancing, singing and laughter. Inconceivable!
  • Aug. 18 at 1:15pm, Aug. 19 at 8:15pm, Aug. 21 at 6:15pm, Aug. 22 at 11:00pm, Aug. 23 at 4:30pm, Aug. 24 at 6:15pm, Aug. 25 at 4:45pm, Aug. 26 at 12:45pm
  • Runtime: 90 Minutes
  • Rating: Family Friendly

 

Thank you to our generous venue sponsor, de Villars Jones LLP

 

THE COOL AIR RENTALS STAGE

 

Nona and Squee in Life After Breath by Magic Beans Productions:

  • Nona and Squee in Life After Breath – Amy Chow (Nona) and Neelam Chattoo (Squee)
    Death. Grief. Laughter. Nona and Squee are filled with questions after their beloved Eulalia passes away. What happens after we die? Where do we go – if anywhere? Follow these clowns on their heartwarming and high jinks-filled journey as they take a leap of faith into a Life After Breath!
  • Aug. 18 at 5:45pm, Aug. 19 at 8:00pm, Aug. 20 at 5:00pm, Aug. 22 at 7:00pm, Aug. 24 at 9:30pm, Aug. 25 at 11:30pm, Aug. 26 at 4:45pm, Aug. 27 at 2:15pm
  • Runtime: 50 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

 

Interstellar Elder by SNAFU Dance Theatre:

  • Interstellar Elder is a dark physical comedy about renegade grandma in outer space. The show is created by multi-award-winning company SNAFU from the West Coast, whose show Little Orange Man was last year’s Edmonton Fringe HOLD-OVER winner, and whose 2014 show Kitt & Jane sold out nearly their entire run.In this show’s futuristic scenario, North American Prime Minister Justin Bieber attempts to end world hunger by deforesting the continent to plant thousands of acres of genetically-modified swiss chard. This Superfood grows awry, taking over the entire planet and choking out all other forms of life. The last surviving humans are cryogenically frozen and shot into earth orbit, waiting for Earth to heal so that they may return home and begin a new civilization. On board the spaceship there is only one person left awake: the geriatric custodian and sole caretaker of the ship’s frozen ‘human cargo.’ This is a dark comedy for age 13 and up.“You will inevitably ROAR WITH LAUGHTER, but what you might not see coming is the immense heart and powerful imagery behind the performance. Ingrid hits another home run with this brilliant piece of physical theatre. The use of the audience and the way this play is set will forever change the way you see theatre and its possibilities.” – Montreal Theatre Hub“An amazingly versatile physical comedian with a knack for bringing inanimate objects to life. She’s also come up with what may well be the BEST ENDING IN THE HISTORY OF THE FRINGE.” – The Montreal Gazette
  • Aug. 17 at 8:00pm, Aug. 19 at 4:15pm, Aug. 21 at 7:00pm, Aug. 22 at 10:45pm, Aug. 24 at 5:45pm, Aug. 25 at 7:30pm, Aug. 26 at 2:45pm, Aug. 27 at 5:45pm
  • Runtime: 70 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

 

Kingfisher Days by NexGen Theatre:

  • In this charmingly magical coming of age comedy; Susan’s family spends every summer at Lake of the Woods Ontario. One Summer, in an old stone fireplace on the path to visit her favorite kindly old neighbour, Susan discovers a letter from a delightfully self absorbed fairy. 
  • Aug. 17 at 10:00pm, Aug. 18 at 7:30pm, Aug. 19 at 12:30pm, Aug. 20 at 8:30pm, Aug. 21 at 5:00pm, Aug. 23 at 8:30pm, Aug. 25 at 3:15pm, Aug. 27 at 7:45pm
  • Runtime: 75 Minutes
  • Rating: Family Friendly

 

The Wedding by Rapid Fire Theatre:

