BOXÂ â€” an outrageously ridiculous and thought-provoking satire about two security guards and the meaning of work â€” will keep you guessing on the edge of your seat. Featuring a multicultural cast of dedicated artists includingÂ local TV celebrityÂ andÂ award-winning singer-songwriter Arlene Paculan.Â So whatâ€™s in theÂ box? Come and see!Â BOXÂ playsÂ July 3-14Â atÂ St. Vladimir Institute TheatreÂ as part of theÂ 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets are available viaÂ fringetoronto.com, by phone at 416-966-1062, or at the door.
From visionary playwright and directorÂ Joel PettigrewÂ (Waking, Toronto Fringe 2016;Â The Girl in the Photograph, Toronto Fringe 2018;Â Mercury Man, Winnipeg Fringe 2018), comes a new, provocative satire. Journey into the absurd world ofÂ BOX, a witty, energetic and sincere glance at the meaning of work and duty. Peppered generously with delightful comedy and thoughtful introspection about the monotony of our daily lives,Â BOXÂ asks what doing a job means to us. We all must work to live, but should we live to work?Â BOXexplores this conundrum with sharp wit and insight into the complexities of human attitude towards the workplace. The play sheds light on questions we all ask ourselves, especially during particularly tedious times: What is all this for? Am I important? Why am I doing this?
The guards are played by Fringe veteran and executive producerÂ Lucas JamesÂ (Waking) and commercial/special skills actorÂ Justin Styles. Joining them onstage areÂ Thomas SarigiannidisÂ (Waking; The Girl in the Photograph) as the mysteriously named â€œOneâ€ and local actress and celebrityÂ Arlene PaculanÂ (2019 MARTY award winner; 2018 Best Pop Artist Mississauga Music Award; Host ofÂ Striving ArtistÂ on Filipino TV) as the equally enigmatic â€œTwoâ€. Playwright/DirectorÂ Joel PettigrewÂ has been telling “outside-the-box” stories across Canada for over a decade. Production DesignerÂ Chris CoxsonÂ (Alumnae Theater, Heritage Theatre – Brampton, Toronto Fringe, Winnipeg Fringe) works extensively in Design for film, video, television, and live stage productions.
BOXÂ isÂ Broken English Theatreâ€™s inaugural production, but it brings together experienced friends and collaborators with a deep commitment to good stories told well.
620 Spadina Ave, Toronto
Performances:Â Â Â
Wed, 3 July @ 6:00pm
Fri, 5 July @ 2:15pm
Sun, 7 July @ 8:00pm
Mon, 8 July @ 10:00pm
Wed, 10 July @ 6:15pm
Sat, 13 July @ 4:15pm
Sun, 14 July @ 1:00pm
**Please note variableÂ curtain times.
$11Â (+ $2 service fee)Â viaÂ fringetoronto.comÂ , by phone at 416-966-1062, or at the door.
Tickets may also be purchased during the festival at POSTSCRIPT, (the patio at the Toronto Fringe), located in the Hockey Rink at 275 Bathurst Street.
Advance Tickets on credit card have an additional $3 per order processing fee.
Running time isÂ 80Â minutes.Â **Please note, absolutely no latecomers will be admitted**