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Fringe 2012

The Struts and Frets Players will return this July for our fifth Winnipeg Fringe Festival production, Cupid and Psyche! In this Roman story (yes yes, I know, the Romans just stole it all from the Greeks. But this story is specifically Roman), the course of true love never did run smooth for the beautiful mortal woman Psyche, who falls head over heels for…the son of Venus, goddess of love. Oh jeez. No good can come of this.

This year will be the Players’ first foray into the world of “Bring Your Own Venue”: Cupid and Psyche will be presented at the Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre, 3rd floor of 91 Albert St. (above Mondragon). We are also pleased to introduce our friend and colleague Michelle Arentsen, who will be joining the cast this summer!

As always, more details will be forthcoming as the Festival approaches. We hope to see you there!

S+F at Winnipeg Comedy Fest!

EDIT: Please note the change of time! The launch will take place at 11, not 10.

Hello everyone! We are delighted to announce that we will be presenting a short piece at the media launch of the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. The theme is Mayan legend and the 2012 “end of the world”. Or era. However that’s supposed to be translated.

The event will take place Wednesday, February 22, 11:00 AM at the Gas Station Theatre on River & Osborne. More details about our piece will follow.

“Sigurd the Dragonslayer” Info

“Sigurd the Dragonslayer” is drawn from “The Volsunga Saga”, an old Norse epic about the adventures of several generations of heroes from the clan Volsung. This adaptation follows one of these heroes, Sigurd, in his quest to find honour, glory, and his place in the world.

With dragons and dwarves and valkyries, oh my, this show has something for everyone – including bad puns aplenty, as only Struts and Frets can do ’em.

VENUE 3 – The Playhouse Studio
180 Market Ave. (Entrance on Main St.)

SHOW TIMES:

Thursday, July 14 – 10:15 PM
Friday, July 15 – Noon
Saturday, July 16 – 8:45 PM
Wednesday, July 20 – 8:45 PM
Thursday, July 21 – 1:45 PM
Saturday, July 23 – 10:15 PM
Sunday, July 24 – 4:30 PM

Announcing “Sigurd the Dragonslayer”

Last year, we walked to the land beyond the western horizon. This year, we turn our compass Norse. Sigurd the Dragonslayer is based on part of the Völsunga Saga, a tale of several generations of Norse heroes, which inspired the likes of Wagner, Tolkien, and the Looney Tunes. Featuring cursed gold, a vengeful valkyrie, and a burnin’ ring of fire, Sigurd the Dragonslayer will premiere at the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 13-24.

Announcing “Gilgamesh”!

The story ends with the carvings on this wall, but it begins, as so many stories do, with a king. – “Gilgamesh”

This summer, the Players will be premiering their third show, entitled Gilgamesh, at the 2010 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

Gilgamesh is adapted from The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian legend. It tells the tale of Gilgamesh, the semi-divine King of Uruk, a city-state in ancient Sumeria. The gods created Gilgamesh to restore order to Uruk, but eventually the King becomes a tyrant, and the gods decide to create Enkidu the wild man, hoping he can beat some sense into Gilgamesh. Naturally, the two become best friends shortly thereafter. But when Enkidu dies as a result of one of their ambitious quests, Gilgamesh loses it and embarks on an epic journey to find the secret of immortality.

The 2010 Winnipeg Fringe Festival runs July 14-25. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students, seniors and temple harlots. Recommended for general audience, but kids under 10 not admitted (subject matter, comedic sexual content). Show times are as follows:

Thursday, July 15 – 9:45 PM

Friday, July 16 – 12:15 PM

Saturday, July 17 – 10:30 PM

Tuesday, July 20 – 3:15 PM

Wednesday, July 21 – 1:45 PM

Friday, July 23 – 12:15 PM

Saturday, July 24 – 7:15 PM