Friday, 12 July 2013

Fringe Worthy!

The 25 Annual Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival wraps up this weekend. Why not treat yourself to a good theatre experience. Here are my recommendations of Fringe worthy plays, that are definitely worth your time and $10.


Cold Comfort
Fort Isabel
God is a Scottish Drag Queen
O(h)
Stealing Sam
Strolling Player
The Truth About Comets
Weaksauce

For venues and show times visit: http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/years/current/

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Which of these 9 Fringe Shows Would You Pick?


9 shows all pitch their reasons why you should see their shows. Have a read and listen. Just a heads up that the shows are listed in alphabetical order and not as you hear them in the video. Cheers!




COLD COMFORT
Cold Comfort tells the story of Kevin Toner, a bricklayer living in a self-imposed exile in England, who returns to Belfast after a 15-yeaabsence.

Genre(s): Drama, Show length: 60min.
Warnings: Mature Language
This performance is not accessible for non-English speakers
http://www.flyonthewalltheatre.ca

VENUE: St. Vlad's Theatre, 620 Spadina

SHOW TIMES: July 04 08:15 PM, July 06 11:30 PM, July 07 09:15 PM, July 09 01:00 PM, July 10 06:00 PM, July 11 01:45 PM, July 13 03:30 PM


 FORT ISABEL
Two children find a dead body in rural Ontario. Their town flies into a queer panic, but the children stay silent. Eight years later, one of the friends disappears without warning.


Genre(s): Play, Show length: 60min
This performance is not accessible for non-English speakers.
http://fortisabel.tumblr.com

VENUE: Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave.

SHOW TIMES: July 03 10:00 PM, July 05 04:45 PM,
July 06 05:00 PM, July 08 11:00 PM, July 09 08:30 PM, July 10 03:00 PM, July 12 07:00 PM,
July 13 04:30 PM


HOW TO BECOME A SPINSTER
Diana and Wanda bring you this dynamic seminar featuring 10 easy steps that let you break free of the social pressure that keeps you busy looking for love, instead of living your life.


Genre(s): Comedy, Show length: 60min.
Warnings: Audience Participation
This performance is not accessible for non-English speakers
http://www.become-a-spinster.com

VENUE: Factory Mainspace, 125 Bathurst

SHOW TIMES: July 05 01:15 PM, July 06 07:30 PM, July 08 08:30 PM, July 10 09:15 PM
July 11 02:15 PM, July 12 05:45 PM, July 13 05:45 PM


NOBODY'S IDOL
An edgy musical parody bursts onto the Toronto scene where Nobodies become Somebodies, or do they?

Genre(s): Comedy, Musical, Show length: 90min.
Age range: All Audiences
Warnings: Strobe Light, Gunshots, Sexual Content, Mature Language, Audience Participation
This performance is accessible for non-English speakers
http://nobodysidol.wordpress.com

VENUE: Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street

SHOW TIMES: July 04 08:45 PM, July 06 05:15 PM, July 08 12:45 PM, July 09 06:45 PM, July 10 03:30 PM, July 12 05:15 PM, July 13 11:00 PM


ST. FRANCIS TALKS TO THE BIRDS
A comedic look at death and dying directed by Adam Bailey, director of last year’s Fringe Hit, The Enchanted Crackhouse.

Genre(s): Comedy, Show length: 55min.

This performance is not accessible for non-English speakers
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Porcupine-Productions/158319290984938

VENUE: Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79A St. George Street


SHOW TIMES:  July 04 07:00 PM, July 06 12:00 PM, July 07 10:45 PM, July 08 02:45 PM
July 10 07:30 PM, July 12 03:30 PM, July 14 07:30 PM



STROLLING PLAYER
At his father’s theatre on the island of Guernsey, a boy watches a play, entranced…and remembers his future.

Genre(s): Drama, Physical Theatre, Show length: 90min.

Warnings: Mature Language
This performance is not accessible for non-English speakers
http://dickywillis.wix.com/strollingplayer

VENUE: Tarragon Extra, 30 Bridgman Avenue

SHOW TIMES: July 03 06:30 PM, July 05 03:30 PM,
July 07 08:15 PM, July 08 04:30 PM, July 10 12:00 PM, July 12 05:15 PM, July 13 10:30 PM



THE HOMEMAKER
Janet Cardinal is a Saskatchewan homemaker who wants to share her life story through a clown inspired cabaret!

Show length: 60min.

This performance is not accessible for non-English speakers

VENUE: Annex Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street
SHOW TIMES: July 04 08:45 PM, July 07 08:00 PM,
July 11 12:00PM


 
THE TALIBAN DON'T LIKE MY KNICKERS
Just like Taliban soldiers, journalists feel it is their God-given duty to search out the “one truth”. This production was made by dyslexics.

Genre(s): Play, Show length: 50min.

Warnings: Audience Participation
This performance is not accessible for non-English speakers

http://www.dysthelexi.com

VENUE: Tarragon Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Avenue


SHOW TIMES: July 03 10:30 PM, July 06 08:45 PM, July 09 07:00 PM, July 10 02:15 PM July 11 12:00 PM, July 13 03:30 PM, July 14 12:00pm


YARN
A true story of standing stones, superstition… and sheep.


Genre(s): Comedy, Drama , Show length: 60min.
Warnings: Mature Language
This performance is not accessible for non-English speakers

http://www.AlexEddington.com

VENUE (Site Specific): Majlis Multidisciplinary Arts, 163 Walnut Avenue

SHOW TIMES: July 04 07:30 PM, July 05 07:30 PM,
July 06 07:30 PM, July 07 07:30 PM, July 08 07:30 PM, July 09 07:30 PM, July 10 07:30 PM
July 11 07:30 PM, July 12 07:30 PM, July 13 07:30 PM, July 14 07:30 PM



Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival

July 3 - 14, 2013

Show Info/Tickets

416-966-1062 
http://fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/