Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Sunday, July 7th

The first weekend of 2013 Toronto Fringe is here! Now is arguably the best time to go out and see some Fringe shows before everybody tries to go the second weekend and tickets become scarce. And, what better way to go to a Fringe show than for free!? As you know from previous years we like to spread the love during Fringe and invite our readers to participate in contests for a pair of FREE Fringe tickets to different shows every day of the festival. So enter a contest and Fringe for Free! Here are the FIVE shows that are we are giving away tickets for on Sunday, July 7th, 2013.

The shows are: 

The Final Trick of a Shoddy Magician – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 4:00pm show at The Annex Theatre (Venue 5) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Shoddy Magician contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 6th, 2013.

Making Love With Espresso – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 2:15pm show at the Robert Gill Theatre (Venue 9) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Espresso contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 6th, 2013.

The Adversary – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 3:00pm show at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space (Venue 2) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Adversary contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 6th, 2013.

Sour Grapes – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 4:00pm show at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (Venue 10) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Sour Grapes contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 6th, 2013.

The Nature of a Bullet – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:00pm show at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (Venue 11) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Bullet contest” by 7pm on Saturday, July 6th, 2013.

See below for details on each show, how the contest works:

The Final Trick of a Shoddy Magician

From press release: 

In this show, we treat the audience to a character born out of sketch comedy and perfected using influences from clown and vaudeville style physical theatre. We take you back to Toronto in the 1920’s. Our play within a play follows the comeback show of our hero, The Great Operatini. Watch him attempt his most daring trick and see that his moniker “The Shoddy Magician” is absolutely not an understatement!

This piece plays at the Annex Theatre. Performances: FRI JULY 5, 1:15 PM; SUN JULY 7, 4:00 PM; WED JULY 10, 12:00 PM; THU JULY 11, 9:15 PM; FRI JULY 12, 8:00 PM; SUN JULY 14, 12:00 PM


Making Love With Espresso

From press release: 

A young man tries to navigate his way through the dating rules of the gay community and the rituals of his Italian heritage in MAKING LOVE WITH ESPRESSO, the exciting debut work by local playwright and performer Lorenzo Pagnotta which premieres at the Toronto Fringe Festival July 3-14!

It’s a unique take on the coming-out story, as the author presents a quasi-autobiographical journey as a young Italian-Canadian growing up in the Prairies and finding himself and his community through virtual connections with other gay men, which leads to a real trip around the world!

This piece plays at the Robert Gill Theatre. Performances: SAT JULY 6, 5:45 PM; SUN JULY 7, 2:15 PM; WED JULY 10, 7:45 PM; THU JULY 11, 3:30 PM; SAT JULY 13, 3:30 PM; SUN JULY 14, 1:00 PM

The Adversary

From press release: 

How is justice brought to the street people, addicts and prostitutes who don’t call the police?

Andrew Bailey, comedian and nebbish, faced questions like this every day he was caretaker of an inner city church. He answers them in his latest monologue, The Adversary, part of the 2013 Toronto Fringe.

This piece plays at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space. Performances: FRI JULY 5, 7:30 PM; SUN JULY 7, 3:00 PM; MON JULY 8, 9:00 PM; TUE JULY 9, 3:30 PM; THU JULY 11, 7:00 PM; FRI JULY 12, 3:30 PM; SAT JULY 13, 5:15 PM

 

Sour Grapes

From press release: 

The Aft End in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents Sour Grapes, a dark new comedy written by Allan Turner and based on his experiences as a suicide survivor. Sour Grapes marks the first time Turner (otherwise known as Mullet, Toronto’s hit zombie clown) and director Bruce Hunter have worked together in their respective roles – although they have collaborated previously. 

Sour Grapes takes an artful approach to its serious subject matter by combining a cast of all-new clown and bouffon characters — including a new one for Turner — with physical comedy and word play. In addition to Allan Turner as Coyote, the lead “trickster,” Sour Grapes features Dave McKay as Spider; Chloe Payne as Clown and Darryl Pring as Doctor. Andrea Ouellette stage manages.

This piece plays at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace. Performances: FRI JULY 5, 11:00 PM; SUN JULY 7, 4:00 PM; MON JULY 8, 8:45 PM; TUE JULY 9, 4:30 PM; THU JULY 11, 7:00 PM; FRI JULY 12, 6:15 PM; SAT JULY 13, 12:00 PM

 

The Nature of a Bullet

From press release: 

The Nature of a Bullet is about Dave. Well, Dave… and his co-workers. His father. His boss. And a brief stint with the law. Written and performed by Nick Dipchand, this play follows one man’s potential rise to the top in a world somewhat foreign to the arts: the corporation.

This piece plays at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. Performances: SAT JULY 6, 1:30 PM; SUN JULY 7, 8:00 PM; MON JULY 8, 5:45 PM; WED JULY 10, 8:15 PM; THU JULY 11, 1:00 PM; FRI JULY 12, 3:30 PM; SUN JULY 14, 4:00 PM

 

Contest Rules: 
(these will remain the same for each Fringe contest, so take the time to read the list once and you’ll be set)

  • The only acceptable form of entry for the contest is by email, sent to contests@mooneyontheatre.com (Mooney on Theatre will never use your email address for anything other than to reply to the specific contest you entered, and we certainly would never sell it or anything like that)
  • Each show counts as its own contest, and each entry must be in a separate email. So, if 5 shows are giving tickets away on a given day, and you want to try for each of them, then you need to send 5 emails.
  • Entrants must be available on the day and time listed in the contest. The tickets are available for that showing only, and cannot be transferred to another date.
  • The winning entrants will be chosen by a random drawing.
  • Winners will be notified by email by 9pm on the day of contest closing and need to confirm their attendance 10am AT THE LATEST the following morning so that their names can be given to the theatre company for tickets to be set aside.
  • Photo I.D. may be required to claim the winning tickets.
  • Tickets must be picked up 60 to 30 minutes before show time at the venue box office. The box office reserves the right to release any tickets not picked up 15 minutes before show time.
  • We ask that all winners provide us with a quick blurb on what they thought of the show, either in the comments section of the press release on Mooney on Theatre, or if it has already been reviewed by Mooney on Theatre in the comments section of that.