Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Monday July 11th

Here’s the contest to win free Monday show tickets to the  2011 Toronto Fringe Festival!  There are six performances to choose from on Monday July 11. This is your chance to go out and see some Fringe shows for free – enter just one, or all of them!

The shows are:

The Last Rock n Roll Show – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 3 pm show at the Bathurst Street Theatre (Venue 3) please send an email to with the subject line “The Last Rock n Roll Show contest” by 7pm on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Rabbit Hole – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:15pm show at St. Vlad’s Theatre (Venue 7) please send an email to with the subject line “Rabbit Hole contest” by 7pm on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Bordeaux – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:45 pm show at Factory Studio Theatre (Venue 13) please send an email to with the subject line  “Bordeaux contest” by 7pm on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

P-Dale To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:45pm show at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (Venue 10) please send an email to with the subject line “P-Dale contest” by 7pm on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Tyumen, Then – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:45pm show at the Robert Gill Theatre (Venue 9) please send an email to with the subject line “Tyumen, Then contest” by 7pm on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

I Remember Mama – To be entered into the draw for FOUR tickets to the 10:45 pm show at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space (Venue 2) please send an email to with the subject line “I Remember Mama contest” by 7pm on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

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

The Last Rock n Roll Show

From the press release: Electricity runs through his guitar. A crash erupts from the drums. A voice roars across the crowd dying to hear their song be played. All of this and more comes to life during The Last Rock n’ Roll Show, created by Jeff Jones, running from July 6th to July 17th, 2011.

Facing a self-imposed ending to a career in music journalism, Alanna must write one final review. Instead of enduring the torture of another in an increasingly long line of bland musical encounters, she decides instead to recall the moment she began a love affair with Rock ‘n Roll. And this memory explodes to life onstage all around her.

The piece plays at Bathurst Street Theatre (736 Bathurst Street).  Performances: July 6 @ 8:45pm, July 9 @ 12:00pm, July 10 @ 7:00pm, July 11 @ 3:00pm, July 13 @11:00pm, July 15 @ 1:45pm, July 16 @ 9:15pm

Rabbit Hole

From the press release: Rabbit Hole tells the story of a family dealing with a tragic loss. Becca and Howie lean on their family to put their lives back together after losing their 4yr old son Danny to a tragic car accident. Eight months of mourning in their own ways, leave Becca and Howie spiraling down a rabbit hole, with no clear way to get out. From Jason the teenager who had the misfortune of driving down their street that fateful day to Becca’s mother Nat and sister Izzy, all of the characters in this play confront their despair through comedy, wit and strength. Rabbit Hole…. When the only way out is through.

The piece plays at St. Vlad’s Theatre , 620 Spadina Avenue. Performances: July 6 @ 10:30pm, July 8 @ 1:15pm, July 9 @ 5:45pm, July 11 @ 8:15pm, July 12 @ 8:30pm, July 14 @ 7:00pm, July 17 @ 4:30pm


From press release: 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 piece plays at Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. Performances: July 7th @ 10:30 pm, July 8th @ 3:15 pm, July 11th @ 8:45 pm, July 12th @ 2:45 pm, July 13th @ 5:45 pm, July 15th @ 7:15 pm, July 17th @ 4:30 pm




From the press release: P-Dale is a brave comedy set in Parkdale Toronto about four down and out losers that plan a heist that will, hopefully, change all of their lives for the better.


Snoop (the leader), Twizzle (the gangsta rapper from Richmond Hill), Walker (the homeless guy) and Svelte (the overconfident ladies man) team up and plan to rob a convenience store operated by the nicest guy in the world, Mr Leung, but everything goes horribly awry. A hilarious commentary on modern day Toronto in the village of Parkdale where people with personal problems are actually smarter than we realize.


The piece plays at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave.  Performances: July 8 @ 11pm, July 10 @ 4pm, July 11 @ 8:45pm, July 13 @ 12:15pm, July 14 @ 7pm, July 15@ 6:15pm, July 16 @ 1:45pm

Tyumen, Then

From the press release: July 4th, 1941: Trapped in the boxcar of a motionless train, somewhere between Moscow and Siberia, two confined soldiers guard the rousing corpse of Vladimir Lenin. Tyumen, Then captures our fundamental theatre-going needs – it is at once heightened and romantic, hilarious and stimulating, violent and horrifying.

The piece plays at Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street, 3rd floor. Performances: July 8 @ 11pm, July 11 @ 8:45pm, July 12 @ 4:30pm, July 13 @ 12:15, July 14 @ 7pm, July 15 @ 6:15pm, July 16 @ 1:45pm

I Remember Mama

From the press release: Three women, born in different countries, but destined to be joined together in a common cause: moulding the life of Julia DeSotto, the creator and star of I Remember Mama. Julia plays all three extraordinary women …her mother [from Estonia], her grandmother [from Italy], and her mother-in-law [from Scotland] in this heart-warming and funny tribute … telling their stories and revealing their strength, their insight, and their courage. I Remember Mama is about families and their legacies.

The piece plays at Tarragon Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Avenue.  Performances: July 9 @ 8:45 PM, July 10 @ 3:00 PM, July 11 @ 10:45 PM, July 12 @ 5:15 PM, July 14 @ 12:00 PM, July 15 @ 7:30 PM, July 16 @ 1:45 PM

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 (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.