Mal: Toronto 2010 Fringe Preview

From Press Release

Rachelle Elie is an excellent clown…”

Eye Magazine (Toronto)

“a gifted performer…[and] frighteningly intelligent.

The Gazette (Montreal)

Crowning Monkey & The Toronto Fringe Present

A One Woman Comedy Circus

Crowning Monkey proudly presents “MAL” an original comedy directed by “Buffon King” Adam Lazarus who directed Best in Fest 2008 winner “LUPE” and“Zdenka Now!”. Written by and Starring Award winning Fringe veteran Rachelle Elie, “MAL” runs from June 30th – July 9th at the George Ignatieff Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.

This new play was created by the Team that brought you the 2008 Ottawa Fringe Festival OUTSTANDING COMEDY AWARD Winner Joe: The Perfect Man.James Keylon, former scene writer for Cirque de Soleil’s “Kooza”, acted as creative collaborator on this exciting piece.

“MAL” is a dramatic comedy that explores one woman’s journey through disaster and triumph. Featuring highlights from past Fringe Hit shows, this piece weaves through Rachelle’s closet of characters and delves deep into her comedic soul.  A fatuous Psychic, a Bitter Birthday Clown, an Outrageous Hollywood Actress, and a Gregarious Macbeth Wannabee all lead her to embrace the Fool’s Path. Through surprise insights and revelation she steps into brilliance and finds her true calling.

A dynamic and original performer, Rachelle Elie has been developing her unique vision of contemporary society on world stages for over fifteen years. A graduate of Vancouver’s acclaimed Theatre School Studio 58 she has studied with such well-known clown/ physical comedy teachers as John Turner & Mike Kennard (Mump & Smoot), Karen Hines (Pochsy) and Philippe Gaulier (Sasha Baron Cohen). This award winning comedienne has been showcased on The Comedy Network and The Women’s Television Network. Rachelle lives with herobstetrician husband and two kids in Toronto.


Written by & Starring Rachelle Elie            Direction & Dramaturgy by Adam Lazarus

The George Ignatieff Theatre- 15 Devonshire Place (South of Bloor) TIX call:416-966-1062

Wed    June 30          7:00-8:00pm
Frid     July 2             1:15-2:15pm
Sun     July 4             6:30-7:30pm
Tues   July 6              1:15-2:15pm
Wed    July 7              11:00-midnight
Fri     July 9              3:30-4:30pm
Sat      July 10             8:00-9:00pm

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