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Murder In The Cottonwoods (CujoLemieux) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Colin Sharpe, Lance Byrd, Matthew Nadeau, Christy Bruce, Paul Aihoshi, Guy Bradford and Alexandra Hurley in "Murder In The Cotton Woods" presented by CujoLemieux at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival.

When leaving the theatre after seeing Murder In The Cottonwoods, I had stuck in my head a line from Rocky Horror that I think perfectly summed up my experience of the show; “a mental mind-f*ck can be nice.” A bizarre tale of murder set in a town that could be 1950s middle America if it weren’t for the Seinfeld references, Murder In The Cottonwoods may be the strangest show you’ll see at this year’s Fringe Festival. If you are a fan of David Lynch, then this show is for you: it’s Twin Peaks meets Pleasantville in this surreal “romantic nightmare.”

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32 Short Sketches About Bees (Clear Glass Productions) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Jessica Greco, Andrew Bushell, Leigh Cameron, Shannon Lahaie, Chris Leveille and Cameron Wyllie in "32 Short Sketches About Bees", presented by Clear Glass Productions at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Clear Glass Productions’s performance of 32 Short Sketches About Bees is a fast-paced mash-up of ridiculous scenes all tied together through the incredibly simple (but surprisingly diverse) theme of “bees” (or “Bea”, “B”, “be”… you get the idea). Playing now at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

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Fastcar: Man of Action (blindfool productions) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Amo Gulinello in "Fastcar: Man of Action", presented by blindfool productions at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Want to catch a show that completely encompasses the spirit of Fringe? Don’t let the prospect of a one-man show with audience participation scare you off;  Fastcar: Man of Action (produced by blind fool productions) is a delightful trip through the absurd, playing now at the Toronto Fringe Festival .

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