Alright: Solving the Problem of Living
June 8-17 at the Montreal Fringe Festival
Written and performed by Nisha Coleman
Directed by Paul Van Dyck and Stephen Maclean Rogers
Music by Patrick McMaster
Acclaimed storyteller Nisha Coleman (Self-Exile, Cornichon) spins a yarn of nail-biting, heart-wrenching, darkly comedic adventures as she gets locked in the Madrid train station with a stray cat, is rescued by the Princess Bride's Westley while busking in Halifax, and saves a young woman from a brush with death in Montreal. Through these true-life stories, Coleman delves boldly into themes of mental illness and suicide, and attempts to “solve the problem of living” by learning to be Alright with being Alive.
Nisha Coleman transports the audience from her hippie childhood in rural swampland to street performing in Paris. Self-Exile is a humorous and compelling exploration of alienation, mental health, and self-identification.
Centaur’s Best of the Fringe Award
“One of the highlights of this year's fringe”
- Cult Montreal
“A fantastic storyteller, a captivating performer”
- Montreal Rampage