An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

Set in an Escape Room An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns Tackles the Pressure on Women to Choose Between Work, Family, Creativity & Self

An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns, playing at the Tarragon Theatre Mainspace as part of the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival, centres around four 30-something women with wildly differing views on how to live a fulfilling life. When these lifelong friends find themselves trapped in a mysterious escape room, old grudges start to bubble. If they can’t get past the pain they’ve caused each other and learn to work together, they may never escape. 

“A delightful play with as many twists and turns as an escape room game—Greenwood’s writing and her cast shine,” commented Deborah Smith, Artistic Director, Scripted Toronto where it was first staged in May 2019 at the inaugural juried Scripted Toronto Festival. Written and directed by Telefilm New Voices Award-winning screenwriter Lauren Greenwood, An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns was selected as one of three finalists for the 2019 Cayle Chernin Award for Theatre Production. 

This one act screwball dramedy featuring an all-female cast and crew stars four Fringe darlings: Yvonne Addai (Overhear Saskatoon, 2018 Saskatoon Fringe), Blythe Haynes (Six Stories, Told at Night, 2018 Toronto Fringe; Mary’s Wedding, 2011 Toronto Fringe), Chantel McDonald (tears of a bullet, 2018 Toronto Fringe; Professionally Ethnic, 2017 Summerworks) and Myrthin Stagg (Me With You, 2015 Toronto Fringe; Noises Off, Soulpepper, 2016). 

Can you solve the riddles of An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns? Join us at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival for this mentally and emotionally stimulating spectacle! 

Period. Productions
in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival presents
An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns
written and directed by Lauren Greenwood starring Yvonne Addai, Blythe Haynes, Chantel McDonald, Myrthin Stagg
stage managed by Duaa Zahra
sound design by Tasha Schumann

Opens July 4, 2019 runs to July 14, 2019


July 4, 10:15pm
July 5, 4:45pm
July 6, 1:15pm
July 9, 8:00pm
July 11, 9:30pm
July 13, 6:15pm
July 14, 4:15pm

Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating. 

Purchase online:
By Phone: 416-966-1062
In Person: During the festival at POSTSCRIPT, the patio at the Toronto Fringe. Located in the Hockey Rink at 275 Bathurst Street (Dundas + Bathurst).