  • YOU’RE INVITED! Join us for a wedding you’ll never forget. Tales of mythic nature, bold beginnings, and tasty secrets, will all unfold before your very eyes. Rapid Fire Theatre is proud to present The Wedding, a sketch comedy show that might just be best wedding you’ve ever attended.   
  • Aug. 18 at 9:30pm, Aug. 19 at 2:30pm, Aug. 20 at 6:45pm, Aug. 21 at 10:45pm, Aug. 23 at 6:45pm, Aug. 25 at 5:45pm, Aug. 26 at 8:30pm, Aug. 27 at 4:00pm
  • Runtime: 60 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

Apocalypse Kow vs. The Volcano 2 by Apocalypse Kow:

  • In this follow-up to their 2008 outdoor ‘smash hit,’ Apocalypse Kow takes a group of fans on a luxury cruise to promote their new CD, but then suddenly — a shipwreck! Can they keep everybody alive & happy on a deserted island while waiting for a rescue? Find out!! 
  • Aug. 18 at 4:00pm, Aug. 19 at 6:15pm, Aug. 20 at 3:00pm, Aug. 21 at 9:00pm, Aug. 22 at 5:15pm, Aug. 23 at 5:00pm, Aug. 24 at 7:45pm, Aug. 26 at 1:00pm
  • Runtime: 60 Minutes
  • Rating: Family Friendly

 

 

A Beautiful View by Precipice Productions:

  • Have you ever met someone and immediately known that fate had grabbed you by the scruff of the neck and put you there? No matter the booze, bluffs, or breakups, you end up alongside the same someone else.
    If you find your other half, are you whole?
  • Aug. 18 at 2:00pm, Aug. 19 at 9:45pm, Aug. 20 at 10:30pm, Aug. 22 at 8:45pm, Aug. 23 at 10:30pm, Aug. 24 at 11:15pm, Aug. 25 at 9:30pm, Aug. 26 at 6:30pm
  • Runtime: 65 Minutes
  • Rating: Parental Guidance

 

A Royal Canadian Moose Birthday Party by Kompany Family Theatre:

  • The campers at Camp Squealy Moo are celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with a pack of stories, songs and general Moose mayhem, and you’re invited!
  • Aug. 18 at 11:00am, Aug. 21 at 11:00am, Aug. 22 at 11:00am, Aug. 23 at 11:00am, Aug. 24 at 11:00am, Aug. 25 at 11:00am
  • Come and attend MooseFest! “Games, Face Painting & Crafts” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on the church grounds
  • Runtime: 45 Minutes
  • Rating: Family Friendly

 

Kid Libs by KidLibs Theatre:

  • Adventurous storytelling! Fast-paced improvisation! Knee-slapping sketch comedy! Featuring a cast of performers ages 6-15, KidLibs is back with another year of ‘for kids, by kids’ entertainment. ‘The youth really outshine the adults.’ Vue Weekly, **** ‘Silly? You bet it is.’ St Albert Gazette ‘The students were totally enthralled.’ -Grade 6 Teacher.  
  • Aug. 18 at 12:30pm, Aug. 19 at 11:00am, Aug. 20 at 1:30pm, Aug. 22 at 12:30pm, Aug. 23 at 12:30pm, Aug. 24 at 12:30pm, Aug. 25 at 12:30pm, Aug. 26 at 11:30am
  • Runtime: 45 Minutes
  • Rating: Family Friendly

 

Thank you to our generous venue sponsor, Cool Air Rentals

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Want to get more out of your Fringe experience? Why not sign up to volunteer?

The role of these volunteers is to welcome audience members to the venue as ambassadors of Holy Trinity, to take tickets, and to assist with seating. Each volunteer will be able to attend the final show occurring at the end of their scheduled shift (subject to seating availability), and those who volunteer for a shift of 2 hours or more will be given 2 tickets to attend a show of their choosing at HTAC during the festival, again subject to seating availability. We will also need volunteers to help in our concession tent, tea room, and lemonade stand.

To sign up for Front of House and Concession, click here.

To sign up for the Tea Room or Lemonade Stand, click here.