Friday, June 14, 2013

Three Picks from the Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal (Continues to June 23 2013)

From a media release:

Picks from Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal 2013
June 13 - 23, 2013


• Uncanny Theatre Company presents Crossdressers and Criminals: 3 Ways to Lose Yourself
• Scotty’s Boys Productions presents Elvis is Water
• Jess for Laughs Presents OBSESSION

• Tickets: 514 849-FEST (3378), online at www.montrealfringe.ca, at the Central Box Office located at FRINGE Park (corner Rachel and St-Laurent) or at the show venue as of one hour before show time.

Uncanny Theatre Company presents
Crossdressers and Criminals: 3 Ways to Lose Yourself
Written by Jonathan Fournier and Marie Markovic  Directed by Marie Markovic
At the 2013 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, venue: Freestanding Room


Crossdressers and Criminals: 3 Ways to Lose Yourself is an intertwined collection of solo pieces featuring three original characters: A beard-wearing biker chick on a quest to fill an unexpected void; a modern day mermaid facing her creator on dry land; and a vigilante in women’s clothing on a stake out by a nightclub. Because to find yourself, you have to lose yourself first. This is Jonathan Fournier’s third Montreal Fringe Festival show; he is also the playwright of The Boy and the Wrapper (available through various online retailers) and Miner Inconvenience.

Dates:  June 13-23- Thursday to Saturday at 10:00PM, Sunday at 6:00PM
Running time: 60 minutes

Scotty’s Boys Productions presents
Elvis is Water
Written by Katherine Sandford  Directed by Jason Andrews
At the 2013 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, venue: Cabaret du Mile End


Elvis is Water is a vibrant musical exploration of the early Sun Records sessions. Thirty five years after his death, Elvis is now more alive than ever: so much a part of our world it’s as if we are fish - and ‘Elvis is water’. Why are people still fascinated? Why is Elvis…Elvis? Singer John Burns and his band- Joe Hawkins (electric guitar), Denis Drouin (stand-up bass) and Deb Thomson (keyboard)- bring to life the music that changed it all. Elvis is Water is a story and a performance you’ll never forget.

Dates:  Sat. June 15- 7:15 pm; Sun. June 16 - 2:15 pm; Mon. June 17- 6:45 pm;
Thurs. June 20- 4:00 pm; Fri June 21- 8:15 pm; Sat June 22- 6:00 pm
Running time: 75 minutes

Jess for Laughs Presents
OBSESSION
Written by Jess Salomon
At the 2013 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, venue: Montreal Improv


Everything Jess Salomon comes into contact with she become obsessed with: her iPhone, garbage men, soap star Jack Deveraux on Days of Our Lives, human rights… EVERYTHING! Some people measure their life according to milestones. Jess measures hers according to her various obsessions.

Jess Salomon is a former UN war crimes lawyer turned stand-up comic. Montreal Metro called her comedy, “charming and intelligent”. She calls it, “raconteur-ish, personal, dirty on a good night”. Her 93 year old grandmother calls it, “time to go back to law and find a husband”. The Charlebois Post wrote in 2011, “I can see her getting even better with time”. It’s 2013. Jess is MUCH BETTER!

Dates:  June Fri. June 14- 7:15pm; Sat. June 15- 3:45pm; Sun. June 16 - 10:45pm; Tues. June 18- 10:45pm; Wed. June 19- 9:00pm;
Fri June 21- 5:30 pm; Sat. June 22- 7:15; Sun. June 23- 1:00pm Running time: 45 minutes

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