Pacific Coast Stage Company presents the 6th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival in the heart of downtown Nanaimo from August 11 – 21, 2016
The annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival kicks off this year in downtown Nanaimo on August 11th, 2016. There will be 48 shows split between the Harbour City Theatre (25 Victoria Rd) and the Vancouver Island Conference Centre (80 Commercial St). Late night shows run Thursday through Saturday, with matinees Saturday and Sunday.
International and local theatre companies to perform
International and local theatre companies will showcase their new scripts, comedies and edgy material on Nanaimo Fringe stages. Watch for events by performers from Nanaimo in Busted (image left), a mashup of drag performance and theatre; The Wideness and Wonder of Georgia O’Keeffe, a celebration of the magic and wonder of Georgia O’Keeffe and Noir-ish a wannabe actor, wrapped up in a mystery (image right).
Keats: A One Man Play is performed by another local artist from Qualicum Beach who relives the tragic and inspiring moments of life of the poet John Keats. Lucid Dramatics brings their quirky solo show: Murder Blood Bear Story from Los Angeles. Two comedies, Belle Paris and Legends of Canada, both come to the festival from Calgary; and travelling to us all the way from Australia is Trent Baumann’s 5 star I Forgot to Fly Today.
Festival passes and individual tickets
Festival Passes can be purchased at nanaimofringe.com while supplies last or in-person pre-festival at Fascinating Rhythm (51 Commercial Street, Nanaimo) and at the door during the festival. Festival Passes are good for 5 shows and only cost $40. Tickets for individual shows cost $12 and can be purchased at nanaimofringe.com or at the door starting 30minutes prior to that show. Download a copy of the Festival program here.
About the Nanaimo Fringe
At the Nanaimo Fringe Festival shows are selected by lottery, 100% of ticket prices go straight to the artists, they have unrestrained artistic freedom and the festival is easily accessible for our audiences and artists. The Nanaimo Fringe Festival is a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals.
We speak with Nanaimo Fringe Festival general manager Anne Taylor.
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Free Preview Night at Harbour City Theatre Wednesday, August 10 at 7PM
Performances at Harbour City Theatre Thurs, Aug 11 – Sun, Aug 21st
Vancouver Island Conference Centre Thurs, Aug 11 – Sun, Aug 21st
Free Awards Party at The Nanaimo Bar Saturday, August 20th at 10:30PM
People First Radio at the Fringe — Interviews with the performers and directors
Keats: A One-Man Play — Interview with Caleb Williamson and Ann Gates
The Wideness and Wonder of Georgia O’Keeffe — Interview with Margaret Murphy
I Forgot to Fly Today — Interview with Trent Baumann
Belle Paris — Interview with Judith Mendelsohn
Noir-ish — Interview with William Anderson, Jeff James Monson, and Cindy Peters
Busted — Interview with Samantha Pawliuk
Murder Blood Bear Story — Katelyn Schiller
Legends of Canada — Chris Denholm
— People First Radio (@peoplefirstrad) August 8, 2016