From Press Release
SKELETONS IN YOUR CLOSET?
Smart Food is a must see!
Everyone has something to hide, a â€œskeleton in the closetâ€, but who actually has a skeleton? Smart Food is a clever, absurdistÂ one act play surrounding FLORENCE and his love-hate relationship with his best friend Frasier, a plastic skeleton.
Smart Food was first performed at the U of T Drama Festival in 2009, collecting two best performance awards as well as best production. In the process of rehearsal Frasier the skeleton has truly become a third cast member, sometimes giving powerful performances and even some diva moments. This production of Smart Food has focused on showing the gears of performance; to let the audience in on the experience. This has allowed the performance to go back to the basics, it isnâ€™t a spectacle because of its bells and whistles; it is a spectacle because of the innate beauty of human interaction played out on stage.
This is Ray-Alan’s second production as the writer and director of a play, having had his play No Wrongs No Rights performed with critical acclaim in London, Ontario. Andy Ingram plays the role of Florence, the angst filled man-child at the center of this play; Andy is accomplished in stage combat with awards to prove it. Playing the role of the older sister Donnie, is Kelsey Jenkins, a young, talented actor, recently finishing a tour with Big Kid Entertainment.
Beyond the absurdity of romancing with a skeleton, Smart Food opens the conversation regarding tuition hikes, the plummeting education system and never changing unemployment crisis in North America that has been a main source conversation of the media today. With a mix of genres of both comedy and drama, Smart Food is a must see this Fringe Festival.
Ray-Alan Productions in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
written & directed by Ray-Alan Cameron
starring Andy Ingram & Kelsey Jenkins
stage managedÂ by Jordan Sharp
Opens July 4 runs to July 14
The Annex Theatre 730 Bathurst Street Toronto, ON M5S 1Z5
July 4, 6:30pm
July 6, 10:30pm
July 8, 8pm
July 11, 12pm
July 12, 9:15pm
July 13, 11:30pm
July 14, 4pm
Ticket Prices: $10 at the door / $11 advanced tickets
Tickets: In person at The Fringe Club @ 581 Bloor St W Â orÂ On-line: fringetoronto.comÂ By phone: (416) 966-1062 x1