After a slightly cryptic ending to my last post, I can finally let you in on my not-so-little secret: Roller Derby Saved My Soul is getting a REMOUNT in Ottawa!
That's right, one of the most talked about shows at the Ottawa Fringe Festival is coming back!
Considered a "highlight" of the 2011 festival, Roller Derby Saved My Soul has been selected for the Fringe Benefits presentation as part of the Summer Fling programming of the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation and the Downtown Rideau BIA.
Fresh off a run at the Hamilton Fringe Festival, where it won an award for Best in Venue, the show also boasts at least 5 more minutes of new material never before seen in Ottawa - but after a rehearsal today with my director and production stage manager, that number might actually go up. For those of you who saw the show at the Ottawa Fringe, this is going to be a great reason to come back!
Three performances only:
August 11 - 8 p.m. August 12 - 8 p.m. August 13 - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $12 with all proceeds (minus a $2 surcharge) going back to the artists involved.
Tickets on sale now! Box Office: 613-564-7240
ROLLER DERBY SAVED MY SOUL Broken Turtle Productions written and performed by Nancy Kenny directed by Tania Levy stage managed by Nicolas Alain 55 mins | Comedy | PG - 13 - Warning: Language August 11 – 13, 2011 - 8 p.m. Arts Court Theatre - 2 Daly Ave.
Sibling rivalry, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and misplaced superhero worship: one woman just wants to conquer her world, one hip-check at a time.
WINNER: Best in Fest and Juror's Honourable Mention, Ottawa Fringe Festival, 2011 WINNER: Best in Venue, Hamilton Fringe Festival, 2011
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: “(Kenny) celebrates the hero in all of us, and makes us want to go out, lace up pair of skates, and like this play, kick some ass.” – Hannah Christie, Fully Fringed Ottawa
“...tons of laughs mixed with genuine warmth, and a transformation-to-derby sequence that must be seen to be believed... Nancy K is one of the premiere comedic actresses in town... and it sure as sh*t won’t be a secret much longer.” – Kevin Reid, The Visitorium
“This is a feel good funny show with serious undertones. Go see it!” – Alvina Ruprecht, CBC Radio
“I can’t stress the fact that this show is pure gold.” – Matthew Champ, Shouldyouseeit.com
“Nancy Kenny is funny and charming.” – Noreen Fagan, Capital Xtra
"Kenny mesmerizes as she exits her cocoon and drinks and rolls her way to new levels of self admiration. This is a must see: comedy, romance, violence and victory." - The Hamilton View
“Roller Derby Saved My Soul is the kind of light-hearted, honestly funny story you want to find at Fringe – and Kenny has it for you, geared up in elbow pads and a mouth guard.” – Holly Gordon, The Wig
"...one must applaud anyone who delivers lines, with aplomb, while moving about the stage on roller skates!" - Barbara Popel, Ottawa Community Review
"It is impossible to list every good thing that came out of this show." - Ryan Trepanier, Hamilton Community Review
"This is an outstanding play in every respect. Nancy Kenny’s performance never flags, and endows each character with distinctive and instantly recognizable traits. Her physicality, especially when getting changed into her roller derby outfit, is remarkable. This is a show that deserves to sell out each performance." - Julian Nicholson, Hamilton Community Review