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The Unlikely Sainthood of Madeline McKay

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A fraud artist who specializes in fleecing religious flocks claims she can channel the Virgin Mary in this irreverent revival of Joseph Aragon’s 2003 Harry Rintoul Award winner.

But Madeline is a saint next to a corrupt preacher who rides herd over a cultish congregation, including an angelic young girl (Stephanie Sy) with a hilariously dark side. And the plot thickens when Mary appears for real.

Blessed with a strong six-member Winnipeg cast, including Aragon as a church reporter, the 75-minute dramatic comedy is directed by Leith Clark, who helmed Aragon’s fringe musicals Bloodsuckers!, Illuminati and Conclave.

It runs more smoothly without the frequent set changes of the original. But more comedy relief would be divine.

— Pat St. Germain

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

“They want a taste of the divine and I give it to them. Is it real? No, but what difference does it make? I’m doing them a big favour and—other than a few bucks—I’m getting nothing in return!”

She’s got some nerve.

I’ll have to teach her a lesson.

The Rintoul Award-winning comedy returns. Directed by Leith Clark.


www.ktg.ca
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75 min

PTE Mainstage (Venue 16), to Sunday

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $9 for Seniors, Bearing food that contains a natural image of the Virgin Mary

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