Stories and reviews of this year’s 2016 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival:

Songs and stories on tap in “Beers About Songs”

By Anne Hawe on July 25, 2016
Fringe musical serves up fun songs and poignant stories about relationships.

 

OCD, oh the drama

By Heather Emberley / Gracie Sweetstory on July 25, 2016
Fringe play illustrates the realities of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 

Adam

From caricatures to chainmail, variety abounds at Fringe Marketplace

By Anne Hawe on July 23, 2016
Caricatures, chainmail and silks are among the finds at Fringe Festival Marketplace.

 

The forlorn Fringer

By Heather Emberley / Gracie Sweetstory on July 21, 2016
A reminder to look on the bright side if you find yourself at a play you don’t enjoy.

 

Pirate

Pirate MCs “arrrr” a Fringe staple

By Anne Hawe on July 20, 2016
Father/daughter pirate duo reflect on their Fringe experiences.

 

‘Summer of Love’ an engaging story about feminism, men, love and sexuality

By Doug Kretchmer on July 20, 2016
Austin, Texas’ “Queen of Weird” shares her funny and intriguing story at Fringe.

 

At 2-Hander!, the show must go on

By Heather Emberley / Gracie Sweetstory on July 20, 2016
Imaginative Fringe show features the portrayal of a variety of famous duos.

Tipped & Tipsy weaves amusing, compelling narrative

By Tanis Kyle on July 20, 2016
Through the teeth, past the gums, lookout funny bone here It comes.

 

A Story of O’s details life of phone sex operator

By Doug Kretchmer on July 19, 2016
Tonya Jone Miller tactfully shares her experiences in her third Fringe Play.

 

A warm welcome to Winnipeg: Songs for a New World

By Jason Cheung on July 20, 2016
Presenting a new musical at the Fringe is a gamble, but this production carried its weight in gold.

The Biggest Little Circus turns up the energy

By Anne Hawe on July 18, 2016
New Zealand-based troupe delights audiences with energetic act at Old Market Square.

 

TheGuitarTeacherLove, guitar lessons, and the Arctic

By Heather Emberley / Gracie Sweetstory on July 18, 2016
Stories and songs in Fringe show take audiences to 1970s Alaska.

 

“Blizzard” blows warmth into our hearts

By Jason Cheung on July 18, 2016
Fringe play combines murder-mystery, romance and intrigue.

 

A little Fringe etiquette

By Jason Cheung on July 16, 2016
If everyone follows this bill of etiquette, everything should run very smoothly.

 

Fringe play Kundalini Rising takes audience on spiritual journey

By Doug Kretchmer on July 15, 2016
Mantras, chakras, crystal bowls, dance and audience participation featured in play.

 

Easy going charm holds audience throughout performance

By Tanis Kyle on July 15, 2016
Fringe play C- is a study of slacker squandering.

 

It would be a sin to miss this show

By Heather Emberley / Gracie Sweetstory on July 15, 2016
Can a man of the cloth find happiness with a burlesque dancer? Oh ye of little faith.

 

Fringe play Wild/Society explores animals in nature and how environmental issues affect them

By Doug Kretchmer on July 15, 2016
High society rabbits, raccoons and drunken penguins deliver powerful message in a funny, lighthearted way.

Victory for the Recycled Virgin

By Heather Emberley / Gracie Sweetstory on July 14, 2016
Not your typical grandma, gutsy 79-year-old storyteller brings her explicit autobiographical monologue to the Fringe.