FRINGE FES­TI­VAL SAM­PLER

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First Class

Com­pany: Ge­moma (Hamil­ton) Cre­ated, writ­ten and di­rected by Madeleine Szla­farski, Ge­navieve DeCaria and Omobolanle Olare­waju. Facing an apoc­a­lyp­tic world, peo­ple get trapped in a diner and fight over who de­serves to leave for a new planet. Run­ning time 60 min­utes. Ma­ture con­tent, strong lan­guage, flash­ing lights and vi­o­lence.

Acts of Fic­tion

Com­pany: Black­Jar Pro­duc­tions (Hamil­ton) Francesca Brug­nano is cre­ator/writer/di­rec­tor for this mu­si­cal thriller where a play­wright bat­tles for sur­vival against char­ac­ters who try to de­stroy her. Per­formed by Pat Skin­ner, Re­bekah Pullen and Sara Laux. Run­ning time 60 min­utes, ma­ture con­tent, strong lan­guage, vi­o­lence.

Swingin’ in St. John’s

Com­pany: Chas­ing Shad­ows Pro­duc­tions (Hamil­ton) Cre­ated, writ­ten and di­rected by Will Gille­spie and per­formed by Gille­spie, Sean Em­ber­ley, Ara­menta Sobchak, Len Cain and Robyn Light­walker. This mu­si­cal com­edy is based on a fic­tional 1960s Elvis movie set in New­found­land. Fea­tures 14 new songs. Run­ning time 60 min­utes.

Cheri

Com­pany: Cheri-on-the-run Pro­duc­tions (Hamil­ton) Cre­ators/writ­ers Sky Gil­bert and Dustin Peters. Per­formed by Peters and Jen­nifer Phipps. Cheri is based on the nov­els of Co­lette. Lea, an el­derly ex-cour­te­san, per­forms a mu­si­cal based on her life story. Run­ning time 50 min­utes.

Tales from the Hamil­ton 7

Com­pany: The Hamil­ton 7 (Hamil­ton) Per­formed by Karen Ancheta, Hi­toko Okada, Tor Lukasik Foss, Darla Bic­cum, Shel­don Davis, Lisa Pi­juan-No­mura and Corin Ray­mond. Each show fea­tures a hand­ful of pro­fes­sional tell­ers shar­ing per­sonal sto­ries, Hamil­ton tales, folk tales and fa­bles. Run­ning time 60 min­utes. Ma­ture con­tent.

The Lost Years

Com­pany: Renurg Pro­duc­tions (Hamil­ton) A com­edy cre­ated by Peter Gruner, di­rected by Al French and per­formed by Gruner and Deb Da­ge­nais. The Lost Years is the time spent rais­ing chil­dren. For par­ents, par­ents-to-be, chil­dren or any­one in a long-term re­la­tion­ship. Run­ning time 50 min­utes. Ma­ture con­tent.

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