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AGITPROP



Comedy; Mature Audiences Only; 45 minutes; Tickets $5
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by Tom Lute
Why would anybody want to start a riot? Two young men grapple with this question as their average Saturday-night-at-the-bar becomes a breeding ground for not-so-civil unrest. Cursing, chaos and curly fries collide in this frustrating new comedy by Tom Lute.
(4 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
The Waiting Room @ 6:25 PM
September 5
The Waiting Room @ 8:45 PM
September 6
The Waiting Room @ 1:00 PM
September 12
The Waiting Room @ 9:10 PM

ASTROLABE



Drama; Parental Guidance; 85 minutes; Tickets $9
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, written by Tony Vellela
In which prominent philosophers Quinisext and Skeppslag attempt to fry a whale in whole.
(7 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 3:00 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 6:50 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 8:15 PM
September 9
Fort Massey Church @ 9:30 PM
September 10
Fort Massey Church @ 8:15 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 3:35 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 6:55 PM

CONFESSIONS OF AN OPERATIC MUTE



Comedy; For All Ages; 55 minutes; Tickets $10
Toronto, ON, written by Briane Nasimok
Comedian, raconteur, Gemini-nominated writer and Canadian Comedy Award recipient, Briane Nasimok charts his exploits from his first attendance of a live theatrical performance through a eclectic career on the stage. Chosen in 2014 by the CBC as one of the ten Fringe show not to miss. "Nasimok's deadpan delivery only makes his surprising anecdotes of behind-the-scenes goings-on at the opera even funnier" - NNNNs NOW Magazine July 6, 2014. "Hell, it was better than I thought", Dr. Lou Siminovitch - founder of the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre.
(8 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
The Waiting Room @ 9:25 PM
September 5
The Waiting Room @ 1:30 PM
September 7
The Waiting Room @ 4:25 PM
September 8
The Waiting Room @ 7:25 PM
September 9
The Waiting Room @ 8:35 PM
September 10
The Waiting Room @ 10:40 PM
September 11
The Waiting Room @ 6:10 PM
September 12
The Waiting Room @ 6:30 PM

TO DANCE WITH A DEMON



Drama; Parental Guidance; 45 minutes; Tickets $10
Halifax, NS, written by Tanya Belliveau
When I hear her footsteps, when I hear her calling my name, I try to hide but she always finds me. Her name is Depression. She shuts the door to my world, to my being, and cues the music. It’s time to dance. The stitches that hold me together start to unravel, then pop, then cease to hold me together at all. The difference between you and me is that your nightmare is over when you wake. Mine never ends.
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Fort Massey Church @ 8:00 PM
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 8:40 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 12:30 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 12:30 PM
Fort Massey Church @ 10:10 PM
September 8
Fort Massey Church @ 8:15 PM
September 10
Fort Massey Church @ 7:00 PM
September 11
Fort Massey Church @ 5:45 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 6:40 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 8:50 PM

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 25 minutes; Tickets $5
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by Josh Lawrence Allen
In an attempt to save their marriage, Steven and Lynda Doyle enlist the help of Dr. Arkin, a councillor who employs some strange methods in order to reconcile his clients issues. Is there a method to his madness or does he just get a kick out of torturing people? You decide! Full of laughter and absurdity.
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 9:40 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 3:30 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 3:00 PM
Fort Massey Church @ 10:30 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 6:00 PM

DIVINE INTERVENTION



Musical/Opera; For All Ages; 55 minutes; Tickets $10
Montreal, Quebec, written by Michael Emenau, Briane Nasimok, Kate Dowling
A musical comedy featuring two very opinionated Greek gods – Apollo and Dionysus (AKA Bacchus) - on a mission to save humankind from self-destruction by debating two opposing paths to salvation. Discover why Beethoven, Einstein, Mary Shelly, the much maligned Chicken McNugget and a randomly selected soul are called to a bar in Athens Georgia to serve the gods and save humanity. With music and lyrics provided by Nietzsche, Henry Purcell, Mozart, Shakespeare, Rilke, Percy Shelly, and the late Jim Morrison, who could ask for anything more.
(8 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Museum of Natural History @ 6:45 PM
September 5
Museum of Natural History @ 5:45 PM
September 6
Museum of Natural History @ 1:00 PM
September 7
Museum of Natural History @ 8:30 PM
September 8
Museum of Natural History @ 6:45 PM
September 9
Museum of Natural History @ 9:25 PM
September 10
Museum of Natural History @ 6:45 PM
September 12
Museum of Natural History @ 1:40 PM

DIVINE OBSTUCTION



Poetry / Storytelling; For All Ages; 90 minutes; Tickets $5
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by Quincy Russell
Divine Obstruction aims to display the vulnerable human experience of transition by inviting the audience through a self-contemplating journey, featuring a transitional atmosphere that they may relate to. Using social cues; question and answer, opportunities to speak out and hosting basic comforts, we welcome the audience home for the moment, a temporary incubator environment, welcome mats, and folk crafts suggest safety, and assurance. Are we safe? in exploring, there is no conclusion, and though there is creation, the question is how to create something that says anything about the present experience of the human condition. Knowledge is power, it can raise us, and it can weigh us down, and though it takes power to progress, too much has potential to lead us astray. Showcasing several common interactions with society, and the material world, our heroes will follow their bliss using movement, free style poetry, and place making. This is a quest, an exploration and a question; it is one of nesting, challenging, and sharing. The audience will be invited on a dance through virtue and vise, where we can explore when to act, and when to passively observe, for the curious, we may stop and start, while the temptress may lead us down the rabbit hole.
(2 performances)


