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5 South

Based on the author's journey in a mental health facility, tucked away on the 5th floor and South wing of the hospital. ‘A tour de force performance’ that digs deep into the experience of a person learning to cope with mental illness. Come spend an hour in the Psyche ward, and prepare to ride the roller-coaster of laughs and tears, as we look into the realities of rediscovering purpose. Sold out at Edmonton International Fringe Festival.

Premiered at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival in 2019

A held over performance at The Sewing Machine Factory (sold out).


5 South Nominated for Best Fringe New Work and Outstanding Dramatic Performance by an Actor 2020

“A masterclass in vulnerability"
- Beer Tent Reviews

- Edmonton Journal

“You could hear a pin drop as the audience was captivated by it all."
- Edmonton Journal

Written & Performed by Rebecca Merkley

Directed by Emma Ryan

Stage Manager: Roxanne Côté

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