Perceptions of Love in the Pursuit of Happiness — Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“Examine the underbelly [of] relationship[s] in this new drama about love and the pursuit of happiness.”

Perceptions of Love

Sex. Love. Happiness. Traditional values face off against contemporary lifestyles and raise questions about the true nature of relationships in today’s world. Carefully constructed facades and ideals falter as the lives of three couples intertwine and they are each forced to examine the underbelly of their relationship in this new drama about love and the pursuit of happiness.

The basis for this new play came to Writer/Director Chantal Forde in a dream while on vacation. The scribbled early-morning notes became intense conversations addressing our preconceived notions of what a “healthy” or “normal” relationship might be. When the script was finally born, she and her husband Tim Cadeny, knew that the Toronto Fringe would be the perfect opportunity for its debut.

This unique cast brings together a group of actors who simply cannot stay away from the Toronto Fringe. Included are Joel Fishbane (Short Story Long – Fringe New Play contest winner); Tim Cadeny (Shevil – 2015 Fringe, QuarterLife – 2009 Fringe); Andrea Brown (POP: The Musical – 2012 Fringe, What is The Mango Project? – 2009 Fringe); and Chantal Forde (Shevil – 2015 Fringe, Sonnets for a New Century – 2011 Fringe, QuarterLife – 2009 Fringe).

It’s easy to say what you think is right. Come see the show that challenges not only what you think about love, but what you think you know about yourself.


  • July 02 at 08:15 PM
  • July 03 at 03:00 PM
  • July 05 at 04:45 PM
  • July 06 at 02:45 PM
  • July 07 at 10:30 PM
  • July 09 at 05:15 PM
  • July 11 at 07:30 PM

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.

Company photograph by Tim Cadeny.