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Vic Harbour – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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Here is the end of the world and no one else sees it.

Vic Harbour interacts with how Canadians face change, strife and the past. While navigating a town plagued by drugs, abuse, and ghosts, Alice Shelly and Jimmy Jones hope to change the town that imprisons them, or escape before they are forgotten like the rest of Vic Harbour.

This is a new work by Toronto playwright, Peter Counter. The play was partially inspired by ghost stories from the playwright’s childhood, and features Counter’s quirky wit and devastatingly honest dialogue. Director Andrew Gaboury fosters a collaborative and adrenalized rehearsal process. For this project the company will take their creation period out of the rehearsal hall and into the harbour.

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Release the Stars – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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In the guise of everyone’s favourite Hollywood fugitives, Acclaimed Toronto writers/performers Daniel Krolik and Amanda Barker have curated 14 very real and very stunning works of art from Queen West’s Norman Felix Gallery. And over the course of one whirlwind hour, the gallery will be their personal playground, giving Randy and Evi Quaid a forum to regale audiences with real – and possibly less-than-real – tales of their lives, their love, and their ongoing to-the-death battle against a shadowy syndicate bent on ‘starwhacking’ them and their celebrity brethren.

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LITTLE LADY – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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The transformation of Cirque Du Soleil performer and Celine Dion dancer to performer generated theater artist is mirrored in this dark, comic and at times grotesque fable about our modern obsession with image. The exquisite movement skills of Lafond juxtapose with the world of distortion and manipulation accentuating LITTLE LADY’s tormented and blissful metamorphosis.

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dirty butterfly – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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Three people. Two Black, one White. Adjacent tenement houses in a poor London neighborhood. The thin walls expose the undercurrent of deep racial economic divide and the brutal unspoken truths about domestic violence; displaying the frightening reality that both are on the rise in our current world climate.

Toronto based company Bound to Create Theatre, is proud to present the North American Premiere of Debbie Tucker Green’s modern classic, Dirty Butterfly, at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival, from July 4th to the 15th, 2012.

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All the World’s A Stage of Grief – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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Drawn from almost two hours of original material written by the cast, All the World’s a Stage of Grief is an explosive 60-minute theatrical sketch comedy revue that will leave audiences begging for more. Boisterous, energetic and never taking itself too seriously, it’s the most fun you’ll have at the Toronto Fringe—or, at the very least, the most fun you’ll have at a show with the word “grief” in the title.

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The Super Secret Subway Society – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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The Super Secret Subway Society premieres at FringeKids!

(TORONTO, ON – MAY 28, 2012) The Super Secret Subway Society is the inaugural production of NachoMama Theatre for Young Audiences, a new children’s theatre group headed by Katherine Sanders. This fantastical play set on the Toronto subway system is appropriate for ages five and up. The play is inspired by the FringeKids! venue, the
Palmerston Library Theatre, which is located directly above the Bloor subway line. Trains can be heard running underneath the audience’s feet several times a show. This site-specific soundscape, when combined with the political backdrop of the raging Toronto transportation debate, makes The Super Secret Subway Society the most topical piece of kids theatre you’re likely to see at the Fringe this year.

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SOMETHING FROM NOTHING – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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Celebrating 18 years of school touring

(TORONTO, ON – June 7, 2012) SOMETHING FROM NOTHING was created 20 years ago by award winning author Phoebe Gilman. In 1994 Cascade Theatre, a touring theatre company for young and family audiences, adapted the book into a DORA MAVOR MOORE award winning play.

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING, which includes music, song, story and 3 amazing and adorable mice puppets, has been performed to over 300,000 school-age children, their parents and educators throughout the GTA, the East Coast and as far as Inuvik, North West Territories.

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Speare – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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“Move over Avengers – Make way for Shakespeare’s Team”

(TORONTO, ON – June 1, 2012) Bear Productions is proud to present the premiere production of the dark comedy Speare, written and directed by Brian Kennington (George and Gracie, The Dream), playing at the Factory Theatre Mainspace from July 6th to 14th at the Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival. Press opening – Friday, July 6th at 8:45 pm.

Featuring a cast of Toronto actors including: Edward Kennington (Dark Water), Roger McKeen (Tamara), Ryan McKeen (The Dream), Brendan Shoreman (Misprint), Gehan Kolamba Tantrege (Like An Old Tale), Sarah White (The Border) and Maya Woloszyn (The Dream).

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little tongues – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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(TORONTO, ON – June 6, 2012) little tongues takes place in the striking and eclectic Adelaide St. Loft404, where the thirty-five person audience are intimate voyeurs during the dinner of the hilarious and heartbreaking Phillips’ family.

The actors are so close you could reach out and touch them. You smell vegetables cooking in the frying pan. Candles glow as the sun sets though the expansive loft windows. You are not experiencing a conventional piece of theatre. Before you know it, more than just a bottle of gin gets broken. Secrets are revealed that will change the Phillips family forever.

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