Wow. We’re here already. The last contests post for the last day of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival!
This is your last chance to win a pair of free tickets to a Fringe show.
You can enter to win a pair of tickets to one of 5 final show (or enter all 5, who knows, maybe you’ll win an entire day of free Fringing. The shows up for grabs for Sunday are:
Through the Tulips, To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1pm show at the Factory Studio Theatre (Venue 13) please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Through the Tulips contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
MonaRita, To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:45pm show at Bathurst Street Theatre (Venue 3) please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MonaRita contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
Bloom, To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 3:30pm show at Bathurst Street Theatre (Venue 3) please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Bloom contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
Radioactive Drag Queens from the Year 3000, To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 5:15PM show at Factory Theatre Mainspace (Venue 12) please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Radioactive Drag Queens contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
We Few They Many, To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7pm show at Factory Theatre Mainspace (Venue 12) please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “We Few They Many contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
See below for details on each show, how the contest works:Through the Tulips
From press release: Initially written in 2008 for a playwriting course at New York University,Through The Tulips received an Honourable Mention from the 2008 New Works of Merit Playwrighting Contest.
The story focuses on Noam and Celia, who meet serendipitously in a tulip garden in Toronto. Though Noam thinks his supernatural abilities are made possible through the tulips, Celia’s grandmotherly encouragement and Yiddish witticisms guide Noam to understand the full extent of his gifts.
This piece plays at Factory Studio Theatre. Performances: July 6 at 7:00pm; July 9 at 2:00pm; July 10 at 11:00pm; July 13 at 9:45pm; July 15 at 12:15pm; July 16 at 8:45pm; July 17 at 1:00pm.
From press release: MonaRita is the hilariously surreal story of two close friends at a crossroads. After Mona becomes a mother, she loses herself— and the greatest friendship of her life is in danger of being lost when best friend Rita breaks it off to make a new life without her. Will Mona let Rita go? Can Rita exist without Mona? Isn’t love supposed to last forever?
MonaRita was directed by award-winning filmmaker Sherry White and features some of Newfoundland’s most talented and accomplished actors, Sara Tilley and Ruth Lawrence.
This piece plays at Bathurst Street Theatre. Performances: July 8 at 5:15pm; July 9 at 7:30pm; July 12 at 9:00pm; July 13 at Noon; July 14 at 11:00pm; July 16 at 5:45pm; July 17 at 1:45pm.
From press release: On May 14, 1946 Louis Slotin, a Canadian physicist in the Los Alamos research facility, was conducting a nuclear experiment towards the continued mass production of atomic weaponry. Perhaps by accident, perhaps on purpose, two halves of the atomic core connected and unleashed a hard blast of radiation throughout the lab.
Louis’ quick and agile thinking saved his nine colleagues: it did not save him.
This piece plays at Bathurst Street Theatre. Performances: July 7 at 7:00pm; July 8 at 1:45pm; July 10 at 5:15pm; July 12 at 10:45pm; July 14 at Noon; July 15 at 9:15pm; July 17 at 3:30pm.
From press release: Radioactive Drag Queens from the Year 3000 promises to be the most fabulous and campy sci-fi comedy at the 2011 Fringe! It tells the story of Mademoiselle Betty Croquet, a struggling present-day drag queen who confronts her deepest fears when she’s visited by time-travelling radioactive colleagues from the future.
The show combines two campy worlds – drag queen shows, and 1950s science fiction movies – in a zany, mad-cap comedy with plenty of twists and turns, including an evil saboteur, cases of mistaken identity, and a nuclear-powered robot drag queen who finds love in all the wrong places.
This piece plays at Factory Theatre Mainspace. Performances: July 8 at 8:45pm; July 9 at 3:30pm; July 10 at 10:30pm; July 12 at 3:00pm; July 13 at 1:45pm; July 14 at 7:30pm; July 17 at 5:15pm.
From press release: A group of Toronto based activists come together during the G20 of 2010. As the events of the summit unfold, so do the personal lives of those involved. This is a story for those of us battling what it means to be young, to desire a future, a family without the foundation of a career or a plan. What it is to be of a media obsessed and politically apathetic generation. What it is to seek justice and change in the midst of a conservative chaos. Can these five activists make being political “cool” again? Can they change the views of those battling against them during the summit, or will the media win out once again? This story is for those of us that have dreams of a more progressive Canada as we slowly succumb to corporatism and rampant privatization.
This piece plays at Factory Theatre Mainspace. Performances: July 6 at 8:15pm; July 8 at 3:00pm; July 11 at 10:15pm; July 12 at 6:30pm; July 13 at 5:15pm; July 15 at Noon; July 17 at 7:00pm.
(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.