Deepest and Darkest – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

Based on real teenaged feelings […] a story about growing up and figuring out how to be important!”


Excerpt from press release:

Toronto ON – Vancouver-based company Theatre Plexus proudly presents the Toronto Premiere of DEEPEST DARKEST by Caitlin McCarthy, running July 3-12, 2015 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace with the Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets to this production are available from $12 at

Directed by Katrina Darychuk (This is War – Rumble Theatre) with production design by Rae Takei(Mr/MissCobalt 2015), Deepest Darkest is a fun, violently sexy coming-of-age tale. Featuring Studio 58 and University of Toronto Graduate Caitlin McCarthy (House of Yes, What You’re Missing),Deepest Darkest is a story about growing up and figuring out how to be important. And SECRETS! Audience members are invited to confess something anonymously on a piece of paper before the show and these secrets – big or small, deep or trivial, are incorporated into the story. Confessions are optional but very, very encouraged.

 Deepest Darkest premiered under the title Saudade at the 2014 Victoria and Vancouver Fringe Festivals, where it was critically well-received. Performer and playwright Caitlin McCarthy was called a“firecracker” (Marble Theatre Review, Victoria) and “brilliant” (Plank Magazine, Vancouver). Janis La Couvée, in Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe, shared that Deepest Darkest “..resonate[s] on a deep level”. Theatre Plexus was founded in 2013 in Vancouver with a mandate to produce intimate stories in small spaces that feature strong female voices. Other productions include the sold-out run of the play 8 Girls Without Boyfriends and currently, rehearsals are underway for a June 2015 production of Scratch by Toronto playwright Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman. Upcoming, Theatre Plexus will produce a collective creation with the working title I Hope You Get Laid, Bitch, which will deal issues of complicity and consent.

DEEPEST DARKEST performs July 2-13 at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue Toronto. Tickets are priced from $12 and are available at For more information on the production or the company, visit


July 03 at 07:30 PM  buy tickets
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Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace

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Photo by Rae Taki.