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Fools for Love

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Friends contemplating being lovers is a dreary rom-com convention, but it gets pumped full of life and inventive, knee-slapping comedy by Rocket and Sheshells in this riotous clown show.

Next-door neighbours Rocket and Sheshells are hitting the classifieds looking for mates, but make do with each other for outings that include going to a movie they can agree on (Pride and Prejudice 2: Extreme Prejudice), going on a picnic and venturing into the basement.

Minimal props — two dolls, two chairs, two flashlights, and a box of Timbits — augment some extraordinary physical comedy from this Edmonton troupe. It’s charming but a little rude: Just because there are red noses doesn’t mean you should take the little ones. But mature audiences are guaranteed immature, silly laughs.

— Randall King

 

From the Fringe program:

One adrenaline-pumped night, two best friends discover they have been overlooking what's right under their noses. But can friendship survive a romance?

The Rocket & Sheshells origin story from the company that brought you "Sofa So Good":

4 STARS "wicked, well-conceived comedy" - Uptown Magazine

4 STARS "turned my head upside down when it comes to clowns" - CBC Manitoba

4 STARS "heart-warming and hilarious" - The StarPhoenix

4 STARS "insanely creative" - SEE Magazine

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language,

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