Grey Ground – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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?

Beasts of the Theatre

in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival presents:

“Grey Ground”

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 |

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