From Press Release
The House of Style gives Canadian History its BALLS back.
Kyle Allatt believes not only is the truth stranger than fiction, but also that truth is funnier and more interesting. As a child he was required to make his family tree as a class project. He somewhat misunderstood the scope of said project and in the course of his research (which now reached back into the 15th Century) he discovered he was related to Charles Tupper, a former Prime Minister.
20 years later, Allatt decided to look his prestigious relative up and what he discovered was fascinating. Tupper was not only Canada’s shortest termed PM at only 69 days, but also by far, Canada’s WORST, or at the very least, funniest, Prime Minister.
While the original piece was going to be solely about Tupper, Allatt’s further research allowed him to collect other interesting and whimsical stories throughout Canadian History. Collection in hand he has now woven together the hour of nonstop educational hilarity that is The No Bull$#!% History of Canada. This comedic romp through Canada’s History comes to Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace as part of the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival.
Kyle Allatt has been actor for the past 25 years. He had spent 4 years writing and performing with the Montreal sketch comedy troupe “The Dancing Cock Brothers” (2006-2010), co-hosts 2 Montreal podcasts “The Gung Horse Podcast” and “Rock Over London, Rock on Chicago” and has been featured in many commercials, television shows and films over the years (including bit parts in “Secret Window” (2004) opposite Johnny Depp and “Source Code” (2011) with Jake Gyllenhaal). Allatt has always been interested in comedy, history and the notion of failure as it relates to historical events.
The No Bull$#!% History of Canada
Written and performed by Kyle Allatt
Produced by Danielle A. Caddell
Playing as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival 2012.
“…highly enlightening as well as hilarious.”
– Pat Donnelly, The Gazette
Dates & Times:
Wednesday, July 4th 6:30pm
Friday, July 6th 1:15pm
Sunday, July 8th 9:45pm
Monday, July 9th 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 10th 10:15pm
Thursday, July 12th 6:15pm
Friday, July 13th 5:15pm
Saturday, July 14th 1:00pm
General Admission: $10
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
16 Ryerson Avenue
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