Schedule:
September 11
Halifax Music Co-op @ 6:00 PM
September 12
Halifax Music Co-op @ 12:00 PM

DRAG QUEEN STOLE MY DRESS



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Toronto, Ontario, written by Gillian English
****MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL - BEST SCRIPT NOMINEE**** From the star of the award winning solo show “Get Around Me” (New York Frigid Festival, Audience Choice Award 2015) and the 2013 award winning show “Love in the Time of Time Machines” (Frigid Best of Fest & Audience Choice; Montreal Fringe Best Visual Identity) comes the tale of how I came to terms with my terrible life choices by getting a pre-emptive divorce. This is the story of knowing who are, forgetting who are, wondering who the hell you are, and yes that one time a drag queen stole my goddamn dress.
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 7:00 PM
September 6
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 8:40 PM
September 7
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 3:30 PM
September 9
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 6:25 PM
September 11
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 9:30 PM

ECHOES



Drama; Mature Audiences Only; 80 minutes; Tickets $8
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by N. Richard Nash
A young man and woman build a low keyed paradise of happiness within an asylum, only to have it shattered by the intrusion of the outside world. The two characters search, at times agonizingly, to determine the difference between illusion and reality. The effort is lightened by moments of shared love and 'pretend' games, like decorating Christmas trees that are not really there. The theme of love, vulnerable to the surveillances of the asylum, and the ministrations of the psychiatrist, a nonspeaking part seems as fragile in the constrained setting as it often is in the outside world.
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
The Waiting Room @ 8:50 PM
September 5
The Waiting Room @ 4:15 PM
September 6
The Waiting Room @ 6:15 PM
September 8
The Waiting Room @ 8:55 PM
September 10
The Waiting Room @ 6:10 PM

EMPTY NEST SYNDROME



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, written by Trudy Fong
After the Internet killed her freelance writing career, Trudy faced an employment climate that completely dismissed her. Not content to 'Go Gentle into That Good Night', (apologies to Dylan Thomas), she decided on not going quietly, and instead to turn the mental clock back to age 22, and do whatever she wanted. She started performing stand-up comedy, skewering all the stereotypes around being a woman 'of a certain age'.
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Museum of Natural History @ 5:15 PM
September 5
Museum of Natural History @ 2:00 PM
September 6
Museum of Natural History @ 2:25 PM
September 7
Museum of Natural History @ 4:40 PM
September 8
Museum of Natural History @ 8:10 PM
September 9
Museum of Natural History @ 6:25 PM
September 10
Museum of Natural History @ 5:15 PM
September 11
Museum of Natural History @ 9:30 PM
September 12
Museum of Natural History @ 3:05 PM
September 13
Museum of Natural History @ 6:30 PM

EULOGY, THE



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Falls Church, VA, written by Michael Burgos
From the writer of last year's buzz-making Waiting for Batteries comes a new, solo show: The Eulogy Thomas has died... Enter Raul — Thomas's former roommate of five years — to serve as pallbearer and deliver a eulogy at Thomas\'s funeral. Propriety quickly dissolves into faux pas as the truth about Thomas comes out. Praise from the 2014 Atlantic Fringe Festival: "The writing by Michael Burgos, who also plays the role of Eduardo, is brilliant. All of the acting is beautifully done." — THE CHRONICLE HERALD "Absurd. Lovely. Hilarious." ★★★★ — THE COAST
(6 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Museum of Natural History @ 9:40 PM
September 5
Museum of Natural History @ 7:25 PM
September 7
Museum of Natural History @ 3:10 PM
September 8
Museum of Natural History @ 5:15 PM
September 10
Museum of Natural History @ 9:40 PM
September 11
Museum of Natural History @ 8:00 PM

EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR & FRIENDS



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $7
Toronto, Ontario, written by Brie Watson & Gillian English
***NOW Magazine's Critic's Pick*** "Exit, Pursued by a Bear” are a bladder-busting improv duo of classically trained Shakespearean actor Gillian English and classically trained doofus Brie Watson. Guided by dynamic chemistry and fun, relatable characters, this improv show will delight & entertain with unconventional world-views and stories that\'ll leave you in stitches! Together, they’ll take you on an adventure into the world of the smart and silly; with a healthy serving of slapstick! PLUS each show will feature special comedic guests from around the festival and the HRM!!
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 9:30 PM
September 5
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 6:20 PM
September 6
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 3:40 PM
September 7
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 7:30 PM
September 8
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 5:25 PM
September 10
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 6:30 PM
September 11
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 11:00 PM
September 12
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 4:15 PM
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 9:10 PM
September 13
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 6:30 PM

