Searching for free tickets to the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival? Mooney on Theatre will be holding a contest for shows every single day the Festival is running.
For today’s edition, we are giving away tickets for Thursday, July 7th performances. We have a whopping seven shows available for you to see with a guest:
The Paperbag Queen – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 6 pm show at Theatre Passe Muraille Backstage, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “The Paperbag Queen contest” by 7pm on Wednesday July 6, 2011.
Bursting Into Flames – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 6:30 pm show at Robert Gill Theatre (3rd Floor, entrance on St. George), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Bursting Into Flames contest” by 7pm on Wednesday July 6, 2011.
Horse – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7 pm show at Last Temptation Restaurant and Bar, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Horse contest” by 7pm on Wednesday July 6, 2011.
Mary’s Wedding – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:15 pm show at Factory Mainstage, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Mary’s Wedding contest” by 7pm on Wednesday July 6, 2011.
A Depper Kind of Love – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:45 pm show at Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “A Depper Kind of Love contest” by 7pm on Wednesday July 6, 2011.
When Harry Met Harry – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 9:15 pm show at Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “When Harry Met Harry contest” by 7pm on Wednesday July 6, 2011.
Mister Baxter – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 10:30 pm show at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Mister Baxter contest” by 7pm on Wednesday July 6, 2011.
Read the rest of the entry for details on each show and how the contest works.
From the press release: Always wanted to visit real Royalty? Well, here is your chance: the tale of a liberating queen in a liberating country in an interactive operetta in a ten movement play at the Toronto Fringe this year.
Jacquie Van de Geer has performed, directed and created shows in Europe and Montreal. Montreal’s The Rover said that for “fans of offbeat and wacky interactive theatre,” this show is sure to please. This one-woman show by Van de Geer is about a woman who is queen of her own country where fear of the unknown does not exist. This play seems charming, intimate and sweet.
This piece plays at Theatre Passe Muraille Backstage, 16 Ryerson Ave. Performances: July 7, 6:00pm; July 9, 1:30pm; July 10, 8:00pm; July 11, 7.30 pm; July 13, 8.15 pm; July 14, 1.00 pm; July 15, 8.45 pm; July 16, 4.30 pm
From the press release: Brooklyn’s Martin Dockery returns to the Toronto International Fringe Festival with a brand new monologue about one man’s frighteningly funny journey through Heaven.
Dockery has received numerous international Fringe awards, and his stop at the Toronto Fringe is part of a six-month tour across North America. He has a lot of Fringe and experience and many of his plays have received “5 stars”, so this play looks very promising. Looks like Dockery has the magic touch of being a master storyteller.
This piece plays at Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St., 3rd floor. Performances: July 7, 6:30pm; July 9, 2:15pm; July 10, 7:30pm; July 11, 5:15pm; July 13, 9:30pm; July 14, noon; July 15, 11:30pm
From the press release: The play tells the story of Cassie, a Toronto street kid in crisis. She witnessed something terrifying but can’t remember what. As fragments of her memory play out violently around her, Cassie works with a psychiatrist at CAMH to solve the mystery.
Ned Dickens is a Dora Award-winning playwright. The play material really appeals to me because it deals with some of the city’s darkest issues, and is based on his real-life experience working with street kids. One interesting aspect of this world premiere is that it is site-specific: it takes place in an alleyway beside a restaurant.
This piece plays in the alleyway beside The Last Temptation Restaurant and Bar, 12 Kensington Ave. Performances: July 6 – 11 & 13 – 17; all shows at 7pm.
From the press release: Romance begins when Mary’s family settles in a small farming village in Canada after emigrating from England. Mary (Blythe Haynes) falls for Charlie (Jesse Nerenberg), a farm boy who does not meet with the approval of her mother. When the excitement of their forbidden romance is interrupted by the Great War, the true story of a fabled Canadian WW1 squadron begins as Charlie befriends Canadian war hero Gordon Flowerdew.
