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The Shape of Things – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

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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

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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

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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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