Edmonton Fringe Festival Preview: Aug. 15

Starting to get a list together of all the nerdy shows in the Fringe this year. Here’s your options for Aug. 15th!

12:15pm-?: In The Trenches: A Double Feature A delightful duet of original comedies! An apocalyptic war zone becomes a slapstick extravaganza as three clown soldiers take cover in an abandoned trench. Then, we revamp the raw Italian Street Theatre, Commedia dell’Arte, to tell the story of a young woman fighting an engagement arranged by her miserly father.

12:15-1:15pm: The Dragon: A terrifying, tragic tale of loss and madness where Knights are brave, Dragons and Monsters really exist and Cats just want to be warm by a stove.(well,no change here really) Dead Rabbits Theatre presents a high-powered, hilarious and touching tale laced with Eastern European music and physical theatre.

1:45pm-2:45pm: Call Me Kirk- The Ultimate Trek The ultimate TREK where everything happens! From the promoters of One Man Star Wars and Jake’s Gift.

2:00pm-3:00pm: Basic Witch Let the FomoSapiens take you on a magical journey to a time where going on a magical journey would get you killed. Follow the unusual lives of a myriad of characters in 17th century Salem as they make all the wrong decisions!

3:00pm-4:00pm: Harold of Galactus Chris Craddock and Mark Meer improvise the entire career of a new superhero…created by the audience! A loving salute to the world of secret identities, atomic accidents, and unbridled adventure! Excelsior! ‘Nuff said! “…improv virtuosos…”

3:30pm-4:15pm Girl’s End: A Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse GIRL’S END is A Comedic, One Woman Musical that locks the audience in a storage unit with one exceptional apocalypse survivor as she discovers her greatest asset is her impenetrable spirit. Her resilience is inspiring and her story is hilarious. Featuring music by Edmonton native Daniel Abrahamson!

4:15pm-5:35pm: Feather Fall: An ageless war rages between Celestials and Demons, unseen by humanity. Lucy, a young Celestial, poses as a reporter for the Upper Canada Gazette during The War of 1812. As she falls in love with a human soldier, a malevolent force threatens everything she believes.

5:45pm-6:30pm: Rear Entry: The Improvised Puppet Show Seams will bust and fur will fly as the The Odd-Lot Puppetry Co presents improv comedy like you’ve never seen it before! Raunchy, rude and hilarious, special guests join the cast nightly in this all new show that’s guaranteed to be stuffed with laughter.

7:00pm-7:55pm: “Improv Against Humanity: The Bigger, Blacker Show” is the return of the 2015 sold out run of everyone’s favourite party game turned improv show. Go 4 Broke Productions will take the suggestions out of Cards Against Humanity for our scene and perform improv hilarity out of it. 18+ obviously.

7:00pm-8:00pm:UNDEAD OR ALIVE: An Apocalypse Survival Guide It’s a seminar. It’s a play. It’s zombie tag. Doomsday prepper Tori Mountain is back after a successful fringe run in 2013. Think you’re ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Test your knowledge and see if you survive. Will you be Undead or Alive?

7:00pm-8:30pm: The Adventurous Times of Kevin Grimes David Belke’s legendary radio theatre serial adventure returns! Join mild mannered city employee Kevin Grimes as he suddenly finds himself thrust into a time travelling comedy/adventure fighting evil across the centuries and around the streets of Edmonton. Ten episodes of high flying thrills, heartwarming romance and unexpected laughs.

8:00pm-9:00pm:YEGDND combines the world of improv with Dungeons and Dragons. Six heroes go on a quest to save the world, and everything is made up on the spot. Stage combat, musical numbers and giant D20 dice that you get to roll!

8:00pm-9:00pm: Nerdf*cker The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what she’s doing here, half-naked in a room full of strangers, but with 60 minutes before the game starts, it’s all the time she has left.

8:00pm-9:15pm: Not a Nefarious Plan: An Ordinary Play About Superheroes: Uncover the mystery of a plucky teen, a secret journal, and a ragtag group of superheroes in this play which is definitely not a trap set by Dr. Apocalypse. He isn’t even involved! No plans for world domination here! Just good clean fun. This venue is outdoors, so dress accordingly.

8:45pm-9:45pm:TESLA EX MACHINA In 1892, famed inventor Nikola Tesla willed his mind and memories back from partial amnesia. Ricky Coates examines science and humanity in a one-man biographical story, featuring live electrical experiments!

8:45pm-9:45pm: Wolfman Crossing Wolfman Crossing – it’s a little town along a lonely highway in northern Alberta. And it’s sure one lousy place to hitch a ride. See – the town’s name comes from a legendary local monster. And now seven highway travellers have gone missing. Is Wolfie back on the prowl?

9:00pm-10:00pm: Kill Hard: Live. Improvised. Action Movie. On Stage. A completely improvised Action Movie where our two stars take on all the roles, all the fights, and all of the sexual tension. Expect guns, bad guys, and fights in this over the top tribute to those cheesy action movies you love.

11:00pm-11:59pm:THE POLKA DOTS OF DEATH: The Making of a Supervillain “I auditioned for the circus and all I got was the freak show.” Meet The Polka Sisters; Conjoined twins, six degrees separated from the Suicide Squad. Are they heroes in disguise or the ultimate anti-heroes?