Any high expectations for The Easter Bunny are instantly changed upon reading the program. Not the cover, where it warns of descriptions of violence and sexual assault, and that it is one of the few Toronto Fringe Festival 2018 shows that isn’t a comedy. No, inside the program are three paragraphs from theatre company Marble Theatre Group, where they explain that The Easter Bunny is not the show they intended to mount. Another show was too expensive, then there were issues with casting and what sounds like last-minute re-writes, and now, they have this monologue for us instead. Apologizing for your show before the audience has even seen it does not inspire confidence.
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Seeing a show like BikeFace at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2018 is rare. A show where the audience is engaged and excited, the performer is enthusiastic and charming, and the crowd walks out ready to take on the world. A show like Trailblazing Ladies‘ BikeFace is very rare, indeed.
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Slaves of Starbucks, produced by MV Entertainment and playing at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, opens with an announcement from a pilot, readying for a flight from New York to Amsterdam. At first, it’s the standard rules and protocol (life jackets under your seat, please turn off your phones) but quickly takes a turn to the bizarre with recommendations for in-flight drug binges and orgies. The shocking lines and references are flung so fast, and with such an unassuming delivery, that it’s impossible to catch them all.
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