Fringe For Free GraphicWe’re coming up to the last stretch for the Toronto Fringe Festival this year. And while we are sad to think of the festival being nearly done, there’s no time to lament. There’s still plenty of theatre to be seen and some of it even for free with out Fringe for Free contest!

By now you should know the drill: four shows, a pair of tickets to each up for grabs. Today we’re drawing for shows playing on Thursday July 13. Want to enter? Of course you do! Check under the cut to find out how and which shows are up for grabs. Happy Fringe-ing!

Contest Rules

To enter, send an email to Please put the show’s title in the subject line, and ensure we have your full name in the body. (We promise that your email address will not be used for any other purpose: it will not be added to any mailing lists, sold to third parties, or anything like that.)

  • Each email counts as a single entry. If you want to enter all 4 contests, you must send 4 emails.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and are only for the date and time indicated below. Tickets may not be exchanged. Please ensure you can attend the performance listed.
  • All entries must be received by 7 PM on the day before the performance. The drawing will be held shortly after closing, and winners will be informed immediately. Winners are required to confirm their attendance by 10 AM on the morning of the performance.
  • Tickets will be held in your name at the venue box office, available 1 hour before the performance. Tickets will only be held until 15 minutes before curtain: any comps left unclaimed at that juncture may be sold.

Hands Down

12:00 pm on July 13th at the Factory Theatre Mainspace (125 Bathurst St)

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


  • 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

Show length: 55  min

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 12 PM show on Thursday, July 13th please send an email to with the subject line “Hands Down” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.

Photo of the cast by Megan Vincent Photography



9:45 pm on July 13th at the Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre (1115 Queen St W)

Nourishment is a collective creation that explores the complexity of female relationships, the values and traditions passed down from one generation to the next, as well as societal and cultural definitions of womanhood. Inspired by the many ways and places in which women have gathered to discuss politics, share stories, and nourish one another throughout history; this piece is an exploration of women as activists, caregivers, and revolutionaries.


  • Wednesday July 5th, 07:00 pm
  • Friday July 7th, 11:30 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 01:45 pm
  • Tuesday July 11th, 05:00 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 09:45 pm
  • Friday July 14th, 05:45 pm
  • Saturday July 15th, 12:00 pm

Show length: 60 min

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 9:45 PM show on Thursday, July 13th please send an email to with the subject line “Nourishment” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.

Photo of Kira Renee, Catherine Wylee, Grace Thompson and Isabel Kanaan by Hashmita Alimchandani

“Am I Pretty Now?”: A Musical Romp Through Plastic Surgery!

3:30 pm on July 13th at the Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Ave)

The first ever musical on plastic surgery and the trials and tribulations of going under the knife! Comedian Stephanie Herrera delves into a journey of insecurity and “never quite fitting in”. We get a first hand account, from “Ugly Duckling” to “MILF” and why she pays homage in her song “Thank you Colin Mochrie for my boobs”. Whether you are curious about plastic surgery or you just can’t fathom why anyone would do such a thing, this show will keep you laughing and tapping your feet as Stephanie examines race, gender, motherhood, and Liza Minnelli in 60 min.


  • Friday July 7th, 01:15 pm
  • Saturday July 8th, 08:45 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 10:15 pm
  • Monday July 10th, 06:45 pm
  • Wednesday July 12th, 07:00 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 03:30 pm
  • Saturday July 15th, 09:45 pm

Show length: 60 min

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 3:30 PM show on Thursday, July 13th please send an email to with the subject line “Am I Pretty Now” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.

Photo by Giancarlo Osaben

Death Meets Harlequin

4:30 pm on July 13th at George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Pl)

A lively, thoughtful comedy with songs and dancing. For the young at heart.

Harlequin is a wide-eyed mischievous dreamer chasing butterflies and playing guitar instead of working on the strict chores assigned by his father, the Doctor. The Doc is at his wits end!

Will a visit from a mysterious singer named Butterfly change everything? (Ages 7+)

In English with some Spanish language

With special CIRCUS PRE-SHOW by Deflying Feets on July 11-16!

“Using techniques of Commedia Dell’Arte, [Harlequin and Doctor] are caricatures, delightfully so”—MooneyOnTheatre

Music is “striking” “comical” and “pretty”—MooneyOnTheatre

“[Nina Kaye is one] of our city’s best emergent playwrights”—MooneyOnTheatre


  • Wednesday July 5th, 04:15 pm
  • Friday July 7th, 01:45 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 11:45 am
  • Tuesday July 11th, 01:15 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 04:30 pm
  • Saturday July 15th, 10:00 am
  • Sunday July 16th, 11:45 am

Show length: 60 min

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 4:30 PM show on Thursday, July 13th please send an email to with the subject line “Death Meets Harlequin” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.

Photo by Aaliya Alibhai