Nantucket – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“Wouldn’t you rather be on an island? Are you sure about that?”


Excerpted from press release:

Mark Kenward’s hit solo show Nantucket is a hilarious and haunting look at the dark side of paradise. The Oakland Tribune hailed the show as “astounding, funny and breathtaking” and The Stark Insider marveled that “so powerful was his hold on the audience, the only evidence that anyone was even breathing was an occasional gasp.”

After a sensational extended run at The Marsh (San Francisco’s premier venue for solo performance) that wowed both audiences and critics, Nantucket returns for a 2015 North American tour to the Ottawa, Toronto, and Edmonton Fringe Festivals.

When Mark was 8 years old his family moved to Nantucket, arriving with all the dreams you would expect of people moving to a famous old island. Nantucket was once the whaling capital of the world (and where the Pequod sets sail in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick). Nowadays Nantucket is one of North America’s most exclusive resorts. But in the dead of winter the island is a different place, where the reality is that not everyone will be a survivor.


  • July 01 at 08:15 PM
  • July 03 at 06:30 PM
  • July 05 at 01:15 PM
  • July 06 at 04:30 PM
  • July 08 at 07:00 PM
  • July 10 at 01:45 PM
  • July 11 at 11:00 PM

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 of Mark Kenward by David Allen