Watch out for WIDE LOAD at the Montreal Fringe!

4 05 2010

Fat is a real hot button for a lot of people. Big Moves knows this. That’s why we’re pushing that button as hard as we can with Wide Load, a dance musical vaudeville that’s running at the St- Ambroise Montréal Fringe Festival June 10 through 20, with six shows scheduled at the Mission Santa Cruz, 60 Rachel O, Montréal. Show times are as follows:

Friday June 11 * 10:45pm
Sunday June 13 * 3:45pm
Monday June 14 * 7:45pm
Wednesday June 16 * 6:15pm
Thursday June 17 * 10:15pm
Saturday June 19 * 6:30pm

Advance tickets? Why, yes! Get ’em at the Montreal Fringe website.

Wide Load (“full-frontal junk in the trunk”) is a high-energy, in-your-face, two-person carnival of fat-assery, with full-out dance moves, blasts of song, fast and furious semi-autobiographical comic sketches, blistering rants, and random slingshots of tasty snacks into the crowd. Written and performed by Big Moves founder Marina Wolf Ahmad and veteran Colette Gagnon, Wide Load is different from our previous Fringe offerings, which tended to have way more cast members and (slightly) less overt politics. But it brings the same sense of fun, the same commitment to excellent entertainment, and the same utter disregard for plus-size costuming dos and don’ts.

Pancake Breakfast!

In addition to the full run of Wide Load, Big Moves is bringing back the community pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 13, from noon to 2 at the Beer Tent (okay, so it’s more brunch). We’re frying up the pancakes until the batter runs out, along with pounds of bacon, vats of coffee, and live entertainment and competitions taking place on stage all afternoon. Hey, why not? Food is love, performance is awesome, and we’ve always been a civic-minded Fringe group, even before taking home the Spirit of the Fringe award in 2007.