The Ties That Bind and Gag, created by Poor Life Choices Productions, cast itself in the model of a typical drawing room play. The show, running at the Factory Theatre as part of the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, features minimal set and staging, focusing instead on dialogue.
Three generations of a family pile into a car on their way to a funeral. From the moment the engine starts, it’s clear that none of them can stand each other, and that they have a long drive ahead of them.
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D&D Live!, produced by Sex T-Rex, is playing as part of the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival. Before getting into this review, I should admit my own bias. I’m a big fan of Toronto sketch troupe Sex T-Rex. And I’m an even bigger fan of Dungeons and Dragons, with nearly a decade of Dungeon Master (DM) experience under my belt.
D&D Live!, playing at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse as part of the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, seems almost too good to be true.
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If you want to check out Sweet Girl Shrapnel, produced by Floppyrose and playing in the alleys around 29 Lippincott St. as part of the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, bring some sturdy shoes.
This promenade show walks audiences along the endless laneways and alleys of Kensington in search of the truth behind a mysterious disappearance.
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In a world full of product placement and sponsored content, theatre is often considered to be an art form unsullied by capitalist demands.
Prairie Fire Please’s Everyone Wants A T-shirt!, playing at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace as part of the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, however, creates a theatrical space saturated with empty slogans and branded merchandise to satirize capitalism’s endless ability to claim, corrupt and commodify even the noblest ideals.
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