From Press Release
THE NEXT STAGE OF DREAMING:
Montreal’s Uncalled For Bring Their Sleeper Hit
Hypnogogic Logic to the Next Stage Theatre Festival
TORONTO WAKE UP! Montreal’s premiere comedy troupe Uncalled For tickle your frontal lobe with their award-winning creation Hypnogogic Logic; an energetic, refreshingly intelligent and endlessly hilarious trip through the world of dreams. The show is one of 8 plays invited to perform at the 2012 Next Stage Theatre Festival, Toronto’s fastest-growing theatre event. Uncalled For Presents: Hypnogogic Logic runs from January 5–15 at the Factory Theatre Mainspace.
The company’s fifth scripted show, Hypnogogic Logic won Uncalled For their second Just For Laughs Award for the best comedy at the Montreal Fringe. The show is a clever, charming and tightly constructed exploration of the hypnogogic; the hallucinatory state between waking and sleeping. In Uncalled For’s rich collective imagination, that mental state becomes an absurd and inspired dreamscape, filled with dictionary preachers, post-apocalyptic cooking shows, ticklish piano teachers and a reincarnated Freddie Mercury.
Hypnogogic Logic has enjoyed a prolonged romance with Toronto: first, it played to a packed crowd at a special one-night-only presentation on the fabled Second City Mainstage in the summer of 2010. Then it had a wildly successful run at the 2011 Toronto Fringe, followed by a slot in the Best of Fringe Uptown. In November, the show was given a Featured Performance at Second City for the 2011 Toronto SketchFest. Each time, the city has proven helpless to the charms of Uncalled For’s witty dreamplay.
This extra-epic remount of Hypnogogic Logic will be a delight for first-timers and for past Hypno-fans alike: Uncalled For has added 15 minutes of all-new material, seamlessly woven into the fabric of the show with their trademark flair for tran sitions. Like in all of Uncalled For’s scripted shows, there are no blackouts or breaks in Hypnogogic Logic; it’s a non-stop stream-of-consciousness joyride, a tour-de-force of inspired writing and electric performances. This fresh take also features Toronto improviser Colin Munch, of brainiac heartthrobs Sexual Tyrannosaurus. He’s stepping in for one of Uncalled For’s writer/performers Mike Hughes, who is on tour as a clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion.
Uncalled For is an improv and sketch comedy troupe who have been performing together for over ten years. Fringe Fest mainstays in both Montreal and Toronto, they have won the Montreal festival’s Best Text Award once and the Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award twice. They have also received the Second City Best Of The Fest Award at the Toronto SketchFest, and have been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Comedic Play. In July 2011 they launched a series of web videos on their new site, WeAreUncalledFor.com.
WHAT: Uncalled For Presents: Hypnogogic Logic at the 2012 Next Stage FestivalĄ´ Appropriate for all ages!
WHERE: Factory Theatre Mainspace 125 Bathurst St. (at Adelaide)
WHO: Uncalled For is Dan Jeannotte, Anders Yates, Matt Goldberg, featuring Colin Munch in place of Matt Hughes.
WHEN: Thu. Jan 5th, 5:00 PM; Fri. Jan 6th, 7:15 PM; Sat. Jan 7th, 9:15 PM; Sun. Jan 8th, 7:15 PM; Tue. Jan 10th, 5:45 PM; Thu. Jan 12th, 6:45 PM; Fri. Jan 13th, 9:15 PM; Sat. Jan 14th, 4:45 PM; Sun. Jan 15th, 9:00 PM; Show is 75mins.
Read Mooney on Theatre’s review of Hypnogogic Logic from the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival.