Dreams Catch Her - 12:30pm
Heather Witherden (The Doula, Tazzy’s Angels, Smut Slam) and Sherri Pierce (Phoebe’s Fractured Fairytales, Real Live Entertainment’s The Mousetrap, Blue Horses) offer this reflective look at girlhood dreams; those realized and those unfulfilled. These storytellers share glimpses, both humorous and poignant, into the conflict between what the world tells women they want and what they want for themselves.
What if dreams don’t come true? What if they do?
“If we own the story, then we can write the ending.” Brene Brown
Clever Rachel - 2:00pm
Set in a Jewish community in 19th-century Poland and based on a medieval Jewish folktale, the play asks the question, "Can girls be as smart as boys?" Rachel lives with her family in their small bakery and inn and has acquired a reputation as a clever girl who can figure out answers to the most challenging riddles. But the traditional roles of men and women don't allow for women to be intellectuals. Her father believes in her and brags about her skills; her mother is afraid to tempt fate by praising her daughter; and her younger brother just wants to play. A series of visitors (all played by the same actress) take advantage of her wisdom, but things come to a head when Jacob, the smartest boy in town, challenges her to a contest of wits. Somehow they both win and find something that neither had before—a friend.
Featuring Ben Dueck, Anika Dueck, Amanda Peters, Ben Field, Page Field and Cade Pettinger
Blue Horses - 3:30pm
Travel back to a time when summer evenings meant riding your bike to a friend’s backyard and catching fireflies at dusk.
Yesterday was visiting your great-aunt and tomorrow is violin lessons, but tonight it’s just you and your friends. The only limit is your imagination, so anything is possible (even blue horses).
Real Live Entertainment wowed audience members and critics alike with Blue Horses this year in Virden at ACTfest and are thrilled to 'mount' the show once more at the end of the month for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
Featuring Michael Dueck, Sherri Pierce, Sylvie Hardi and Devon Littlejohn
Sidetrack Bandits - 5:00pm
The Sidetrack Bandits are back and they’ve cooked up a whole new sketch comedy show! Their high-energy, character-driven comedy walks the line between playful and absurd.
Taking you into both the ordinary and the fantastical, this is a sketch comedy show you don’t want to miss.
Featuring Jeremy Plett, Kenton Dyck, Taylor Owens, Cameron Penner and Scott Jodoin