Coming to Toronto Fringe 2009 – Zdenka Now!

From Press Release

Written and Performed by Precious Chong
Directed by Adam Lazarus

The (former) Yugoslavian flag has only one star in it and that star is ZDENKA!
Zdenka escaped political persecution, fled fires of Belgrade, abandoned friend, family, material possessions to begin life anew in the great multi-cultural city of Toronto as professional interpreter, professional background performer, and full ACTRA member.
Come see Zdenka and meet her new friends in the city of large smoke.   Some friends to meet is Bob the native young boy on way to meet mother, Barb GM spokewoman having personal crisis, and Shelagh who work mindless job of LCBO but live in fantasy of romance.
Zdenka is love!  Zdenka is magic!  Zdenka is fantasy!

Precious Chong (writer/performer) starred in the Canadian premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s solo show “Bad Dates” in January 2009 at MTC’s Warehouse Space and toured Northern Manitoba and Ontario.   She most recently worked on the upcoming “Amelia” starring Hillary Swank and directed by Mira Nair.  Other film and television credits include “LA Confidential”, “Pearl Harbor”, “Show Me Yours”, “Strong Medicine”, and “According to Spencer”.  Her last solo-show “The Porcelain Penelope Freak Show” was performed in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and off Broadway at the Culture Project.  She is a regular contributor to CBC’s DNTO.  Her father is Tommy Chong of “Cheech and Chong”.

Adam Lazarus (director) is a Toronto born actor, director, and teache.  He is a sessional acting instructor at the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) and the University of Toronto, and has worked with such notable companies as Volcano Theatre/Theatre Paisse Muraille (“Appetite”), Crow’s Theatre and Buddies in Bad Times.  He is also the artistic director of The Toronto Festival of Clowns. Adam has directed and co-created many revered and awarded clown, bouffon, and character shows, including Rachelle Elie’s “Joe: The Perfect Man” (Best of Ottawa Fringe 2008); Jesse Buck’s “Bubkus” ’07 (current Cirque de Soleil performer); Shawn Hitchens “Homogenius” ’08; and Melissa D’Agostino’s “Lupe: Undone” ’08 (Best of the Toronto Fringe 2008).
Zdenka Now!

Friday, July 3 @ 7:00pm * Saturday, July 4 @ 12pm * Sunday, July 5 @ 10:45pm
Monday, July 6 @ 2:45pm * Tuesday, July 7 @ 10:30pm * Friday July 10 @ 3:30pm
Sunday, July 12 @ 7:30pm
Royal St. George, 120 Howland (North of Bloor, East of Bathurst)
Tickets $10

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