Jul 102017
 

For 3 years running  The Staircase is pleased to continue its partnership with the Hamilton Fringe as the LARGEST BRING YOUR OWN VENUEin its history!  WE ARE BACK with a vengeance!  NINE! YES NINE stellar theatrical productions  will be on site making The Staircase a kick ass satellite hub and helping the Hamilton Fringe extend it’s footprint once again into new communities in the greater Hamilton area. We thank our own Strathcona community for coming out in droves to show support for The Staircase and the Hamilton Fringe Festival.

…so grab your 2017 program, order your tickets and make a day of it here at The Staircase!  WITH OVER 100 PERFORMANCES ON SITE see as many shows as you can under one roof, relax before, after, in between in our air-conditioned cafe and grab a beverage or snack….then head back in to be amazed by our productions, comedy, drama, dance, clown….and if that isn’t enough we will have events happening after the shows to highlight all of the Fringe performers!

So make a day of it!

Come take in the fearless fun that is The Fringe!

AND CHECK OUT #TEAMSTAIRCASE FOR ALL THE BUZZ, FUN AND LATEST NEWS ABOUT OUR GROUP!

OUR AMAZING LINE-UP THIS YEAR!!!!!

(IN THE MAIN THEATRE)

Tales from the Hamilton 7

http://thehamilton7.blogspot.ca 

Running Time: 60 minutes

Come see The Hamilton 7 to witness a diverse mix of superb storytelling to make you laugh, think, and feel inspired. Each show will feature a handful of professional tellers sharing personal stories, Hamilton tales, folktales and fables. This is not your grandmothers’ storytelling.

WARNING: Mature Content

Show Type: ComedyDrama

Audience: General

Show Times:

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

Cast: Karen Ancheta, Hitoko Okada, Tor Lukasik Foss, Darla Biccum, Sheldon Davis, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, and Corin Raymond

The ADHD Project

http://www.squirrelsuit.ca

Running Time: 60 minutes

Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (SOAR, winner of Best Venue) shares the trials and triumphs of growing up a little bit “special” and embracing what makes us different. The ADHD Project is an intimate and honest journey exploring ADHD and neurodiversity. “Awkward”, “self-deprecating”, but “very charming”, Carlyn invites you into her world of chaos, creativity and combat with her mind.

Show Type: Comedy

Audience: GeneralMature

 

 

Show Times:

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

Squirrel Suit Productions (Hamilton, ON)

Creator/Writer: Carlyn Rhamey
Director: Jon Paterson
Cast: Carlyn Rhamey

 

Two Sisters

Running Time: 60 minutes

Show Type: ComedyDrama

Audience: 

GeneralSet in a small village in 1880’s Russia, sisters Anya and Sonia are pushed to recollect the past upon the discovery of an empty coffin in Anya’s lodgings. This Chekhovian-meets-Monty Python dramedy examines the extent of sisterly love and the way in which nobody can truly escape their past. Pass the vodka and enjoy an hour of coffins, kerchiefs and curveballs.

Show Times:

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

Young Divas Productions (Hamilton, ON)

Creator/Writer: Caroline Harding
Director: Bridget Odette
Cast: Sarah Gervais and Anna Morreale

 

(IN THE ELAINE MAE THEATRE : 25 DUNDURN ST NORTH JUST NEXT DOOR)

Open the Lace Curtains

Running Time: 60 minutes
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Family secrets must stay hidden behind the lace curtains so that everything looks lovely from the outside. Marianne believed she would never tell a secret, until she tasted the empowerment that comes from owning her life story and choosing to share her stories. By taking on characters from her past, Marianne shows both sides of the stories in refreshingly honest retellings of experiences of childhood, romance, marriage and breaking free from past wounds. WARNINGS: Strong Language, Deals with domestic abuse

 

 

Show Times:

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

Marianne Daly (Hamilton, On)

Creator/Writer: Marianne Daly

Director: Jennifer Walton

Cast: Marianne Daly

Stupefied

Running Time: 55 minutes

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Toronto comedienne and fringe veteran Paul Hutcheson has been compared to Jim Carrey and David Sedaris. His fourth solo show, Stupefied, is a hilarious dissection of all that astounds him! From teaching teens, to nudist resorts, to love, Hutcheson will have you in stitches with his unique brand of physical comedy!

 

 

 

 

Show Times:

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

CanuckHutchProductions (Hamilton, ON)

Creator/Writer: Paul Hutcheson
Cast: Paul Hutcheson

The Elephant Girls

http://parryriposte.ca

Running Time: 70 minutes

Show Type: 

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Clever, devious and daring, they stole from the rich and gave to themselves. The riveting story of Britain’s most notorious all-female gang is told by Maggie Hale, their suit-wearing, bloody-knuckled, girl-chasing “enforcer.” You won’t be able to look away, but just how much do you want to hear?  WARNINGS: Mature Content, Strong Language, Herbal Cigarettes

 

 

 

 

Show Times:

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

Parry Riposte Productions (Toronto, ON)

Creator: Margo MacDonald
Director: Mary Ellis
Cast: Margo MacDonald

(IN THE BRIGHTROOM-UPSTAIRS 27 DUNDURN ST NORTH)

All KIDding Aside

Running Time: 50 minutes

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Time is running out, a life altering decision teeters before you… and you’re on the fence! While awaiting a pregnancy test, Bartelse shares her fears about potential motherhood, a possibly that comes as a surprise after years of thinking she was infertile. For anyone who is a parent, not a parent, or hasn’t decided yet. Beautifully staged and incorporating mask and movement. Sometimes the biggest fears can be the little ones.    NNNN Now Magazine

 

 

 

Show Times:

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

Christel Bartelse/Dutchgirl Productions (Toronto, ON)

Creator/Writer: Christel Bartelse
Director: Michelle Polak
Cast: Christel Bartelse

Swipe Right for Love

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Have you spent countless hours looking for your Tinderella? Bumbling through a sea of Plenty of Fish? It’s Ok, Cupid, The Understudies invite you to Swipe Right For Love, the improv comedy show for anyone familiar with the wonders and blunders of modern dating. All scenes will be inspired by audience suggestions, so whether your tale of online love led to happily ever after, or great material for laughter, we can’t wait to hear it!   WARNINGS: Mature Content, Audience Participation

 

 

 

Show Times:

Thur July 20: 8:50pm
Fri July 21: 10:00pm
Sat July 22: 6:50pm
Sun July 23: 6:00pm
Mon July 24: 8:30pm
Tues July 25: 6:45pm
Thur July 27: 9:15pm
Fri July 28: 8:30pm
Sat July 29: 7:15pm
Sun July 30: 8:30pm

The Understudies (Hamilton, On)

Cast: Mart Alas, Adriana Alfano, Kristi Boulton, and Andrew Hopps

Over 50 and Other Nightmares

http://thecockwhisperer.blogspot.ca/
Running Time: 60 minutes

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From three-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, Colette Kendall, creator of The Cockwhisperer- A Love Story (twice Best of Fringe, View Mag) comes a new workshop production about a misspent middle age. “A one-woman, tour de forced-entry, Colette Kendall is not a woman to be trifled with. Her tongue is sharper than a vodka high colonic.” Xtra Magazine.

WARNINGS: Mature Content

 Show Times:

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

Colette Kendall (Hamilton, ON)

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

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