From Press Release
(Grandma died at the potluck, but the meatballs were just delicious!)
A (VERY) dark comedy
featuring Peter Spence as THE STORYTELLER
Siblings decide to hold a potluck in order to murder their grandmother, who was asleep in the backseat of the car their parents crashed in. Unfortunately, their pompous half-brother is also attending, and killing Ethyl becomes more difficult than they had expected.
See how Ethyl dies in this dark comedy about storytelling, triviality, and organized dining events.
PCF presents the World Premiere of WAYS TO KILL ETHYL, a pitch black comedy by Grayson Moore at Factory Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival July 5-15, 2012. Tickets are available beginning June 15 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.
WAYS TO KILL ETHYL features Genie-nominated stage and screen actor Peter Spence (Unfinished Business, The Bay Boy, Crazy Moon, The Truth About Alex, One Week) as The Storyteller, returning to the Toronto Stage for the first time in 20 years.
The murderous siblings are played by actor, photographer, and filmmaker Krista Hovsepian (The Fear Project, Studio Players/MT Space; The Demonstrator, Toronto Fringe 2011; The Listener, CTV; The Chameleon, Fearless Entertainment), stand-up comedian Tyler Champagne (Pair of Frays), and mad philosopher Jeff Ulrich (Out of the Blue).
And then of course there is doomed Ethyl: Susan Q. Wilson (Islands, draft89 collective; After Mrs. Rochester, After Magritte, Alumnae Theatre; Reflections, New Ideas Festival).
Up-and-coming playwright/director Grayson Moore is a screenwriter, story editor and award-winning filmmaker completing his degree in filmmaking at Ryerson University.
Production Designer Thea Hollatz (Memory Tree Productions) is similarly multi-talented, winning first place at the 2011 Ryerson Focus Film Festival, among other awards.
Producer Sara Bortolon-Vettor is a singer/songwriter for Toronto-based band The Folk and a Ryerson Radio and Television Arts School of Media student when she isn’t keeping the PCF crew in line.
For every WAYS TO KILL ETHYL, there has to be somebody who gets hurt. At least, that’s how the old saying goes. Unfortunately for Ethyl, not everybody stays full of life.
Ethyl will die, this July. That much is certain. The question is: How?
(The rest of the cast and crew hope a new Ethyl with half as much talent and wit as Susan can be found following Ethyl’s death on Opening Night)
More information is available via waystokillethyl.tumblr.com
Show information for WAYS TO KILL ETHYL:
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto.
Thu July 5 – 6:30pm (Opening)
Sat July 7 – 11:00pm
Mon July 9 – 1:00pm
Wed July 11 – 7:30pm
Fri July 13 – 9:15pm
Sat July 14 – 12:30pm
Sun July 15 – 3:30pm (Closing)
Please note there is absolutely no latecomer seating.