Evacuate – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


“Everyone’s either busy or dead.”

From press release:

A dark comedy about the foibles of old age. With a forest fire threatening their home, John and Iris are put on evacuation alert and must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. However, as the fire looms dangerously closer, the couple learns that even in a marriage of over fifty years there are still some secrets that could destroy their lives.

Writer and director Katie Alguire hails from Kelowna; the forest fire capital of British Columbia. Alguire has cleverly dramatised personal experiences to create a uniquely Canadian play. Work-shopped at the Paprika Festival under dramaturge Anna Chatterton the play is premiering at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. 

A young creative team collaborates with veteran actors Tom Bolton and Anne Shepherd to bring what promises to be an intricately layered production.

Evacuate, presented by Rhymes with Orange Productions (in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival) plays the following dates at the Tarragon Extra Space (30 Bridgman Ave):

  • Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:45 p.m
  • Saturday July 6, 2013, 1:45 p.m
  • Monday July 8, 2013, 2:45 p.m
  • Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:30 p.m
  • Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m
  • Friday July 12, 2013, 12:00 p.m
  • Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:45 p.m

Tickets cost $10 and can be bought at the door, or purchased in advance at fringetix.ca or by phone at 416-966-1062, extension 1. Additional fees apply to advance purchases.

Please note that latecomers are never seated at Fringe performances.