FRUITCAKE – Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward (Rob Gee) 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Sam Mooney

Rob Gee in Fruitcake The heat has finally cooked my brain. I forgot to take my notebook to Fruitcake today so I used the back of a google map for my notes and then lost it, and the book I was reading, somewhere during the day.

Doesn’t matter that much, I was so focused on the show that I really didn’t take a lot of notes.

There are only two more shows. Do whatever it takes to go see Fruitcake. Rob Gee was a psychiatric nurse in England and in Australia and the show is based on his experience.

Word must have spread because I went to the noon show today and it was a really good house. Not completely full but at least 3/4 full.

It’s a one person show plus the voice of God. Rob is a very talented performer and the show is funny, touching, true, painful, witty, a joy. He really seems to care about the people whose stories he’s telling.

Definitely worth seeing, I loved it.

Bonus – air conditioned venue.

Details:

FRUITCAKE – Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward is playing at St. Vladimir’s Theatre, 620 Spadina Avenue (South of Harbord)
– Wed, June 30 7:00 PM
Sun, July 4 11:00 PM
Mon, July 5 4:45 PM
Wed, July 7 9:30 PM
Thu, July 8 Noon
Fri, July 9 8:00 PM
Sat, July 10 1:45 PM
– All individual Fringe tickets are $10 ($5 for FringeKids) at the door (cash only), Online at www.fringetoronto.com, by Phone at 416-966-1062, in person (June 30 – July 11 only) at The Randolph Centre for the Arts, 736 Bathurst Street (Advance tickets are $11 ($10+$1 convenience fee), and $5 for FringeKids (no convenience fee for kids tickets).
– Several money-saving passes are available if you plan to see at least 5 shows