From press release:
COMPELLING MEDICAL HISTORY COMES TO THE FRINGE
IN “A YOUNG LADY’S GUIDE TO VIVISECTION”
Vivisection: (from Latin vivus, “alive” and sectio, “cutting”). Grave-robbing! Cat dissections! Petticoats! Based on a bizarrely true story, this gruesome dramedy follows the Queen’s University medical class of 1884 as they adjust to the first lady students, new scientific ideas, and the marvelously mad world of Victorian medicine.
A Young Lady’s Guide to Vivisection is an edgy, thought-provoking link to the past, devised by emerging artists. We developed the show through an intensive research and devising process, searching through hospital records and 100-year-old journal entries. Our young and talented cast and crew are well equipped to deal with scholarly subjects – they are Queen’s and Brock University recent graduates and students.
The show examines the very Victorian notion of “progress”, both in the operating room and society, balancing comedy and drama with a healthy dose of historical fun!
Empty Box Theatre Company in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
A Young Lady’s Guide to Vivisection
By the Company
Directed by: Keavy Lynch
Cast: Andrew Berghout, Robert Elliott, Signy Lynch, Alex Olley, Jonathan Phillips, Reece Presley, Samantha Wymes
Opens July 4th runs to July 14th
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79A St. George St.
(Run time 90 minutes)
July 4th @ 10:30 pm
July 6th @ 5:15 pm
July 8th @ 6:45 pm
July 9th @ 12:45 pm
July 10th @1:45 pm
July 13th @ 8:45 pm
July 14th @ 1:45 pm
Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer
At-the-door tickets: $10
At-the-door tickets are available at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse starting one hour prior to show time – cash sales only.
Advance tickets: $11
50% of tickets are available for sale in advance.
Advance tickets go on sale June 15th, 2013.
Purchase online: fringetoronto.com.
By Phone: 416-966-1062, ext 1.
In Person: During the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St W).