Waiting for Alonzo — Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

Waiting for Alonzo is an outrageous comedy for anyone who sometimes forgets to recycle, and offers a feminist take on surreal forms of theatre.”

Waiting for Alonzo - Courtney Mulligan

Excerpted from press release:
Doctor Zanita is waiting. Surrounded by a menagerie of marvellous machines, a handsome talking statue and her faithful assistant Bielke, this mad scientist is aimlessly drifting through space – on a mission. But after six hundred days, two thousand coats of lipstick, and countless re-ordinated matrixes, time is running out. Will this mad scientist and her igor be Waiting for Alonzo forever? This
surreal satire is brimming with bizarre behaviour and seasoned with the tears of the unrepentant patriarch.
To reduce the environmental impact of our production, we’re creating our set and costumes from reused or recycled items. And we want our audience to join in! Audience members are invited to bring their old or expired makeup and beauty products to the theatre so that we can recycle them – we’ll be collecting them right after the show.
Waiting for Alonzo is an outrageous comedy for anyone who sometimes forgets to recycle, and offers a feminist take on surreal forms of theatre. Come for the pulchritudinator, the spaceship or the physical comedy, and stay for the infamous vajazzling scene. The script was developed through the Paprika Festival’s Playwrights-in-Residence program under the mentorship of Erica Kopyto.
Showtimes: 
  • July 3rd @ 5:45pm
  • July 4th @ 8:00pm
  • July 5th @ 1:45pm
  • July 6th @ 3:00pm
  • July 9th @ 4:00pm
  • July 10th @ 7:30pm
  • July 11th @ 5:45pm

Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (16 Ryerson Ave.)

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 Courtney Mulligan

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