Toronto Theatre Reviews

OCD — Obsessive Compulsive Darryl (A Pring Thing) 2015 Toronto Fringe Review

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Darryl with Darryl Pring

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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Served (Pressgang Theatre) 2015 Toronto Fringe Review

jill welsh and ron kelly in served promo photo

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

One More and the Bill (Little Boy Lost) 2015 Toronto Fringe Review

onemoreposterOne More and the Bill from Little Boy Lost transforms Theatre Passe Muraille into Dorian Gray’s Hotel California at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. Having uttered the title phrase on more than one occasion, I was eager to see this production and my expectations were rewarded with a thoughtful, funny and emotional performance.

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