Orson Welles/Shylock (The Shylock Project) explores the life of Director/Writer/Producer/Genius/Diva and overall artist, Orson Welles. By drawing parallels between his life and Shakespeare‘s character from The Merchant of Venice, Shylock, we learn a bit about Welles’ love-hate relationship with Hollywood and insecurities as a filmmaker. Playing at the Factory Studio Theatre (125 Bathurst St) for this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, this show gives you a sense of what the film industry is like through a theatrical lens.
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From the very beginning, I was able to feel a connection with nature. Walking into the courtyard with the sun setting behind the church and listening to the birds chirping in the background are some of the reasons why Water Wonders (Wunder Kid Productions) is a rustic and charming site-specific show. Performing at the garden courtyard of St.George the Martyr Church (205 John Street), Water Wonders is part of the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival.
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False Start, presented by Green Box Theatre Company, surprised me in the most wonderful way. This show has it all: the funny, heart-melting and touching moments; the realistic and engaging dialogue; the truthful acting and the unique concept. You don’t want to miss it at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival.
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God of Carnage by Halo Productions takes you into the awkward and memorable conversation four parents ought to have after their two kids get into a fight. This show is playing at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse (79 St George St) as part of the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival.
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With the intensity of a very talented cast and a perfectly suited venue, Echoes – A New Musical (Chaos and Light) powerfully brings to life melodies of love, hope and despair in times of war. Playing at the Jeanne Lamon Hall inside the Trinity-St Paul’s United Church (427 Bloor St. West), this is a must-see show at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2016.
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