We went behind the scenes with our 2018/19 season artists to get the scoop on the performances they’re developing for our stage. From personal stories about recovery and rediscovery, to re-imagining how traditional Indigenous storytelling intersects with theatre, to the high flying spectacle of circus performance, to live music with living legends and so much more, the 2018/19 Fringe Theatre season promises an exhilarating live experience unlike any other.
To celebrate the incredible performances being showcased in our 2018/19 season, and to say a great big thanks to our audiences who keep us creating, we’ve announced our Early Bird Season Ticket Pack. For the low, low price of just $40, the Early Bird Season Ticket Pack includes one ticket to each of our five season shows. This steal of a deal will only be available until May 23, so grab your Early Bird Season Ticket Pack before it’s gone!
Read on to learn more about our 2018/19 Season, and come fringe with us all year long!
Welcome Inside: Brett Miles Album Release Party
Edmonton born funk and jazz musician Brett Miles has had a long career playing with many legends in the field from James Brown, Sam and Dave, Buddy Miles, Mick Jagger, Taylor Dayne, Ivan Neville plus many, many more.
September 22, 2018 in the Backstage Theatre
Brett will soon be releasing his first studio recording in nine years, Welcome Inside. Brett produced, composed and performed the entirety of this double album, with a little help from his friends, on real instruments. There are no samples – if Brett didn’t actually play it, another human did. Welcome Inside was recorded and mixed by Doug Organ at Edmontone Studio and will be mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Anton Pukshansky.
Brett and his new 11 piece band will be celebrating the release of his new album on September 22, 2018 in the Backstage Theatre.
Blood: A Scientific Romance
October 16 – 27, 2018 in the Backstage Theatre
Twin sisters Poubelle and Angelique are bonded in both biology and shared tragedy after a car accident leaves themorphaned along a prairie highway in a pool of blood. But the young twins are brought home with Dr. Glass after their remarkable recovery, and quickly find themselves the subject of endless experiments. In a quest to study Poubelle and Angelique’s undeniable bond, Dr. Glass’s questionable practices are soon scrutinized by a young doctor who might be the twins’ only hope for a normal life. Blood: A Scientific Romance probes the questions: Do relationships take on new meaning when they begin to shape not only our experiences, but our biology? And do we, in fact, complete one another? Produced by The Maggie Tree.
Lake of the Strangers
January 22 – February 2, 2019 in the Backstage Theatre
Lake of the Strangers in a powerful new play by Hunter Cardinal. Inspired by ancient Nehiyaw mythology, this story follows two brothers in their last summer adventure. Through forests, rivers, and not knowing, Lake of Strangers is a journey of two brothers finding each other and themselves. Produced by Nehayawin.
13 Encounters & Fish at the Bottom of the Sea
April 2 – April 13, 2019 in the Westbury Theatre
13 Encounters and Fish at the Bottom of the Sea are sister plays performed as a double bill incorporating rich poetic imagery, physical theatre, live music and aerial circus. These plays take you by the hand into the tenderness of new love, and the wet wound of heartbreak. They are love stories for Edmonton, to Edmonton and from Edmonton.
A Man Draws a Bird
April 30 – May 12, 2019 in the Backstage Theatre
What they survived might kill you. After a catastrophic impact a man and a woman are trapped in a strange world called The In-Between. Here in the darkness their broken lives are curiously linked to those of a coyote, a bird and an unearthly sage who holds the secret power of taiko. This is a hero’s tale told by driving rhythm and racing pulse. How will they finish the journey? Where will it take them? And when they emerge from this world within, will they remember who they were or recognize who they’ve become? Produced by Booming Tree.