Welcome to Wildside!

The Festival turns 18 and we delve devilishly into the adult world while keeping ourselves gleefully rooted in childhood.

Montreal darlings Uncalled For bring us their brand-spanking-new Playday Mayday and Saskatoon's Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another melts our hearts in this Fringe-winning all-ages Frankenstein fable. On the grown-up side, Delicacy and F**k you! You f**king Perv! push our sexual boundaries to new limits while flexing their well-worked theatrical muscles, and Johnny Legdick adds some freakishly epic rock'n roll opera. Throw in UK sensation Rachel Mars' examination of our addiction to being funny in The Way You Tell Them, polish it all off with poetry and dance in the meditative Coming and Going, and you've got a line-up that's wide-open, sky-high, and fathoms deep. Stay up late for the OFFSIDE programming in the gallery, including two glorious tributes to TOM WAITS. You may need to bring the makings of a blanket fort because you're gonna want to spend the whole ten days at Centaur.

Johanna Nutter - Curator, Wildside 2015

Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another
Tickets

Aiden Flynn Lost His Brother So He Makes Another


60min.

PRESENTED BY: Theatre Howl - SASKATOON CREATED BY: Nathan Howe & Morgan Murray
DIRECTED BY: Nathan Howe
FEATURING: Morgan Murray & Danielle Spilchen
ORIGINAL SCORE BY: Nathan Howe & Derek Desroches
STAGE MANAGED BY: Robert Grier

To put his family back together Aiden Flynn makes himself a brother from scraps.  A silent Frankenstein’s-Monster story told through movement, music and shadow puppets.

Pour ressouder les liens familiaux, Aiden Flynn se crée un frère à partir de détritus. Une histoire de monstre à la Frankenstein entièrement silencieuse racontée au moyen de mouvements, de musique et d’ombres chinoises.

theatrehowl.com

Winner of Centaur’s Best English-language production Montreal Fringe Festival

 

Best In Fest Saskatoon Fringe 2014.

★★★★★ – The Torontoist

★★★★ – CBC Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press

Coming and Going
Tickets

Coming and Going


60min.

PRESENTED BY: FOR BODY AND LIGHT - MONTREAL
CREATED BY: Stéphanie Morin-Robert in collaboration with Spoken Word and Music Artist Ian Ferrier
FEATURING: Stéphanie Morin-Robert, Ian Ferrier, Allison Burns, Linnea Gwiazda

Darkness and light, form and imagination, meditative stillness and moving shapes… A sensorial journey through ocean tides lit only by the moon. An entrancing choreography between movement, words and music.

L’ombre et la lumière, l’apparence et l’imagination, l’immobilité contemplative et les formes en mouvement... Un voyage sensoriel au fil de marées éclairées par la lune. Une chorégraphie ensorceleuse, orchestrée autour du mouvement, des mots et de la musique.

forbodyandlight.org

"Breathtakingly beautiful production" – The Happiest Medium NYC

"★★★★ Goosebump inducing" – Vue Weekly

"★★★★ an unforgettable ocean dream" – Edmonton Journal

"★★★★ Devastatingly beautiful" – The Marble

"★★★★ Hypnotic & transfixing" – Global News

Delicacy
Tickets

Delicacy


90min.

PRESENTED BY: Theatre Brouhaha - TORONTO
CREATED BY: Kat Sandler
FEATURING: Andy Trithardt, Tennille Read, Kelly McCormack, Kaleb Alexander

A wealthy Yorkville couple meets a younger, open- minded couple at an underground sex club. Two weeks later, they invite the young couple back to their condo for wine and cheese to see if lightning strikes twice. Warning: Mature content..

Un couple bien nanti de Yorkville rencontre un couple plus jeune et ouvert d’esprit dans un club échangiste. Deux semaines plus tard, le couple plus âgé invite l’autre à une dégustation de vins et fromages pour voir si leur relation fera de nouveau des étincelles. Avertissement: Réservé à un public averti..

theatrebrouhaha.com

"Incendiary drama... both hard-hitting and hilarious. Savagely funny" – NNNN's NOW Magazine

"Explosive marital comedy" – Globe and Mail

F*** You! You F***ing Perv!
Tickets

F*** You! You F***ing Perv!


