Fringe Review: “Adoration” a powerful exploration of the life of the contemporary artist

June 14, 2017

Jasmine Mrenica

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Currently studying in Dawson College's professional theatre program, Jasmine is psyched to be able to have the opportunity to be a part of an ambitious and talented team of creators and writers coming together to celebrate independent theatre. She has been passionate about theatre and journalism since she was little. Selected credits include Elma Pafko, The Hands of Its Enemy and Middle Daughter, Friends (Dome Theatre), Sally, Grief (Imperial Productions), Hermione Granger, Carrie Potter (Theatre West Performing Art). This will be her first Fringe ever but certainly not the last.

Earlier this year when “Adoration” presented by Tantalus Theatre premiered at Studio Porte Bleue, I didn’t stop hearing the buzz that it created for a solid month; thus, I was thrilled to have been given the […]

Fringe Review: “The Merkin Sisters” – Indescribable hilarity ensues in physical comedy of sibling rivalry

June 14, 2017

David Hudon

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
David is an actor by trade and is excited for this opportunity to share his thoughts and opinions on this year's Fringe! Having participated in Montreal's Fringe several times (and the Edinburgh Fringe once as well), David simply can't get enough of the festival madness. He would like to wish you all a happy Fringe and merde to all the performers!

The moment that the opening night performance of The Merkin Sisters was over, the two performers laughed and told the audience to simply spread the word about the show as they didn’t quite know how to describe it. This […]

Fringe: “Ain’t That Rich” a winning comedy on money, class, and identity

June 14, 2017

One of several American acts on this year’s Fringe circuit, Really Spicy Opera travels north of the border to bring us their one-woman play Ain’t That Rich, a comedic narrative that follows Kate (Kate Robards) […]

Fringe Review: Breathtaking Compositions in “Docile Bodies”

June 14, 2017

Rahul Gandhi

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Rahul Gandhi is an independent artist, as well as a BFA student. Recent credits include Louise in Hudson Village Theatre's "Private lives", and Jeremy in Persephone's "Jerome of Sandy Cove". As co-founder/artistic director of Tantalus, he is hot off his first fully independent production: "Adoration", which will be remounted at this years Fringe. As an actor/director/producer, he is thrilled to "go Fringing", and to be working with Montreal Theatre Hub watching, offering insight and reviewing some of the wonderful theatrical experiences Montreal has to offer. He will stay hydrated this festival on a balanced diet St-Ambroise Apricot and/or Perrier.

The irony in Docile Bodies is that the term itself would imply a form of corporeal submission, yet it has some of the most liberal, smart, and experimental collective creation efforts that result in intricate beautiful […]

Fringe Review: “The Morning After the Life Before” an inspirational emotional rollercoaster on the quest for equality

June 14, 2017

Alex Gauthier

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Alex Gauthier is an improvisor at Montreal improv Theatre. He can also be found helping behind the scenes of local and community productions. Having completed his Bachelor’s in English Literature, he hopes to be able to enjoy local theatre and help whenever he is needed.

“Everyone is a little gay…” Ann Blake tries to reason to the audience. “Maybe I was gayer than most,” she admits as she reflects upon her feelings and actions. The Morning After the Life Before […]

Fringe Review: A perfect marriage of the traditional and contemporary in the thrilling “The Monkey King Gets His Staff “

June 14, 2017

Madison Jolliffe

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Madie is an active director, writer, choreographer, and performer. She is going into her last year at Concordia University where she studies Performance Creation. Currently, she is directing The Runaway Game, a show for the Island Fringe in PEI written by Leni Krivy. She is also the Choreogrepher for WISTA’s Shrek The Musical. This April she won the Colin Krivy award for Playwriting at the McGill Drama Festival. The Fringe excites her because of its weirdness, aliveness, and lack of censorship.

I’m going to start by saying that the opportunity to see the stunning costumes in this show is worth the price of admission alone. Bonuses to seeing JingJu Canada’s “Beijing Opera” of today: incredible displays of […]

Fringe Review: “Interstellar Elder” a powerful interactive piece of physical comedy

June 14, 2017

David Hudon

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
David is an actor by trade and is excited for this opportunity to share his thoughts and opinions on this year's Fringe! Having participated in Montreal's Fringe several times (and the Edinburgh Fringe once as well), David simply can't get enough of the festival madness. He would like to wish you all a happy Fringe and merde to all the performers!

Having achieved immense success in many previous Fringe festivals, it is this reviewer’s belief that SNAFU needs no introduction. However, for those of you who have spent the previous Fringe seasons living under a rock or […]

Fringe Review: It’s All About Perspective in “Mouth to Mouth”

June 14, 2017

Not sure if it was intentional, but, boy was it hot and humid inside the Freestanding Room. However, that established the most idyllic beach setting for Mouth to Mouth, a new black comedy written by Alexandria Haber […]

Fringe Review: Just don’t miss “Jon Bennett vs. Jason Donovan” if you like laughing

June 14, 2017

Madison Jolliffe

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Madie is an active director, writer, choreographer, and performer. She is going into her last year at Concordia University where she studies Performance Creation. Currently, she is directing The Runaway Game, a show for the Island Fringe in PEI written by Leni Krivy. She is also the Choreogrepher for WISTA’s Shrek The Musical. This April she won the Colin Krivy award for Playwriting at the McGill Drama Festival. The Fringe excites her because of its weirdness, aliveness, and lack of censorship.

Montreal! You asked for this! How on earth can we call a guy standing on stage reading cards from a board game to the audience theatre? I don’t even know if even after seeing this show […]

Fringe Review: Intimately and Artfully, “Paani” Makes the Unknown Known

June 14, 2017

Madison Jolliffe

2017 Fringe Reviewer at Montreal Theatre Hub
Madie is an active director, writer, choreographer, and performer. She is going into her last year at Concordia University where she studies Performance Creation. Currently, she is directing The Runaway Game, a show for the Island Fringe in PEI written by Leni Krivy. She is also the Choreogrepher for WISTA’s Shrek The Musical. This April she won the Colin Krivy award for Playwriting at the McGill Drama Festival. The Fringe excites her because of its weirdness, aliveness, and lack of censorship.

Montreal-based theatre company BlowFish brings fringe-goers “Paani“, an artful, complex, thought provoking, multidisciplinary piece of theatre that tackles Islamobhobia from all sides. Directed by Anurag Choudhury, and devised by the entire production and performance team at […]

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