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Fringe Toronto: Hanger

I was lucky enough to catch the second-last staging of Hilary McCormack’s Hanger on Saturday July 11th as this year’s Fringe Festival came to a close on Sunday. Directed by … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toronto Fringe: High Tea

So my first Fringe Festival came to a close yesterday, and I have to say, I want more. And after seeing some amazing pieces of work over the past week … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toronto Fringe: God’s Beard! (The Only Sketch Show That Has Ever Happened)

Falcon Powder, composed of Jim Annan, Scott Montgomery and Kurt Smeaton bring their delightfully absurdist, buddy sketch show to hilarious life at the Al Green Theatre for the course of … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toronto Fringe: All Our Yesterdays

Bold, beautiful, and packing a powerful emotional punch, All Our Yesterdays from writer/director Chloe Hung features masterful performances from Amanda Weise and Chiamaka Umeh. In April of 2014, 276 girls … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toronto Fringe: Uncle Tommy’s Campfire Ghost Stories (For Grown-Ups)

Oral history and the social sharing of the campfire have been with us since we first harnessed flame to push back the night. But that fear of the dark has … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toronto Fringe: I Love You, Judy Merril

Jim Smith takes to the stage of the Theatre Passé Muraille Backspace to pay homage and share his memories of science fiction writer Judy Merril. A writer, I’m ashamed to … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: One Good Marriage

I have to admit, trying to take in some Fringe shows while also working full time during the days has been really taxing on my body so far this week. … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: The McComedy Show

I knew I’d made a good choice in seeing Shannon McDonough’s The McComedy Show when I sat down and the pre-show music was composed entirely of old TV theme songs! … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toronto Fringe: People Suck

So last night I settled in for a musical presentation at the Randolph Theatre, and was charmed by the Nutmeg Creations presentation of People Suck. Written by Peter Cavell and … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fringe Toronto: Swordplay – A Play of Swords

This festival has seen one night constantly topping the next, as I juggle job, studio, blogging and shows… Last night’s performance at the Al Green Theatre by the Sex T-Rex … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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