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Hit Fringe festival show Roller Derby Saved My Soul is a fun and uplifting comedy

by on April 4, 2017


The hit one-woman Fringe play Roller Derby Saved My Soul is coming to the Fredericton Playhouse on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Since premiering at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2011, Roller Derby Saved My Soul has charmed critics and audiences all over the world. Roller derby and superheroes collide in this delightful comedy, described by CBC as “perfect escapism and purely satisfying entertainment.”

With a mixture of heartwarming honesty and snappy observations, the play follows two sisters who try to navigate the tough competitive world of roller derby and finally learn to unleash the hero within. Written by and starring New Brunswick’s own Nancy Kenny, this one-woman show is fun, uplifting and original.

In addition to this performance, the Playhouse is pleased to present a free film screening of On the Fringe on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in partnership with Mayworks Fredericton. This feature-length documentary follows the adventures of artists touring the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit during the summer of 2014. Directly following the film there will be a discussion with Nancy Kenny, who is also the executive producer of On the Fringe.

The Playhouse will also host a free Experience More! Pre-Show Derby Demo on April 21 at 7 p.m. Members of the Capital City Rollers will present a brief demonstration of their roller derby skills and techniques on stage, right before Roller Derby Saved My Soul begins.

Pleased be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language.

Tickets for Roller Derby Saved My Soul are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office by calling 458-8344 or online at
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