I can picture myself watching this romantic drama with my mom or one of my gal pals. I might even be able to drag my boyfriend to this. I have a soft spot for small-town Canadian-set pieces. Massicotte has received many playwriting awards, including the 2011 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award.
This piece plays at the Factory Theatre Mainstage, 125 Bathurst St. Performances: July 7, 8:15PM; July 9, 5:15PM; July 10, 4:45PM; July 11, 2:45PM; July 12, 10:30PM; July 14, 12:00PM; July 16, 7:30PM
From the press release: Kat is your typical girl in a world inspired by 1980s Madonna and she has a whole lotta love for Depp. In just an hour Kat takes her audiences on a swirling multimedia extravaganza of love, tears and guffaws.
Fun, spunky and funky, anyone who has ever had a celebrity or fantasy crush would probably love to see this. Kat loves Johnny Depp so much she even has an online petition to get him to come to the Fringe Festival! This is a musical love story that is sure to get some good laughs, especially if you’re a Depp-head.
This piece plays at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse,79A St. George Street. Performances: July 7, 8:45pm; July 9, 3:30pm; July 11, 9:00pm; July 13, 5:45pm; July 15, 11:00pm; July 16, 5:15pm; July 17, 12:00pm
From the press release: Set in an office environment, Harry is dedicated to finding perfection in work-related tasks. With an aversion to change, his pointedly straight life is overturned when forced to attend an inter-personal skills development workshop.
Australian Allan Girod plays the title role and has been generating a lot of Fringe buzz. It also won ‘Best of Fest’ at Ottawa Fringe 2011. This play relies on physical comedy, intimate stories and funny self-reflection. Many people would probably relate the show’s premise to their own office jobs and search for perfection.
This piece plays at Tarragon Extra Space, 30 Bridgman. Performances: July 7, 9:15 PM; July 10, 1:15 PM; July 12, 7:00 PM; July 13 2:15 PM; July 14, 5:15 PM; July 15, 9:15 PM; July 16, Noon
From the press release: The play is based on an actual event from the fall of 2009 on the Bloor TTC line at High Park Station. Fenton created three subplots to build the harrowing story of sex, trauma and abuse in which she explores an encounter between a man and a boy, a teenage couple and a crumbling marriage.
I’ve been taking the TTC for many years now, so this play being taken from the scenes of the subway resonates with me. These 3 chance encounters intertwining remind me a little bit of Crash or Paris, Je T’aime. And who knows? You may have witnessed these actual events yourself on the transit line.
This piece plays at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. Performances: July 7, 10:30pm; July 9, 11:30pm; July 10, 2:15pm; July 13, 7:45pm; July 14, 3:30pm; July 16, 7:00pm; July 17, 1:00pm
(these will remain the same for each Fringe contest, so take the time to read the list once and you’ll be set)
- The only acceptable form of entry for the contest is by email, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Mooney on Theatre will never use your email address for anything other than to reply to the specific contest you entered, and we certainly would never sell it or anything like that)
- Each show counts as its own contest, and each entry must be in a separate email. So, if 5 shows are giving tickets away on a given day, and you want to try for each of them, then you need to send 5 emails.
- Entrants must be available on the day and time listed in the contest. The tickets are available for that showing only, and cannot be transferred to another date.
- The winning entrants will be chosen by a random drawing.
- Winners will be notified by email by 9pm on the day of contest closing and need to confirm their attendance 10am AT THE LATEST the following morning so that their names can be given to the theatre company for tickets to be set aside.
- Photo I.D. may be required to claim the winning tickets.
- Tickets must be picked up 60 to 30 minutes before show time at the venue box office. The box office reserves the right to release any tickets not picked up 15 minutes before show time.
- We ask that all winners provide us with a quick blurb on what they thought of the show, either in the comments section of the press release on Mooney on Theatre, or if it has already been reviewed by Mooney on Theatre in the comments section of that.