Roller Derby Saved My Soul
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY NANCY KENNY
DIRECTED BY TANIA LEVY
Canadian Comedy Award Nominee and New Brunswick native, Nancy Kenny, is back on tour with her critically acclaimed one-woman show Roller Derby Saved My Soul. Since premiering at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2011, the production has been charming sold-out audiences at festivals across the country. Dubbed an action-adventure comedy on wheels, this critical darling of the 2013 Atlantic Fringe Festival wheels back into Halifax for two nights only!
Synopsis: Roller Derby Saved My Soul tells the story of Amy (Nancy Kenny), a shy young woman who spends most of her
time reading comic books and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs in her basement apartment. For her thirtieth birthday, her over-achieving younger sister June (also played by Kenny) drags her to a roller derby game. Inspired, Amy begins playing and embarks on an epic and hilarious journey of self-discovery. With a mixture of heartwarming honesty and snappy observations, Roller Derby Saved My Soul uncovers the superhero within while learning to love, laugh, and grab life kneepads.
Student/Artist Tickets available at the door ($15)!
Top Ten Must See Fringe Show – CBC Canada Writes
Canadian Comedy Award Nominee for Best One Person Show
Outstanding Fringe Production – Les Prix Rideau Awards
Patron’s Pick – Winnipeg Fringe Festival & Vancouver Fringe Festival
Best in Fest – Ottawa Fringe Festival, Hamilton Fringe Festival
Critic’s Choice – Atlantic Fringe Festival
“Comforting and uplifting.” – The Globe and Mail
“Nancy Kenny is a charmer... undeniably original.” – Montreal Gazette
“Perfect escapism and purely satisfying entertainment... Go see it.” - CBC Ottawa
“Roller Derby Saved My Soul skates straight into your heart.” – Edmonton Journal
"... makes us want to go out, lace up pair of skates, and like this play, kick some ass.” - Fully Fringed
“This fun, feel-good show will appeal to the shy weirdo in all of us.” – Bloody Underrated