FOLLOW ME



Drama; Parental Guidance; 45 minutes; Tickets $8
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by Dan Bray
Come see the world-famous medium and self-professed clairvoyant Gunter Buxtehude, as he opens the veil between this world and the next via his audience’s personal heirlooms. But be careful, for you may discover something ominous in the dust of your relics. The newest offering from The Villain’s Theatre, Follow Me is a darkly comic, modern ghost story.
(6 performances)


Schedule:
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 8:20 PM
September 8
Fort Massey Church @ 8:25 PM
September 9
Fort Massey Church @ 6:40 PM
September 10
Fort Massey Church @ 5:00 PM
September 11
Fort Massey Church @ 6:45 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 7:45 PM

FOR ALL WE KNOW



Drama; Mature Audiences Only; 50 minutes; Tickets $5
Halifax, NS, written by Michael Toner
It is no simple task to summarize a human life. How do you even begin to vocalize the grief? The love? The anger? And how do you protect the one you are with from the one you\'ve left behind?
(4 performances)


Schedule:
September 7
The Waiting Room @ 8:20 PM
September 8
The Waiting Room @ 10:45 PM
September 11
The Waiting Room @ 10:20 PM
September 12
The Waiting Room @ 2:45 PM

GET AROUND ME



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Toronto, Ontario, written by Gillian English
****WINNER - FRIGID NEW YORK - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**** From the star of the hit solo show “Drag Queen Stole My Dress”( Montreal Fringe 2014 Best Script Nominee) & the 2013 award winning show “Love in the Time of Time Machines” (Frigid Best of Fest & Audience Choice; Montreal Fringe Best Visual Identity) comes “Get Around Me!” A heartfelt & hilarious personal account of one woman’s journey into athleticism; & the startling truths she uncovers there. A powerful story of strength and heartbreak, this is one footy player who won\'t take her sexual assault lying down!
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 9:20 PM
September 8
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 10:00 PM
September 9
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 7:55 PM
September 10
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 8:00 PM
September 13
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 4:40 PM

GINGER NATION



Comedy; Mature Audiences Only; 55 minutes; Tickets $10
Toronto, ON, written by Shawn Hitchins
Shawn Hitchins’ fiery account as a sperm donor to a lesbian couple is hilarious and heartfelt. On his personal mission to repopulate the earth with redheads, Hitchins recounts memories from adolescence, brushes with celebrity, feats of masturbation, and discovers what it means to be ginger and proud. The 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Hit - Standing Room Only! “A funny and gifted performer” – NOW MAGAZINE. "A one-man flash mob.” – TORONTO STAR. “A brave enough performer to not just hit the audience with a genuine emotional blinder, but also to successfully pull them back into the safety of laughter afterwards.” – BROADWAY BABY.
(12 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
Bus Stop Theatre @ 9:30 PM
September 4
Bus Stop Theatre @ 10:30 PM
September 5
Bus Stop Theatre @ 7:20 PM
September 6
Bus Stop Theatre @ 2:30 PM
Bus Stop Theatre @ 8:15 PM
September 7
Bus Stop Theatre @ 9:45 PM
September 9
Bus Stop Theatre @ 5:15 PM
September 10
Bus Stop Theatre @ 5:05 PM
September 11
Bus Stop Theatre @ 5:25 PM
September 12
Bus Stop Theatre @ 6:00 PM
September 13
Bus Stop Theatre @ 1:55 PM
Bus Stop Theatre @ 9:00 PM

GRAND GUIGNOL DOUBLE BILL, A!



Drama; Mature Audiences Only; 60 minutes; Tickets $8
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by Ira Henderson & Alison House
Taboo Theatre presents two short plays in the style of the early 20th century French theatre of horror by local playwrights Ira Henderson and Alison House. In the horror play "How’d You Get Those Eyes?," a jealous woman arranges for some ghoulish surgery to enhance her appearance. In the comedy "A Terrible Misstep," a wealthy British woman confesses the murder of her husband to a friend in a shockingly cavalier manner. Get ready for graphic gore and then laugh your guts out in a "hot and cold shower" double bill.
(6 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Fort Massey Church @ 8:40 PM
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 6:55 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 6:30 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 4:45 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 3:55 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 3:15 PM

HAPPY HOBO IN MOONLAND, THE



Comedy; For All Ages; 45 minutes; Tickets $8
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, written by Rhys Bevan-John
The Happy Hobo in Moon Land is one-man-show about how we use our imagination for play, and how playing can help us grow. Using mime, masks, music, puppets and good old fashioned tom-foolery, The Happy Hobo creates a land of make-believe and introduces us to the strange and wonderful inhabitants of Moon Land living everyday life in a fantasy world. Will The Happy Hobo be able to rescue his friend from the dreaded Aynrynd monster? Will The Happy Hobo find the hobo-promised-land of Big Rock Candy Mountain? Hop on board the imagination train with The Happy Hobo to find out!
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
The Waiting Room @ 3:00 PM
September 6
The Waiting Room @ 2:15 PM
September 7
The Waiting Room @ 3:05 PM
September 12
The Waiting Room @ 1:30 PM
September 13
The Waiting Room @ 3:25 PM

