MTL Fringe 2018: Wish Experience presents drink-a-long comedy “A Brief History of Beer”

Featured 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival Production


The international drink-a-long comedy A Brief History of Beer comes to Montreal for the first time! A mix of sketch comedy, parody songs like Beer Magic Woman, and galactic melodrama,the show​ is an educational, delicious ramble through the myths and legends surrounding everyone’s favourite bevvy! In A Brief History of Beer, Will Glenn and Trish Parry ask audiences to join them in their Quantum Pint Machine, where they travel through time, from ancient Sumeria to present day. The Wish founders have combed the records, visited the ruins, and tasted an impossible number of beers to bring you this docudramedy based on the life and times of our mistress and our muse … the humble beer.

A Brief History of Beer is a drink-a-long comedy that has been touring since 2013. Most recently the show has been playing to sell-out audiences in Australia as part of the Adelaide Fringe 2016, and just finished the Orlando Fringe where the press said “Are they drunk? Are we? Who cares!” (Orlando Sentinel), and have been performing a monthly series of the show in NYC at UNDER St Marks in the heart of the East Village for the past four years.

The show has also played numerous micro-breweries and bars all over the globe, spreading its message of loving the golden brew and support for women and smaller business, and has appeared as guest beer experts for the podcast Gastropod and The Greenwich Series, and acted as homebrew judges in Barossa Valley, Australia. Wish has also been inducted into The British Guild of Beer Writers. Directed by the acclaimed British Jeffrey Mayhew, the show has received nothing but praise all over the globe, receiving 4.5/5 from Rip It Up magazine, with InDaily saying “A Brief History of Beer is an opportunity to learn, to be amazed and to imbibe with them. Be warned, one drink may not be enough!”


The 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival presents
Wish Experience’s “A Brief History of Beer”

Created by​ William Glenn & Trish Parry
Directed by ​Jeffrey Mayhew

Venue: Petit Campus
57 Prince-Arthur E. Montreal, H2X 1B4

Performance dates:
Thurs June 7 10pm
Fri June 9 8:15pm
Sat June 10 5pm
Fri June 15 10:30pm
Sat June 16 2:30pm
Sun June 17 9:30pm

Admission: $9 (General)
$8 (Seniors, Students, QDF and Beer Industry)

Ages: 18+ | Language: English | Run time: 60 minutes | Latecomers: Yes

Tickets and Info: 514 849-FEST
https://montrealfringe.ca/organizer/a-brief-history-of-beer/

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