Folk Lordz – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“A folksy comedy show combining Aboriginal storytelling, Russian-style character drama, audience suggestions, and more!”


Excerpt from Press Release:

Reaching deep into their very different heritages, Ben Gorodetsky and Todd Houseman bring Aboriginal storytelling and Russian character drama together to create a rich tapestry of hilarious and heartfelt improv at the Toronto Fringe!

“We love the challenge of combining these two very different cultures,” Ben Gorodetsky says. “Where the Cree stories show the power of change on a global scale, Chekhov poignantly highlights the inability of individuals to make personal change. It’s a hilarious juxtaposition and the transitions between storylines are fast, physical, mischievous and surprising. It’s genre improvisation that pays homage, rather than parodies, and the chemistry of the actual improv is intoxicating!”

The Recipe:

Take one part Cree origin story from the Aboriginal, oral tradition.

Add one part Russian character drama inspired by Anton Chekhov.

Stir in one part additional world culture—chosen by the audience at each show!

Bake for 45 minutes in a sweaty Fringe venue to create a fast, furious, and folksy improv show like you’ve never seen before!

High-speed, hilarious, multi-cultural improv from members of the world-famous, Canadian Comedy Award-winning, Edmonton improv standby: Rapid Fire Theatre.


July 03 at 08:15 PM
July 04 at 12:00 PM
July 06 at 06:30 PM
July 07 at 10:00 PM
July 09 at 03:30 PM
July 10 at 11:00 PM
July 12 at 01:45 PM

Venue: Factory Theatre Studio

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 (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.

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 Andrew Paul.