HEROIC



Drama; Parental Guidance; 80 minutes; Tickets $10
Halifax, ns, written by Michael McPhee
Stargazer is the all-powerful leader of the Guardians’ League, Earth’s great defenders. More than just a crime-fighting superhero, she is a people’s icon. A beacon of hope. A superstar. But when a mysterious supervillain from her past resurfaces, insecurities threaten to rip her apart. And if there’s one thing people like more than seeing a hero fly, it’s watching them come crashing down. Written and directed by Michael McPhee. Featuring: Annie Valentina, Andrew Kasprzak, Gillian Clark, Henri Gielis, and David Rossetti
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
Bus Stop Theatre @ 10:55 PM
September 4
Bus Stop Theatre @ 7:05 PM
September 5
Bus Stop Theatre @ 3:00 PM
September 6
Bus Stop Theatre @ 9:45 PM
September 7
Bus Stop Theatre @ 1:30 PM
September 8
Bus Stop Theatre @ 8:55 PM
September 9
Bus Stop Theatre @ 10:10 PM
September 10
Bus Stop Theatre @ 8:00 PM
September 12
Bus Stop Theatre @ 10:40 PM
September 13
Bus Stop Theatre @ 3:20 PM

HOW TO SPEAK SWISS (A GUIDE TO EUROPE'S WEIRDEST COUNTRY FROM A CANADIAN WHO USED TO LIVE THERE)



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Toronto, ON, written by Ned Petrie
In 2004, a skinny teen from Ohio left to find adventure and himself in the wilds of Western Europe. Unfortunately for him, that meant he ended up in Switzerland with no knowledge of their language, their people, or their customs. He left a year later richer for the experience, but with even less understanding of their language, their people, and their customs. Join 2012 Fringe Hit Award-winner and 4-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Ned Petrie as he recounts his Swiss year. From the time a was nearly trampled by 40 cows to the time he soiled himself after accidentally drinking a 3 pints of whole cream, it\'s a coming-of-age story full of misadventure, misunderstanding, and lots and lots of cheese.
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Bus Stop Theatre @ 9:00 PM
September 5
Bus Stop Theatre @ 1:30 PM
September 6
Bus Stop Theatre @ 4:00 PM
September 7
Bus Stop Theatre @ 3:20 PM
September 8
Bus Stop Theatre @ 10:45 PM
September 10
Bus Stop Theatre @ 6:30 PM
September 11
Bus Stop Theatre @ 10:50 PM
September 12
Bus Stop Theatre @ 1:30 PM
Bus Stop Theatre @ 9:10 PM
September 13
Bus Stop Theatre @ 5:10 PM

KITTY'S BOUND FOR BROADWAY



Musical/Opera; Mature Audiences Only; 40 minutes; Tickets $6
Moser River, HRM, Nova Scotia, written by Kerry Miller
The Dream's the Thing!! Everyone has a dream. And Kitty Adler is no exception. Fifty-something Kitty just won the lottery, the Broadway Lottery. A chance to compete for a spot on a theatre stage in the coveted theatre district on Broadway, New York. An 11 song, 1-woman show entirely written by Kerry Miller. Follow along with Kitty as she worries, frets, sings and encounters a few colorful characters who help on the road to her dream. This lighthearted show is "bound" to inspire you to realize that dreams are possible at any age.
(4 performances)


Schedule:
September 12
The Waiting Room @ 4:05 PM
The Waiting Room @ 8:00 PM
September 13
Bus Stop Theatre @ 1:20 PM
Bus Stop Theatre @ 4:40 PM

LOVE WITH LEILA



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Toronto, ON, written by Izad Etemadi
LOVE WITH LEILA tells the story of a charming, flamboyant and bearded Persian woman, who lives to please her parents and lose herself in love. Leila knows exactly who she is, proudly living her life out loud. But when Leila meets her Prince Charming, falling in love for the first time, her world is turned upside down. Is love really all it’s cracked up to be? WARNING: This show may contain nuts
(8 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 7:10 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 1:45 PM
Fort Massey Church @ 10:15 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 6:45 PM
September 9
Fort Massey Church @ 8:00 PM
September 10
Fort Massey Church @ 5:30 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 7:55 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 4:30 PM

MANY LOVES



Drama; Parental Guidance; 45 minutes; Tickets $5
Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia , written by Michael Lake
A woman travelling on a train imagines a love between two passengers; a discontented man confesses a hidden passion; a woman follows a stranger through the streets of an unfamiliar city. 'Many Loves' explores various forms of human attachment fuelled by sex, appetite, and desire. There are many loves out there for the taking, but many more lurking beneath the surface.
(7 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
Fort Massey Church @ 8:00 PM
September 4
Fort Massey Church @ 7:25 PM
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 8:25 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 4:25 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 3:30 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 12:30 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 12:30 PM

MY IMPAIRED MORAL COMPASS



Comedy; Mature Audiences Only; 45 minutes; Tickets $5
Ottawa, ON, written by Jonathan Baum
Jonathan Baum has an impaired moral compass. In this raw stand-up comedy performance, Jonathan navigates the moral ambiguity surrounding his pursuits of money, sex, power and fame.
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Fort Massey Church @ 9:15 PM
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 5:55 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 5:35 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 5:30 PM
September 9
Fort Massey Church @ 6:45 PM
September 10
Fort Massey Church @ 10:10 PM
September 11
Fort Massey Church @ 10:00 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 2:20 PM
Fort Massey Church @ 9:25 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 1:35 PM

