Fringe Theatre Adventures 2016/17 Season

At ATB Financial Arts Barns, we fringe all year long. Check out our 2016/17 season line up, and come fringe with us! 


Hansel & Gretel
Alberta Opera
October 13 - 16, 2016 in the Backstage Theatre

A poverty-stricken family struggles to survive at the edge of the desolate Black Forest. Filled with dreams of a better life, Hansel and Gretel run away in search of what awaits them on the other side of the woods. After days of wandering through twisted trees, their journey appears to have come to an end when they stumble upon a house made entirely of candy, sweets, and sugary treats! However, it’s not long before they discover they’ve been lured into a witch’s trap and must work together to escape.

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Novemeber 4 at 7pm & November 6 at 2pm

Join us for the Fiddle Kitty Festival on November 4 at 6pm before our opening performance at 7pm! Face painting, games, festival snacks, crafts, photo ops, Zoe’s animal rescue, canine displays, and entertainment by the Borch Brothers Musical Duo.

Can a spoiled princess and scrappy cat stop fighting long enough to save their kingdom from the terrible gloom? Enjoy the exploits of Fiddle Cat and his unlikely partner as they journey through a forbidden land in search of the moon. Suitable for children 3 years and older

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Late Night Cabaret: Snowed In
Catch the Keys Productions
December 10 / One night only!
North Pole Beer Tent open at 7:30pm
Show at 9pm

For one night only, the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival comes indoors!

Fringe Theatre Adventures, Rapid Fire Theatre and Catch the Keys Productions present the Late Night Cabaret: Snowed In! Join us for a Fringe Festival tradition, including a musically charged variety show featuring local Edmonton artists and special guests. Warm up in the North Pole Beer Tent in the Lobby of the ATB Financial Arts Barns!  

Get out of the cold and experience a taste of the Fringe! Come for the show, stay for the after party - we'll keep the good times rolling well into the late night.  

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Star Killing Machine
Broken Toys Theatre / Azimuth Theatre / Fringe Theatre Adventures
January 17 - 29, 2017 in the Backstage Theatre

Just south of the Arctic Circle sits a factory filled with scientists and engineers and data entry clerks and managers who are faced with the daily task of trying to create a machine that will destroy the world. All was going well until this morning, when Casey had an unfortunate breakthrough. A musical comedy about the end of the world.

Star Killing Machine is presented in association with Fringe Theatre Adventures as part of Azimuth Theatre’s 2016/17 Emerging Company Showcase.

Chinook Series
Fringe Theatre ADventures \ Azimuth Theatre \ Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre
February 9 - 19, 2017 in the ATB Financial ARts Barns

Chinook Series is Edmonton’s only international high performance arts festival showcasing some of the most acclaimed contemporary art taking place across Alberta, the nation, and worldwide. By bringing together dynamic, daring, and cutting edge artists, Chinook offers the best in theatre, dance, and performance art! 

Brought to life by three of our city’s bravest producing companies – Azimuth Theatre, Fringe Theatre Adventures, and Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre in partnership with Chris Dodd – Chinook Series offers two hot weeks of live performance.

Dive in and join us as we blaze new trails together.

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Countries Shaped like stars
Mi Casa Theatre
February 9 - 19, 2017
PCL Studio Theatre

The story of Gwendolyn Magnificent and Bartholomew Spectacular starts with demanding dragon fruits and ends with heartache whispered into the ears of birds and constellations. With spoons, water glasses, whirly-winds and a mandolin, they create the sounds and images of a landscape forever altered by regret. Part storytelling, part concert, this is a tale of love heard best through a tin can telephone. A sell out hit at the 2013 Edmonton Fringe.

★★★★1/2 – Liz Nichols Edmonton Journal

★★★★★ Vue Magazine.  

Bone Wars by Matthew Mackenzie
Punctuate! Theatre
April 20 - 30, 2017

When eleven year olds Tickailia, Dawn, Chelsea, Rudeger and their babysitter/Palaeontology PhD candidate Lequian are forced to abandon their canoe trip down the Red Deer River and take refuge in an abandoned mine in the Badlands to wait out a tornado, they become embroiled in a historical quarrel; who was the greatest Palaeontologist of them all?

While waiting for the tornado to pass, a trial ensues as Othniel Marsh and Edward Cope, the world’s most legendary dinosaur bone hunters, vie for Palaeontology supremacy. Tickailia and company play unwitting judge and jury, along with a host of wild west characters who are called upon to be the pathological Palaeontologists’ witnesses. When the tornado passes, Tickailia and her friends will walk out into the world determined to not allow the insanity of the Bone Wars to repeat itself; because in the end, neither Marsh nor Cope was the winner—both were losers. Just as our society’s insatiable appetite for fossil fuels pushes our world toward catastrophe, so too did these dinosaur bone hunters’ insatiable appetite for fossils fuel their demise.

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The Preacher, the Princess, and a Crow
Azimuth Theatre / Fringe Theatre Adventures
May 18 - 27, 2017

Jasper is a damaged soul living in the urban core. In fear of what he is capable of, he has imposed a state of exile upon himself. He lives alone, and has boarded himself in: in part to protect himself against external evils; in part to protect innocents from his own predatory potential.