Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Saturday, July 14th

As the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival is quickly coming to a close, there are only a few more chances left to join in the fun. And what better way to end the festival with a good friend and Fringe for Free! Here’s your chance to win two free tickets to one of the following FIVE shows. Enter to win for any or all the shows you’d like to see! Here are the five shows that are we are giving away tickets for on Saturday, July 14th, 2012.

The shows are: 

Charlie’s Having a Baby – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 12:30pm show at The Annex Theatre (Venue 5) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Charlie’s Having a Baby contest” by 7pm on Friday, July 13th, 2012.

The No Bull$#!% History of Canada – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:00pm show at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (Venue 11) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “The No Bull$#!% History of Canada contest” by 7pm on Friday, July 13th, 2012.

Camp Shecky – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 2:00pm show at the Honest Ed’s Parking Lot (Venue 18) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Camp Shecky contest” by 7pm on Friday, July 13th, 2012.

Linda & Jason – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 2:45pm show at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (Venue 11) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Linda & Jason contest” by 7pm on Friday, July 13th, 2012.

Honour Killings – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:45pm show at the The Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse (Venue 8) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Honour Killings contest” by 7pm on Friday, July 13th, 2012.

See below for details on each show, how the contest works:

Charlie’s Having a Baby

From press release: Two down-on-their-luck friends invent a harebrained scheme to swindle money from their Nana – which includes a pregnancy and overnight make-over! But their plan quickly snowballs into a hilarious web of lies and deceit as they try desperately to prove that CHARLIE’S HAVING A BABY.

CHARLIE’S HAVING A BABY features performances by Patricia McPherson (Degrassi – The Next Generation, Flashpoint, Dan for Mayor) and newcomer Ruth Goodwin (Cellar Hotel, Chicken Coop Theatre/Fringe 2011). CHARLIE’S HAVING A BABY is written and directed by Promise Productions’ Artistic Director Deon Denton (Pieces of Me), who also plays Nana.

This piece plays at The Annex Theatre. Performances: July 13 6:15 PM, July 14 12:30 PM, July 15 3:30 PM

The No Bull$#!% History of Canada

From press release: 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.

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).

This piece plays at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. Performances: July 12 6:15 PM, July 13 5:15 PM, July 14 1:00 PM

Camp Shecky

From press release: Grab a seat on the big yellow school bus where the quirky staff ofCamp Schecky awaits. As the bus drives through the streets of Toronto, you become the camper and the drama of the camp staff unfolds. Teaming up with the Second City Training Center, the story of Camp Schecky was developed collaboratively by the entire ensemble through character work and improvisation. The ensemble benefits from having first hand camp experiences, which makes Camp Schecky ring true to nostalgic summer evenings; in transit from the beach, or headed back to camp after that first canoe trip.

The Camp Schecky cast consists of Allison Brennan, a theatre and film actor whose credits include performances at the American Conservatory Theatre; the California Shakespeare Company and film and television actor Troy Blundell who recently portrayed Brian “Killer” Kilrea in the CBC miniseries “The Don Cherry Story II: The Wrath of Grapes” alongside Jarred Keeso and Steven McHatt; Steve Boleantu, part of the sketch comedy troupe Frenzy which has performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater NY, Second City Toronto, and the Just for Laughs Showcase.

This piece plays at the Honest Ed’s Parking Lot. Performances: July 12 7:30 PM, July 13 10:00 PM, July 14 2:00 PM, July 14 3:00 PM, July 15 2:00 PM, July 15 3:00 PM

Linda & Jason

From press release: Linda, 26 moves into her dead Grandmother’s house to clean up before selling it. Realizing she’s still where she was a decade ago she starts dating Jason, 17. This play tackles not being where you think you should be and realizing the garbage in your life isn’t junk and maybe’s more valuable than you think. It’s a romantic comedy about two people growing up together.

Coffeehouse Theatre is an emerging-artist founded company originally from Montreal. Their previous works include; “The Underpants” by Steve Martin – A Play in 72 Hours, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde & “We Can Change Your Bandages” By Adam Hunter Collier – presented at the 2012 Canstage Festival of Ideas & Creation.

This piece plays at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. Performances: July 12 8:00 PM, July 14 2:45 PM, July 15 5:45 PM

Honour Killings

From press release: A modern tragedy about family violence and a displaced sense of home, HONOUR KILLINGS is a play with immediate socio-political and culturally relevant content. Four women are drowned after bringing “dishonour” to their family in this tale of people caught between cultures and a household taught that “family is priority”.

Playwright Harvey Markowitz, winner of a CBC-TV script contest, “Mara Ad Mara”, and our Rewriter, Caroline Azar, lead singer of “She Said Boom: Fifth Column” 2012 Hot Docs – “NNNN” from NOW, worked with director Stevie Jay, to craft this play into being a slice of tragic reality. The actors joining that journey include Supinder Wraich (a supporting lead in “Textuality” opposite Jason Lewis (“Sex in The City), and Eric McCormick of “Will and Grace”), Reza Sholeh (lead “Lost Journey” North American theatrical release April 2011), and Lise Cormier of CBC Radio’s award-winning “Backbencher”.

This piece plays at the The Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse. Performances: July 14 8:45 PM, July 15 1:45 PM

Contest Rules: 
(these will remain the same for each Fringe contest, so take the time to read the list once and you’ll be set)

  • The only acceptable form of entry for the contest is by email, sent to contests@mooneyontheatre.com (Mooney on Theatre will never use your email address for anything other than to reply to the specific contest you entered, and we certainly would never sell it or anything like that)
  • Each show counts as its own contest, and each entry must be in a separate email. So, if 5 shows are giving tickets away on a given day, and you want to try for each of them, then you need to send 5 emails.
  • Entrants must be available on the day and time listed in the contest. The tickets are available for that showing only, and cannot be transferred to another date.
  • The winning entrants will be chosen by a random drawing.
  • Winners will be notified by email by 9pm on the day of contest closing and need to confirm their attendance 10am AT THE LATEST the following morning so that their names can be given to the theatre company for tickets to be set aside.
  • Photo I.D. may be required to claim the winning tickets.
  • Tickets must be picked up 60 to 30 minutes before show time at the venue box office. The box office reserves the right to release any tickets not picked up 15 minutes before show time.
  • We ask that all winners provide us with a quick blurb on what they thought of the show, either in the comments section of the press release on Mooney on Theatre, or if it has already been reviewed by Mooney on Theatre in the comments section of that.