NOSTOS COLLECTIVES



Dance; For All Ages; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, written by Jessica Lowe and Olivia Aubrecht
Nostos Collectives is a group of dance artists based in Halifax and Toronto. The collective creates their own performance opportunities several times per year, and dancers are encouraged to collaborate and choreograph amongst each other. Embracing contemporary as their main form of expression, it includes a variety of styles within that form, which is demonstrated in the stylistic diversity of dancers in Nostos.
(3 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Museum of Natural History @ 8:55 PM
September 6
Museum of Natural History @ 6:30 PM
September 12
Museum of Natural History @ 8:50 PM

ONCE YOU'VE FOUND IT



Drama; Parental Guidance; 55 minutes; Tickets $10
Toronto, Ontario, written by Donovan Jackson
We follow Bruce through two worlds to see how and why the choice he has to make is so difficult. Be thrown into the depths or continue life without knowing what could’ve been.
(8 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 8:35 PM
September 5
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 2:00 PM
September 6
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 5:45 PM
September 7
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 6:05 PM
September 8
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 6:55 PM
September 9
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 9:25 PM
September 10
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 9:30 PM
September 12
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 7:45 PM

ONCE: AFRICVILLE STORIES



Drama; For All Ages; 70 minutes; Tickets $10
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, written by David Woods
Once: Africville Stories- is a dramatization of the lives, adventures and events of the community of Africville- the African Nova Scotian community destroyed by the City of Halifax in the 1960’s after over 100 years of existence. Told through poetry, storytelling, dramatic scenes, contemporary dance and music, playwright David Woods moves the audience through the emotional landscape of the people of Africville to paint a poetic and moving portrait of a contemporary African Nova Scotian community. Cast includes Jacob Sampson, Nathan Simmonds (actors) and Tracey Grouse, Kaleb Simmonds (singers). Written and directed by David Woods- award winning Halifax artist, playwright, poet.
(7 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
Museum of Natural History @ 8:30 PM
September 6
Museum of Natural History @ 8:00 PM
September 7
Museum of Natural History @ 1:30 PM
Museum of Natural History @ 9:55 PM
September 12
Museum of Natural History @ 12:00 PM
Museum of Natural History @ 7:10 PM
September 13
Museum of Natural History @ 8:00 PM

RED FISH



Comedy; For Younger Audiences; 45 minutes; Tickets $7
Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, written by Rachel Hastings & Taylor Olson
Red Fish. You’ve seen him before, in fact you probably know him very well. He’s followed you to school, he’s been in your house, and he’s been in your head. Red Fish: a comedy about depression.
(3 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Bethel Church @ 3:00 PM
September 10
Bethel Church @ 6:30 PM
September 12
Bethel Church @ 3:00 PM

SALT-WATER MOON



Drama; For All Ages; 70 minutes; Tickets $5
Sackville, NB, written by David French
A young Jacob Mercer returns home to Coley's Point, Newfoundland, to find his former girl, Mary Snow, engaged to another. Sackville Student Theatre proudly presents David French's Salt-Water Moon, the first instillation in French's classic Mercer Cycle.
(4 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 10:00 PM
September 5
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 3:25 PM
September 8
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 8:20 PM
September 11
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 7:50 PM

SHRINKING VIOLET



Drama; For Younger Audiences; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Toronto, Ontario, written by Anna Fraser
Jane has a new best friend, Anorexia- Ana for short, and she can\'t seem to get her out of her head. While all Jane wants is to win the heart of the saxophone playing Sam, Ana has other things in mind.
(7 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
Fort Massey Church @ 9:00 PM
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 9:55 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 8:45 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 3:15 PM
September 8
Fort Massey Church @ 9:30 PM
September 11
Fort Massey Church @ 7:00 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 3:00 PM

SIT ON MY FACE, AND OTHER TALES FROM THE BOUDOIR



Comedy; Mature Audiences Only; 60 minutes; Tickets $8
Halifax, NS., written by Rolling Bold Productions
SIT ON MY FACE is a live theatre zine, collage style, created collaboratively through workshops and story submissions from individuals in the community. Beyond attempting to create a more comfortable and open sexual conversation, we questioned how different forms of sex education have contributed to our beliefs and ideas about sex. Collecting stories throughout the region, we examine the differences in sexual education and belief systems regarding sex and sexuality. Above all we aim to celebrate our sexual autonomy through this fun, playful and wild experiment. Won’t you join us to SIT ON MY FACE? (proceeds donated to sexual-education initiatives)
(6 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Company House @ 7:00 PM
September 5
Company House @ 7:00 PM
September 6
Company House @ 7:00 PM
September 10
Company House @ 7:00 PM
September 11
Company House @ 7:00 PM
September 12
Company House @ 7:00 PM

