Fundy Fringe Festival kicks off in Saint John tonight, filing the city with an overwhelming number of theatrical performances for the next six days. With a slew of unjuried and uncensored shows, forewarned is forearmed because things tend to get a bit colourful.
“This year is by far our most diverse lineup yet. We’re honoured to be a festival that not only celebrates but highlights a range of cultures, identities and orientations,” says festival director Sarah Rankin. “We hope that Saint John will come out to support both our local artists as well as our visiting ones.”
I Want to Come Home
Band With No Name
Band With No Name takes musical improvisation to a new level by allowing the audience to create the concert they always wanted to see. Made up of local troubadour Frank James alongside other talented Saint John musicians, the band and all of their songs are entirely named and picked by the crowd. This is a unique opportunity to see a one-hour performance from creation to encore. Every show is different, but they need your help to make it great.
SMASHES, titled after the late 1800s slang word for same-sex crushes, touches on the struggles of growing up queer. In this one-woman show, Franny McCabe-Bennett examines feminist literary icon Charlotte Perkins Gilman while telling her own coming out story and experiences as a femme bisexual woman.
The Fundy Fringe Festival runs from August 21st to 26th with the Big Tease happening Monday, August 21st, 2017 at the BMO Studio Theatre on Princess Street. For the full line-up of shows visit Fundy Fringe Festival’s website at www.fundyfringefestival.com