#TEAMSTAIRCASE 2018- The Largest BYOV of the Hamilton Fringe Festival

For 4 years running  The Staircase is pleased to continue its partnership with the Hamilton Fringe as the LARGEST BRING YOUR OWN VENUE in its history!  WE ARE BACK with a vengeance!  TEN!  YES TEN 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 2018 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!

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THE MAIN THEATRE

The Year and Two of Us Back Here

Broken Soil Theatre (Hamilton, ON)

Playwright/Director: Michael Kras
Stage Manager/Designer: James McCoy
Cast: Sarah Hime, Stephen Ingram

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Running Time: 55 mins

Rain and Isaac work in the shittiest hat store in downtown Hamilton and probably the world. Both at their own yearning standstills and desperate for connection, they struggle to overcome themselves while struggling to sell overpriced headwear. From the award-winning Broken Soil Theatre comes this funny, emotional love letter to loneliness, longing, and losing. “A remarkable play about the unremarkable.” – National New Play Network

WARNING: Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door thirty minutes before the show. You must have a fringe backer button- available for purchase at door.

Show Times:

Thursday, 19 July @ 7:15pm
Friday, 20 July @ 8:25pm
Saturday, 21 July @ 10:00pm
Sunday, 22 July @ 6:10pm
Monday, 23 July @ 9:05pm
Wednesday, 25 July @ 6pm
Thursday, 26 July @ 7:30pm
Friday, 27 July @ 8:25pm
Saturday, 28 July @ 7pm
Sunday, 29 July @ 315pm

Waaaay Off Broadway: A Musical Improv Show!

The Understudies (Hamilton, ON)

Troupe: The Understudies
Musicians: Steve McRae, Aaron Bruinsma
Stage Manager: Rose Usenica
Cast: Mart Alas, Adriana Alfano, Kristi Boulton, Andrew Hopps

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Running Time: 75 minutes

Waaaay Off Broadway is the musical improv show that you’ve always dreamed of seeing, especially because you create the show! Watch as the Understudies improvise dynamic scenes peppered with songs, topped off with a mini-musical inspired entirely by audience suggestions! Musical accompaniment provided by Steve McRae and Aaron Bruinsma. Grab your opera glasses and hold on to your playbills, people! It’s gonna be a HIT!

Warning: Mature Content

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Friday, 20 July @ 9:50pm
Saturday, 21 July @ 7pm
Sunday, 22 July @ 3pm
Monday, 23 July @ 6pm
Tuesday, 24 July @ 8:35pm
Wednesday, 25 July @ 7:25pm
Thursday, 26 July @ 8:55pm
Friday, 27 July @ 9:55pm
Saturday, 28 July @ 8:25pm
Sunday, 29 July @ 4:40pm

Princess Penelope’s End-of-the-World, Magical Musical Super

Happy Fun Time Show!

Flat Earth Global (Hamilton, ON)

Written by: Vicktoria Adam, Luke Brown
Directed by: Luke Brown
Designed by: Mark Carreiro
Cast: Vicktoria Adam, Ryan Sim

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Running Time: 45 minutes

Ever since civilization collapsed, things have been tough for the survivors. Avoiding death by starvation, gang murder or lack of medical attention is becoming increasingly difficult but, Princess Penelope is going to do her best to cheer you up. She’ll welcome you into her hideout where you can take your mind off of all your lost loved ones over a glass of water that is 85% e-coli free, which if it was a math test, it’s a score you’d be pleased with! Princess Penelope will, through a combination of song and positive reinforcement, do her darned best to help us see the good in what remains of the world.

WARNINGS: Mature Content, Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 8:40pm
Friday, July 20 @ 7:10pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 8:45pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:50pm
Monday, July 23 @ 7:45pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:20pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 9:10pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 6:15pm
Friday, July 27 @ 7:10pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 10:15pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 6:25pm

 

THE ELAINE MAE THEATRE

 

Awkward Stories for Adults

GirlCanCreate (Hamilton, ON)

Co Creators: Tor Lukasik Foss and Lisa Pijuan-Nomura

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Running Time: 60 minutes

Awkward Stories for Adults is a cringeworthy adventure into the world of Tor and Lisa, two socially awkward artists. A hybridization of dance, music, and storytelling we explore the world of Sublime Embarrassment.

WARNING: Mature Content, Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Friday, July 20 @ 8:35pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 10:10pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 3:05pm
Monday, July 23 @ 7:35pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 6:15pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:05pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 9:05pm
Friday, July 27 @ 7:05pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 8:35pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 2pm

SCAREDY CAT

Squirrel Suit Productions (Hamilton, ON)

