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Fringe Festival coverage

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This year's circus-themed fringe festival welcomes freaks and geeks for 12 days of glorious grandstanding, and we will review them all. So read our reviews of Fringe plays -- and feel free to share your own!

And the Free Press News Café will be a theatrical hotspot over the next 10 days, with live Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival events daily on the café stage, just a stone’s throw from the festival hub of Old Market Square.

The Big Top Report

Tania Kohut will be broadcasting live at the café with fringe performers at 9:30 a.m. weekday mornings. All shows will live streamed on this website, and available as video replays.

Upcoming guests include:

Monday, July 18: Christel Bartelse (ONEymoon)

Tuesday, July 19: Carly Tarett (Princess Dee: The Story of Princess Diana Retold)

 

The Sideshow

Evenings at the café, Vanessa Macrae will host The Sideshow, featuring top Fringe talent and Free Press theatre reviewers in two nightly sets.

Upcoming guests include:

Saturday, July 16:

8 p.m.: TJ Dawe (Lucky 9); Brent Lott (Bash On Regardless); Jan Skene (Hersteria)

9:10 p.m.: Kevin Klassen (Shakespeare In The Ruins’ Stripped-Down Romeo & Juliet)

Monday, July 18:

8 p.m.: Jason T. Broadfoot (Wildwood Park); Tobias Hughs (Mary Rose); Jeremy Knowles (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

9:10 p.m.: George McRobb (The Return of the Son of the Bride of Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness 2: Satan’s Boogaloo)

Tuesday July 19:

8 p.m.: Gio Navarro (Monkey Puppet); Brent Hirose (The Horrible Friends: World Tour)

9:10 p.m.: Chris Gibbs (Something About Life)

 

The Winnipeg Free Press News Café is located at 237 McDermot Avenue, at Arthur Street.

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