Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

“…We Won At Theatre.” Romeo & Juliet: An Escapist Comedy

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014

Written by Denyse Terry Edited by Rebecca Raveendran Ryan M. Sero and company return to the Fringe this year with Romeo and Juliet: An Escapist Comedy. Sero typically relies on small teams and exchanging characters. With six cast members and a dizzying array of roles, Sero remains true to style. Taking the tale about two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families, Sero goes full absurdist on...

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Shelley Marshall On The Fringe

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014

Written by Shelley Marshall FRINGE MEANING: 1. not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme. “fringe theater” I remember the moment exactly: I logged on to my computer and there in my Inbox was a “Congratulations”. “What’s this about?” I thought. I had no idea the lottery list for the Toronto Fringe had been released and there...

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On The Fringe with Darren Stewart-Jones; Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

Written by Denyse Terry “There is nothing more deceptive than obvious fact.” So spoke Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tenacious character Sherlock Holmes over 120 years ago. Today, for writer & director Darren Stewart-Jones, that is just a challenge. Stewart-Jones talks happily about bringing his latest play, Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors to Hamilton Fringe’s Gallery mini-Series and...

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Of Galleries and Conspiracies

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

Written by Stephen Near Conspiracy theories are the mythology of the information age and, regardless of whether they’re rooted in real-life or paranoid fantasies, society seems addicted to them. Take the strange and tragic case MH370. A casual Google search will reveal a wealth of sinister scenarios explaining the real reason for the jetliner’s disappearance. And with the flight still...

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A Language For Dogs

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014

Written by Denyse Terry For Sale: Hamilton. A new and ingenious play is coming to the festival this year and it sounds like a very good time indeed. There are realtors. There is a tour. There is some Hamilton history and drama, along with some  loss and change. Above all, there is inventiveness.   Meeting recently with York University students Chelsea Haraburda- (performer, designer and...

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