BEST OF FRINGE, SO FAR...

by Justin Haley


Here we go! Best of Fringe (so far)... 

 

Stop Kiss: Set in New York City, this powerful love story explores an unexpected attraction between new female friends. What follows, is an arresting and real portrait of new love interrupted by a shocking and random act of violence. In what the New York Times (1998) called “a sweet, sad and enchantingly sincere play”, the story engages both characters and the audience in an exploration of commitment, identity and profound love.

Written by Diana Son

Producer: gun shy theatre

A drama in 85 Mins  

Starring: Kate Ziegler and Melissa Hood

Tarragon Theatre Main Space: Thu Jul 11  12:00 PM/Sun Jul 14  05:15 PM

Polly Polly: Jessica Moss’ delicious one woman show is a must this season. Fun, energetic and filled with joy. Polly stares at the movies and hates her life. Then. A voice starts to narrate for her, as if she was worthy of an audience. A stranger with a beautiful alto and an uncanny knowledge of Polly’s soul calls: ‘I’m Polly Eschfield’, she says. I’m you. Find me’. A cinematic adventure into an existential crisis.

Written by Jessica Moss

Producer: Theatre Mischief

A Comedy|Drama in 55 minutes

Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace: Thu Jul 11  06:15 PM/Fri Jul 12  05:15 PM/Sat Jul 13  08:00 PM

The Musical Of Musicals: The Musical!: You know we love musical theatre and this one is a summer treat that is perfect for the fringe. Description: For the first time in Toronto! Sometimes one musical is not enough! If you can’t write an OKLAHOMA or CABARET, a SWEENEY TODD, a MAME, or a PHANTOM, then you might as well just pretend you wrote them. Why be a second-rate original when you could be a first-rate imitation? Now you can see 5 great musicals for the price of one!

Written by: Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart

Producer: Vintage Productions

A musical in 90 minutes

Factory Theatre: Fri Jul 12  12:00 PM/Sun Jul 14  07:00 PM

Elizabeth - Darcy: An Adaptation Of Pride And Prejudice: The classic tale gets a wondrous retelling at the Campbell House Museum that has audience members delightfully floating through the historic site while Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg transform Jane Austen's novel into a wonderful two woman show. This is a real beautiful piece that captures the essence of a gorgeous piece of literature.

Written by: Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg

Produced by: Burt and Werneburg

A comedy/play in 75 minutes

Campbell House Museum: Thu Jul 11  08:00 PM/Fri Jul 12  08:00 PM/Sat Jul 13  02:00 PM/Sat Jul 13  08:00PM/Sun Jul 14  02:00 PM/Sun Jul 14  08:00 PM

Honourable Mentions:

 Everything I Need

OH God – The Drums

Radio :30

Stealing Sam

Adopt This! 

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