From press release
There are two sides to every story. Molly Jacobs is caught in the Grey Ground in between.
Toronto – (June 7, 2012) Molly (Caitie Graham) has attacked someone. She is a loner, a loser, and now a monster. Pushed to the point where only primal instinct remains, on what side will she find herself in a world where everyone listens, but no one really sees?
Beasts of the Theatre is an emerging collective focused on the exploration of human triumph through social struggle, and is ready to rattle the cages of convention at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival with the world premiere production of Grey Ground. Blending traditional dialogue based theatre with choreographed movement and physical storytelling, this captivating new play examines the animal that lives inside all of us, and for its writer Lindsay Finnie, acts as a vessel for personal healing and is a reflection of the strength of action she wished she had had.
Significant members of the company include Fringe returnee Adam Pellerine (Director), last seen at Blyth Festival, Lindsay Finnie (Writer), Spilled Coffee and Broken Walls, Shanda Bezic (Tori) last seen in The Listener (CTV), Nikita (CTV), Flashpoint (CTV), David Ferry and Daniel MacIvor‘s new play Inside, and Caitie Graham (Molly) last seen in Jean Anouilh’s Antigone as the title role and Lady Anne in Shakespeare’s Richard III at Ryerson University.
Beasts of the Theatre’s Grey Ground takes the typical anti-bullying campaign one step further. It explores not only the issue of bullying within the confined stigma of a school hall, but the power it represents, the hurt from both sides, and how all of us, no matter what age, can be taken over by its forces.
There is a beast inside all of us, the question is – will you let it roar?
in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival presents:
Written by Lindsay Finnie, Directed by Adam Pellerine
Featuring: Caitie Graham, Ryan Bainbridge, Shanda Bezic, Julie Nolke, Blue Bigwood-Mallin,
and Sam Coyle
Stage managed by Meredith Henry
Opening July 5th, 2012
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
79 A. St. George Street, Toronto ON
July 5, 10:30pm
July 6, 3:00pm
July 8, 5:00pm
July 9, 4:30pm
July 10, 8:15pm
July 12, 2:00pm
July 13, 7:00pm
Box Office: 416-966-1065 extension 1 | www.fringetoronto.com
Tickets $10 regular | $11 advanced Sales | Group Sales also available.
Tickets available June 15 – July 15
Recommended for ages 16 and up | Approximately 90 Minutes