Really Spicy Opera presents a special production of Ain’t That Rich at the 2017 Montreal Fringe Festival. This award-winning play by Kate Robards is a storytelling tour de force that has delighted audiences at the 2016 Capital Fringe, the 2017 Maui Fringe Festival, and FRIGID New York 2017.
Kate grew up ‘broke’ in an East Texas town, where in her imagination she keeps up with the small-town rich people. She does everything she can to escape, and finally marries into the hallowed One Percent. But what can money actually buy you?
This deeply personal and sidesplittingly funny exploration of money, identity, and aspiration has delighted audiences and critics alike in New York, Maui, and Washington, DC, including a sold-out final performance at FRIGID NY 2017.
- 1st Prize – Best in Festival (2017 Maui Fringe Festival)
- Audience Choice Award (2017 Maui Fringe Festival)
- Best of Fringe pick: DC Metro Theatre Arts (2016 Capital Fringe Festival)
“A winning comedy on money, class, and identity…truly impressive.” –Anya Leibovitch, Montreal Theatre Hub
“You will laugh your way through, pretty much non-stop.” –Angela Potvin, Montreal Rampage
“Animated and engaging…self-deprecating humour and insightful wisdom.” —Lisa Sproull, Cult #MTL
“An engaging performer with an easy, natural presence onstage.” —Jennifer Perry, Broadway World
“A dazzling solo performance…as mesmerizing and powerful as it is funny.” —Ravelle Brickman, DC Metro Theatre Arts
“Robards has a gift for turning ordinary events into comedy.” —Jack Nakamura, Vagabond Critic
“A rollercoaster of emotion with a Goldilocks balance of comedy and drama.” —Keith Paul Medelis, Theatre Is Easy
“Like a well-made vodka punch, Kate Robards’ well-made story sneaks up on you… Particularly now, as we agonize over issues of money and class and race, her story packs an unexpected wallop.” —Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene
Cast & Creative Team
Kate Robards (as herself)
Director: Christopher Murray
The 2017 Montreal Fringe Festival (formally, the Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal) runs from May 29-June 18, 2017. The exact performance dates and times will be available in Spring 2017.
Box information will be available in Spring 2017.
In the News
- Anya Leibovitch. “Fringe: “‘Ain’t That Rich’ a winning comedy on money, class, and identity.” Montreal Theatre Hub. June 14, 2017.
- Angela Potvin. “Montreal Fringe Festival Reviews # 5 : Invasive Species, Berlin Waltz, Ain’t That Rich, Jon Bennett.” Montreal Theatre Rampage. June 13, 2017.
- Culture Team. “Montreal Fringe Festival Reviews.” Cult #MTL. June 9, 2017.
- Jack Nakamura. “Frigid NYC | Review | Ain’t That Rich.” Vagabond Critic. March 2, 2017.
- Keith Paul Medelis. Review: “Ain’t that Rich.” Theatre Is Easy. February 16, 2017.
- Hannah Oldsman. “FRIGID Festival 2017: A Q&A with this Year’s Artists – Part 1.” Stage Buddy. February 2, 2017.
- Michael Pulliam. “Wonderheads.” The Maui News. January 26, 2017.
- Michael Pulliam. “Maui Fringe Theatre Festival.” The Maui News. January 19, 2017.
- Tim Treanor. “Review: ‘Ain’t That Rich‘.” DC Theatre Scene. July 10, 2016.
- Ravelle Brickman. “2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ain’t That Rich‘.” DC Metro Theatre Arts. July 8, 2016.