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.

(Sex) Cult: A Musical (S)explosion

18 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 11:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 3:30 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 5:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 5:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 9:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 7:30 PM

50 minutes

$12 for Adults (Backer Button Required)

Created by: Becka Jay and Leete Stetson
Directed by: Ryan F. Hughes

A Woman of a Certain Age (R)

18 Jul Thu @ 7:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 4:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 9:30 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 9:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 11:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 7:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 6:30 PM

60 minutes

$12 for Adults (Backer Button Required)

Cast: Wendy Froberg
Written by: Wendy Froberg
Directed by: Valerie Ann Pearson

Bad Ideas

18 Jul Thu @ 9:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 2:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 5:30 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 6:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 10:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 1:30 PM

85 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Dylan Duarte
STAGE MANAGER: David Rundle
CAST: Maddie Krusto, Mykola Paskaruk, Bil Cho, Kyle Billie

Bedwetter

19 Jul Fri @ 10:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 6:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 12:30 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 9:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 7:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 2:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 8:00 PM

60 minutes

Tickets: $12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Tamlynn Bryson
Playwright: Tamlynn Bryson and Kyle Kimmerly
Director: Kyle Kimmerly

Black Wool Jacket

18 Jul Thu @ 6:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 8:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 2:00 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 9:30 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 7:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 9:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 3:30 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Natalie Frijia

Bushtits, Shihtzus & Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love & Noir

18 Jul Thu @ 6:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 8:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 1:30 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 9:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 5:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 3:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 9:00 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Trevor Matheson & Melissa Dorsey

Clit Wit! A Feminist Rude Awakening /Shoddy Feminist

19 Jul Fri @ 8:25 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 10:20 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 7:30 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 7:40 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 8:40 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 9:20 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 6:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 7:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 8:40 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 6:40 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Colette Kendall
Performer/Playwright: Colette Kendall

Confessions of an Operatic Mute

19 Jul Fri @ 9:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 3:30 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 6:30 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 9:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 4:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 9:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 4:00 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

CAST: Briane Nasimok

David Brennan Exhumed

18 Jul Thu @ 6:00 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 10:15 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 7:05 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 4:40 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 7:50 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 6:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 9:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 9:20 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 7:05 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 8:25 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 6:45 PM

55 minutes

Tickets: $12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Director: Melissa Raftis
Art: Tony Lombardo (@lblstudio) and Peter Riddihough (hoffworks.com)

Diamonds on Plastic

19 Jul Fri @ 8:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 3:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 6:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 9:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 7:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 1:00 PM

14 minutes

$9 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Margaret Lamarre
Playwright/Director: Philip Cairns

HCA Teen Creation Collective: Connection

18 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 7:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 7:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 7:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 3:00 PM

50 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required) Kids: $5

Cast: Hamilton Youth Actors

Jimmy Hogg: Like A Virgin

18 Jul Thu @ 9:10 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 6:55 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 8:45 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 4:20 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 7:25 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 8:30 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 8:55 PM
25 July Sat @ 8:55 PM
26 July Fri @ 8.40 PM
27 July Sat @ 10:15 PM
28 July Sun @ 5:05 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button required)

WRITTEN BY JIMMY HOGG
Directed by: Chris Wilson
CAST: Jimmy Hogg

Journey to the East

19 Jul Fri @ 8:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 8:30 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 8:30 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 8:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 8:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 8:30 PM

90 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Trevor Copp, Mike Hannigan, Zach Parsons
Director: Richard Beaune

Leila Live!

18 Jul Thu @ 7:30 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 7:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 2:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 2:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 7:00 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Cast: Leila
Playwright: Leila
Director: Leila's Mother
Designer: Leila

Mercury Man : The Last Performance of Orson Welles

18 Jul Thu @ 9:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 2:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 6:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 5:30 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 10:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 2:00 PM

90 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Cast: Cora Matheson, Rod McTaggart, Joel Pettigrew, Adrian Gorrissen
Production Manager Christina Hoxson
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Shan Fernando

My Breast Self

18 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 6:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 1:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 8:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 9:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 8:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 3:00 PM

15 minutes

$9 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Emanuela Hall
Sophie: Emanuela Hall
Playwright/Director: Emanuela Hall

One Last Toast to the Schafer Street Queen

19 Jul Fri @ 5:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 10:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 7:30 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 8:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 9:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 4:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 9:00 PM

55 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Bill Reill
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: David Bernacki
WRITER/COMPOSER: Jordan May
CAST: Matt Morrison, Holly Marshall, David Bernacki, Andrew Bevilacqua, Emily Zathey, Bill Reill, Jesse Manou, Jordan May

Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

18 Jul Thu @ 8:50 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 6:45 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 4:45 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 6:00 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 7:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 7:40 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 9:15 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 10:15 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 3:15 PM

70 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Slow Dancing With Mediocre Boys

19 Jul Fri @ 7:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 12:30 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 8:00 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 6:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 6:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 5:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 12:30 PM

55 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

WRITER: Grace Smith
DIRECTOR: Kat Letwin
CAST: Grace Smith

Squeeze My Cans

18 Jul Thu @ 7:05 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 9:55 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 8:40 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 3:00 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 9:05 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 5:55 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 8:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 10:10 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 4:55 PM

73 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Cathy Schenkelberg
Writer/Performer/Producer: Cathy Schenkelberg
Director: Shirley Anderson

The Bottom of the Cup

19 Jul Fri @ 9:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 2:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 6:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 3:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 6:00 PM

20 minutes

Tickets: $9 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Janice Harvey, Catherine Meyer
Director: Mike Ranieri
Writer: Alison Minors

The Promised Land

18 Jul Thu @ 9:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 2:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 5:30 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 7:30 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 6:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 9:00 PM

90 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button required)

PLAYWRIGHT: Paul Koster
DIRECTOR: A.G. Mann
MUSICIAN/COMPOSER: Michael Spiroff
CAST: Kristina Agosti, Martina Castillo, Thomas Gough, Dave Healey, Veronika Hurnik, Laura Kyswaty, Eric Lehmann, Jsin Sasha, Michael Spiroff

Tiny Bill Cody Sees the Devil

18 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 5:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 5:00 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 7:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 9:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 5:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM

60 minutes

Tickets: $12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Tor Lukasik-Foss

Under Where?

18 Jul Thu @ 8:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 9:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 1:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 8:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 5:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 1:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 7:00 PM

15 minutes

$9 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Annalee Flint
Created by: Annalee Flint
Directed by: Liz Buchanan

We All Got Lost

19 Jul Fri @ 7:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 12:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 7:30 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 6:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 9:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 4:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 12:00 PM

60 minutes

Tickets: $12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Jessica Pellicciotta, Kaitlin Race, Emily Meadows, Evelyn Barber, Miranda Cooper
Playwright, Director: Camille Intson

We’ve Come From Away (Toronto): A Sketch Comedy

19 Jul Fri @ 8:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 3:00 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 6:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 8:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 6:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 12:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 3:30 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: King Chiu, Katherine Fogler, Jennifer Ashleigh Lloyd, Anne McMaster, Christopher O'Neill, Nico Rice, Shohana Sharmin
Director: Jan Caruana
Stage Manager: Chris Middleton

You Want It What Way? A Boy Band Tale

19 Jul Fri @ 8:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 3:00 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 6:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 8:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 4:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 11:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 3:00 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button required)

Cast: Adam Ashby, James Lintag, Brian Jansen, James Martin
Director: Brian Jansen
Playwright: Leonard Chan
Choreographer: Adam Martino