“OkCupid. Match.com. Plenty of Fish. eHarmony. Tinder. A comedy about people meeting people and sometimes, almost, maybe, sort of, falling in love.”
Excerpted from press release:
OkCupid. Match.com. Plenty of Fish. eHarmony. Tinder. Dating in the 21st century is complicated. A comedy about people meeting people and sometimes, almost, maybe, sort of, falling in love. “She Said Yes” follows Liz as she navigates dating websites, apps, and “traditional” meet-cutes, and all of the hilarious situations that come with using today’s dating technology.
After a few years of the single life and some pretty comedy-driven real-life dates with many quirky messages, Virginia was inspired to share this experience on stage, and that’s how Liz’s story began. When Dv8 Productions was drawn in Fringe’s lottery, she knew it was time. Though the story of dating and the search for love is universal, the options for how to meet new people, especially in a new city have evolved. It’s time for the traditional love story to have its modern retelling.
The cast features Jamie and Jon Champagne, stars of Teletoon’s “Double Play” (and identical twins), together portraying over 30 of Liz’s romantic candidates. Using their background in sketch and improv, they bring each unique character to life in She Said Yes, just like they do on TV.
Audiences should watch “She Said Yes” to see what it means to connect with each other in a technological age, to find the comedy in these everyday situations and to be able laugh at our shared experiences in the crazy world that is not only dating, but dating on your own terms.
- July 2, 9:15pm
- July 5, 7:00pm
- July 6, 1:00pm
- July 8, 11:00pm
- July 9, 1:45pm
- July 10, 9:45pm
- July 12, 3:30pm
Venue: Tarragon Theatre Extraspace (30 Bridgman Ave)
Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.
The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.
Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.
Photo by Calwyn Shurgold.