Hands Down – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

From the press release:

Shoot Good Films in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents HANDS DOWN

From Warren P. Sonoda, director of Trailer Park Boys, This Hour has 22 Minutes, & Coopers’ Camera comes his first play since… 1992 high school drama class.

HANDS DOWN is a twisted comedy about ambition, endurance, and finding out what really matters… after holding onto a car for 100 hours. As four contestants hunker down to win a vehicle, truths, secrets and an occasional supernatural power are revealed that jeopardize each of them from winning. Everyone has a limit, but sometimes you don’t know it until you’ve crossed it. Like writing a new play after 25 years.

Written & Directed by: Warren P. Sonoda
Produced by: Jen Pogue & Stephanie Jung

Featuring (in alphabetical order):
Xavier de Guzman, Mathew Isen, Jane Luk, Colin Petierre, Jen Pogue, Christian Potenza, Lauren Vandenbrook

Lighting Design by: Stephanie Raposo
Stage Managed by: Laurie Merredew
Costume Design by: Jennifer Soutar
Set Design by: Diana Abbatangelo


  • HANDS DOWN plays at the Factory Mainspace. (125 Bathurst St.)
  • Tickets are $12. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Scadding Court, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • Content Warnings: Audience Participation, Mature Language.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible through a secondary route.


  • Wednesday July 5th, 08:15 pm
  • Friday July 7th, 10:15 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 01:15 pm
  • Tuesday July 11th, 06:30 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 12:00 pm
  • Saturday July 15th, 09:15 pm
  • Sunday July 16th, 01:45 pm