From Press Release
ENGLAND is the play on the “fringe” of Fringe: both literally and figuratively
ENGLAND is a quirky yet intellectual site-specific play, teetering right on the edge of the Fringe
boundary. Audience members who make the trip to 401 Richmond can expect a unique theatrical
experience: art tour meets existential drama.
The 2012 Fringe production marks the Toronto Premiere of Tim Crouch’s critically-acclaimed play for art galleries. Two art gallery “guides” lead audience members on a tour of the historically rich art space of 401 Richmond—formerly a factory producing lithography on tin ware (which remain part of the ceiling in the building to this day).
The guides share a narrative and the audience is asked to piece together the information and draw their own conclusions, much in the way one creates their own interpretation of a piece of fine art in an exhibit.
Physically, the audience is led throughout the building—from church doors to an indoor aviary to
remarkable views of downtown Toronto. Emotionally, the audience is led on a journey of love, loss, and determination.
ENGLAND is performed by friends Jenna Turk and Celeste Percy-Beauregard, Ottawa natives who met while completing a BFA in Acting at University of Windsor.
SoCo Productions www.SoCoTheatre.com
in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
written by Tim Crouch
directed by Celeste Percy-Beauregard
featuring Jenna Turk and Celeste Percy-Beauregard
Opens July 5 runs to July 14
401 Richmond (at Richmond and Spadina)
July 5, 6:00 pm
July 6, 6:00 pm
July 12, 6:00 pm
July 13, 6:00 pm
July 14, 5:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $10 at the door, $11 in advance.
Tickets: Available at the door (first come first served), or by phone: 416-966-1062 x1 or online: www.fringetoronto.com