June 17, 2015
Like many, I have taken in shows that have played as part of the Fringe for years now. This year, however, for the first time, I am throwing myself into the Fringe experience; strolling through the throngs on St. Laurence, stopping by the park to get my tickets and catching the wave of great energy pouring out of the Fringe volunteers, and blindly going to back-to-back shows. I have been tempted by quiche, delighted by a snapshot of the creative process, made to check my views on the poly-amorous, introduced to a foot-note, sped through history and so much more, laughing most of the way. Moreover, witnessing the breath of the theatre community, the emerging artists and all the various forms theatre is taking, is invigorating.
While I have no clue how the Mainline family is still on their feet as we move into the second half, I can only say that I feel sorry for anyone who does not get the chance make the time, to get out there and get buzzed. There is something for absolutely everyone, from family friendly to blue. Visit http://www.montrealfringe.ca and find your scene.
As for me, I’m off to see a manic dream, and witness the miss understood.
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