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Halifax Fringe Festival

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The Halifax Fringe Festival, formerly known as the Atlantic Fringe Festival, is held annually in late August and early September in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Since 1991, the festival has been a showcase for non-mainstream theatre. A wide variety of original plays, shows, and presentations are performed. History Atlantic Fringe Festival Society was incorporated in 1990 and the first Atlantic Fringe Festival took place in 1991. Ken Pinto ran the festival from its inception for twenty years. After an open letter of complaint by performer Mikaela Dyke, Pinto stepped down amidst controversy about the future of the festival after the 20th edition of the festival in 2010. A new board of directors assumed responsibility for the 21st edition of the festival in 2011. Thom Fitzgerald assumed the position of Festival Director that year, succeeded by playwright Lee-Anne Poole in 2015. In 2011 the #1 Atlantic Fringe Hit was "Rainer Hirsch's Victor Borge". In 2012 the #1 Atlant
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