Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Sunday July 10th

Here’s the contest for the Sunday of the opening weekend of the  2011 Toronto Fringe Festival! There are seven performances to chose from on Sunday July 10. Or, heck, don’t choose, enter them all! This is you’re chance to go out and see some Fringe shows for free.

The shows are:

reSURGEnce – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:15pm show on Sunday at Factory Theatre Mainspace (Venue 12) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “reSURGEnce contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

Saved – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:45pm show on Sunday at Factory Theatre Studio (Venue 13) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Saved contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

The Travelling Salesman & His Magical Suitcase of Desires – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 2:15pm show at the Palmerston Library Theatre (Venue FringeKids!) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Travelling Salesman contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

Suicide(s) in Vegas – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 4pm show at the Robert Gill Theatre (Venue 9) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Suicide(s) in Vegas contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

Channel One – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 4:45pm show at the Tarragon Theatre Mainspace (Venue 1) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Channel One contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

Jungle 1 – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7pm show at Central Technical School (Venue 21 – 725 Bathurst Street) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Jungle 1 contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

Remember Maggy – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:15pm pm at the Bathurst Street Theatre (Venue 3) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Remember Maggy contest”  by 7pm on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

See below for details on each show, how the contest works:

reSURGEnce

From press release: reSURGEnce is a collection of dances that examines society and the myriad of issues therein. Through contemporary dance, Kinetic Elements deconstructs and transcends the boundaries of the labels that society puts upon us. reSURGEnce tackles issues ranging from the small-scale pressure to fit in and look a certain way to the grand-scale G20 Summit that took place in Toronto last June.

 

This piece plays at Factory Mainspace Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. Performances: July 9 at 9:15pm; July 10 at 1:15pm; July 11 at 8:30pm; July 13 at 3:30pm; July 14 at 11:00pm; July 15 at 4:00pm; July 16 to 2:15pm

 

Saved

From press release: SAVED is a disturbingly violent and shockingly funny look at lower class British youth desensitized to sex and violence. Set at the height of rave culture and the cusp of our current era, amidst our media influenced society, this retelling of Bond’s modern classic reveals the timelessness and universality of the play that abolished censorship in England.

 

This piece plays at Factory Theatre Studio, 125 Bathurst St. Performances: July 8th at 9:00pm; July 12th at 8:30pm; July 9th at 3:45pm; July 14th at 12:15pm; July 10th at 1:45pm; July 16th at 10:30pm; July 11th at 4:45pm.

 

The Travelling Salesman & His Magical Suitcase of Desires

 From press release: The Travelling Salesman & His Magical Suitcase of Desires is an all-new comedy-spectacle for kids (and grown-ups) who know that the best dreams are the ones you make for yourself.

Welcome to a town where everybody, from the Minstrel on up to the Mayor, needs something – but nobody, from the Doctor on down to the Ditch Digger, knows what it is they need. Well, that is, until a salesman (with a smile [and a suitcase {and a scam for the ages}]) finds his way to Town Square.

 

This piece plays at Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave. Performances: July 8 at 6:15pm; July 9 at 11:00am; July 10 at 2:15pm; July 12 at 11:00am; July 13 at 4:30pm; July 15 at 11:15am; July 16 7:30pm.

 

Suicide(s) in Vegas

 

From press release: 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.

 

This piece plays at Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St., 3rd floor. Performances: July 9 at 9:45pm; July 10 at 4:00pm; July 11 at 1:15pm; July 14 at 1:45pm; July 16 at 5:15pm; July 17 at 9:00pm.

Channel One

 

From press release: CHANNEL ONE. We are the last two people left.We escaped the end of civilization in a time machine only to land in a very lonely future. We created our own version of TV to entertain ourselves but soon were discovered by a time traveling audience from the year 2010. They left. Now we want more. We are female. We are funny. We are your future. Get in that time machine and be the next ones to see us unleash a mind-­‐melting cloud burst of characters on Channel One.

 

This piece plays at Tarragon Theatre Main Space, 30 Bridgman Avenue. Performances: July 10 at 4:45pm; July 13 at 7:30pm; July 14 at 5:45pm; July 15 at 5:15pm; July 16 at 11:30pm; July 17 at Noon.

Jungle 1

 

From press release: The entire six member ensemble of Tononto-based Urban Jungle Theatre (www.urbanjungletheatre.ca/ispy), creaters and producers of Jungle 1: i Spy, used the unique blend of old and new architecture of Central Technical School in the city 80′s lively Annex area to stimulate and craft the scenes for the play which will be performed on-site at the old school.

The audience, seated on the grass before the backdrop of the school’s exterior, will be treated to a theatre-in-the round experience, says Gillian Street, director of the Urban Jungle Theatre ensemble.

 

This piece plays at Central Technical School (Site Specific at 725 Bathurst Street). Performances: July 8 at 7:00pm; July 9 at 7:00pm; July 10 at 7:00pm; July 12 at 7:00pm; July 13 at 7:00pm; July 14 at 7:00pm; July 15 at 7:00pm; July 16 at 7:00pm; July 17 at 7:00pm.

 

Remember Maggy?

 

 

From press release: Described as being like “The Golden Girls” with addiction and Alzheimer’s, Remember,Maggy? follows two sisters in their forties and the journey of their complex and often hilarious relationship over five years. Kate a quintessential housewife and Maggy a pill-popping/alcoholic actress, battle to stay conn=cted through the progression of their mother’s Alzheimer’s. The revealing of dark truths causes their already fragile relationship to hang in the balance.

This piece plays at Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Avenue. Performances: July at 8 3:30pm, July 10 at 8:15pm; July 11 at 6:45pm; July 13 at Noon; July 15 at 5:15pm; July 16 at 10:30pm.

 

Contest Rules:

(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 contests@mooneyontheatre.com (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.