Shakespeare Crackpot – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

“Keir takes a comic look back at his fifteen years of being a Shakespeare doubter.


Excerpt from press release:

Shakespeare Crackpot debuted at 2014 Montreal Fringe Festival to multiple rave reviews. Keir Cutler’s (Teaching Shakespeare, Teaching Hamlet) ninth theatrical monologue and his fourth consecutive directed by “Fringe God” TJ Dawe. This is Keir’s tenth appearance at the Toronto Fringe Festival. He has appeared at more than 70 fringe festivals since 1999.

Keir takes a comic look back at his fifteen years of being a Shakespeare doubter. Ranting on Shakespeare, crackpot conspiracy theories, and miseducation, Shakespeare Crackpot is part lecture, part autobiographical monologue that “delightfully mocks all those professors who stank up our academic lives.” The Rover, (Montreal)

More from the critics at the Montreal Fringe in 2014 on Shakespeare Crackpot,

“Cutler’s biting criticism of the world of academia is insightfully hilarious.”

“Cutler delivers an eye-opening, passionate performance in this self-confessional, documentary-style show. Literary conspiracy has never been so entertaining as what’s offered in “Shakespeare Crackpot.” The Montreal Times

“ . . . an amazing lesson: shouldn’t we all think for ourselves?” Charlebois Post.

“Highly recommended!”



Friday, July 1, 3:30pm
Sunday, July 3,  7PM
Monday, July 4, 10:30pm
Tuesday, July 5, 6:15pm
Thursday, July 7, 12:00pm
Friday, July 8, 4:00pm
Saturday, July 9, 1:45pm

 Robert Gill Theatre

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, (581 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.