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Step right up for Best of Fest

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This article was published 20/7/2011 (2220 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Big Top Fringe will be pulling down the tents and rounding up the freaks on Sunday, but a few productions have been awarded one extra show that day.

While this lineup is called Best of Fest, it's not measured by excellence, but by ticket sales (though those often coincide). The top-selling two shows available at each official venue get the bonus slots. Best of Fest is a fundraiser, with revenue split 50/50 between the company and the festival.

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate

All tickets are $10, except at the Kids' Venue where they're $5 for kids and $10 for adults.

All tickets are available in advance starting at 10 a.m. today at 942-6537,, or in person at Manitoba Theatre Centre. Remaining tickets will be sold at the venues Sunday.

MTC has also announced the nominees for the 2011 Harry Rintoul Award for the best new Manitoban play at the fringe. The award will be presented on the outdoor stage on Sunday night.

The nominees are All or Nothing by Bruce Sarbit and Sigurd the Dragonslayer by Jessy Ardern and Ariel Levine, both of which earned Best of Fest performances.


Here's the schedule:

Kids' Venue: Little Red Riding Hood 12:15 p.m.

Venue 1: The Great American Trailer Park Musical 12:15 p.m.; The Hysteric 2:45 p.m.

Venue 2: Speech & Debate 12:45 p.m.; Big Shot 3 p.m.

Venue 3: Sigurd the Dragonslayer 12:30 p.m.; Whiskey Bars 2:30 p.m.

Venue 4: It's Yes: A One-Man Mockery of All Things Human 12:30 p.m.; Giant Invisible Robot 2:30 p.m.

Venue 5: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Text 12:45 p.m.; The Fisherman and His Soul 2:45 p.m.

Venue 6: Cannibal! The Musical 12:15 p.m.; The Return of the Revenge of the Son of the Bride of Macabre Tales of Horror and Macabreness II: Satan's Boogaloo 2:30 p.m.

Venue 7: Recess 1:15 p.m.; Tinfoil Dinosaur 3:30 p.m.

Venue 8: Shades 12:15 p.m.; Scarlet Woman 2:15 p.m.

Venue 9: Zanna, Don't! 12 p.m.; A Show of Hands 2:30 p.m.

Venue 10: Happy Slap 1:15 p.m.; Houdini's Last Escape 3:15 p.m.

Venue 11: Slut (r)evolution 12:15 p.m.; All Or Nothing 2:15 p.m.


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