Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

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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

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

DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

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

90 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Playwright: Bert V. Royal
Director: Anthony Raymond Yu
Cast: Julian Mignott, Elizabeth Staples, Ethan Saulnier, Thinh Nguyen, Tony Tran, Lisa Alves, Alia Rasul, and Charlin McIsaac

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

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

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

Laser Kiwi

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

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creators/Cast: Imogen Stone, Zane Jarvie, Degge Jarvie

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

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

No Dick Pics Please

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

20 minutes

Tickets: $8 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Robin Zilberg
Director: Gary Santucci
Cast: Robin Zee

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

Over 50 and Other Nightmares

Fri July 21: 8:30pm
Sat July 22: 10:00pm
Sun July 23: 7:45pm
Mon July 24: 7:00pm
Wed July 26: 8:45pm
Thur July 27: 6:20pm
Fri July 28: 7:00pm
Sat July 29: 9:00pm
Sun July 30: 7:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Colette Kendall
Director: Colette Kendall
Cast: Colette Kendall

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

SCUM: a manifesto

Fri July 21: 7:30pm
Sat July 22: 12:30pm
Mon July 24: 8:00pm
Tue July 25: 6:00pm
Fri July 28: 9:30pm
Sat July 29: 6:30pm
Sun July 30: 12:30pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: S.E. Grummett and Caitlin Zacharias
Director: Danielle Spilchen
Cast: S.E. Grummett and Caitlin Zacharias

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

Stupefied

Fri July 21: 7:00pm
Sat July 22: 8:30pm
Sun July 23: 4:45pm
Mon July 24: 8:30pm
Tues July 25: 7:00pm
Wed July 26: 9:10pm
Thur July 27: 6:00pm
Fri July 28: 10:10pm
Sat July 29: 7:00pm
Sun July 30: 2:30pm

55 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Paul Hutcheson
Cast: Paul Hutcheson

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 Blue Bird

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: 9:00pm
Sun July 30: 3:30pm

60 minutes

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

Creator/Writer: Maurice Maeterlinck (adapted by Kristina Yusupov)
Director: Daniel Kash/Kristina Yusupov
Choreographer: Marisa McDonald and Kasha Pinel
Cast: Monique Stinchcombe, Constantine Karzis, Kelly McAllister, Kasha Pinel, Tanisha Sinclair, Marisa McDonald, Eric Lehmann, Jared Doke, Anjali Rai, Holly Pace and Alyssa Blasak

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 Flesh of Her

Fri July 21: 10:00pm
Sat July 22: 7:00pm
Sun July 23: 12:00pm
Wed July 26: 9:30pm
Fri July 28: 4:30pm
Sat July 29: 2:00pm
Sun July 30: 7:00pm

40 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Jessica Bowmer
Director: Brendan Chandler
Cast: Jessica Bowmer

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

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