THE PUBLIC MARKET PICK OF THE FRINGE
Bringing back your best-loved shows!
The Festival’s most popular shows are held over for your enjoyment! Missed them during the Festival? Sold out the night you tried to go? This is your last chance to catch these shows! Pick shows are chosen based on their popularity with audiences and critical acclaim.
Winning shows were announced at Fringe Awards Night on September 15. Tickets are $25 (taxes and fees included), with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Fringe.
Dates: September 18-22
Location: Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island)
Price: All Pick & Pick Plus Shows are $25
Without further ado, the 2019 Public Market Pick of the Fringe shows are:
Friday, September 20 at 7:00pm
Traveling the hilarious, rocky road from denial to grudging acceptance of getting older, Old-ish is about aging and death only way funnier!
“She refuses to be grim while waiting for the grim reaper … The show is full of laugh-out-loud moments.”
Friday, September 20 at 8:45pm
Growing up in a dysfunctional family in Japan, Kazu Kusano found humour as a survival tool, but a girl being funny is a problem.
“Kusano’s comedy is as biting as it is refreshing … Pretty Beast signals a bold and important new voice in comedy and theatre.” —the Georgia Straight
|My Name is SUMIKO
Saturday, September 21 at 7:00pm
By day June Fukumura is a polite, well-mannered theatre artist, but at night, she’s her dark humoured, hyper kawaii, raunchy clown alter-ego, Sumiko, dicing and slicing up Japanese stereotypes.
“Fukumura brings so much charm, energy, and over the top silliness to her performance.” —ILiveInEastVan.com
Saturday, September 21 at 8:45pm
Meet Larry. He'll be the first to tell you that he's handier than a pocket on the back of a shirt. Larry wants to prove he's worthy of a good woman, that he can quit drinking, and even take up meditation. Larry’s journey into his own psyche uncovers more than he expected.
“This is a daring, weird, hilarious show with headbanging, so basically everything you could want from the Fringe.” —the Georgia Straight
|Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life
Sunday, September 22 at 6:00pm
Triple award winner at the New York Frigid Fringe Festival, Tomatoes is a true story of life, challenges, battles, and triumph.
“Funny, beautiful, and deeply affecting. This is an important story to remind us that life is short and pursuing your passion(s) can save your life.” —Vancouver Presents
|Guards at the Taj
Sunday, September 22 at 7:45pm
Adele Noronha and Andeep Kalirai star in Rajiv Joseph’s story of Imperial Guards at the Taj Mahal during one of the cruelest acts in (perhaps fabricated) history.
“Bet you haven’t see a show quite like this before … Adele Noronha shines.” —Colin Thomas’s Fresh Sheet