BOUT – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“A play about fighters’ blood, losers’ sweat and actors’ tears.”

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Excerpt from Press Release:

Stephanie Carpanini (SITI company, Rarely Pure Theatre) and Matthew Gouveia (Nightwood Theatre,  Shakespeare Link
Canada) perform in BOUT; A play about fighters’ blood, losers’ sweat and actors’ tears.

A failed artist tries to find meaning in her life through competitive boxing. She decides to prove herself by competing in the Silver Gloves. Inexperienced, unfit and messy-Jackie is a warrior, but she doesn’t know it yet. This wilful wannabe fighter gambles everything in the biggest battle she’ll ever fight. Manny is her coach and
he cranks it out of her. If ever two fighters were made for each other, these two are. This is the story of putting
on our gloves, knocking out our truths, taking hits, pound after pound, round after round until we hear our bell. Do we throw in the towel?

A brand new company, SATS Theatre, has been selected as one of 15 site-specific groups in this year?s Fringe
Festival. Performing at Sully’s Boxing Gym, the oldest boxing gym in Canada, it is a space that breathes much
heart and history and has had many boxing legends skip around in its ring, from Muhammad Ali to Lennox
Girl meets ring. Girl loves ring. Girl leaves ring.
“She’s every nobody who wanted to be somebody,
She’s every person who never settled
For anything other than the best.
She’s every woman who never had a chance.
Until now.”

July 01 at 10:00 PM
July 02 at 10:00 PM
July 03 at 10:00 PM
July 04 at 10:00 PM
July 05 at 10:00 PM
July 07 at 10:00 PM
July 08 at 10:00 PM
July 09 at 10:00 PM
July 10 at 10:00 PM
July 11 at 10:00 PM
July 12 at 10:00 PM

Venue: (Site Specific) Sully’s Boxing Gym (1024 Dupont St.)

Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office, starting one hour before showtime. (Cash-only.)

The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.

Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.


Photo by Chantale Renee.