From Press Release
CRINGE FEST: ADOLESCENT ANSWERING MACHINE ARCHIVE MADE PUBLIC
AFTER THE BEEP at the TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL
Victoria, BC (June 10, 2019) – Pamela found cassettes from the answering machine she had as a teenager in the 1990s. Instead of a ritual burning, she’s sharing this archive of adolescence in After the Beep – her one-person cringe fest. Part confessional, part show-and-tell, it’s Watergate Tapes meets The Breakfast Club. It’s a show for anyone who was ever a teenager or had an answering machine.
Yes, she had to contact everybody whose voice is now in the show and yes, it was awkward.
Pamela Bethel is based in Victoria, BC where the show premiered at UNO Fest in 2017. It has since played at the Victoria Fringe (2017) Winnipeg Fringe, Nanaimo Fringe (2018). This year After the Beep plays the Toronto Fringe and Vancouver Fringe.
in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
After the Beep
written and performed by Pamela Bethel directed by Geoffrey Ewert dramaturgy by Andrew Bailey
sound advice from Brian Linds & Carolyn Moon design consultant Erin Macklem
development and production support from Theatre SKAM more about Pamela at pamelabethel.ca
Opens JULY 4 runs to JULY 13
TARRAGON THEATRE EXTRASPACE (30 Bridgman Ave.)
July 4, 10:00pm
July 6, 3:00pm
July 7, 7:45pm
July 9, 8:45pm
July 10, 6:00pm
July 11, 2:15pm
July 13, 6:15pm
Purchase online: https://fringetoronto.com/fringe/show/after-beep
By Phone: 416-966-1062 In Person: During the festival at POSTSCRIPT, the patio at the Toronto Fringe (Hockey Rink at 275 Bathurst Street)