TRUE – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Criminal Theatre in association with Aluna Theatre and the Toronto Fringe Festival Presents TRUE by Rosa Labordé

Citizenry Café 982 Queen Street West

July 2-12

Starring: Layne Coleman, Shannon Taylor, Ingrid Doucet, Sabrina Grdevich and Scott McCord

Lights: Trevor Schwellnus Sound: Thomas Ryder-Payne Costumes: Lindsay Walker

Directed by: Rosa Labordé

Criminal Theatre is launching this summer with an exciting new play. In a gorgeous and intimate venue True takes you into the storefront lives of three sisters who are hurled back in time with the unexpected arrival of their estranged father. Inspired by the café where the play is set, King Lear, Ikebana flower arranging, memory loss, quantum multi-verse theory and piano prodigies, the play is a playful, poignant and piercing look into the nature of memory and how it relates to our present. 

True is written and directed by award-winning playwright Rosa Labordé(Leo, Hush, Like Wolves) whose return to the Fringe as a playwright marks her first since her comedic hit Sugar. She was last seen as a director on the festival circuit with her acclaimed production of Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy PlayTrue stars an exceptional ensemble of actors; Layne Coleman (Goodness, The Walls of Africa, Heaven Above, Heaven Below), Shannon Taylor (The Road To Mecca, The Jones Boy, Pride and Prejudice), Ingrid Doucet (Where’s my Money, Melancholy Play, The Happy Woman), Scott McCord (Jump, Hotel Loopy, Naked Hamilton, The Eleventh Hour) and a return to the stage for Sabrina Grdevich (Old Man’s Band, Hamlet, Slings and Arrows, Intelligence).

Criminal Theatre is a new development company committed to supporting writers and creators as they cultivate their original voice. The company’s development strategy will always cater to exactly what the individual artist needs to express his/her vision. Founded in 2012 by Rosa Laborde and Scott McCord, True is their inaugural workshop production.

True runs July 2nd to July 12th, 2014

Citizenry, 982 Queen Street West


July 2nd, 8:30pm                     July 8th, 8:30pm

July 3rd, 8:30pm                      July 9th, 8:30pm

July 4th, 8:30pm                      July 10th, 8:30pm

July 5th, 8:30pm                      July 11th, 8:30pm

July 6th, 8:30pm                      July 12th, 8:30pm

Please note that there is no latecomer seating and at only thirty seats per show, seating is limited.


Tickets will be on sale as of June 12th/2014 and you can book them here:

By Phone: 416-966-1062

In Person: During the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s 581 Bloor Street West