2. The fringe lark is a jolly wheeze
The Regina fringe is a small affair, with 18 shows in total spread across 5 venues. That is no bad thing as my first foray into 'working' a fringe was fun. It's a challenge for me stepping out of my comfort zone and actually talking to 'strangers', trying to charm them into a show, and on the odd occasion I have tried some of that self promotion that seems to be required if you want people to come and see your show. The flyering was made easier by the fact that a lot of people seem to have picked Penny's show as one they wanted to see. The show went well, and people came to see it so I'm claiming that as a complete success for me....all me. Forget that Penny wrote and starred in it, if it wasn't for the slightly awkward chap in the hat and brightly coloured sunglasses handing out the flyers the the whole trip would have been a waste of time.
This self promotion lark..... Piece of piss!
Of course it's all fun and games dressing up in fancy costumes and impressing people with your acting skills and comedic talent but I soon found out the serious business is the 'after school' activity of discovering various local brews to sample, meeting excellent new people and generally having a right old laugh (apparently this involves me doing a fair amount of flailing). At least I'm a happy drunk.
Once again due to Penny's previous tips here we had marvellous hosts. All the Canananadians I've met so far are lovely, friendly people. Even when they deface public property they do it in a way that makes you feel all warm inside. (See picture)