Powered by a new one-day attendance
record of 8,240 on Saturday,
the fringe festival has seen ticket
sales jump 11 per cent, as compared
to a year ago.
A day after cracking the 8,000
ticket mark for the first time in its
22 year history, box office at the 12-
day event wracked up another 7,403
in sales Sunday.
After five days, ticket sales stand
at 31,029, as compared to 28,004
in 2008. The box office take for
stands at $187,276 ($177,729 last
year). There have been 44 sell-outs,
the same number as last year.
Overall, executive producer
Chuck McEwen described the turnout
for the first five days as "pretty
The not-so-secret fringe performer
cabaret is set for The King's Head
Pub at midnight Wednesday.
The current show title, which is a
tip off of which artists are involved,
is Take Archy Bluetooth's seven
magic moving lastnuts, After Jake
Liliput's 52 sorry little fruitpips
and accidentally murder Lavignia
Orwell's grim fallflop jabberanza,
Tickets are $10 and go on sale
10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The proceeds
go to volunteers, to the jenny review
and to a local charity.
Show must go on
Plucky actor Caley Suliak demonstrated
spirit at her opening performance of
Spiral Dive II.
Edmontonian Suliak was so sick
immediately before the show, she
suffered a bout of vomiting in the
MTC Warehouse lobby.
"Right in that trash can over
there," she said, pointing to a bin
near the lobby concession.
Suliak, 22, had ulcerative colitis
five years ago, and had to have her
colon removed. She spent three
hours in Urgent Care at Misericordia
"I think I got out like two and a
half hours before our show."
Co-stars Blake William Turner
and Bryan D. Webb told her she
didn't have to perform, but Suliak
says she did it for her own peace
of mind as well as for their sake.
And adrenaline, and meds, got her
"I got into costume, chewed some
gum and off we went."