From Press Release:
Uncle Tommy’s Campfire Ghost Stories
Join your Uncle Tommy under the stars and by the light of the “fire” (‘cuz you sure don’t wanna be near him in the dark). All the nostalgic thrills of sitting round the campfire with friends, telling scary stories & eating burnt things on sticks. Except told by some sketchy dude in a backyard in Kensington Market.
Uncle Tommy’s Campfire Ghost Stories (for Grown-Ups) is an after-dark, NSFW twist on the tradition of getting around the fire and getting scared. An outdoor, site-specific one-man Fringe show, taking place in the backyard of FIKA Café in Kensington Market.
Audience members are invited to pull up a blanket or log and join Uncle Tommy on a dark and twisted journey with his collection of inappropriate tales. Audience members are also invited to NOT feed/touch/ share needles with Uncle Tommy. The venue, FIKA Cafe, will be selling campfire inspired goodies and refreshing beverages to enjoy during the show for a full campfire experience.
Writer/Performer Tommy Taylor‘s previous award-winning one-man show had him touring across Canada telling a different kind of scary story- The 2013 national tour of You Should Have Stayed Home: A G20 Romp! detailed Taylor’s arrest and detention at the infamous Toronto G20 Summit. “I thought this year I’d tell a different kind of scary story. More spooky ghosts, less horrific accounts of human rights abuses.” said Taylor.
Doesn’t get more Fringe than this.
Uncle Tommy in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents Uncle Tommy’s Campfire Ghost Stories (for Grown-Ups)
Director: Uncle Tommy
Writer: Uncle Tommy
Cast: Uncle Tommy
Uncle Tommy: Tommy Taylor
Warnings: Smoking, Sexual Content, Mature Language, Audience Participation.
Opens: JULY 01 runs to JULY 12
Every Day! (almost): Suns-Thurs @10pm, Fris & Sats @11pm, Mon Closed
Location: In the backyard of FIKA Café in Kensinton Market:
28 Kensington Ave (Venue #25, near Dundas & Spadina)
Tickets: On sale June 11, 2015. Purchase online: fringetoronto.com / By Phone: 416-966-1062
In Person: During the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St W)
Selected Past Press Quotes on Tommy Taylor:
“I left the theatre furious.”
– The Georgia Straight
“…is a likeable guy…”
– Mooney on Theatre
“…it’s hard to believe he could ever be in trouble with the law.”
– The Tyee
“…a relaxed, charming, somewhat shabby, roly-poly guy who sits…”
– Vancouver Plays
“…rouses and entertains you while it makes you think.”
– Jon Kaplan, NOW
Photo of Tommy Taylor provided by the Tommy Taylor