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Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Wednesday, July 11th

2012 Toronto Fringe is still chugging along, full speed ahead – and you should see a show this week! And what better way to go to a Fringe show than for free!? As you know from last year we like to spread the love during Fringe and invite our readers to participate in contests for a pair of FREE Fringe tickets to SIX shows every day of the festival. So enter a contest and Fringe for Free! Today’s contest features a pair of tickets to five shows on Wednesday, July 11th.

The shows are:

Smart Food – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 12pm show at Annex Theatre (Venue 5) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Smart Food contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Everything I Never Knew I Wanted – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 12pm show at Tarragon Extra (Venue 2) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Everything I Never Knew I Wanted contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

The Virginity Lost & Found – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 2:15pm show at Tarragon Extra (Venue 2) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “The Virginity Lost & Found contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

I Became My Mother – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7:45pm show at St. Vlad’s Theatre (Venue 7) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “I Became My Mother contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Botched – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1opm show at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (Venue 11) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Botched contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Mum and the Big C – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 11pm show at Randolph Theatre (Venue 4) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Mum and the Big C contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

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[republic] of rhetoric – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

TWO GRADUATES CONFRONT HAYEK, RADICALIZATION, AND THE FOURTH ESTATE IN EXPLOSIVE ONE WOMAN SHOW

“And nobody listened. No one. They really had a chance to listen. And they should have, they really should have. And they only have themselves to blame.”

A bystander witnesses an explosion at a popular nightclub. A pundit has a nervous breakdown during a live show broadcast. An anarchist radicalizes. A child witnesses destruction. A victim suffers. Spiraling through the past, present, and future, [republic] of rhetoric depicts the dark descent into extremism as a response to commercialization and reactionary politics.

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Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Thursday, July 5th

Would you like some free tickets to a Toronto Fringe Festival show? Of course you do! Enter to win a pair of two tickets to an upcoming play. You can enter one or enter many of them. Here are the five plays for Thursday, July 5th we are giving tickets away to:

The shows are:

Empire of the Magic Beanstalks – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 4pm show at The Palmerston Theatre (FringeKids!) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Empire of the Magic Beanstalks contest” by 7pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Dina: The Burlapped Crusader – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 6:30 pm show at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (Venue 10) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Dina: The Burlapped Crusader contest” by 7pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

snug harbor – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7:30pm show at The Centre (316 Dupont St.) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “snug harbor contest” by 7pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Life in the Raw – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 10:30 pm show at George Ignatieff Theatre (Venue 6) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Life in the Raw contest” by 7pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

CHARLIE: A Hockey Story – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 10:30pm show at The Annex Theatre (Venue 5) please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “CHARLIE: A Hockey Story contest” by 7pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

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The Shape of Things – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

Finishing off Theatre Bassaris’ successful third season, after the sold out run of Neil Labute’s Reasons to be Pretty, and several successful co- productions, including 2011 Toronto Fringe “Best of Venue” winner Saved, Bassaris will be presenting Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things as part of the Toronto International Fringe Festival 2012.

The Shape of Things is the first installment in a trilogy of plays by LaBute that address the idea of beauty and art. When Adam (Christian Smith), a geeky English Literature major meets Evelyn (Jen Neales), an intriguing graduate art student, at the local museum his life takes an unexpected turn. The Shape of Things examines the emotional and physical consequences of both the artistic process and self improvement. The production investigates moral and ethical grey areas a young artist and those close to her are forced to encounter on the path to authenticity.

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Ladies in Waiting – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

Seduction, betrayal, beheadings…

the dead wives of Henry VIII have a few things they’d like to set straight

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LADIES-IN-WAITING

Ladies-in-Waiting brings together several generations of women to explore aging, power, regrets, hindsight, and the pain of unrequited love. As Henry VIII lies dying, his six wives (divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived) convene to throw his welcome to the afterlife party. History has cast these women in the roles of bff’s, frenemies, competitors at work and at love, judges, juries and social executioners but Kate Kudelka and Lise Maher give these queens fresh and dynamic voices, unhindered by the king who bound them all.

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The Omega Project – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE?
WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR YOU TO GIVE IT UP?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto. June 9, 2012. Daniel and Lindsey met working on the biggest project in FLIP’s history: a documentary film about the 2011 uprising in Egypt – called THE OMEGA PROJECT. Their work propelled FLIP (the Foundation for Lasting International Peace) to the forefront of the NGO community and helped to create a world-wide movement for non-religious peace initiatives. But was it all a lie?

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21 Days – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

21 Days is an original Canadian musical set to debut at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Synopsis
Julie will only ever live 21 days that are truly extraordinary. Things get complicated when Ben offers her a chance at true love. On the strictest of all time schedules, Julie must choose whether to truly live or merely stay alive before her days are up. In this fantastical original musical, follow Julie as she learns about love, time, and the timing of love.

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The Dinner – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

THE DINNER
Sponsored by TD Canada Trust under Toronto Fringe’s inaugural Culturally Diverse Artists Project

Written by Jason Murray, Directed by Jordan Merkur
Production Mentorship by Sky Gilbert, Dramaturgy by Edward Roy
Produced by Upstage Productions, Executive Produced by Derrick Chua
Starring: Rick Jon Egan, Kirstin Hinton, Jason Jazrawy, Jeff Madden,
Farah Merani, Scott Stephenson, Lisa Waines, Dale Yim

Toronto, Ontario… Upstage Productions is thrilled to announce its production of The Dinner at the Toronto Fringe Festival, opening Wednesday, July 4 at 8:15 pm at Factory Theatre Mainspace, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto (full schedule below). The Fringe runs July 4 to July 15, 2012.

Lance and Grace host their annual Thanksgiving dinner party for old friends. New guests to this year’s occasion change the entire affair. Deep-rooted tensions among old friends, tensions unspoken for well over a decade, are unearthed. With eight friends feuding, or not allowing the next person to speak, this once tight-knit group lose their respective appetites for each other… and in some cases, for themselves.

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