Yeats: A Ceremony of… Innocence? – Toronto 2015 Fringe Press Release

“Poetry and proposals meet politics!”


Excerpt from press release:

Boy writes poetry. Boy meets girl. Boy tries to win girl. Boy founds a theatre, and helps shape a country. Poetry and proposals meet politics.

If you missed seeing it in Sligo or Donegal, Ireland, Daniel Giverin brings his tour de force performance as William ButlerYeats to the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Tormented by unrequited love, W.B. Yeats, poet and co-founder of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, sought understanding through spirituality and magic. A CEREMONY OF…INNOCENCE? explores his career and art through his infatuation with Maud Gonne, English-born revolutionary, actress and proto-feminist.

Daniel Giverin (DEGRASSI, THE MUMMY III) portrays Yeats as a man in love, desperately trying to keep his illusions alive in the face of all reality. His failure results in some of the most beautiful, and honest, love poetry ever written.

Bring a boyfriend; bring a girlfriend. Heck, bring both!



Thurs. July 2nd6pm
Sun. July 5th5pm
Mon. July 6th10:30pm
Tues. July 7th6:45pm
Thurs. July 9th1:45pm
Fri. July 10th12:30pm
Sun. July 12th4:30pm

Venue: Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St.

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 David Patterson.