Yesterday, the Ottawa Fringe Festival had it’s Media Launch. Today, I am in the papers. So I guess it’s probably time to let you know what all the fuss is about?
Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Written and performed by Nancy Kenny
Directed by Tania Levy
Stage Managed by Nicolas Alain
Ottawa Fringe Festival – Venue #5 Leonard Beaulne Studio
135 Seraphin-Marion – University of Ottawa
Friday, June 17 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 18 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 19 – 11 p.m.
Thursday, June 23 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 25 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $10 at the door
Discounted festival passes available online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OTTAWA – May 31, 2011 – You may have heard of Roller Derby in the past, but nothing can prepare you for what happens in Nancy Kenny’s hilarious one-woman show, Roller Derby Saved My Soul, part of the Ottawa Fringe Festival between June 16 to 26, 2011.
About the play: Knee socks. Check. Roller skates. Check. Wooden Stake. Check. Wooden stake?
Amy never wanted to be a hero, but suddenly she is thrust into a world where “things that go bump in the night” are out to get you. Armed with a crash helmet and a mouth guard, she fights for humanity, one hip- check at a time. And maybe, just maybe, she will finally beat her sister at something.
Written by local performer, Nancy Kenny, this world-premiere was first workshopped in London (ON) at the Big Comedy Go-To where it had the audience in stitches. Kenny, who spent time training with Roller Derby teams in Ottawa, Toronto and Red Deer in order to do research for the script, claims that at the heart of it all, “the piece is really about family – the ones you’re born into and the ones you create for yourself.”
Ottawa audiences will remember Nancy Kenny for her performance work in Little Martyrs (Evolution Theatre), Shining City (SevenThirty Productions) and Rabbit Hole (The Gladstone), among others. Regular Fringe goers will recall The Last Godamned Performance Piece (Black Sheep Theatre – Les Prix Rideau Award nomination, Outstanding Fringe Production), the sold-out run of Daniel MacIvor’s This Is A Play(Evolution Theatre), and an Outstanding Performance and Best in Venue Award for Tuesdays & Sundays (No E Productions).
What people are saying:
“Kenny delivers such a strong, confident, funny performance.” – Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald (in Last Godamned Performance Piece)
Tickets are $10 at the door. Multiple festival show passes may be purchased at a discounted rate through the Ottawa Fringe Festival. Advance tickets available for purchase online soon!
Visit http://www.ottawafringe.com for more information.