Good Old Neon’s Best Play Winner to Premiere at Fringe 2014
Excerpted from Press Release
After a successful first outing at last year’s Fringe with “The Hystericon” (written and directed by Alexander Offord), good old neon returns with a biting satire on Canadian foreign policy – this year’s Fringe Best New Play: “Potosí”.
A young emissary from a Canadian mining corporation is sent to a remote country to investigate reports that local miners have been raped by Canadian forces. As the country explodes into civil war, she finds herself held hostage at gunpoint. A psychological game of cat-and-mouse ensues in this sometimes haunting, sometimes hysterical parable on race, colonialism, gender, and greed.
The play was chosen in November of last year as the 2014 winner of the Fringe Best New Play Contest and awarded a spot in the 2014 Toronto Fringe. Author Alexander Offord will also direct, marking his fourth directorial credit in the past year: the abovementioned “Hystericon”, “Or Be Eaten” (Silent Protagonist), and “Mature Young Adults” (Aim for the Tangent Theatre).
A stellar cast mixes new talent with Canadian veterans: Sean Sullivan (Wayne’s World, Back to the Future III – as well as his own international hit Fringe show; Baby Redboots Revenge), Montreal based Craig Thomas (NYPD Blues, Seinfeld, ER), and introducing Nicole Wilson (Nina in The Seagull – Berkley Street/Chekov Collective).
The controversial play will take the stage of the formidable Tarragon Mainspace where it will debut in a production designed by Fringe stalwart Joe Pagnan (“Polly Polly”, “MSM”) and produced byWesley J. Colford (“The Wakowski Bros.”, “Genesis & Other Stories”).
“Potosí” follows a string of highly successful “Fringe Best New Play” winners, including Kat Sandler’s “Help Yourself” and the national success story, “Kim’s Convenience”.
Wed. July 2, 10:30 PM
Sat. July 5, 5:15 PM
Mon. July 7, 8:00 PM
Tues. July 8, 3:00 PM
Thurs. July 10, 12:00 PM
Fri. July 11, 8:45 PM
Sun. July 13, 5:15 PM
Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, 20 Bridgman Ave. (Bathurst & Bridgman)
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.