Skunkweed – 2015 Toronto Fringe Press Release

“It stinks to high heaven but it’ll get you Fu@k#D up good!”


Excerpt from press release:

Get out of Toronto for a moment and experience the Sunshine State. Join Triple ByPass Productions at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival as the ensemble brings you a story of unexpected love, hooliganism and a unique brand of Southern hospitality. When two lost and lonely souls find each other amidst life’s chaos, the consequences of their connection are as unanticipated as they are funny and poignant. Eric Bogosian skillfully skewers American values by examining the star-crossed affair between an L.A. screenwriter and a Daytona Beach Books-a-Million cashier. Can they have anything in common other than a one-night-stand? How does their affair affect the people closest to them? And why do hotels get away with gauging at the mini bar? Find out when SKUNKWEED opens at this year’s Fringe on July 1st at 10:30 p.m. at Theatre Pass Muraille.

Triple ByPass Productions, a Toronto-curated collective, was forged by a passion to tell bold, engaging stories that are not only relevant, but told in the way only an acting ensemble can. We focus on characters and relationships that allow us to approach our work as truthfully and honestly as possible, creating unforgettable pieces grounded in realism. Triple ByPass Productions is raw, unrelenting and unapologetic; we are Amanda Armagon (Being Erica, Flashpoint); Chris Whitby (Murdoch Mysteries, Breakout Kings, Bash – The Latter Day Plays); Melanie Pyne (Lemonade); and TJ Cheslea (The Firm, Flashpoint).
This year, the collective has teamed up with Director Adam Bailey, winner of Toronto’s 2014 Best of Fringe for The Assassination of Robert Ford: Dirty Little Coward, to tackle Skunkweed by Eric Bogosian, Obie award-winning writer of subUrbia and Talk Radio.



July 1 – 10:30 p.m.
July 4 – 5:45 p.m.
July5 – 10:30 p.m.
July 6 – 8:15 p.m.
July 9 – 12 Noon
July 10 – 11p.m.
July 12 – 8:30 p.m.


Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson 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 Cedric Swaneck.