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|Written by Wayne Current|
|Sunday, 24 June 2012 00:00|
The Fringe festival closes today. Congratulations to all the volunteers, artists, and organizers for making it such a success! For those of you who still want to catch a show, it's not too late. Along with the regularly scheduled shows, at 9:00 p.m. tonight there will be a bonus show for the productions that sold the most tickets during the first four days of the festival. Here's a link to this years Best in Fest |
Of the winners, I particularly enjoyed Wanderlust by Martin Dockery. Dockery is a compelling storyteller who tells tales from his travels in West Africa. It's funny, energetic and intelligent. Well worth seeing.
I was also very impressed with Vernus says SURPRISE, created by Ken Godmere. Choreographed to a soundscape, Godmere plays an octogenarian in search of a gift for his granddaughter. Godmere's timing is impeccable. Vernus is unquestionably a technically well-executed production.
Yesterday, I finally got around to seeing Hip-Hop Shakespeare by Melanie Karin and David Benedict Brown. I'm glad I went. Both Karin and Brown know their hip-hop and their Shakespeare very well. If you are into either, check this one out today at 4:30 p.m. or when it goes on tour!
Tonight is your last chance to catch some shows! Make it happen!
Tags: adventure, all good things must come to an end, festival, fringe, hip hop shakespeare, ottawa, out on the town, review, theatre, venus says surprise, wanderlust