Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Little Bit of Shameless Self Promotion

Fringe Fest would not be Fringe Fest without the Jenny Revue.

Here's my little bit of SSP that I just wrote up and sent in to help (hopefully) entice people to the show. (Cue the circus music. I can hear the carnival barker now):


Step right this way folks! Witness one actress portray ten characters in under one hour! Simple math will tell you it’s impossible, but no, wait…yes…it IS possible! Witness unbelievable acts of bravery (in a retirement home), jaw-dropping surprises (scandals, affairs, shocking!), hilariously-timed “burns” (sexy cougar vs. feisty cat lady—who will win?), nail-biting, on-the-edge of your seat…ah heck, it’s “interesting and funny,” “quite engaging,” and has “strong, interesting characters.” Do see for yourself…

"Cat Ladies, Cougars, & Crones (oh my!)"
Venue 5
Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Monday, June 13, 2011

Preliminary Reviews (Pre-Fringe)

The writing of "Cat Ladies, Cougars, & Crones (oh my)" began during training at Prairie Theatre Exchange in their Playwriting class (September 2010-April 2011). At the end of the course, the class had an excerpt of their play performed at a public reading on April 4, 2011.

Feedback forms were collected from the audience, and "Cat Ladies..." garnered the following responses:
  • When asked if they would like to see the full play, 88% responded Yes, with a great majority finding the dialogue both realistic and humorous.
Written responses included the following remarks:
  • Interesting and funny.
  • Quite engaging.
  • Serious conversation and in comedy. Good themes, so real.
  • Love the grandmother's dialogue.
  • Liked the tension build with Lisa and Nicole (characters) several times.
  • Strong, interesting characters.
Other comments and suggestions were also taken from this feedback and used to revise and hopefully improve upon the play.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Venue and Showtimes Announced

Very excited to announce my venue and showtimes for the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival:

"Cat Ladies, Cougars, & Crones (oh my)" will be at Venue 5 (Son of Warehouse) at 140 Rupert Avenue. Further info: Side entrance, 100 seats, air conditioned, no wheelchair access.

Wed, July 13 8:15 PM
Sun, July 17 6:30 PM
Mon, July 18 2:00 PM
Tue, July 19 12:00 PM
Wed, July 20 5:15 PM
Fri, July 22 9:15 PM
Sat, July 23 4:00 PM

To purchase tickets, please go to the Fringe website at: http://www.winnipegfringe.com/

Cheers, S

Logo with Text

Big thanks to Larah Luna for the logos. I still owe you lunch, girl!