Washed Up — Fringe 2015 Press Release

“[A] a funny and poignant look at middle age, solitude and finding your own voice.”Poster for Washed Up, featuring a bra washed up on a rocky beach. Text reads, "Her soul full of searching, her shorts full of sand"

Excerpted from press release:

A woman inexplicably finds herself stranded on an island with only a seagull for company and, between attempts at being rescued and finding distractions to occupy her, she reflects on her experiences as a parent and teacher and starts to wonder if there’s a point to going back to it. A little schtick, a little storytelling, Washed Up is a funny and poignant look at middle age, solitude and finding your own voice.

The unexamined life may not be worth living but sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances to precipitate those moments of self-reflection. This story is about those “Is that all there is?” moments we all struggle through at regular points in our lives.

Joanne Latimer is the co-founder of NightShift Theatre, and recently directed its successful production of George F. Walker’s Problem Child. Latimer, who played the original Mrs. Vitale in Second City’s long-running hit Tony and Tina’s Wedding, is no stranger to comedy but is not well acquainted with silence. This is her first ever self-created solo show!


July 2, 2015 -7:45pm
July 4, 2015 -3:15pm
July 5, 2015 -4:30pm
July 6, 2015 -2:15pm
July 8, 2015 -10:00pm
July 9, 2015 -4:30pm
July 10, 2015 -8:45pm
July 12, 2015 -2:15 pm

Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (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 provided by the company.