Suicide(s) in Vegas – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release

Suicide(s) in Vegas

NEW Frankie Award nominated dark comedy by Evan Placey,

RBC National Playwriting Competition winner!

A random internet search connects two women who want to end it all, but not alone. Lydia’s an over-commercialized self-help guru. Jane’s a lonely tollbooth collector. But surviving (and dying) are tricky in this dark comedy about the fantastic awfulness that is – Vegas. By Evan Placey, winner of the Tarragon Theatre RBC National Playwriting Competition.

MW Productions, a Denver-based production company, will tour the World Premiere play Suicide(s) in Vegas throughout Canada this summer, from Montreal to Vancouver. MW has previously produced shows in Colorado, Seoul, South Korea, and at the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland. See the play the Centaur Theatre of Montreal nominated as ‘BEST English Production’ at the Frankie Awards for the Montreal Fringe!

Lydia (performed by South African Elinza Pretorius) and Jane (American Amber Green) work beautifully together and apart, playing their own roles to a tee as well as various minor characters.” ~ The Charlebois Post, Montreal

Evan Placey is a Canadian UK-based playwright. His debut full-length play Mother of Him won Canada’s RBC Under 30 National Playwriting Competition (Tarragon Theatre) and the King’s Cross Award for New Writing (UK). It was also short listed for the Rod Hall Memorial Award (Rod Hall/ Paines Plough Theatre Company). A production in Hebrew will premiere in Tel Aviv next year, and a Canadian production is in development. His next full-length play, Banana Boys was commissioned and produced by the Hampstead Theatre’s heat&light company. Evan is currently on attachment with the Royal National Theatre writing his next play. Additionally, he is writing a three-part television drama for Channel 4.


MW Productions

In association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

Suicide(s) in Vegas
written by Evan Placey
directed by Margaret Whittum
starring Elinza Pretorius & Amber Green
July 6th runs to July 17thVenue # 9, Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St., 3rd Floor (St. George St. Entrance)

Wednesday, July 6, 8:45pm
Saturday, July 9, 9:45pm
Monday, July 11, 1:15pm
Tuesday, July 12, 4:30pm
Thursday, July 14, 1:45pm
Saturday, July 16, 5:15pm
Sunday, July 17, 9:00pm

Ticket Price: $10.00

Tickets: / (416) 966-1062

Advance Ticket Box Office at the Randolph Centre, 736 Bathurst St.