SIX STUPID THINGS PEOPLE DO



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 45 minutes; Tickets $6
Halifax, NS, written by Bud Hunter
Year after year, some of us leave our Christmas shopping until the last minute. That’s pretty stupid. Truth be told, though, we’re all out there, doing one stupid thing, or, another, on a daily basis. This, without actually being stupid, our own selves - not in the clinical sense, anyway. I decided to take a closer look at six of my personal faves. This is however, in no way, an admission of stupidity.
(6 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 3:30 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 9:30 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 2:15 PM
September 11
Fort Massey Church @ 5:30 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 1:45 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 4:45 PM

SMOKE AND MIRRORS



Magic / Juggling; For All Ages; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by Michael James
Michael James takes his 30+ years of magic experience and mixes it up with his unique sense of humour to present a comical magic show like no other! "Smoke and Mirrors" is a theatrical presentation of magic from one of Canada\'s top professional magicians! During this 60 minute performance you will be entertained with true classics of manipulation, a miracle with a piece of fruit and you will laugh and cheer as four audience volunteers appear to defy the laws of gravity! Jam packed with audience participation, a ton of laughs and enough mystery to make Angela Lansbury blush, this is the show you will be talking about for weeks to come.
(6 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Fort Massey Church @ 6:30 PM
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 1:30 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 3:15 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 1:45 PM
September 8
Fort Massey Church @ 6:45 PM
September 11
Fort Massey Church @ 8:30 PM

SPELLBOUND



Dance; For All Ages; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Halifax, NS, written by Laura Selenzi and Monique Ryan
A spell-binding showcase of bellydance, hula hoop, burlesque and performance art from Serpentine Studios.
(2 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Halifax Central Library @ 7:30 PM
September 5
Halifax Central Library @ 7:30 PM

SPIRITS



Drama; Mature Audiences Only; 40 minutes; Tickets $5
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by Matt McIntyre
Between 4pm and 3am, every night of the week, three hundred and sixty five days of the year, there's a bar open somewhere. This is one of them. Seven strangers gather in the darkness to raise a glass, smell the smoke in the air, feel the wood against their elbows and the lights on their back as they grow dimmer and dimmer by the hour. Strangers to themselves and each other, strangers to the world, their stories here to tell; stark, honest, and without frills. Served neat, no chaser, this round\'s on the house.
(8 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
The Waiting Room @ 7:40 PM
September 5
The Waiting Room @ 10:00 PM
September 6
The Waiting Room @ 8:05 PM
September 7
The Waiting Room @ 1:55 PM
September 8
The Waiting Room @ 6:15 PM
September 9
The Waiting Room @ 6:30 PM
September 10
The Waiting Room @ 9:30 PM
September 11
The Waiting Room @ 7:40 PM

STORY OF A SINKING MAN, THE



Comedy; For All Ages; 70 minutes; Tickets $10
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, written by Morris Panych
Nash's life hasn't amounted to much. Or so he discovers, when he suddenly finds himself slowly sinking to death in a mud puddle. Unable to escape, he calmly, deliberately - with very little desperation at all, mind you - attempts to keep his spirits up, until such time as someone comes along to rescue him. Surely, it won't be long now... right? Hilarious and touching, with a script by one of Canada''s greatest playwrights, this one-man tour-de-force will make you laugh, make you think, and, above all, make you watch where you step. Featuring Andrew Chandler, directed by Dorian Lang.
(7 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic @ 7:30 PM
September 4
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic @ 7:30 PM
September 6
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic @ 7:30 PM
September 9
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic @ 7:30 PM
September 10
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic @ 7:30 PM
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic @ 7:30 PM
September 13
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic @ 7:30 PM

TENSION TO DETAIL, A



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Montreal, Quebec, written by Gerard Harris
British Comedian and Storyteller Gerard Harris tells stories about pretty much everything, so if you like things then this is the show for you. Plus it\'s around 8500 words in an hour so if nothing else, you get a lot of word for your money. an ever-articulate star - Montreal Gazette he’s prone to self-deprecation, philosophical ruminations, and descriptions that might make the more sensitive audience members wince – which is why you should definitely go see him - Edmonton Journal**** wired, charming & generous...Gerard Harris is my kind of guy. He’s wildly articulate & he masturbates a lot - The Georgia Straight, Vancouver
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Museum of Natural History @ 8:10 PM
September 5
Museum of Natural History @ 3:30 PM
September 6
Museum of Natural History @ 3:55 PM
September 7
Museum of Natural History @ 7:00 PM
September 8
Museum of Natural History @ 9:40 PM
September 9
Museum of Natural History @ 7:55 PM
September 10
Museum of Natural History @ 8:10 PM
September 11
Museum of Natural History @ 6:30 PM
September 12
Museum of Natural History @ 4:35 PM
September 13
Museum of Natural History @ 4:25 PM

