Fringetastic theatre festival lineup

Shows run Aug. 16-19 and 23-26 at Port Theatre and Vancouver Island Conference Centre

The Cult of Brother XII – A dark comedy musical of fascinating characters of the Nanaimo cult leader and his whip-toting mistress. They cast a seductive spell over the investigative journalist determined to expose them. 18+

$10; $8/students.

Cardboard Robot – A drama about discussions a basement scientist has with the robot he is building. Things get complicated as the robot gets smarter. G

$10; $5/with robot costume.

Fear Factor: Canine Edition – A solo storytelling of the true adventures of a man and his dog, facing his ultimate fears of love, loss and dog yoga. 18+

$10.

A Wooden Shoe in Canada – A solo storytelling with original songs of a Dutch immigrant coming to Canada. As most immigrants know, it’s not easy to get used to a new country. 18+

$8.

Man Catches Fish – In just 50 minutes, audiences will see stand-up comedy, Butoh, burlesque, shadow puppetry, a rousing sea shanty and more about the ecological net in which we’re all caught. G

$11; $9/seniors and students.

Chaos and the Cosmos – A sci-fi comedy in which Sharon finds her brother, Ross, preparing for the arrival of inter-dimensional Great Ones, whom he insists bring the key to mankind’s survival. PG

$10.

Placid Ends at Mothballed Beginnings – Three pairs of people and their god inhabit an area of space as close to nowhere as possible. They suffer and mourn in chilling isolation, aware that the world is played out to the tune of the divine. 18+

$11; $5/youth.

Rel8shun – This introspective drama challenges preconceived notions of love, relationships and friendships, as well as challenges concepts of right and wrong and what you’re willing to give up to keep a relationship. 16+

$12.

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