Three comedic performances top our Day 4 picks at Fundy Fringe Festival.
The sixth annual Fundy Fringe Festival is underway in Saint John. The fourth full day of programming included 19 performances across stages at the BMO Theatre, Sanctuary Theatre, Interaction Concert Hall, NB Museum, Saint John Arts Centre and the Five & Dime.
Saint John fringe bingers Jennifer Bourque and Andrea Kikuchi have been kind enough to put together another quick recap of the evening’s highlights.
Bar Star by FMB Productions
Franny McCabe-Bennett is one of most generous performers in the country. In this moving, laugh-out-loud show we are invited to celebrate the life, and say a final goodbye to, “Drunk Franny”. In Bar Star, Franny doesn’t hold back as she recounts her rise and fall throughout her university years. This is a deeply humbling performance.
Go, and when they ask you if you’re going to participate, say an emphatic “yes!”
***** 5 STARS *****
Nelson and Me is a solo show performed by Valerie Bauer and for a solo performance, Valerie took command of the stage and captured her audience. The various stories she shares about her experiences with her grandfather offer humor, heart-ache and they make you think about your own memories with your family. I was pleasantly surprised at how animated Valerie was at delivering her stories. Nelson and Me is a beautiful performance that will tug on your heart strings and you may even shed a tear or two.
**** 4 STARS ****
(Extra)Ordinary Day, performed by Sawyer Stanley, is a family friendly mind-blowing magic show that will leave you asking “how did he do that?” over and over again. Sawyer cleverly incorporates magic, humour, audience participation, and story into a unique and captivating experience. The entire theatre was left rolling in laughter continually throughout the entire performance. (Extra)Ordinary Day is a must see show!
***** 5 STARS *****
For a complete list of performances, venues and ticket information (all shows just $10), visit www.fundyfringefestival.com
Fundy Fringe Festival wraps up tonight.