The Unending – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

From Press Release

photo of julie tepperman andy trithardt and mayko nguyen

THE UNENDING – 3 short plays
3 affairs. 3 unexpected locations. 1 unending nightmare.

The Stronger a monologue by August Strindberg, adapted by Julie Tepperman

Play by Samuel Beckett

What Doesn’t Kill You… a monologue by Julie Tepperman

Featuring: Mayko Nguyen, Julie Tepperman & Andy Trithardt

Directed by Aaron Willis with Sheila Ingabire-Isaro


Takes place at Aunties & Uncles Restaurant (upstairs) (74 Lippincott Avenue – one block east of Bathurst, just north off of College)
+ 2 secret locations

From the creators of the Fringe hits AUTOSHOW and THE GLADSTONE VARIATIONS

Twice voted by NOW Magazine readers as “The Best Site-Specific Theatre Company in Toronto”!

Julie Tepperman yanks August Strindberg’s monologue The Stronger out of the 1880s and into the 1960s, where a Wife (Julie Tepperman) confronts her Husband’s Mistress (Mayko Nguyen) at a café. The Mistress’ silence causes the Wife to spiral into a state of mental anguish…setting us up nicely for the head-trip that is Samuel Beckett’s Play.

Performed in a secret location a short walk away from Aunties & Uncles Restaurant, the audience will discover three trapped talking heads – a Wife (Julie), a Husband (Andy Trithardt), and a Mistress (Mayko) – each unaware of each other and each doomed to play over and over again in their minds the banal details of their love triangle and infidelities, while a light dictates when they speak and when they are silent. Finally, the audience moves one last time to secret location number three, where Julie Tepperman has written an original monologue set in the present-day, and expands upon many of the shared themes from The Stronger and Play. What Doesn’t Kill You… explores the Mistress’ voice, when Sabrina (Mayko) shows up late and unannounced to Michaela’s (Julie) birthday party. This time it is the Wife who remains silent…


THE UNENDING repeats twice a night.

Only 25 people / performance; 50 people an evening.

80 minutes. Rain or shine. Be prepared to walk a short distance.

Patrons with mobility challenges (climbing stairs and walking) should contact the Fringe in advance so we can help accommodate you.

(416) 966-1062


Wed, June 29 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Thurs, June 30 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Fri, July 1 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Sat, July 2 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Sun, July 3 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Sun, July 10 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Tues, July 5 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Wed, July 6 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Thurs, July 7 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Fri, July 8 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Sat, July 9 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM


Photo of Julie Tepperman, Andy Trithardt and Mayko Nguyen by Neil Silcox