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UNDER THE KNIFE – TORONTO FRINGE 2018 PRESS RELEASE

 From Press Release:

Under the Knife’s World Premiere
at the Toronto Fringe Festival!!

Losing health insurance; popping pills; working under the table;loading trucks; emphysema; unemployment; finding Jesus; no car; illegal immigration, life in the United States.

An international production from Two Planx Theatre
and US playwright, Brandy Baker
with an all Canadian cast and Canadian director.

Two Planx Theatre in association
with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

Under the Knife

written by Brandy Baker
directed by Spencer Gilbert

starring Kay Bailey, Andrew Bee, Karen Brown, Donovan Jackson,
Jeremy Knapton, Alicia Payne, and Connor Thomas

 

Opens July 6 runs to July 14
The Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathhurst St Toronto

Details

  • Under the Knife plays at the Randolph Theatre. (736 Bathurst St.)
  • Tickets are $13, including a $2 service charge. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes and discounts for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Festival Box Office at Scadding Court (707 Dundas St. W.), and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Content Warnings: Mature language; Sexual content; Unsuitable for minors.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible through a secondary route. We recommend checking in with the venue box office at least 15 minutes before showtime.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.

Performances

  • Friday July 6th, 3:00 pm
  • Saturday July 7th, 11:00 pm
  • Monday July 9th, 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday July 10th, 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday July 11th, 8:45 pm
  • Friday July 13th, 8:45 pm
  • Saturday July 14th, 7:00 pm

PRTNR – TORONTO FRINGE 2018 PRESS RELEASE

From Press Release:

Toronto, ON… Dave Told Me To Do This Productions is proud to present the premiere of PRTNR at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. Written and performed by Natalie Kulesza & David Rowan, PRTNR is an original sketch show that not so much seeks to answer the question “What is a Partnership?” but wants to have a good time trying! Using sketch and physical comedy, PRTNR navigates the audience through some ideas of Partnership in all it’s glorious forms (not just romantic! C’mon guys!). You’ll meet Geri & Jerry, Cops Kulesh & RoRo and whole slew of different characters sharing some of their lives with you. Also there’s a strong possibility of a chair dance, an 80’s throwback and some skits that are way too long that you may not understand. (But you’re in our world now, so whatever goes, GOES…) This is the first collaboration between Kulesza and Rowan, and certainly won’t be the last… if they can get through tech week successfully!

Details

  • PRTNR plays at the Annex Theatre. (736 Bathurst St.)
  • Tickets are $13, including a $2 service charge. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes and discounts for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Festival Box Office at Scadding Court (707 Dundas St. W.), and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Content Warning: Audience participation.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible through a secondary route which requires a staff escort. Check in at the box office at least 15 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.

Performances

Friday July 6th, 8:45 pm
Sunday July 8th, 7:30 pm
Monday July 9th, 1:00 pm
Wednesday July 11th, 5:15 pm
Thursday July 12th, 3:30 pm
Friday July 13th, 11:30 pm
Saturday July 14th, 5:45 pm

THE BROTHERS GENTLE – TORONTO FRINGE 2018 PRESS RELEASE

 

 From Press Release:

This comedic drama follows Samson and Birdie Gentle as they grow up forging a complicated relationship with their confounding father. Inspired by questions of family and masculinity, this is the first original theatrical piece by Sock Monkey, a creative collaboration between Marc Blanchard and Scott Kuipers.

Over the course of eight months and over three hundred cups of coffee, Marc and Scott met, spoke, debated, and have refined something very personal to themselves. They’ve used a variety of tools to develop this story, from character mask and improvisation to live reading workshops, and the process could carry on forever. But they have arrived at a story fantastical and simple, silly and sad, about brothers, fathers, family, and time. Share three brief scenes featuring the Brothers Gentle, Samson and Birdie, as they navigate their lives with an emotionally turbulent father.

Anthony Perpuse, from Fringe hits Rowing and Madeliene Says Sorry, directs. Marc Blanchard, winner of the Ottawa Little Theatre’s National one act playwriting contest, co writes and stars. Scott Kuipers, featured with the Festival Players of Prince Edward County, Dave Carely and the Main Street Theatre Collective, co writes and stars.

Equal parts absurd, sweet, sad, and silly, The Brothers Gentle asks, “How do I look my father in the eyes?”

Details

  • The Brothers Gentle plays at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. (16 Ryerson Ave.)
  • Tickets are $13, including a $2 service charge. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes and discounts for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Festival Box Office at Scadding Court (707 Dundas St. W.), and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Content Warnings: Mature language; Sexual content; Nudity.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible. Accessible seating is in the front row.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.

Performances

Thursday July 5th, 9:30 pm
Saturday July 7th, 5:00 pm
Monday July 9th, 2:15 pm
Tuesday July 10th, 8:30 pm
Thursday July 12th, 6:15 pm
Friday July 13th, 10:30 pm
Saturday July 14th, 4:30 pm
Sunday July 15th, 5:45 pm