The Urinal Dialogues – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

“Hey look at us. We’re acting like chicks do when they go to the can. We’re…like chicks with sticks.”

Excerpted from Press Release

Inspired by the empowerment women found in The Vagina Monologues, THE URINAL DIALOGUES’ in-your-face innuendos mixed with the struggles of real relationships is the MANswer. Taking sound bites overheard in men’s washrooms and expanding them into full dialogues through a series of vignettes, THE URINAL DIALOGUES uses both humour and humility to prove that men all have a lot more in common than the need to pee – that perhaps when men find themselves in the most vulnerable place, they can find the most vulnerable places within themselves. There is plenty of bathroom humour but this is a place where everything can be “exposed”. (Note: There is no nudity in this show). Real words and real issues; this is a place for men to speak candidly about the things they may feel are unspeakable. A show that is not just “taking the piss”, THE URINAL DIALOGUES touches on real points of poignancy and what it means to be a man.


Spearheading this bathroom business is director Mario D’Alimonte whose Supperfesta at last year’s Toronto Fringe earned a Fringe Patron’s Pick. Other credits include Into The Woods (Steppin Out) and Tick, Tick… BOOM (Acting Up Stage). Representing the every-men are Holm Bradwell (The Heiress, Stage Centre; Much to Do About Nothing, Bard in the Park; Pen Pals, Atomic Johnson Productions Toronto Fringe 2009), Derrick Evans (Into the Woods, Steppin Out; The Laramie Project; Encore Entertainment; The Drowsy Chaparone, EMP), and playwright/actor Mark H. Albert (All My Sons, Scarborough Theatre; Diary Of Ann Frank, Encore Entertainment; My Name is Asher Lev, Teatron).

 

Performance Dates
Wed. July 2 @ 6:30pm
Fri. July 4 @ 10:30pm
Mon. July 7 @ 5:00pm
Wed. July 9 @ 7:30pm
Fri. July 11 @ 12:30pm
Sat. July 12 @ 12:30pm
Sun. July 13 @ 5:45pm

Venue
Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. (Near Spadina station.)

Ticketing
Tickets are $10 (cash-only) at the door, $12 in advance. Advance tickets may be purchased online (visa/amex), or from the Fringe Club box office (cash/visa/amex), located in Honest Ed’s Alley during the festival. Money-saving passes are also available; see website for details.

Be advised that there is absolutely no latecomer seating at Fringe shows.