All posts by Holly Wyder

About Time (The Templeton Philharmonic) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of actors Gwynne Phillips (left), Briana Templeton (right).Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton (AKA. The Templeton Philharmonic) are no strangers to the Toronto Fringe scene, opening with a sold out show, all—as the title suggests—About Time.

The audience begins the journey being led by a highly intellectual yet sarcastic British narrator, who introduces the concept of the show. Within 60 minutes, you get to see a ‘chronological ride through history with stops in different time periods.’

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The Old Wolf and the Sacred Trout (Arbez Drama Projects) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of actors Donald Molnar and Alicia Payne

The Old Wolf and the Sacred Trout, presented by Arbez Drama Projects playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival, is a movement/dance piece that follows a wolfpack in the woods. The performers in the piece had such flawless beauty; I couldn’t even imagine moving my body in that way. With very few vocal notes, aside from a few sentences that weren’t in English, the piece was a stringent display of movement.

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Chad Mallett 2017 (Toronto Improvised Company) Toronto Fringe Review

In Chad Mallett, Matt and Ted mischievously navigate playing themselves, each other, and all other characters inhabiting the world they create. Get ready for the vacation of a life time.

Chad Mallett, presented by Toronto Improvised Theatre, is playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Matt Folliott and Ted Hallett are a dynamic duo if I ever saw one. From the moment the lights dimmed, and the obscure/not-meant-to-be dreary Fringe announcement ended, they turned the energy in the room right up by jumping out on stage, followed by a sarcastic comment and introduction from their stage manager.

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Open Rescue: The Play (3D Theatre) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of actor Cora Matheson holding a toy rabbitOpen Rescue: The Play presented by 3D Theatre at the Toronto Fringe Festival opens up an important dialogue about the torture of animal testing through a series of three separate interviews. The play is written from real life interviews, also known as Research – Informed Theatre, making each piece super visceral as a script.

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