Welcome to The Off Season.

When the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival goes dark, The Off Season lights up our stages. Featuring five brave works by local Edmonton artists, The Off Season delivers an illuminating and totally unpredictable season worth watching. Storming the ATB Financial Arts Barns November 2019 through May 2020.

Book The Off Season Super Pass Now!

For only $40 for a single pass (1 ticket per show), or $80 for a double pass (2 tickets per show), you get access to all five shows in our 19/20 season. That’s just $8 a show.

You read that right. For just $8 a show, we can fringe on together all season long.

But hurry! This offer is only valid until May 21, 2019. Applies only to The Off Season 19/20 shows (November 2019 through May 2020). This pass is NOT APPLICABLE to the 2019 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

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Check out the five shows in The Off Season below!

Three Ladies

Remix the Ritual in association with Hip Hop in the Park and Punctuate! Theatre

November 7 – 16, 2019
Studio Theatre

In her new play Three Ladies, Edmonton-based dramatist and poet Lady Vanessa Cardona uses monologue, ceremony, poetry, hip-hop and traditional Colombian dance to tell the story of how her life’s most traumatic events — sexual violence and civil war — impacted her sense of identity. More than simply a story of struggle, Three Ladies uses diverse modes of story-telling in combination with unflinching, gritty, vulnerable performance to explore–and ultimately celebrate–her healing journey, and the possibilities of healing that exist in all human beings. Three Ladies is a play in which every word, poem, gesture and intention suggests that it is possible to re-claim the power of one’s personal narrative even in the face of complex legacies of trauma and violence.

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Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

You Are Here Theatre and Blarney Productions

November 26 – December 8, 2019
Westbury Theatre

In a post-apocalyptic future with no electricity, no food, and no hope humans gather together to retell their favourite Simpsons episodes to survive. Part musical, part dark comedy and all Simpsons. Mr. Burns, a post-electric play presents a possible future when mere cartoon characters are transformed into GODS. Follow a group of survivors through a generation as storytelling evolves in a contemporary allegory that begs the questions what happens to our culture and our storytelling when we lose everything. Indie theatre’s Sterling Award winning Blarney Productions and You Are Here Theatre unite for the first time in the Albertan premiere that takes television’s most famous family nuclear.

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Crave

StoneMarrow Theatre

January 14 – 25, 2020
Backstage Theatre

Written by uncompromising UK playwright Sarah Kane, Crave is a dizzying one-act story of love, loss, and desire. Four parts of a fragmented psyche spin through their obsessions about sex, violence, and relationships with brutal honesty and breathtaking poetry. Crave is a broken mirror with dozens of moments of heartbreak and doubt and love and delight. It is about connection, about sorting through the complex puzzle pieces of your mind, sharing in the hopes of moving forward. It is a shared experience of solitude. “It demands physical communion.” (Financial Times)

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The Cave

Fringe Theatre

March 31 – April 12, 2020
Backstage Theatre

Meet us in the cave. You know where it is, through that patch of trees and rock in the River Valley. We’ll be there waiting for you, the whole crew: Nasra Adem, Ben Stevens, Jess Peverett and Nikki Hulowski. You can help us make our mark on this world, leave something to be discovered. Who wouldn’t want to be remembered?

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Tracks

Vena Amoris

May 5 – 16, 2020
Backstage Theatre

You write a message that you’ll never send. You connect to a stranger in the crowd. You finally get that off your chest. Tracks is an immersive tour through the things we said, wish we’d said, and wonder if we’ll ever give ourselves a chance to say. You choose every step of how you take in this story of self destruction and reconstruction. By Edmonton playwright Mac Brock.

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