In Search of Cruise Control at the Edmonton Fringe Festival

James Gangl in In Search of Cruise Control. Photo credit Paul Aihoshi

James Gangl in In Search of Cruise Control. Photo credit Paul Aihoshi

In Search of Cruise Control by James Gangl
August 11 – 16, 18 – 21 at Venue #13: Old Strathcona Library

An interview with James Gangl.

Describe your show in five words.

You’ll laugh till you cry.

Okay, now that we’re intrigued… what’s the longer description?

Long-time virgin turned sex-fiend, James Gangl, becomes the poster child for why we need good sexual education when he struggles to give his awkward teenage nephew the sex talk he never asked for and will never forget.

In In Search of Cruise Control you talk about mistakes you should have made in high school, but instead made later in life. Can you share with readers some of the themes of the “mistakes” you advise your nephew to make?

I made the mistake of getting a racist pregnant… not fun.

In Search of Cruise Control features “the talk” between you and your nephew. Who are you hoping comes out to see the show? What have audience reactions been to previous productions of this show?

The show is hilarious and heartfelt. If you wanna laugh your ass off but then be punched in the feels … this show is for you. Most audiences stand on their chairs applauding and throw their undergarments at me in appreciation.

What conversations are you hoping folks have after seeing In Search of Cruise Control?

I’ve made so many mistakes in my life, especially in the realm of sex and love but I think sometimes we need to make the mistake before we realize it is a mistake. Then it’s not a mistake really, it’s just experience.

Anything else you want audiences to know about the show?

Don’t sit in the back rows unless you want to get really wet.

The 35th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is August 11 – 21. Get your tickets at

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