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.

Acts of Fiction

Fri July 21: 7:00pm
Sat July 22: 4:30pm
Mon July 24: 7:30pm
Tue July 25: 9:30pm
Fri July 28: 9:00pm
Sat July 29: 5:00pm
Sun July 30: 6:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Francesca Brugnano
Director: Francesca Brugnano
Cast: Pat Skinner, Rebekah Pullen, Sara Laux

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

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

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

For Eden

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

17 minutes

Tickets: $8 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Creator/Writer: Chelsea Haraburda
Director: Chelsea Haraburda
Cast: Chelsea Haraburda

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

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

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

Perfect Couples

Thu July 20: 7:30pm
Sat July 22: 11:00pm
Sun July 23: 3:30pm
Mon July 24: 6:30pm
Wed July 26: 7:30pm
Fri July 28: 6:30pm
Sun July 30: 4:00pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Playwright: Mitchell Janiak
Director: Claren Grosz
Cast: Hannah Whitmore, Belinda Corpuz, Felix Beauchamp, Meara Khanna, Arian Marquis, Kaleb Horn, Claire Keating, and Arun Varma

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

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

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

Some of Us Pretend

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/Director: Nolan Molfetta
Cast: Brittany Cope, Melinda Jordan, Alex Clay

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

Subway Extension to the Mariana Trench

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: 5:30pm
Sun July 30: 12:30pm

60 minutes

Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Playwright: Andrew Lee
Director: Cassidy Sadler
Cast: Arun Varma, Claire Renaud, Ed Heeley, Lindsay Wu, and Isaac Lloyd

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 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 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 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

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

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