By Megan Mooney
At Mooney on Theatre we are grateful for the support from our sponsors. We hope that to reward their support of the arts in Toronto you go and check out their show.
Darreck Chua, the president of the board for the Toronto Fringe Festival (aka, the Toronto Fringe God) named this one as a play to see.
And, an awesome added bonus, A portion of the proceeds from these performances will go to support Maggie’s Toronto, an advocacy group for sex workers.
Some words from the fishstick productions who are presenting the show:
The Whores takes the audience deep into the world of prostitution.
Frequently poignant, funny and powerful, The Whores will destroy preconceptions about the World’s Oldest Profession. Written by Halifax playwright Charles Crosby, the play is based on his extensive interviews with real working prostitutes.
The play debuted to sensational notices in Halifax in 2007, and was described by the Chronicle-Herald as “A fast-paced, well-written documentary style play… effecting and insightful.”
Crosby introduces us to an upscale escort, an aging streetwalker, a manic hypersexual, a university student, and a drug-addicted single mother. Without resorting to stereotypes or cheap hyperbole, Crosby’s play takes the audience on a guided tour through a world that manages to mix degradation and empowerment, laughter and sorrow, and the best and worst of humanity.
The Whores stars both theatre veterans and emerging young talent including Sarah-Illiatovitch-Goldman, Joanne Williams, Claire Blackwood, Jennifer Kenneally and Hayley Fisher, and is directed by Fringe veteran Tanisha Taitt. For complete bios and more information on the play go to www.fishstick.ca.
The Whores will be playing at both the Toronto and Hamilton Fringe Festivals.
The seven Toronto performances (dates and times below) will be held at the George Ignatieff Theatre at 15 Devonshire Place (south of Bloor). Advance tickets can be purchased for $11 by phone at 416 966-1062, online at www.fringetoronto.com and in person at the advance ticket box office June 30 – July 11, noon – 8 pm. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door for $10.
“The Whores”, Toronto Fringe Dates
Wed, June 30 10:30 PM – 703
Sat, July 3 5:15 PM – 716
Mon, July 5 8:00 PM – 730
Tue, July 6 3:00 PM – 733
Thu, July 8 Noon – 745
Fri, July 9 8:45 PM – 757
Sat, July 10 4:00 PM – 761
The seven Hamilton performances (dates and times below) will be held at the Downtown Arts Centre (DAC) Gym at 28 Rebecca St. Advance tickets can be purchased for $9 online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, visit www.fishstick.ca.