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The Calgary Fringe Festival runs Aug. 4-12 at various venues in Inglewood. Every morning theatre critic Louis Hobson will choose his best bet for the day. Here is his pick for Sunday.
If you’ve ever kept a secret from people closest to you, or have failed to keep a secret someone shared, then Joanna Rannelli’s dramedy Private Parts: The Secrets We Keep is definitely for you.
Rannelli who just finished fringe appearances in large theatres in both Orlando and Winnipeg, is holding court in the intimate setting of Cafe Gravity in Inglewood. She’s not worried about the cafe setting because Private Parts was conceived as a solo venture in which she is her own sound technician. Rannelli says she will discuss everything from her secret marriage in her early 20s to the secrets she and her mother shared, and especially those they didn’t, and how those secrets impacted her life.
She says Private Parts is also a show about forgiveness, and whether she really has been able to forgive her mother, and herself in particular.
Private Parts is an opportunity to grab a coffee and a snack, and then sit back in an intimate setting to get intimate with a born storyteller.
Private Parts: The Secrets We Keep runs in Inglewood’s Cafe Gravity on Sunday from 6:50 to 7:50 p.m.
To see Best Bets daily, go online to the Calgary Herald Arts section. For more on the Fringe, go to https://www.calgaryfringe.ca/