Fringe20 Encore: Roller Derby Saved My Soul, 6 décembre 2016 19:30, Arts Court
Roller Derby Saved My Soul – Tue, Dec 6, 7:30-10:00pm
Written & Performed By Nancy Kenny
Directed By Tania Levy
Just prior to the show you can catch an actual roller derby demonstration featuring Ottawa Roller Derby, Capital City Derby Dolls and Rideau Valley Roller Girls!
Roller Derby Saved My Soul tells the story of Amy, a shy young woman who spends most of her time reading comic books and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs in her basement apartment. For her 30th birthday, her over-achieving younger sister June drags her to a roller derby game and Amy completely falls in love with the sport. Roller Derby Saved My Soul is a story about uncovering the superhero within each one of us, while learning to love, laugh, and grab life by the short shorts and kneepads.
After sold-out runs in Ottawa, Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver, Nancy Kenny brings her Fringe-circuit smash-hit back to Ottawa for a one-night only presentation to commemorate its 100th performance.
Top Ten Must See Fringe Show – CBC Canada Writes
Outstanding Fringe Production – Les Prix Rideau Awards (2012)
Patron’s Pick – Winnipeg Fringe Festival & Vancouver Fringe Festival (2014)
Best in Fest – Atlantic Fringe Festival (2013), Ottawa Fringe Festival (2011), Hamilton Fringe Festival (2011)
Critic’s Choice – Atlantic Fringe Festival (2013)
“Comforting and uplifting.” – The Globe and Mail
“Perfect escapism and purely satisfying entertainment… Go see it.” – CBC Ottawa
“Roller Derby Saved My Soul skates straight into your heart.” – Edmonton Journal