Bad baby presents: Her first canadian tour!
Bad Baby is heading out on her first Canadian tour to the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival & the Edmonton International Fringe Festival this summer. After wowing Toronto Fringe audiences in 2017, we’re thrilled to be sharing this “true fringe gem” with more people – we hope you can join us!
Advance tickets for the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival go on sale on June 18, 2019. Please visit www.winnipegfringe.com for more information on ticket prices, passes, and the full festival performance schedule.
Advance ticket for the Edmonton International Fringe Festival go on sale on August 7, 2019. Please visit www.fringetheatre.ca for more information on ticket prices, passes and the full festival performance schedule.
To read more about the 2017 version of the show, scroll on!
BAD BABY PRESENTS: RULES CONTROL THE FUN (2017)
"What happens at Fringe, stays at Fringe."
Lark & Whimsy's second production, Bad Baby Presents: Rules Control the Fun, written and performed by Janelle Hanna, directed by Briana Brown and stage managed by Erin Vandenberg, premiered at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival. The play features Hanna’s clown character, Bad Baby, and beautifully explores failure and vulnerability. We received a rave review from Mooney on Theatre, who called the show “a wonderful reminder of how much we have to give to live our passion” and “a true Fringe gem.” Mark Kay of Torontoist wrote, “Bad Baby singlehandedly rescues the concept of meta-narrative at the Fringe” and named the show one of Torontoist’s Top Ten Picks of the Fringe, while Glenn Sumi of NOW Magazine cited Hanna as one of the Top Solo Performers of the Fringe. In the wrap of Fringe Coverage that year, NOW listed Hanna as one of the Fringe’s Outstanding Performances.
Janelle Hanna listed by Now Magazine as one of the Fringe's OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES in 2017
Rave review from Mooney on Theatre & Included on Mooney's Staff recommendation List.
one of the Torontoist's Five Fantastic Picks At FRINGE.
"Emotionally moving...flawless...a true Fringe gem." - Dustin George, Mooney on Theatre. "Bold and brave." - Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine. "Janelle Hanna is a stand out comedy star." -Melissa Domingos, The Theatre Reader. "Bad Baby singlehandedly rescues the concept of meta-narrative at the Fringe...a genuinely winning, sometimes outright hilarious and awkwardly painful sense of humour." - Mark Kay, Torontoist.
Production photography by Chris Baker.
Chris Baker (2017 Producer, 2019 Stage Manager in Winnipeg), Briana Brown (Director, Dramaturge, 2019 Stage Manager in Edmonton), Gabriel Cropley (Lighting Designer), Janelle Hanna (Playwright, Performer, Producer), Erin Vandenberg (2017 Stage Manager, 2019 Producer)
finally, a huge Thank you
We are only able to take this show on the road thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign. Their support helped us cover the cost of travel to and from Winnipeg and Edmonton, and without them, we would not be able to share this show with more audiences. They are truly indie theatre heroes!
Our sincere thanks to Adam Doyle, Alex Hunter, Alexandra Breede, Allie Gilks, Barbara Weese, Ben Clarke, Chelsea Ireton, Chris Parker, Dana Thody, Danette Baker, Hannah MacDonald, Jacob Kay, James & Joan Hanna, Jen Hanna, Jenna Harris, Jon Deighan, Josée Laperrière, Kate Sedore, Lara Stokes, Laura Lanteigne, Mackenzie Ring, Marisa Ship, Mark Scheibmayr, Natalie Kulesza, Patti Breen, Paul Rivers, Qasim Kahn, Raven Naumann, Rebecca Johnson, Rob Kempson, Ronit Rubenstein, Sandra Hanna, Tiana Leonty, Wealhtheow, and one anonymous donor.