Urge For Going – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From press release:
Quality Slippers - Urge for Going Toronto Fringe Updated

Quality Slippers Productions Proudly Presents:

Urge For Going:
A multidisciplinary puppet play inspired by the songs of Joni Mitchell

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – In Joni Mitchell’s own hometown, we meet Carey Anderson a thirteen year old girl with long hair and a big smile. She never leaves home without her ukulele, and while she doesn’t have many friends is never lonely. Carey has a wild runaway imagination – her best friend is a fox, and dreams of moving to Toronto to be a busker, and later to California to follow in her idols footsteps. Conceptually this piece explores the nature of being an artist that is inspired by a place that often one must leave in order to succeed. As Canadians, why do we so often have to run away from the places we treasure, that inspire us most?

Urge For Going aims to transcend the boundaries of traditional theatre by incorporating projected animation, original songs, puppetry, and image based sequences to create live music videos. This piece is intended for an audience of all ages – from those who grew up listening to Mitchell on the radio, to younger audiences discovering the magic of this music for the first time. Developed with the assistance of a creation grant from The Canada Council for the Arts, the play is a wonderland / down-the-rabbit-hole tale for modern times.

Written by bekky O’Neil
Directed by bekky O’Neil & Keith Del Principe
Produced by Keith Del Principe
Dramaturged by Robin Sharp
Animations by bekky O’Neil &  Keith Del Principe
With Music by Ronley Teper & Ben Hermann
Puppets built by  bekky O’Neil & Keith Del Principe
Performed by bekky O’Neil, Cloe Verreault-Bouchard,  Sam Silversides, Justin Linds & Robin Sharp
Stage Managed by Claire Hughes

Toronto Fringe Festival
Tarragon Theatre Mainspace | 30 Bridgeman Ave

Thursday, July 4, 2013 – 6:30pm

Saturday, July 6, 2013 – 1:45pm

Monday, July 8, 2013 – 4:30pm

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – 9:15pm

Thursday, July 11, 2013 – 4:00pm

Friday, July 12, 2013 – 5:15pm

Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 1:45pm

“This show is worth seeing for the incredible, magical design alone.”
Bloody Underrated (Blog), June 19, 2013

“This is a story of trying to grow up too fast that hits the right notes.”
Chris Zacchia, Forget The Box, June 20, 2013

“Go with Carey ‘into the blue’ and see what you can stir up to make your own dreams come true, right here.”
Janis Kirshner, Charlebois Post Canada, June 19, 2013

“Mitchell fans won’t want to miss this poignant mix of music, visual art, puppetry (a friendly fox) and storytelling.”
Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette, June 21, 2013