SOLO: A BOY’S JOURNEY – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From Press Release:

img_5690Red Canoe Studio and Raccoon Productions present SOLO: A BOY’S JOURNEY, a one-man show about male rites of passage created by Jerry Brodey and Robert Morgan, playing July 4-14, 2013 at Tarragon Extra Space as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Inspired by a true story, SOLO: A BOY’S JOURNEYexplores the nature of violence, gender and racism and ways to offer hope to today’s youth. Tickets are available beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

Two teens in crisis. A nervous social worker. Can anything save them from themselves on this foray into sacred Native land? Welcome to SOLO: A BOY’S JOURNEY, by Toronto-based Red Canoe Studio. A melding of myth and personal history, SOLO tells the tale of two teens in trouble with the law who come together on a canoe trip with their social worker in Canada’s North. This journey leads the boys away from their chaotic childhood and into a world that is both frightening and life-changing. Add a loud-mouthed raccoon trickster and you have a combination of high drama and sharp humour that keeps this one-man show balanced on the edge.

SOLO: A BOY’S JOURNEY features Juno Award nominated performer, songwriter and youth activist Jerry Brodey (Like a Ripple on the Water & Family PieCommunity Builders Youth Leadership). Directed by Robert Morgan (co-creator, The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine; Children’s Peace Theatre; Roseneath Theatre). Assistant-directed and stage managed by Kim Brodey (co-creator of Red Canoe Studio, singer and actor).Mask Design by Teodoro Dragonieri (The Traveling Salesman and his Magical Suitcase of Desires; Funeral For Clowns; artistic director Zanni Arte). Lighting Design by Andrea Nelson (A Midsummer Night’s Dream,Theatre @ York; The Shape of Things, Theatre Bassaris; Solferino, Rogue and Peasant Theatre). 

Red Canoe Studio was founded in 2007 when Kim and Jerry Brodey renovated an old cider house behind their home in Toronto’s East End. Red Canoe Studio is a resource for community events, healing arts programs, personal growth, mentoring services as well as a creative place where people gather for ceremonies, peace circles, salons, guest lecturers, concerts, social justice workshops, movement classes, qigong sessions and more. SOLO: A BOY’S JOURNEY is Red Canoe Studio’s first Toronto Fringe Festival production.

More info is available via www.redcanoestudio.com.

Show information for SOLO: A BOY’S JOURNEY:

Venue: Tarragon Extra Space
30 Bridgman Ave Toronto (one block north of Dupont & two blocks east of Bathurst). 
Performances: Thurs July 4 – 11:00pm
Sat July 6 – 5:15pm
Sun July 7 – 1:15pm
Wed July 10 – 11:00pm
Thurs July 11 – 8:45pm
Sat July 13 – 7:00pm
Sun July 14 – 1:45pm 
Please note there is absolutely no latecomer seating. 
Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only) 
Or $11 in advance ($9 + $2 SC, Visa or Mastercard)
beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062 ext. 1