60min.

CREATED BY: Leslie Baker - MONTREAL
TEXT BY: JOSEPH SHRAGGE
FEATURING: LESLIE BAKER
SOUND BY: PETER CERONE
LIGHTING DESIGN BY: HOWARD MENDELSOHN
STAGE MANAGER: KATE HAGEMEYER

A schizophrenic immersion, a sensory bombardment of weird imagery, a pervasive sound score, tap dancing and tasteless jokes, a raging illogical exploration of one theme—sexual predation. Warning: Mature content..

Une immersion schizophrénique, un bombardement sensoriel d’images insolites, une trame sonore envahissante, de la danse à claquettes et des blagues de mauvais goût, une exploration intense et irrationnelle d’un seul thème : les prédateurs sexuels. Avertissement: Réservé à un public averti..

foffyouperv.wix.com/fringe

“An unforgettable experience” – nytheaternow.com

“hugely impactful and important” – Jillian Keiley, Artistic Director NAC

“brilliant, dark and disturbing ... positively feral” – The Gazette

Johnny Legdick: A Rock Opera
Tickets

Johnny Legdick: A Rock Opera


60min.

PRESENTED BY: Playwright Hero and The Jem - MONTREAL
CREATED BY: Jonah Carson, Jimmy Karamanis, Elijah Fisch, Macleod Truesdale and Tyler Miller
DIRECTED BY: Jimmy Karamanis
FEATURING: Colin MacDonald, Arielle Palik, Tadzeo Horner-Chbib, Travis Martin, Mara Lazaris, Adam Capriolo, Chris Aitkens and Sarah Segal Lazar

Cursed with a third leg, Johnny Legdick was sold to the circus by his parents and forced to live out his life in misery. But upon finding his true love (who is similarly disfigured), he decides to do what no freak has tried before at Suckadecocka circus... escape. With two new songs!
Warning: (Im)mature content..

Maudit avec une troisième jambe, Johnny Legdick fût vendu par ses parents à un cirque, et forcé à vivre dans la misère. Mais lorsqu’il rencontre l’amour de sa vie (qui est elle aussi défigurée), il décide de faire ce qu’aucun freak a tenté de faire au cirque de Suckadecocka…s’enfuir. Avec deux nouvelles chansons!
Avertissement: Réservé à un public averti..

facebook.com/playwrighthero

Winner Segal Center Award for most promising English theatre company!

"...a romp and a half and the songs are catchy as hell." – Bloody Underrated 

Playday Mayday
Tickets

Playday Mayday


75min.

PRESENTED BY: Uncalled For - MONTREAL/TORONTO
CREATED BY: Matt Goldberg, Mike Hughes, Dan Jeannotte, Jacynthe Lalonde, Colin Munch and Anders Yates
FEATURING: Matt Goldberg, Mike Hughes, Dan Jeannotte, Colin Munch and Anders Yates

The masters of playful and surreal sketch comedy, Uncalled For, present a story about kids that’s made for adults who were smart enough to never fully grow up.

Les maîtres de la comédie à sketches délirants et déjantés, Uncalled For, présentent une histoire d’enfants destinée aux adultes qui ont eu la sagesse de refuser de grandir.

weareuncalledfor.com

From the two-time Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award winners & creators of Hypnogogic Logic

“The smartest, funniest thing I saw on stage, in theatre or comedy, all year”– Eye Weekly

The Way You Tell Them
Tickets

The Way You Tell Them


60min.

PRESENTED BY: Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre
CREATED BY: Rachel Mars UNITED KINGDOM
FEATURING: Rachel Mars

Turning the spotlight on the inner workings of comedy, The Way You Tell Them interrogates the desire and – sometimes uncontrollable – compulsion to be funny.

The Way You Tell Them fait la lumière sur les rouages de la comédie et s’intéresse au désir et à l’obsession – parfois compulsive – d’être drôle.

rachelmars.org

“Electrifying. A love letter to comedy from someone who wants it to mean something.”– The Guardian

"★★★★★ A fascinating and very funny night out."– What's On Stage