“[T]he women are always on the same team; even when one of them might be a killer. And you can never hear enough Angela Lansbury impressions.”
Excerpted from press release:
For twenty-something best-friends-slash-failures, weddings can be killer.
When two girls attend an old flame’s wedding, the next morning they’ve got bigger problems than major hangovers: there’s a corpse in the apartment. And it’s the groom. What follows is a true whodunit for the newly adult and barely functional.
Two Girls, One Corpse is making its world debut this summer in the micro-miniest Fringe tour ever; starting in Ottawa on June 19th, and finishing in Toronto on July 12th.
Created by the founders (and only members) of Lazy Sunday Theatre, Two Girls, One Corpse has been a labour of love for Michelle Blanchard and Marissa Caldwell over the past year. The company was founded in 2013 and still exists three years later, despite Blanchard’s move to Toronto, and Caldwell’s insistence on surviving law school in Ottawa. Since Lazy Sunday Theatre is a long distance relationship, Two Girls, One Corpse was created mostly over the internet. A true marvel of modern technology, the script was entirely formed through solo and collaborative writing sessions on Google Drive.
The idea for Two Girls, One Corpse came out of Blanchard and Caldwell’s love of two things: each other, and Murder, She Wrote. Tired of the one-dimensional roles available to young women, the creators sat down over a beer to craft a story of genuine female friendship, where the women embrace each other’s flaws from a place of love and support. In Two Girls, One Corpse, the women are always on the same team; even when one of them might be a killer. And you can never hear enough Angela Lansbury impressions.
Under the direction of Fringe veteran Dave Dawson, Blanchard and Caldwell of Two Girls, One Corpse have become: “the next-next-next Tina and Amy,” “Bridesmaids if it starred Jessica Fletcher,” and “those weirdos.”
July 3 10:30pm
July 5, 2:45pm
July 7, 6:30pm
July 8, 9:15pm
July 9, 6:00pm
July 10, 12:00pm
July 12, 7:30pm
Venue: Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse (79 St George St, #302)
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 Monique Elliott