Hamilton Fringe Festival

An 11-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

For Audiences

Shows are listed alphabetically. Click the title for more info.

All KIDding Aside

Thur July 20: 7:10pm
Fri July 21: 7:05pm
Sat July 22: 8:35pm
Sun July 23: 4:30pm
Tues July 25: 8:30pm
Wed July 26: 7:20pm
Thur July 27: 7:50pm
Fri July 28: 10:15pm

50 minutes

$10 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Creator/Writer: Christel Bartelse
Director: Michelle Polak
Cast: Christel Bartelse

Brine

Fri July 21: 8:30pm
Sat July 22: 1:30pm
Sat July 22: 6:30pm
Sun July 23: 6:30pm
Fri July 28: 7:30pm
Sat July 29: 2:30pm
Sat July 29: 7:30pm
Sun July 30: 8:30pm

20 minutes

Tickets: $8 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Senjuti Aurora Sarker
Director: Jamie Kasiama
Cast: Dina Hansen, Rex Emerson Jackson, and Sameera Singh

Cheri

Sat July 22: 3:00pm
Sat July 22: 7:00pm
Sun July 23: 3:30pm
Fri July 28: 4:30pm
Sat July 29: 2:30pm
Sat July 29: 6:30pm

50 minutes

$10 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Creator/Writer: Sky Gilbert and Dustin Peters
Director: Sky Gilbert
Cast: Peggy Mahon and Dustin Peters

Coal From Hades: The Story of Les Mouches Fantastique

Fri July 21: 5:30pm
Sat July 22: 10:00pm
Sun July 23: 7:30pm
Tue July 25: 8:00pm
Thu July 27: 9:00pm
Fri July 28: 10:30pm
Sat July 29: 7:30pm

57 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Jeffrey Canton and Marcus Peterson
Director: Eric Benson
Cast: Jeffrey Canton and Marcus Peterson

El Diablo of the Cards 2.0

Thu July 20: 8:00pm
Sat July 22: 7:00pm
Sun July 23: 9:00pm
Mon July 24: 9:00pm
Thu July 27: 5:30pm
Sat July 29: 12:30pm
Sun July 30: 9:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required), $5 children 12 and under (no button required)

Creator/Director: Ewerton Martins
Cast: Ewerton Martins

First Class

Fri July 21: 7:00pm
Sat July 22: 4:30pm
Sun July 23: 9:00pm
Tue July 25: 9:30pm
Fri July 28: 10:30pm
Sat July 29: 7:00pm
Sun July 30: 5:30pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Director: Madeleine Szlafarski, Genavieve DeCaria, and Omobolanle Olarewaju
Cast: Christina Stolte, YiJian Zheng, and Funsho Elegbeleye

Flightmare

Thu July 20: 9:30pm
Sat July 22: 2:30pm
Sun July 23: 5:30pm
Wed July 26: 6:00pm
Thu July 27: 7:00pm
Sat July 29: 10:30pm
Sun July 30: 1:30pm

75 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Director: Melissa D'Agostino
Cast: Mark Peacock

Gilda: A Tribute to the Beloved Comedienne Gilda Radner

Thu July 20 9:30pm
Sat July 22 2:30pm
Sun July 23 5:30pm
Wed July 26 6:00pm
Thu July 27 7:00pm
Sat July 29 10:00pm
Sun July 30 1:30pm

90 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Playwright/Director/Cast: Helena K Cosentino

Grandfather’s Secret

Fri July 21: 7:15pm
Sat July 22: 8:15pm
Sun July 23: 2:15pm
Sun July 23: 8:15pm
Fri July 28: 9:15pm
Sat July 29: 2:15pm
Sat July 29: 7:15pm
Sun July 30: 7:15pm

20 minutes

Tickets: $8 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: D. J. Podetz
Director: Patti Cannon
Cast: Liz Buchanan and Jamie Taylor

