Bad Guys Finish First – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


“[E]ven the nicest guy has a devil living inside him…”

From press release:

Backyard Spaceship Productions is pleased to premiere it’s latest play, “Bad Guys Finish First” at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. Meet Baxter Bentley. He is the most successful self-made millionaire in Canada as well as the meanest. He’s made time out of his busy schedule to lead a seminar on how to become a successful human being. Over the course of 60 minutes Baxter gives all his tips and tricks to success while simultaneously charming and insulting the audience. As the seminar progresses, Baxter reveals the difficult choices he had to make in order to achieve the power he has today. But he will surprise the audience as well as himself with just how much he is compelled to share. Bad Guys Finish First is a delightful dark comedy that will pull at your heart strings while keeping you laughing.

“I’ve always been accused of being the classic “nice guy”. But I believe that even the nicest guy has a devil living inside him. So, I wrote a show that allowed my inner devil to come out and play,” says playwright and performer Gavin Williams. Gavin is a British-born, Alberta-raised, Toronto newbie. He previously wrote and starred in “An Informative Guide on How to Mate”, which taught hapless humans on how to procreate, and “An Informative Guide on How to Climb the Corporate Ladder” – which won best play at the Alberta one-act play festival and later went on to be performed at the Edmonton Fringe Festival in 2010.

Bad Guys Finish First, presented by Backyard Spaceship Productions (in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival) plays the following dates at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (16 Ryerson Avenue):

  • Friday, July 5, 2013 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 6, 2013 – 12:30pm
  • Sunday, July 7, 2013 – 9:15pm
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – 6:00pm
  • Thursday, July 11, 2013 – 8:45pm
  • Friday, July 12, 2013 – 12:30pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 2:45pm

Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door, or purchased in advance at 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.