Bordeaux – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release:

Pathos Theatre Company announces their world premiere production of Bordeaux at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

In late nineteenth century France, Pascal escapes war and revolution in Paris to settle in the small wine growing town of Bordeaux. In an attempt to begin life anew, he befriends an eccentric young woman named Genevieve, and her elder sister, Odette. The arrival of his ex-lover, Henri, with news from Paris, breaks the spell of his quiet existence and Pascal is forced to reconcile the pieces of his new life: the elder sister he has fallen in love with, the younger sister he has inspired and the young man who hurt him. He is forced to choose between the life of simplicity he has created in Bordeaux, and the life of grandeur that be abandoned in Paris.

Pathos Theatre Company, headed by two young queer artists, Alex Kentris and Ruby Bantock, seeks to give an alternative outlet for queer theatre and to emerging artists in the Toronto theatre scene. With this production of Bordeaux, they are attempting to reexamine history through a feminist and queer lens, utilizing the historical to comment on our contemporary culture. The play attempts to give voice to marginalized groups from queer people, political outcasts and women. The characters in Bordeaux attempt to find a place in their society and build a community, while grappling with diverse issues from internalized homophobia, prejudice, poverty and political upheaval.
Bordeaux is a world premiere play written by up and coming playwright/director Alex Kentris. The play has been in development over this past year, and has gone through several workshop phases before coming to fruition at the Toronto Fringe Festival this year. The play features assistant direction by Ruby Bantock, stage management by Amanda Cordner, and starring a talented group of emerging actors: Michael Davidson, Alexis Eastman, Jamie Ebbs and Julia Pileggi.

Bordeaux is a showcase for new voices from queer and emerging artists in Toronto’s theatre community through presenting work that is visceral, intelligent and socially conscious, promising a riveting and unique theatrical experience. For more information visit our website at
Pathos Theatre Company In association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents:

written and directed by Alex Kentris
assistant directed by Ruby Bantock
starring Michael Davidson, Alexis Eastman, Jamie Ebbs and Julia Pileggi lighting design by Tracie Heather
stage managed by Amanda Cordner

Opens July 7th, runs to July 17th
At Factory Studio Theatre (125 Bathurst St)
Thurs, July 7th – 10:30 pm
Fri, July 8th – 3:15 pm
Mon, July 11th – 8:45 pm
Tues, July 12th – 2:45 pm
Wed, July 13th – 5:45 pm
Fri, July 15th – 7:15 pm
Sun, July 17th – 4:30 pm
Media members please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.

Ticket Prices:
Tickets are $10 at the door, $11 in advance.
Discount passes available here:
Advance tickets go on sale on June 15th.

Advance tickets are available up to three hours prior to start of a performance:
-online Orders:
-by phone: 416-966-1062 or 1-866-515-7799 (June 15-30, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; July 2-17, every day, 10am-6pm)
-in person at The New Festival Box Office (July 6-17, 12-9 pm) at The Fringe Club (581 Bloor St W)

Advance Ticket orders can be picked up at the Festival Box Office up to 4 hours prior to the first performance in the order or at the venue of the first performance starting 1 hour prior to show time. Please bring the purchase credit card or a valid ID to claim tickets.

At-The-Door Tickets are available at a show’s venue starting one hour prior to show time, cash sales only, limit of 4/person.