Following the success of previous Calgary Fringe performances, Phone Whore and slut ( r ) evolution, Cameryn Moore is once again grabbing audiences by the naughty bits with her evocative approach to sex and sexuality. Modelled as a choose-your-own-adventure sexual encounter, power | play takes a look at the mechanics of the sexual encounter and all of the angst and butterflies that accompany a new partner — the first move, the first touch, the first kiss. Watching Cameryn Moore is an experience that will leave you erupting with laughter and quite possibly irrevocably alter the way you feel about human sexuality.
Does This Turn You On?
Val Duncan & Celene Harder
Does This Turn You On? pairs the unlikely combination of clown work and fetishism in an usual look at the freaky side of sex. By way of blending the forms of sketch comedy, cabaret, and clownish antics, Duncan and Harder provide an irreverent glance at what makes people tick. The act, rich with potential, could use a little polishing but both performers possess enough charisma to make the performance a worthwhile stop on your Fringe adventure.
The Good, the Bad, and the Stupid
Pi: The Physical Comedy Troupe
All the way from California, this four person band of charming goofballs is bringing their engaging brand of physical sketch-based clown comedy to the Calgary Fringe. Full of over-the-top, frolicking tomfoolery, The Good, the Bad, and the Stupid is irresistibly fun. While they aren’t reinventing the physical comedy wheel, Pi: The Physical Comedy Troupe still manages to leave you convulsing with childlike giggles. Just wait until you see them juggle, it’s magical.
brought to Fringe by the Improv Guild
Disclaimer: at no point during the performances are the actors naked. However, any disappointment following this revelation quickly dissipates in the wake of the hilarity that follows — and I did, in fact, get to witness the disrobing of a (somewhat hairy and incredibly sweaty) foot during one of the performances. Every performance is different, because, well, it’s improvised, but guaranteed laughs await.
By Brianna Turner