Dan’s Inferno – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

From press release

dans_inferno_posterminimalFratwurst Comedy presents: Dan’s Inferno, the story of a young man who wasted his life on Earth. After an abrupt death and a journey through heaven, hell and everything in between, our hero finds in the afterlife what eluded him in his beforelife: purpose. He encounters friends and enemies, recruits the help of Billy Joel and is guided by the wisdom of a talking toilet name Wizor. Dan’s Inferno is based on Dante Alighieri’s classic poem, though loosely, as Billy Joel was not featured in that epic work.

Seven years of innovative sketch writing and teamwork have propelled Fratwurst to realize their greatest feat of hilarity: Dan’s Inferno. After a resoundingly successful run of their 2014 “Choose Your Own Adventure,” sketch show, You Detective (Toronto Fringe Festival), and regular festival dates in New York, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Fratwurst has decided to break from sketch comedy to focus on the world of theatre by crafting their first original play.

Joining them on stage are seasoned sketch comedian/actors, Natalie Metcalfe (CBC-True Dating Stories) and Lance Byrd (The Weaker Vessels), celebrated Shakespearean actress, Peyton LeBarr, (Twelfe Night- Ale House Theatre), and actor/musician Chris Murray (Chaisse Gallerie-Red One Collective.) This eclectic mix of serious and silly meshes well on and off the stage.

Fratwurst Comedy
In association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents:
Dan’s Inferno
Written by: Evan Arppe, Eric Miinch, Josh Murray
Directed by: Evan Arppe, Eric Miinch
Starring: Eric Miinch, Peyton LeBarr, Josh Murray, Evan Arppe, Lance Byrd, Natalie Metcalfe, Chris Murray.
Stage Managed by Maddox Campbell.
Music by: Eric Miinch, Tony Smith.


  • Thursday June 30th, 08:45 pm
  • Friday July 1st, 11:00 pm
  • Sunday July 3rd, 01:00 pm
  • Tuesday July 5th, 02:30 pm
  • Thursday July 7th, 09:30 pm
  • Saturday July 9th, 09:45 pm
  • Sunday July 10th, 05:15 pm


  • Dan’s Inferno plays at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse. (79 St. George St)
  • Tickets are $10 at the door, $12 in advance. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Honest Ed’s Alley, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • Content Warnings: Mature Language, Fog or Haze Effects.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible.

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