Vancouver Fringe Festival 2010: The Boy Who Had A Mother

Comments 19 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Fringe Festival launches next week with over 600 performances from 83 shows at over two dozen venues around the city. From September 9th until the 19th Fringe will host shows from pop-up “Bring Your Own Venues” outdoors around Vancouver to seven main stages.

The Boy Who Had A Mother will be performed at the Festival this year from September 10th until the 18th at Studio 16.

“This dark comedy, written and performed by Jeff McMahan, follows the life of Dan McIntosh as he grows up with a father who doesn’t know best and a mother who thinks she’s given birth to the second coming of Christ. A young man grows up with a mentally ill mother and an ill-prepared father. We follow his life from conception to adulthood when he decides to move back into his mother’s house to help save her from herself. But it may be him who needs saving.”

I have two tickets to give away for this performance, on a day that can be selected by the winner. To enter to win, please leave a comment below. I will draw a winner tomorrow morning at 9:00am.

You can follow @AsylumTheatre on Twitter for performance and festival updates. This is the first of a series of Fringe Festival giveaways that I will be running this week.

Update The winner for this performance is Darko. Congratulations and have fun at the performance!

19 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ShawnWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 11:15am PDT

    Id love to take my girlfriend to this. We love the Fringe Festival. Nice to get out of the house.

  2. Kristy HayterWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 11:18am PDT

    Love Fringe. Would love to go!

  3. AnneWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 12:32pm PDT

    This looks like an interesting piece.

  4. tracyWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 12:52pm PDT

    yay, something to do for september !

  5. SanazWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 3:23pm PDT

    Have heard so much about this but never been. Would be great to go:)

  6. CarmanWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 4:46pm PDT

    Would love to win, thanks for the opportunity!

  7. TracyWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 5:33pm PDT

    Sounds really interesting . Would love to win!

  8. DarkoWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 6:19pm PDT

    This play sounds awesome.

  9. Teresa KWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 6:24pm PDT


  10. mike313laWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 8:58pm PDT

    This should be exciting =D

  11. ValerieWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 10:05pm PDT

    Love the fringe festival!

  12. MikeWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 10:25pm PDT

    Oh this would be so much fun!

  13. DaniellaWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 10:26pm PDT

    I would LOVE to see this performance!!!


  14. mariaWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 10:32pm PDT

    Sounds interesting!!!

  15. LisaWednesday, September 1st, 2010 — 10:51pm PDT

    Cool ! i would love to see this!

  16. KennyThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 12:35am PDT

    Awesome! My girlfriend would love this.

  17. KathyThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 10:40am PDT

    Would be nice to take someone special to this

  18. FoxThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 11:55am PDT

    It’d be an awesome introduction to Vancouver when I move there next week! I was hoping to find something interesting like this to go to. 🙂

  19. Rebecca BollwittThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 5:05pm PDT

    The winner for this performance is Darko, congratulations! Please check out the rest of the series to enter to win tickets to more Fringe Festival shows.

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