Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Avenue)
See a preview of Deep Fried Curried Perogies on March 7 in the A-Line Variety Show!
Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30pm (with Statue)
Sunday, March 10 @ 1:30pm (with Statue)
Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, March 14 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, March 16 @ 8:30pm (with Poly Queer Love Ballad)
What are Deep Fried Curried Perogies?
Well, if German’s are “krauts” and the British are “Spotted dick”, then Deep Fried Curried Perogies are born when a Jamaican Filipino and a Ukrainian Brit start a family (or a Jalipinukranibritinadian). In this feisty, comedic memoir, Michelle Todd shares the past of her Filipino mother and Jamaican father who left their tropic homelands behind to spice up the wonderful non-tropic world of Edmonton, Alberta. This Fringe hit recounts what their collection plate of stories, recipes, heirlooms and hair trauma mean for Michelle and her baby’s future. An exploration of the question, “Where do I come from?” Touching, funny, and smart – Deep Fried Curried Perogies is a real look at family legacy.
Written, performed, and choreographed by Michelle Todd. Originally directed by Ryan Hughes. Sound design by Aaron Macri and Octavo Studios. Props and lighting design by Ivan Siemens.
Praise for Deep Fried Curried Perogies
“See this.” – Montreal Gazette
“It rocked.” – The Calgary Herald
“…Powerfully funny performance…” – Toronto Star
“…Most fully realized show I’ve seen…” – Montreal Mirror
“…My picks that I just loved…” – The Province
“Gifted storyteller… funny and thought-provoking.” – The Star Phoenix
“Deep Fried Curried Perogies is such a sweet show and it makes the grade not for its sweetness but for its utterly unusual (and strangely familiar) territory.” – Gaeton L. Charlebois