The Ballad of Johnny Boy

Winnipeg Fringe musts Walk&Talk are back with their award-winning show The Ballad of Johnny Boy. Watch this dynamic, charismatic trio become bandmates and barge masters of the afterlife as they sing and dance their way through the life of Johnny Boy.

What begins as a eulogy for a modest man becomes a raucous hour of live original music and playful physical theatre as they explore what defines a “hero”. Come join them Down in the Depths!

Winner of the Harry Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoban Play 2018

4 STARS – CBC Manitoba

Bat Brains or let’s explore mental illness with vampires

When a surprise visitor appears at Scud the Vampire’s door, Scud is launched on a madcap journey into the depths of his home, his mind, and beyond.

Part Dracula, part Mr. Bean, part Journey to the Center of the Earth.

From Just for Laugh’s Comedy Award Winner and creator of Fool Muun Komming! (Artists’ Pick – Edmonton Fringe) Sam Kruger comes a darkly funny and oddly poetic play that “captures everything that Fringe should be about” (Capital Critics’ Circle).

“Sam Kruger is a special and weird, Fringe jewel” – CBC


You’ve heard the jokes about bedwetters, but have you listened to the stories?

Tamlynn Bryson recounts her sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, and completely true story of becoming a woman while still feeling like a child.

5 STARS “Wonderfully crafted, funny, and touching” – Theatre in London

“Very inspiring” – Steel City Girl Reviews

“Bryson’s delivery is unfailingly excellent” –

“Please go see Bedwetter; you’ll be so glad you did” – View Magazine


“There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now.” – Eugene O’Neill

Dreams dashed, a marriage in ruins, a child lost and found, BEFORE BREAKFAST: An Opera in One Act is the story of a family struggling to survive, after the play of the same name by EUGENE O’NEILL.

Directed by Mariam Bernstein, the opera is set in New York’s Greenwich Village, circa 1916. Past Fringe shows by Forman Productions include multiple 4 STAR reviews and “powerhouse vocals” for soprano Naomi Forman.

The Beginner’s Guide To Suicide

A troubled technical writer is attempting to hang himself in his apartment. He’s interrupted by a succession of strange visitors, including a panicky prostitute, a misdirected pizza delivery boy, an eccentric artist, the lacklustre landlord and…THE GUY. Will the writer succeed in his quest for suicide or will he find salvation amidst the madness?

This twisted Dark Horse comedy is brought to you by the same minds that presented the previous Fringe Festival hits Hamlet Chapter Two: Back in Black and Farrago.

Blueberries Are Assholes

Fringe legend TJ Dawe (Tired Cliches, A Canadian Bartender at Butlin’s, Medicine, The Slipknot, Operatic Panic Attack) riffs on food, the English language and the human body.

“This guy’s headed for the stand-up hall of fame” – Georgia Straight
“Dawe can actually make you hurt with laughter” – Montreal Gazette
“A flawless performer” – Charleston City Paper
“Come and see what a real virtuoso can do” – Edmonton Journal

TJ’s been doing the Winnipeg Fringe since before people had e-mail addresses.

A Brothers Guide

Sensible Chuckle Theatre (A Most Daring Murder Mystery [Tom Did It]; Living with a Magician) is back with the life-changing show of the millennium. Well-known motivational speaker enthusiasts Alex and Tim Coates use their trademark-pending energy and style to provide a wealth of verified-ish knowledge on important topics like business, meditation, disarming nuclear bombs, and more! Critics are raving, calling the show “unprecedented” and “wait, what?” Come learn to live your life the right way with A BROTHERS GUIDE.

Brown Wasp

Brown Wasp, a one-act play by Vancouver playwright Meah Martin, pulls you into the funny, self-deprecating world of Sarah St. John, a Canadian woman in the throes of an edgy inner journey.

Brown Wasp was the winner of the Canadian National Playwriting Competition award for a one act.

Director Alissa Watson, Actor Megan McArton, Set/Costume/Graphic Design by Linda Beech.

Bushtits, Shih Tzus and Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love and Noir

When Les buys an iconic fedora worn by famed 1940s movie detective Dana Andrews, the lines between reality and film noir blur as he investigates a series of suspicious pet deaths.

Two actors and 13 crazy characters take you through a stylistic fantasy with bust-a-kneecap laughs.

4 1/2 STARS “…a slapstick homage to film noir that was unequivocally the funniest piece of theatre I have seen all year… this is a quirky, genuinely fun show that should not be missed!” – Canada Fringe Review


CABARET SIDE SHOW is a musical revue set in the 1930s. The performers are rehearsing for their big opening night at the Cabaret and everyone is welcome.

An evening of sultry passion, music and dance.