One play making its appearance in this year’s Toronto Fringe is OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Darryl. The latest staging of the one-man show performed by comedian Darryl Pring in the Robert Gill Theatre, OCD portrays Pring’s struggles with mental illness. What were these struggles? Did Pring recover, and if so, how? What does it mean to be “crazy”? With a guitar, a nifty video projector, and his own charisma as a performer, Pring answers these shows and others, making OCD a show that informs and delights.
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Cheeky Tourist Theatre Company’s I Heart Failure centers around one woman who explores the roots of her current inertia. It touches on fear, rejection, authenticity, and personal growth, and is now playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
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Like many people, I’ve worked service industry jobs while aspiring to bigger and better things and that experience is part of what drew me to Pressgang Theatre’s Served by Graham Isador. It’s a site-specific service industry confessional playing in the intimate upstairs space at Queen West’s Epicure Café as part of this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. Continue reading Served (Pressgang Theatre) 2015 Toronto Fringe Review
It’s not always easy rocking out at the Toronto Fringe Festival, but Tweed & Company Theatre prove that it’s not impossible with Stalkyard Hurts, a rip-roaring songfest soaking the stage at Lee’s Palace Dance Cave.
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