THEATRE BROUHAHA'S PUNCH UP



Comedy; Mature Audiences Only; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Sydney, NS, written by Kat Sandler
The Most Pathetic Man That Ever Existed kidnaps the Funniest Man Alive to make the Saddest Girl in the World laugh. Toronto's hottest young playwright takes on the nature of comedy in this pitch black comedy about why we laugh at terrible things. "BEST OF FRINGE", "PATRON'S PICK\", "OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION" - Toronto Fringe, 2014 "An achingly funny, foul-mouthed modern fairie tale." - Ken Chisholm, What's Goin' On "Relentless guffaws occasionally overpowered the dialogue on stage." - Julie Sutherland, Doktor Luke's Blog a Highland Arts Theatre production
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
Bus Stop Theatre @ 5:35 PM
September 5
Bus Stop Theatre @ 4:50 PM
September 6
Bus Stop Theatre @ 1:00 PM
Bus Stop Theatre @ 6:45 PM
September 7
Bus Stop Theatre @ 8:15 PM
September 8
Bus Stop Theatre @ 5:20 PM
September 9
Bus Stop Theatre @ 6:40 PM
September 12
Bus Stop Theatre @ 12:00 PM
Bus Stop Theatre @ 7:40 PM
September 13
Bus Stop Theatre @ 7:30 PM

THERE ARE FEWER ACORNS THIS YEAR



Drama; Mature Audiences Only; 60 minutes; Tickets $6
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, written by Nick Jupp (Playwright and Director)
There Are Fewer Acorns This Year is about the strength and moxie of a woman facing treachery, deceit and her own mortality. Encircled by her closest family she uses intelligence, humor and grace to unravel circumstances that would crush most people. Does she simply succeed or perhaps even climb to the heights of her most heartfelt wishes? First produced by The Theatre Arts Guild for their Playwrights at TAG Festival to audiences absolutely intrigued by the twists, turns and strength of the central character; the talk about this play went on and on.
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 8
Fort Massey Church @ 5:30 PM
September 10
Fort Massey Church @ 6:15 PM
September 11
Fort Massey Church @ 8:00 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 6:15 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 7:45 PM

THIS IS BORING, NOTHING IS HAPPENING



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 55 minutes; Tickets $7
Dartmouth, NS, written by Ryan Floyd and Sophie Nadeau
An interactive sketch comedy experience. This is Boring, Nothing\'s Happening takes you on a journey though comedy, drama, music, and movement. No two shows are ever the same!
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 9:35 PM
September 8
Fort Massey Church @ 7:00 PM
September 9
Fort Massey Church @ 5:15 PM
Fort Massey Church @ 9:25 PM
September 10
Fort Massey Church @ 7:45 PM

THIS IS VIOLET



Comedy; Parental Guidance; 45 minutes; Tickets $10
Dartmouth, NS, written by Courtney Siebring
This is Violet is a solo tragicomedy performed in mask. Violet is stuck in bed - literally - and it’s here, in bed with Violet, where we encounter the relationship, ambitions, and longings that have become the objects of her affection. Reality and dream blur as a lonely and bed-bound Violet idolizes the “perfect life” to the tragically hilarious extreme.
(8 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
PAXnorth Church @ 8:00 PM
September 5
PAXnorth Church @ 8:00 PM
September 6
PAXnorth Church @ 8:00 PM
September 8
PAXnorth Church @ 8:00 PM
September 10
PAXnorth Church @ 8:00 PM
September 11
PAXnorth Church @ 8:00 PM
September 12
PAXnorth Church @ 8:00 PM
September 13
PAXnorth Church @ 8:00 PM

TOXICITY



Dance; For All Ages; 60 minutes; Tickets $8
Halifax, NS, written by Kara Friesen
Toxicity. A story told through dance, dealing with the issues at hand exaggerated into tangible features of a community that struggles through the motions. Built of movement, costuming and set design this world is a representation of our present day struggles to be upholding citizens. Pollution, political distrust and human connection are themes that seep through in this collection of dance works by Kara Friesen
(3 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
The Waiting Room @ 12:00 PM
September 6
The Waiting Room @ 10:10 PM
September 7
The Waiting Room @ 6:50 PM

UP IN THE AIR: A CIRCUS LOVE STORY



Dance; For All Ages; 30 minutes; Tickets $10
Preston Street, NS, written by Kristin La ngille
Up in the Air is an interdisciplinary tale of hearts and beats in 5 acts. Artists Kristin Langille and Alex Smith perform aerial silks, acrobatics and fire dance in this Halifax Circus producuction, exploring the nature of human connection, trust and balance. St. Matthews Church Outdoors stage* * in the case of rain or high winds performances will be inside Saint Matthew’s church.
(8 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
St. Matthews Church @ 7:30 PM
St. Matthews Church @ 9:00 PM
September 5
St. Matthews Church @ 7:30 PM
St. Matthews Church @ 9:00 PM
September 7
St. Matthews Church @ 8:00 PM
St. Matthews Church @ 9:30 PM
September 8
St. Matthews Church @ 8:00 PM
St. Matthews Church @ 9:30 PM

WAKOWSKI BROTHERS - A CANADIAN VAUDEVILLE, THE



Musical/Opera; Parental Guidance; 90 minutes; Tickets $10
Sydney, NS, written by Book, Music, & Lyrics by Wesley J. Colford
8 years after splitting the act, Cape Breton Vaudeville legends Jimmy and Conrad Wakowski reunite for a one night tribute performance. As the night goes on, the original skits and songs bring old demons to the surface. Jimmy\'s ex-wife Caitlyn joins them as painful memories and past betrayals conspire to destroy the attempt to rebuild their shattered relationship. This emotional roller coaster, highlighting an oft overlooked era of Canadian history will make you laugh and cry as you tap your feet and split your sides. “BEST OF FRINGE” – Toronto Fringe, 2012 “Believe the buzz.” – NOW Magazine
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Bus Stop Theatre @ 8:45 PM
September 7
Bus Stop Theatre @ 6:15 PM
September 11
Bus Stop Theatre @ 6:50 PM
September 12
Bus Stop Theatre @ 3:00 PM
September 13
Bus Stop Theatre @ 11:55 PM

