Hamilton Fringe

A 12-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

Festival Kick Off at Redchurch Cafe Patio

Show Type:


Length: 60 minutes

Meet the WHAT THE FEST?! team and some of the artists presenting work at the festival.

Featured Reading, Disability Justice Lottery Winner 2020:

The Alligator Holds Its Breath
Just Look Normal Productions
Playwright/Performer: Rex Emerson Jackson

– 10 minutes
– Mature (18+)
– Theatre – Drama

Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Violence (discussion or visual representation)

Hugh has been falling through the cracks for most of his life. As fresh trauma accelerates his fall and highlights the limits and failures of a system that wasn’t built to communicate with him, a fight begins within himself that spills out into the Alligator. Alligators can learn to hold their breath underwater for up to 24 hours. Those hours have almost passed, and this Alligator is angry. Hugh and the Alligator are fighting to save the same life. They’re going to have to find a way to work together to survive. A short presentation of a larger work.

This event streams live from 5:30 to 6:30pm in our Zoom Room (75 seating), on YouTube Live, or on your personal device at Redchurch Cafe Patio – Victoria Hall, 68 King St E, Hamilton (limited seating) first-come-first-serve.


Tues July 21 @ 5:30pm

Price: FREE