Misadventures of a Massage Therapist (Abstract Theatre Productions) 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Sam Mooney

Misadbventires of a Massage Therapist I was supposed to see Misadventures of a Massage Therapist on the opening day of Fringe but thanks to weird TTC diversions I was 2 minutes late.  I wish I had managed to see the show then so that I could have recommended it earlier.

Jason Brasher is a very funny massage therapist who still has his day job.  A good thing because that’s where he gets his stories. The only downside to having him massage you would be if he told stories while massaging.  You’d be laughing too much to relax and you’d have your legs crossed trying not to pee your pants.

(At Mooney on Theatre we seem to use the pee your pants index as the measure of comedy.)

His stories include encounters with wildlife, nipple rings, pranks at work, a water bottle, and the worst client he ever had.

His presentation is terrific, very relaxed and he does some nice acting out of parts of the stories.

And he has the most beautiful smile!

There’s only one show left, tomorrow at 4 pm.  Try and see it.


Misadventures of a Massage Therapist is playing at The Annex Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street (South of Bloor)
– Wed, June 30 6:30 PM
Fri, July 2 10:30 PM
Sun, July 4 8:45 PM
Wed, July 7 Noon
Thu, July 8 2:15 PM
Fri, July 9 11:00 PM
Sat, July 10 4:00 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