In This Corner: Eight Rounds With Tommy Douglas

Fri July 21: 5:30pm
Sat July 22: 10:00pm
Sun July 23: 7:30pm
Tue July 25: 8:00pm
Thu Jul 27: 9:00pm
Fri July 28: 7:30pm
Sat July 29: 3:30pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Playwright: Dan Ebbs
Director: Dianne Vanden Hoven
Cast: Dan Ebbs

Jilted

Fri July 21: 10:30pm
Sat July 22: 6:30pm
Sun July 23: 12:30pm
Wed July 26: 9:00pm
Fri July 28: 8:00pm
Sat July 29: 2:30pm
Sun July 30: 7:30pm

60 minutes

$10 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Creator/Director: Adam Bryan
Cast: TBA

Landline

Fri August 11: 1:00pm
Fri August 11: 1:15pm
Fri August 11: 1:30pm
Fri August 11: 1:45pm
Fri August 11: 2:00pm
Fri August 11: 2:15pm
Fri August 11: 2:30pm
Sat August 12: 1:00pm
Sat August 12: 1:15pm
Sat August 12: 1:30pm
Sat August 12: 1:45pm
Sat August 12: 2:00pm
Sat August 12: 2:15pm
Sat August 12: 2:30pm
Sun August 13: 1:00pm
Sun August 13: 1:15pm
Sun August 13: 1:30pm
Sun August 13: 1:45pm
Sun August 13: 2:00pm
Sun August 13: 2:15pm
Sun August 13: 2:30pm

60 minutes

$15

Created by Dustin Harvey and Adrienne Wong
Audio Engineering by Shawn Bisson
Music composition by Eling Lien and Brian Riley
Map Artwork by Colleen MacIsaac
Photo by Mel Hattie

Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy

Thu July 20: 6:30pm
Fri July 21: 9:00pm
Sat July 22: 9:00pm
Sun July 23: 8:30pm
Tue July 25: 9:00pm
Wed July 26: 9:00pm
Thu July 27: 9:00pm
Fri July 28: 8:30pm
Sat July 29: 8:30pm

60 minutes

$10 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Creator/Writer: Ronald Weihs
Director: Ronald Weihs
Cast: Learie Mc Nicolls and Howard Jerome

Last Call

Thu July 20 6:00pm
Sat July 22 8:00pm
Sun July 23 2:00pm
Mon July 24 9:30pm
Thu July 27 6:00pm
Sat July 29 1:00pm
Sun July 30 9:00pm

50 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Danny Johnston and Carissa Kaye
Director: Danny Johnston and Carissa Kaye
Cast: Claire Shingleton-Smith, Davin Babulal, Madeleine Szlafarski, Rayu Bhatt, Sasha Rehaume, and Tyler Brent

Midnight Circle

Fri July 21: 7:30pm
Sat July 22: 2:30pm
Sat July 22: 8:30pm
Sun July 23: 2:30pm

20 minutes

Tickets: $8 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Vicktoria Adam
Director: Luke Brown
Cast: Vicktoria Adam

Misfit

Fri July 21: 7:00pm
Sun July 23: 2:00pm
Sun July 23: 8:00pm
Fri July 28: 9:00pm
Sat July 29: 2:00pm
Sat July 29: 7:00pm
Sun July 30: 7:00pm

20 minutes

$8 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Creator/Writer: Darren Stewart-Jones
Director: Darren Stewart-Jones
Cast: Paige Locke

Moral Deficit

Fri July 21: 10:30pm
Sat July 22: 6:30pm
Sun July 23: 12:30pm
Wed July 26: 9:00pm
Fri July 28: 8:00pm
Sat July 29: 2:30pm
Sun July 30: 7:30pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Playwright: Sean O'Brien
Director: Kate McArthur
Cast: Brandon Knox, Erik Helle, Zachary Groombridge, Alice Lundy, and Laura Harding

Normal Shmormal

Fri July 21: 8:15pm
Sat July 22: 3:15pm
Sat July 22: 9:15pm
Sun July 23: 3:15pm
Fri July 28: 7:15pm
Sat July 29: 8:15pm
Sun July 30: 2:15pm
Sun July 30: 8:15pm

