Radio :30 – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


From press release:

the night kitchen presents the Dora, Chalmers, and Canadian Comedy Award winning

“Radio :30” July 3 – 13, 2013 at the Toronto Fringe!

Written & performed by Chris Earle
Directed by Shari Hollett

The hit dark comedy returns to the Toronto Fringe (where it premiered), and then embarks on a national Fringe tour to Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver!

In Radio :30, a veteran “voice guy” named Ron (Chris Earle) is recording a 30 second radio ad with the help of his faithful recording engineer Mike (Paul Constable). Between takes, Ron shares the tricks of his trade with the audience, inadvertently revealing how the polished dishonesty of his profession has infected his personal life. Haunted by his conscience, Ron’s silver tongue begins to betray him…

“A powerful tale of betrayal and deceit. Ron is a 21st century Willy Loman created and performed to unsettling perfection by Chris Earle”  – The NY Times             

“Wickedly funny, unexpectedly moving” – The New York Sun

“NNNNN – One of the funniest shows of the Fringe, Radio :30 is also one of the most moving.” – NOW Magazine

And in a special twist, the role of “Mike”, the unseen recording engineer, will be played by a different actor in each city:

Toronto: Paul Constable (Second City), Calgary: Trevor Leigh (Theatre Calgary) Edmonton: Dana Andersen (Second City, Die-Nasty) Winnipeg and Vancouver: Sam Earle (Degrassi)

“Radio :30” is once again directed by Shari Hollett, with Lighting Design by Jennifer Stobart, and Sound Design by Bob Derkach.

Produced by the night kitchen.
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Twitter – @Radio30fringe

Toronto Fringe July 3-14, 2013
VENUE: Tarragon Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Ave

Wed    July 3    @ 7:00 pm
Fri       July 5    @ 1:15 pm
Sun     July 7    @ 4:45 pm
Tue      July 9    @ 5:15 pm
Thur     July 11   @ 9:45 pm
Fri        July 12    @ 7:00 pm
Sat       July 13   @ 2:15 pm

Tickets:  $10. Avail. at Venue one hour prior to show time – cash sales only.

Advance tickets: $11. on sale June 17th, purchase online: or 416-966-1062, ext 1.

In Person: During the Festival, Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St W).

Photo by John Scully.