WATER CHOKE



Drama; Mature Audiences Only; 60 minutes; Tickets $10
Calgary, Alberta, written by Elliot Maxwell
A collection of stories, moments and perspectives concerning suicide, sexual abuse and survival in a normative masculine society. The water will consume, but will they breathe or will they drown?
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 7:50 PM
September 6
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 2:10 PM
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 7:10 PM
September 7
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 2:00 PM
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 9:00 PM
September 9
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 10:50 PM
September 10
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 10:55 PM
September 11
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 6:20 PM
September 12
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 6:15 PM
September 13
Theatre NS The Living Room @ 8:00 PM

WITH THE HELP OF TONY ROBBINS



Comedy; Mature Audiences Only; 60 minutes; Tickets $2
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, written by Dave Millett
WITH THE HELP OF TONY ROBBINS, will DAVE MILLETT cower in fear at the Potential Life offered him? Will he, replete with existential fervour, raise his blinds and stand in the raw naked power of the sun? Or will he, rejected, be the man who fails to make it through a self-help program? Who doesn’t adjust his blinds but finds more pain and tragedy in his room, alone with the thought that he can’t even finish or really even start a self-help program, and this is the biggest sign, amongst many, that he really does need help?
(10 performances)


Schedule:
September 5
Fort Massey Church @ 4:45 PM
September 6
Fort Massey Church @ 8:00 PM
September 7
Fort Massey Church @ 6:50 PM
September 8
Fort Massey Church @ 9:40 PM
September 9
Fort Massey Church @ 7:55 PM
September 10
Fort Massey Church @ 9:10 PM
September 11
Fort Massey Church @ 9:30 PM
September 12
Fort Massey Church @ 9:00 PM
September 13
Fort Massey Church @ 1:45 PM
Fort Massey Church @ 9:15 PM

YELLOW WALLPAPER, THE



Drama; Parental Guidance; 25 minutes; Tickets $6
Beaver Bank, NS, written by Written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Adapted by Alison House
Jane’s husband is certain that the summer home they’ve rented will help her recuperate from her ‘temporary nervous depression’, but the more time Jane spends in the upstairs room the more obsessed she becomes with the pattern and colour of the wallpaper. A one-woman play of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, adapted for performance by Alison House and featuring Christine Daniels as Jane. Directed by Jozel Bennet with Stage Management by Dan Roy.
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 3
The Waiting Room @ 8:30 PM
September 6
The Waiting Room @ 9:15 PM
September 7
The Waiting Room @ 1:00 PM
September 9
The Waiting Room @ 7:40 PM
September 13
The Waiting Room @ 2:30 PM

YES PEOPLE, NO PEOPLE



Drama; Parental Guidance; 60 minutes; Tickets $7
Halifax, Nova Scotia, written by Mary Fay Coady, Zach Faye, Meghan Hubley
Yes People, No People is a zigzag of a journey: a sketch-play comprised of poetry and politics, fantastical movement and deafening silences, contemporary clowning and quintessential drama. Mary Fay Coady has conducted Zach Faye, Meghan Hubley and Julia Topple through a collective creation to discover a constantly contorting exploration of decision-making. Yes People, No People exists in the parameters between happy and sad, wealth and poverty, the longing for change and the acceptance of steadiness. In the intersections between these seemingly opposite worlds, can our perception change our reality? Yes People, No People, directed by Hubley, guided by Coady, and featuring Faye and Topple, previewed In Shelburne, Nova Scotia last month and premieres here in Halifax at the 2015 Atlantic Fringe.
(8 performances)


Schedule:
September 4
The Waiting Room @ 10:40 PM
September 5
The Waiting Room @ 7:15 PM
September 6
The Waiting Room @ 3:30 PM
September 7
The Waiting Room @ 9:40 PM
September 9
The Waiting Room @ 10:05 PM
September 10
The Waiting Room @ 8:00 PM
September 11
The Waiting Room @ 8:50 PM
September 13
The Waiting Room @ 5:50 PM

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN



Musical/Opera; For All Ages; 90 minutes; Tickets $10
Halifax, NS, written by Clark Gesner (based on the comics by Charles Schultz)
Get ready to enjoy the world of Charles Schultz's famous characters. See the world through the eyes of a boy, his dog, and all their pals. Get ready to laugh, smile, and maybe learn a few things too! This show has a little something for everyone to fall in love with!
(5 performances)


Schedule:
September 7
Bus Stop Theatre @ 11:30 AM
September 8
Bus Stop Theatre @ 6:50 PM
September 9
Bus Stop Theatre @ 8:10 PM
September 10
Bus Stop Theatre @ 9:50 PM
September 11
Bus Stop Theatre @ 8:50 PM


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