A touring one-man Fringe show. Loved: the specificity of details in jokes about Physics. Gotta love a nerd. Wanted: more playfulness, risk and breaking of routine in delivery, especially w/ four different characters played by one actor. Watch if: dark matter or physics or crawlspaces interest you.
Funeral for Clowns
This beautiful, undeniably ingenious show is a revelation in disgusie. What a captivating premise! A boatload of potential! An uber-talented cast. And social commentary of the best kind — the one that hits you in the gut, not the face. I might watch this one again. And I am definitely going to be keeping track of these clowns. Shannan M.
Shape of Things to Come
A mumblecore-esq play with some funny moments and potential. The “twist” really isn’t a twist, and I suppose that’s good. Some scenes were sort of pathetic. Things moved fast but the show felt long. The show tries to be really clever, and, at least for me, it missed that by a long shot. Some cringe-worthy moments with a joke bordering on homophobia and one about a battered...
If you’re an actor — one who cares for the craft — well, you know the effort it takes to cultivate a single character. Right? Well, in Bad Connections you’ll find 9 characters. And every single one is believable to the core. Every single one wants something, like all characters should, and needs something, like all characters should, and reveals something that skewers,...
A good attempt at an ode to the TTC. A lot of “telling,” not enough “showing.” Check it out if you like textspeak and correspondence narrated aloud. Much stardust to Miss Starline Jones, though.
A Slight Ache
Went in expecting much too much. I thought, ‘hey! it’s Pinter, It’s got to be good’. Well, here’s the thing. Pinter’s got a deceptive layer of simplicity curtained all over his work. Everything beneath that is a massive net of complexities. Sadly, the actors didn’t handle that one well at all.
Samkon and Francis Go Swimming
Watch this one for the fantastic actors. They bring out an absurd hilarity in a seemingly common situation!
tipsfrompip: Like everything else in life, you get out of it what you put in to it.
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T - 2 Days!!
We are TWO days away, folks! Are you ready? Have you thought about all the shows you wanna see and lined them up in a neat schedule yet? No? Well, that’s OK, too. Here’s our update for you: CALLING ALL WRITERS, FUTURE-WRITERS and ASPIRING WRITERS!! Did you know that Opening Day of the Toronto Fringe (Wed Jul 4) is also the day of the 24-hour playwriting competition? 6pm at the...
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T - 7 days until the Toronto Fringe Festival...
Are you ready?! Get yourselves prepped by: Peeping NOW magazine’s feature on the Fringe. Checking the How-to-Fringe guide on the Toronto Fringe website, and Staying tuned to this blog! We promise to keep you posted. ~ FRINGE! Posted by Bea Palanca