Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Friday July 15th

Want free tickets to 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival shows? Enter below for your chance at winning a pair of tickets. There are six shows playing this Friday to choose from.

Choose from the following shows playing this Friday:

A Different Woman: A True Story of a Texas Childhood – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 4pm show on Friday at St. Vlad’s Theatre (Venue 7) please send an email to with the subject line “A Different Woman: A True Story of a Texas Childhood contest” by 7pm on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

Halcyon Youth – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to your choice to the 6pm, 6:30pm, or 7pm show on Friday at Givins-Shaw Public School (Site-specific at 180 Shaw Street: Venue 27) please send an email to with the subject line “Halcyon Youth contest” by 7pm on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

The Cage – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to your choice to the 7pm show on Friday at George Ignatieff Theatre (Venue 6) please send an email to with the subject line “The Cage contest” by 7pm on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

Beast – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 11:15pm show on Friday at Factory Studio Theatre (Venue 13) please send an email to with the subject line “Beast contest” by 7pm on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

Theme Park – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to your choice to the 11:30pm show on Friday at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (Venue 10) please send an email to with the subject line “Theme Park contest” by 7pm on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

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

A Different Woman: A True Story of a Texas Childhood

From press releaseA Different Woman: a True Story of a Texas Childhood is a theatrical adaptation of schoolteacher, journalist, and activist Gertrude Beasley’s controversial 1925 autobiography, My First Thirty Years. Published in Paris, it was immediately banned in Europe and the U.S, with over half the copies destroyed in British and American customs offices. To add insult to injury, authorities had her institutionalized for the rest of her life, but fortunately her words are no longer lost to history. Her story is an unvarnished, outspoken, unapologetically cynical and humorous tale of rural Texas told by a woman who grew up in and pulled herself out of a cycle of poverty and abuse to become an outspoken educator, journalist and advocate for women’s rights.

This piece plays at St. Vladimir’s Theatre, 620 Spadina Ave. Performances: July 8 @ 7:00pm, July 10  @ 3:30pm, July 11 @ 10:30pm, July 12 @ 4:30pm, July 13 @ 12:15pm, July 15 @ 4:00pm, July 16 @ 10:30pm.

Halcyon Youth

From press release: Variation Theatre has taken over the playground at the Shaw Street School. Come out to the playground and challenge the students to a game of ball-hockey. The audience will actually participate in the game, with a different prominent member of the Toronto arts community joining the audience team each day. All profits from this show will be returned to the Givins/Shaw Junior Public School, for programs that need funding. Juice boxes will be served at the end of each game, win or lose.

This piece plays at Givins-Shaw Junior Public School, 180 Shaw Street. Performances: July 6th to July 16th, 3 shows per night: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm.

The Cage

From press release: The Cage is a new work developed by the Voices On The Wind ensemble. Building on a script by Dr Valarie Zawilski , professor of Sociology, who was detained at the G20 protests, the performance utilizes a satirical cabaret structure while simultaneously allowing the narrative ‘”inside the cage” to unfold.

This piece plays at George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place. Performances: July 7 @ 6:30 pm, July 8 @ 10:30 pm, July 11 @ 4:30 pm, July 13 @ 4:00 pm, July 14 @ 11:30pm, July 15 @ 7:00 pm, July 17 @ 1:45 pm.

Love, Virtually

From press releaseLove, Virtually is a compelling new work inspired by the outrageous experiences of online daters. Conducting numerous interviews with Toronto singletons and scanning hundreds of dating profiles, playwright Chloë Whitehorn and songwriter Cat Ratusny have crafted a tale that explores the nature of the internet meat market and how we “like” and love, virtually.

This piece plays at Tarragon Theatre Mainstage, 30 Bridgeman Ave. Performances: July 6 @ 10:30pm, July 9 @ 5:15pm, July 11 @ 8:00pm, July 12 @ 3:00pm, July 12 @ 12:00pm, July 15 @ 8:45pm, July 17 @ 5:15pm.


From press release: When a best friend dies, two ex-lovers discover that they have been left with more than just his memories – they also get his goldfish. What starts as an effort to honour their late friend, and follow his unique care-giving instructions for the goldfish, turns into a strange yet enchanting weekend of the unexpected for this ex-couple. BEAST is a touching, off-kilter comedy about what it means to love, lose, and re-discover ourselves.

This piece plays at Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street. Performances: July 8 at 5:30 pm, July 9 at 12:15 pm, July 10 at 9:15 pm, July 12 @ 6:45 pm; July 13 at 8:00 pm; July 15 at 11:15 pm; July 16 at 1:45 pm.

Theme Park

From press release: Climb aboard a comic ride that’s more twisted than a Corkscrew Coaster and darker than the Tunnel of Love during a power outage. Theme Park is a deranged one-man 11-character comedy written & performed by David Jacobson from San Francisco, California; directed by Mark Kenward. It revs up its wild 60-minute ride at the Toronto Fringe Festival July 6th to 17th after being a sold-out hit at last year’s San Francisco Fringe Festival.

This piece plays at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue. Performances: July 7 @ 6:30 p.m., July 9 @ 2:15 p.m., July 10 @ 7:30 p.m., July 11 @ 5:15 p.m., July 13 @ 9:30 p.m., July 14 @ Noon, July 15 @ 11:30 p.m.

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.