(Don’t Splash) Shelley Rae – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From Press Release

but she is not your maid by any means.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Come and see a glimpse of Shelley Rae! Discovered near shark-infested Cuban waters, this mermaid is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Please remember: DO NOT water her, DO NOT feed her, and certainly DO NOT indulge her—unless you are parched with curiosity and willing to pay the price.


(Don’t Splash) Shelley Rae is an interactive and unique theatre piece that absolutely depends on the audience to propel the narrative. Luxuriating in a pink kiddy pool in the middle of an 8’ x 8’ shed, Shelley Rae is ready to answer all your questions! Do you want to know how a mermaid speaks English? How mermaids reproduce? What are the hopes and dreams of a mermaid lost on land? The conversation depends on you! Stop by to see this unique immersive theatre project being performed at The Fringe Club. But a word of caution, Shelley Rae has her own agenda and sadly, due to her covetous nature, unrefined language, and bestial appearance, children are not permitted.


Written by Jaime Hernandez Lujan and directed by Nicholas Potter, (Don’t Splash) Shelley Rae is Vertebrae, Undone’s inaugural production. The two have collaborated on two previous productions: Pearl in a Pink Dress for Theatre Erindale’s Beck Festival, and, more recently, the award winning Marianne, Are You Asleep? for the 2013 University of Toronto Drama Festival which took home three prizes, one being Best Production.


Starring Kaitlyn Alexander. The three are currently enrolled in the Theatre and Drama Studies joint program at UTM/Sheridan and will all be appearing in Theatre Erindale’s upcoming 2013/2014 season. Kaitlyn Alexander has recently appeared as Mistress Quince in Theatre Erindale’s smash-hit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


(Don’t Splash) Shelley Rae, the once in a lifetime experience pulled straight from a storybook more grim than Grimm.


Vertebrae, Undone
in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

(Don’t Splash) Shelley Ray

Written by Jaime Hernandez Lujan

Directed by Nicholas Potter

Starring Kaitlyn Alexander


Opens  JULY 3rd to JULY 13th, 2013

THE FRINGE CLUB, 581 Bloor Street West, Toronto



July 3rd, 9:00pm, 9:25pm, 9:50pm

July 5th, 9:00pm, 9:25pm, 9:50pm

July 6th, 2:30pm

July 7th, 9:00pm, 9:25pm, 9:50pm

July 8th, 7:00pm, 7:25pm, 7:50pm

July 9th, 3:30pm, 3:55pm, 4:20pm

July 10th, 7:00pm, 7:25pm, 7:50pm

July 11th, 9:00pm, 9:25pm, 9:50pm

July 12th, 7:00pm, 7:25pm, 7:50pm

July 13th, 2:30pm, 2:55pm, 3:20pm


All AlleyPlays are PWYC. Seating limited but frequent. 


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