Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

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

“Equity Rules”

18 Jul Thu @ 9:00 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 7:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 8:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 3:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 6:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 2:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 8:00 PM

17 minutes

Tickets: $9 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Cortnee Pope, Joshua Perry Fleming
Playwright: Jason Sherman
Director: Brian Morton
Stage Manager: Larry Smith

(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

Babel-o-drome

26 Jul Fri @ 9:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 9:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 9:00 PM

75 minutes

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

Cast: collectifbus123 & the Element choir
Creator: Collectif BUS 1.2.3.
Collaboration with: Element choir

Back Home

19 Jul Fri @ 7:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 1:00 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 7:30 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 6:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 9:30 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 5:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 12:00 PM

58 min

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

PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR: Tien Providence
PRODUCER: Malinda Francis
CAST: Jennah Foster Catlack +

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

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

Charly’s Piano

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

60 minutes

Tickets: $12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Charly Chiarelli
Playwright: Charly Chiarelli and Ronald Weihs
Director: Ronald Weihs
Songs: Charly Chiarelli

Come to the Edge!

20 Jul Sat @ 12:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 12:00 PM

90 minutes

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

Ensemble: ADCID Artists, Musicians, Wheelchair Dancers, Live Scenographers

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)

Final Log

19 Jul Fri @ 7:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 5:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 2:00 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 9:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 7:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 10:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 2:00 PM

50 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

DIRECTOR/SET DESIGN: Morgan Bedard
WRITER: Jim McCaskill
SOUND/POSTER DESIGN: Matt Lishman
CAST: Jim McCaskill

Fuckboys the Musical

18 Jul Thu @ 7:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 4:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 9:00 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 9:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 11:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 5:30 PM

90 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

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

How to Confront a Rhinoceros

19 Jul Fri @ 5:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 2:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 7:30 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 5:30 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 9:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 6:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 11:30 AM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

PLAYWRIGHT: Tyler Graham
DIRECTORS: Tyler Graham and Jocelyn Graham
DESIGNER: Jocelyn Graham
CAST: Tyler Graham

Infinite Sequels

19 Jul Fri @ 10:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 7:00 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 12:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 9:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 8:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 1:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 7:30 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

WRITTEN/DIRECTED: David Stones
MUSIC PRODUCER: David Forrester
CAST: David Stones as The Poet; Tom Gannon Hamilton as The Violin

Izzy and the Naz

18 Jul Thu @ 5:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 11:30 AM
21 Jul Sun @ 9:00 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 9:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 5:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 9:00 PM

50 minutes

Tickets: $12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Izzy Ferguson, Briane Nasimok

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

La Nuit du Vagabond

18 Jul Thu @ 9:00 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 9:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 3:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 3:30 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Tanis MacArthur, Tricia Cook, Michelle Prosek, Asia Laviolette, Lisa Crapsi, Emma Smith, Tammy Penny, Grace Loney, Sarah Perkins
Director: Lori Le Mare
Costume Designer: Tanis MacArthur
Mask Maker: Melanie Skene

Lost Lake

18 Jul Thu @ 5:30 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 5:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 5:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 8:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 5:00 PM

90 minutes

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

Cast: Melissa Murray-Mutch & Jason Thompson.
Special thanks to Lori Lamare and the Cotton Factory

Me as Well as Also

18 Jul Thu @ 7:25 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 8:45 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 8:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 3:10 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 7:25 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 7:20 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 6:05 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 10:20 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 6:55 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 5:15 PM

60 minutes

Tickets: $12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Bridget Odette and Connor Jessome
Written by: Bridget Odette
Co-Directed by: Victoria Caravaggio and Bridget Odette
Executive Produced by: Terrance and Alicia Odette

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

Monster

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

75 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button required)

DIRECTOR: Sean Aileen McClelland
PLAYWRIGHT: Daniel MacIvor
GENERAL MANAGER: Chelsea Wilson
CAST: Colin Bruce Anthes

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

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19 Jul Fri @ 5:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 10:00 PM
22 Jul Mon @ 7:30 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 9:00 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 6:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 3:00 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 1:30 PM

50 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

DIRECTOR/DESIGNER: Shayna Robinson
PRODUCER: Jessica Bowmer
CAST: Katherine Basile - She; Daniel Sutherland - He; Jordan M. Burns - Them

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

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 Butler: A Superhero Detective Story

18 Jul Thu @ 10:00 AM *SOLD OUT
19 Jul Fri @ 11:30 AM
21 Jul Sun @ 10:00 AM
22 Jul Mon @ 1:30 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 11:30 AM
24 Jul Wed @ 10:00 AM
27 Jul Sat @ 10:00 AM

45 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required), Kids (Age 12 and Under): $5

CAST: Elizabeth Martin, Olivia Prunean, Ramzey Zourob, Shanice Bowrin, Karlie Starchuk and Ben Straughan.
WRITER: William P. Erskine
DIRECTOR: Adam Bryan & William P. Erskine

THE EASTER BUNNY

19 Jul Fri @ 6:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 9:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 8:00 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 7:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 6:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 12:30 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 9:30 PM

60 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

The Greatest Minds

18 Jul Thu @ 7:30 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 8:30 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 10:15 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 6:00 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 7:15 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:10 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 10:10 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 7:10 PM
28 Jul Sun @ 2:00 PM

70 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Kimberly Jonasson, Sara Laux, Rebekah Pullen, Jamie Taylor
Playwright/Director: Francesca Brugnano

The Knitting Pilgrim

18 Jul Thu @ 7:30 PM
19 Jul Fri @ 9:00 PM
20 Jul Sat @ 7:30 PM
21 Jul Sun @ 9:00 PM
23 Jul Tue @ 7:30 PM
24 Jul Wed @ 9:00 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 7:30 PM
26 Jul Fri @ 9:00 PM
27 Jul Sat @ 7:30 PM

90 minutes

Tickets: $12 (Fringe Backer Button Required)

Cast: Kirk Dunn
Playwrights: Kirk Dunn & Claire Dunn
Director: Jennifer Tarver
Co-Projection Designers: John Tarver & Wesley McKenzie

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

TiBert in Hamilton

19 Jul Fri @ 10:00 AM
20 Jul Sat @ 10:00 AM
22 Jul Mon @ 11:30 AM
23 Jul Tue @ 10:00 AM
24 Jul Wed @ 1:30 PM
25 Jul Thu @ 11:30 AM
27 Jul Sat @ 3:30 PM

45 minutes

$12 (Fringe Backer Button Required), Kids Age 12 and Under: $5

CAST: Rob Malo

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