Night Feed – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

From Press Release

Canvas Sky Theatre in association with CLUNK Puppet Lab and the Toronto Fringe Festival presents:

NIGHT FEED

A PUPPET PLAY ABOUT MOTHERHOOD

July 5–14, 2019 at the Tarragon Theatre Extraspace

Fringe veterans-turned-mothers Sarah Joy Bennett and Ginette Mohr return to the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival with a team of renowned puppet artists, for their new piece NIGHT FEED, running at the Tarragon Theatre Extraspace, July 5–14. Featuring object puppetry, physical theatre, and the stunning design of CLUNK Puppet Lab, Night Feed is a hilarious look at the darker sides of becoming a parent.

As an exhausted new mother nurses in the middle of yet another night, her apartment comes to life; possessions possessed with the demons of fear, self-doubt and anxiety, a chorus of objects and body parts.

Created in collaboration with innovative puppet designer and director Shawna Reiter, as well as guest puppet director Mike Peterson (of Henson Company fame), Night Feed is a post-natal fever dream brought to life. The piece also features original sound and composition by David Atkinson (associate music director, Dear Evan Hansen).

After co-creating a string of Fringe hits, including The Last Man On Earth (Best In Fest, Edmonton Fringe Festival), Snack Music (★★★★★ – CBC), and Fish Face (NNNNN – NOW Magazine), Bennett and Mohr now turn their brand of imaginative storytelling to tackle motherhood, injecting a healthy dose of the bizarre and surreal to make sense of “the most meaningful time of your life”.

“I was not prepared for the loneliness that comes with first becoming a parent,” says creator Sarah Joy Bennett. “To desperately keep myself amused through the exhaustion and isolation, I imagined the dark voices in my head being voiced by objects in my apartment: an aerobics instructor breast pump, a guilt-tripping dust bunny, parenting books chanting spiritual platitudes… When the world shrinks to the size of your couch, you populate it with what’s at hand.”

Canvas Sky Theatre

in association with CLUNK Puppet Lab and The Toronto Fringe presents

NIGHT FEED

Written and Directed by Sarah Joy Bennett

Created in collaboration with Ginette Mohr and Shawna Reiter

Performed by Sarah Joy Bennett, Ginette Mohr and Corinne Murray

Puppet design, puppet direction, and set design by Shawna Reiter

Puppets by Shawna Reiter, Jonathan Davis and CLUNK Puppet Lab

Guest puppetry direction by Mike Petersen

Lighting design by Melissa Joakim

Stage managed by Stevie Baker

Music direction by David Atkinson

 

July 5–14, 2019

Tarragon Theatre Extraspace – 30 Bridgman Ave.

Performances:

July 5th, 8:30pm

July 6th, 7:00pm

July 8th, 6:00pm

July 10th, 2:30pm

July 12th, 6:00pm

July 13th, 10:45pm

July 14th, 2:30pm

 

Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.

Tickets will be available as of June 6. Advance tickets – $11 (+ $2 service charge). Available online at fringetoronto.com or by phone at 416- 966-1062 (Subject to a $3 per order fee).

Tickets available will be available in person as of July 3 at the TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL Box Office located at POSTSCRIPT (in the hockey rink at 275 Bathurst Street) from noon – 10pm.

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