All posts by Sonia Borkar

Excuse me, Would You Like To Buy A Bar? – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release:

EXCUSE ME, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY A BAR?Tarragon Theatre’s contest winner selected for Toronto Fringe Youth Outreach Program

June 9, 2011. Toronto ON… It’s better than llama cats. Don’t Panic Productions is thrilled to present the winner of Tarragon Theatre’s Under 20 by Under 20’s Playwriting Competition as part of this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, Excuse Me, Would You Like to Buy a Bar?

Outside of time, six people are trapped in an absurd cycle of broken dreams and regret. Their only hope: One boy on a mission to sell the most chocolate bars and be the best. This “dark chocolate comedy” by up-and-coming playwright Wesley J. Colford explores the theme of perfectionism in art, education, families, and relationships in ways that are both comically surreal and intimately familiar. Continue reading Excuse me, Would You Like To Buy A Bar? – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

Bursting Into Flames – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release:

The Toronto Fringe Festival

PRESENTS

A terrifying journey through paradise…

Bursting

Into

Flames

Created & performed by Martin Dockery

The Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St., 3rd Fl., $10

July 7 Thu @ 6:30pm

July 9 Sat @ 2:15pm

July 10 Sun @ 7:30pm

July 11 Mon @ 5:15pm

July 13 Wed @ 9:30pm

July 14 Thu @ noon

July 15 Fri @ 11:30pm

Brooklyn’s Martin Dockery returns to the Toronto International Fringe Festival with a brand new monologue about one man’s frighteningly funny journey through Heaven. As with his 2009 hit WANDERLUST (“5 stars Very close to perfect.” —Eye Weekly), Bursting Into Flames is an energetic, theatrical monologue performed in Dockery’s unique style – storytelling that is at once an intimate experience and a full-on theatrical performance. Continue reading Bursting Into Flames – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

LIMBO – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release:

“What is the meaning of life? Andrew Bailey knows. In fact, he tells youthe answer within the first minute of Limbo.” -The Times Colonist (Victoria)

Andrew Bailey is proud to present his latest award winning solo show—Limbo—a play that solves themeaning of life in the first minute, then unsolves it for the next forty-nine.

“[Limbo] is laugh-out-loud, intelligent, manic, sweet, quirky and, yes, profound, theatre and I loved every minute of it.” –The Vancouver Courier

How do you live on after you were supposed to have died? In Limbo, Andrew Bailey wakes up themorning after an aborted suicide attempt determined that from now on he will experience everymoment to the fullest. He reads the major religious works. The major philosophers. Takes up exerciseand meditation. The whole routine. And it works. He starts to become himself again. Have fun. Feel happy. Continue reading LIMBO – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

Pitch Blond – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release:

Katie and Pearl Productions Presents Pitch Blond.

2007’s Critic’s Choice Award for Best Fringe Production Victoria, BCFringe to the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival.

“Five Stars – [Judy Holliday’s performance before the McCarthy’s inquisitors],might have been the performance of a lifetime. You can say the same thing forToronto-based actress-playwright Laura Anne Harris. ” – Winnipeg Free Press

Toronto, June 1st, 2011 – Laura Harris’ critically acclaimed one-woman tribute to thelife of Academy and Tony Award winning actress Judy Holliday finally comes to the2011 Toronto Fringe Festival after great success at the Victoria Uno Festival, theEdmonton International Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the VancouverChutzpah Festival. Harris, wrote and stares as the magnetic comedic actress BillyHolliday, who had a genius-level I.Q but was notorious for playing comedic dumb blondcharacters. During the McCarthy era, Holliday was suspected of having Communist ties.In order to protect her friend and family, she testified before the Senate Internal SecuritySubcommittee playing her dumb blond persona. Continue reading Pitch Blond – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

Review: Mae Martin: I’m Not Waving, I’m Drowning (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)

I spent my Thursday evening watching funny-girl Mae Martin perform at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre as part of their Queer Pride line-up.

The theatre itself has a laid back set-up with neatly organized chairs in the centre and more casual tables and high bar stools off to either side. There is also a bar at the end of the room so if you get there early enough you can squeeze in a drink or two. Continue reading Review: Mae Martin: I’m Not Waving, I’m Drowning (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)