Cast: Carlyn Rhamey

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Running Time: 60 minutes

Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (SAOR (Free), The ADHD Project) returns with tons of new comedic true tales of being afraid…of everything. From the things that go bump in the night to scary movies, haunted houses, the ocean, everything in the ocean, everything in the water, needles, bugs, thunder, her job, wrinkles, death, FOMO, dropping a baby, Jackson Square, auditions, mystery meat, rodents, reptiles, glitter, her teeth falling out, sleepovers, dinosaurs, seaweed, cheese graters, first graders, ghosts, the cover of Goosebumps novels and… her mother. Jam-Packed with stories, rants and tangents, SCAREDY CAT explores a not-so-typical but totally relatable mother/daughter relationship while childhood fears transition into real life big girl fears, and what it could all possibly mean. “A FANTASTIC PHYSICAL PERFORMER” – Apt 613 Ottawa “RHAMEY TAKES IT TO A HIGHER LEVEL” – Arts Ally Hamilton

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 20 @ 7pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 8:40pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:35pm
Monday, July 23 @ 9:05pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 9:20pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 6:05pm
Friday, July 27 @ 10:10pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 7:05pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 3:30pm

PANK

Steeltown Sister – Darla Biccum (Hamilton, ON)

Written by: Darla Biccum
Directed by: Juno Rinaldi
Stage Managed by: Sharon Nowlan
Cast: Darla Biccum

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Running Time: 60 minutes

[PANK – Professional Aunt No Kids] Hamilton 7 core member Darla Biccum brings her inimitable style of humour and storytelling to the Hamilton Fringe. A story about taking care of other people’s kids and keeping the inner child happy.

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 6pm
Friday, July 20 @ 10:05pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 7:10pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 6:15pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:45pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 8:35pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 7:35pm
Friday, July 27 @ 8:35pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 10:05pm

THE BRIGHTROOM THEATRE

Stupefied II

Canuck Hutch Productions (Toronto, ON)

Cast: Paul Hutcheson

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Running Time: 55 minutes

Hutcheson is excited to be a part of the 2018 Hamilton Fringe after a successful run with his show Stupefied in 2017! The premiere of Stupefied II will be at the Hamilton Fringe! Amazed by how much still stupefies him in this world, Hutcheson will have you in stitches with his unique brand of physical comedy.

WARNINGS: Mature Content, Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 7:10pm
Friday, July 20 @ 7:05pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 8:30pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:40pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:50pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 6:05pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 7:55pm
Friday, July 27 @ 10:05pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 10:10pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 3:10pm

THE COCKWHISPERER – A LOVE STORY

Colette Kendall (Hamilton, ON)

Playwright: Colette Kendall
Stage Manager: Keith Toms

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Running Time: 70 minutes

The Story of one woman’s quest to find the Love and Penis of her Dreams. A phallic journey both Humorous and Dark. ‘Put your delicate sensibilities aside and get past the title –this show should not be missed’ – Theatre London ***** Edmonton Sun “The masterful storyteller brings a laugh a line from the get go, until she masters a dramatic mood change. Her storytelling is self-deprecating, honest, painful, hilarious all over the course of the hour.” 4/4 The Beat “..she talks about the darkness of being sexually dominated. Tippi’s great but Colette without the wig is more compelling, funnier – because she cuts deeper” Georgia Straight

WARNING: Mature Content

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door thirty minutes before the show.

Show Times:

Friday 20-Jul 8:30pm
Saturday 21-Jul 9:55pm
Sunday 22-Jul 7:30pm
Monday 23-Jul 7:20pm
Tuesday 24-Jul 9:15pm
Wednesday, 25 July @ 8:55pm
Thursday, 26 July @ 6:10pm
Friday, 27 Jul7 @ 7pm
Saturday, 28 July @ 8:30pm
Sunday, 29 July @ 6:10pm

The Emergency Monologues

Drinking Well (Toronto, ON)

Playwright: Morgan Jones Phillips
Cast: Morgan Jones Phillip2

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Running Time: 50 minutes

Hilarious cringeworthy tales based on 14 years of being a downtown paramedic. Phillips spins a giant wheel with 46 stories on it. Whatever stories come up, those are the ones he tells. Every night is different stories. No two shows are ever the same. Winner of Best of Toronto Fringe

WARNINGS:   Mature Content, Strong Language

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 3 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 8:35pm
Friday, July 20 @ 10:10pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 7:05pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 6:05pm
Monday, July 23 @ 9pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 6:20pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 9:20pm
Friday, July 27 @ 8:40pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 7:10pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 4:45pm

THE PARKING LOT

A Shoddy Magician in a Parking Lot

Cast: Steve Boleantu

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Running Time: 45 minutes

Steve Boleantu finally brings his classic sketch comedy character, A Shoddy Magician, to the Hamilton Fringe! See comedy’s worst magician dazzle his stuff out of his Prius C, and in a parking lot! Loveable, suave, weird. An amalgam of Charlie Chaplin, David Copperfield, Criss Angel. Expect death defying stunts, interviews to be his Assistant, telekinesis, and maybe romance? You will be mystified. “hilariously lives up to the character’s ‘shoddy’ label” – NOW Magazine

PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales go offline 2 hours before the performance time. We always hold 50% of the tickets at the door. You can always get tickets at the door one hour before the show.

Show Times:

Thursday, July 19 @ 7:05pm
Friday, July 20 @ 7:15pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 6pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 7:15pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 7:05pm
Friday, July 27 @ 7:15pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 6pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 6:05pm

 

 

 

 

 

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