20 mins

Tickets: $8 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Steve Hartwell
Director: Kelly Wolf
Cast: Patrick Chilvers, Adam Lemieux, Sara Dickinson

Open the Lace Curtains

Thur July 20: 6:00pm
Fri July 21: 8:25pm
Sat July 22: 9:55pm
Sun July 23: 3:15pm
Mon July 24: 7:00pm
Wed July 26: 7:40pm
Thur July 27: 9:10pm
Fri July 28: 7:00pm
Sat July 29: 8:40pm
Sun July 30: 1:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Marianne Daly
Director: Jennifer Walton
Cast: Marianne Daly

Requiem Aeternam

Fri July 21: 9:00pm
Sat July 22: 2:00pm
Sat July 22: 7:00pm
Sun July 23: 7:00pm
Fri July 28: 8:00pm
Sat July 29: 3:00pm
Sat July 29: 9:00pm
Sun July 30: 3:00pm

20 minutes

$8 (Fringe Backer Button required), $5 children 12 and under (no button required)

Creator/Writer: Maya Ziemann
Director: Maya Ziemann
Cast: Maya Ziemann, Brigitte Ziemann, Carina Ziemann, and Brenda Ziemann

Sawyer Bullock: Magician Ordinaire

Thu July 20: 8:00pm
Sat July 22: 1:00pm
Mon July 24: 7:30pm
Tue July 25: 6:30pm
Fri July 28: 9:00pm
Sat July 29: 5:00pm
Sun July 30: 12:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required), $5 children 12 and under (no button required)

Creator: Sawyer Bullock
Director: Frederick Duquette
Cast: Sawyer Bullock

seeds

Thu July 20: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7pm
Fri July 21: 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm
Sat July 22: 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm
Sun July 23: 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm
Fri July 28 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm
Sat July 29: 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm
Sun July 30: 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm

15 minutes

Tickets: $8 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Creator/Writer: Kit Simmons
Director: Kit Simmons
Cast: Alma Sarai and Kit Simmons

Someone Between

Thu July 20: 9:00pm
Sat July 22: 2:00pm
Sun July 23: 6:00pm
Wed July 26: 5:30pm
Thurs July 27: 7:30pm
Sat July 29: 9:30pm
Sun July 30: 2:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Playwright: Chantria Tram
Director: Paula Wing
Cast: Chantria Tram

Swingin’ in St. John’s

Fri July 21: 9:00pm
Sat July 22: 4:00pm
Sun July 23: 9:30pm
Tues July 25: 9:00pm
Fri July 28: 11:00pm
Sat July 29: 8:00pm
Sun July 30: 6:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Writer/Director: Will Gillespie
Cast: Will Gillespie, Sean Emberley, Aramenta Sobchak, Len Cain, Robyn Lightwalker

Tales from the Hamilton 7

Thur July 20: 8:55pm
Fri July 21: 9:50pm
Sat July 22: 7:00pm
Sun July 23: 2:00pm
Mon July 24: 6:45pm
Wed July 26: 7:30pm
Thur July 27: 9:05pm
Fri July 28: 8:35pm
Sat July 29: 7:30pm
Sun July 30: 5:50pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Karen Ancheta, Hitoko Okada, Tor Lukasik Foss, Darla Biccum, Sheldon Davis, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, and Corin Raymond

The ADHD Project

Thur July 20: 7:15pm
Fri July 21: 8:20pm
Sat July 22: 9:50pm
Sun July 23: 6:15pm
Mon July 24: 8:15pm
Tues July 25: 7:00pm
Wed July 26: 6:00pm
Thur July 27: 7:35pm
Fri July 28: 10:05pm
Sat July 29: 2:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Carlyn Rhamey
Director: Jon Paterson
Cast: Carlyn Rhamey

The Cheese

Fri July 21: 9:15pm
Sat July 22: 2:15pm
Sat July 22: 7:15pm
Sun July 23: 7:15pm
Fri July 28: 8:15pm
Sat July 29: 3:15pm
Sat July 29: 9:15pm
Sun July 30: 3:15pm

