Monday, July 29, 2019
Suggested donation $20 (price flexible, all proceeds to the artist)
If you wish, bring a drink for yourself, and/or a snack to share, but we’ve always got plenty of all of those on hand!
All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)! Our house is family friendly (we’ve got 3 kids and plenty of room, so feel free to bring the family), easy-going, friendly, and open to all! If you don’t know us yet, come on down and make some new friends!
The Sunset Saloon is a house concert venue in Westwood (near the YMCA on Portage.) We’re open to all. Feel free to pass along the event info, bring friends, bring your kids (our kids will thank you), or just come by yourself and make some new friends! Admission is by donation, which goes directly to the artists. Most folks pay $20, but any hard-working performer wouldn’t turn down more and will take whatever is comfortable for you to give.
Please RSVP for the address and more information!
Questions? RSVP? Fill out the contact form below! Forward this to a friend!
“An hour spent with master storyteller Paul Strickland is an hour well spent and one which you shouldn’t miss.” – Cincinnati Enquirer
During the summer of 2015 we were lucky enough to host a very special show for our good friend Corin Raymond, who was in town for The Winnipeg Fringe Festival, where he performed his powerful one-man-show Bookworm, then performed a set of amazing songs. It was a different format from the all-music shows that we’d done in the past (and since) but it was a really nice change of pace and something that we’ve often thought about trying again.
That same night, we were introduced to fellow Fringe performers Paul Strickland and Erika Kate MacDonald. They stayed long after most of the audience had left and swapped hilarious songs and stories with Corin and Andrew Neville, and it was wonderfully entertaining.
Paul was in town at that time for his almost-entirely-sold-out run of a highly acclaimed show called Ain’t True and Uncle False, which the Winnipeg Free Press gave 5/5 stars. Since then he’s gone on to produce other wonderful and highly acclaimed shows like Papa Squat (review), Balls of Yarns (review), and last year’s wonderful, collaborative Tales Too Tall for Trailers (review). Each show has been hilarious, entertaining, and almost always sold out with universal rave reviews. And every time we see Paul and Erika we suggest that we should hang out and let people hear some of the magic that happened after-hours in 2015.
And here we are!
Paul and Erika are at this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival July 18-28 with a show called 13 Dead Dreams of Eugene: (www.winnipegfringe.com/performer-detail.aspx?kw=Theatre+Mobile)
X-Files meets the Twilight Zone…
in the dark!
This award-winning shadow and flashlight reenactment of nightmares won “Best Show” at the Orlando International Fringe Festival in May 2018 and ran OFF-BROADWAY in November of 2018.
After that show wraps, they’re going to stick around for an extra day and put on a special, intimate evening of songs & stories exclusively at The Sunset Saloon!
You won’t see a show quite like this at The Fringe Festival, any other house concert or any other festival anywhere! This is a special opportunity, and once we start telling people at the festival about it, I’d bet that we’ll fill the place in no time. We’d rather fill the room with our friends and supporters, though, so get on the list as soon as you can to avoid being left out!
Please RSVP to confirm your seat ASAP! Advance tickets may be sold during the Fringe Festival, and those who have confirmed and/or pre-paid will be given priority access to ensure the best possible outcome for the performers.
“Paul Strickland is a nice combination of Gamble Rogers, Kevin Kling and Willy Claflin. He’s got a whole bunch of tall tale type stories from his fictional trailer park with a whole host of quirky, sweet, smart, and hilarious characters.” – Bil Lepp
Feel free to fill out the contact form below if you have any questions or if you want to reserve your seat (your details aren’t public, just emailed directly to me.)
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