10 minutes

Tickets: $8 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Ryan M. Sero
Cast: Amos Crawley and Ryan M. Sero

The Elephant Girls

Thur July 20: 7:30pm
Fri July 21: 9:55pm
Sat July 22: 6:50pm
Sun July 23: 6:20pm
Tues July 25: 8:25pm
Wed July 26: 6:00pm
Thur July 27: 7:30pm
Fri July 28: 8:30pm
Sat July 29: 12:30pm
Sun July 30: 3:55pm

70 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator: Margo MacDonald
Director: Mary Ellis
Cast: Margo MacDonald

The Lost Years

Thu July 20: 8:30pm
Fri July 21: 7:00pm
Sat July 22: 5:00pm
Sun July 23: 6:00pm
Tues July 25: 7:00pm
Wed July 26: 7:00pm
Thu July 27: 7:00pm
Fri July 28: 6:30pm
Sat July 29: 4:30pm

50 minutes

$10 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Creator/Writer: Peter Gruner
Director: Al French
Cast: Deb Dagenais and Peter Gruner

The Plausibility of Teleportation in an Oxygen-Deprived Environment

Thu July 20: 6:30pm
Sat July 22: 8:30pm
Sun July 23: 1:30pm
Mon July 24: 9:00pm
Thu July 27: 5:30pm
Sat July 29: 12:30pm
Sun July 30: 8:30pm

45 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator: Ilya Marvin Ilyashyk
Director: Ryan Iwanicki
Cast: Ryan Iwanicki and Ilya Marvin Ilyashyk

This is Not a Musical: The Musical!

Thu July 20: 7:30pm
Sat July 22: 4:00pm
Sun July 23: 9:30pm
Tue July 25: 9:00pm
Fri July 28: 11:00pm
Sat July 29: 7:30pm
Sun July 30: 6:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Director: Maxie Liberman
Cast: Tina Kocic, Kyle Billie, Kyla McCall, Anya Wassenberg, Mackenzie Glachan, Danielle Letourneau, Michael Cox, and Doug Millar

Two Sisters

Fri July 21: 7:00pm
Sat July 22: 8:30pm
Sun July 23: 3:30pm
Tues July 25: 8:35pm
Wed July 26: 9:00pm
Thur July 27: 6:15pm
Fri July 28: 7:10pm
Sat July 29: 9:05pm
Sun July 30: 7:20pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Caroline Harding
Director: Bridget Odette
Cast: Sarah Gervais and Anna Morreale

Up Here

Fri July 21: 9:00pm
Sun July 23: 3:30pm
Mon July 24: 6:30pm
Wed July 26: 7:30pm
Fri July 28: 6:30pm
Sat July 29: 9:00pm
Sun July 30: 4:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator: Ensemble
Cast: Ryan Breton, Andrew Cameron, Jason Houle, Matthew McMillan, William Warren, Evee Hayword and Shea McCallum

We Are Not The Others

Fri July 21: 8:30pm
Sun July 23: 3:00pm
Mon July 24: 6:00pm
Wed July 26: 8:00pm
Fri July 28: 6:00pm
Sat July 29: 8:30pm
Sun July 30: 3:30pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creators: Izad Etemadi & Dr. Mirna Carranza
Director: Izad Etemadi
Cast: Rashaan Cumberbatch, Heath V. Salazar, Sima Sepehri, and Angela Sun

Your Own Sons

Fri July 21: 6:00pm
Sat July 22: 9:30pm
Sun July 23: 8:00pm
Tue July 25: 7:30pm
Thu July 27: 9:30pm
Fri July 28: 5:00pm
Sat July 29: 4:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Playwright: Stephen Near
Director: Aaron Joel Craig
Dramaturge: Lauren Repei
Cast: Michael Kras, Laura Ellis, Amy Milligan, Stephen Near, Amber Wood, Ramzey Zourob