(Sponsored Post) The Whores at Toronto and Hamilton Fringe

By Megan Mooney

At Mooney on Theatre we are grateful for the support from our sponsors. We hope that to reward their support of the arts in Toronto you go and check out their show.

I’m talking about The Whores at the Toronto Fringe Festival. The show has been getting some positive buzz. I am hearing great things and hope I get a chance to see it.

Darreck Chua, the president of the board for the Toronto Fringe Festival (aka, the Toronto Fringe God) named this one as a play to see.

And, an awesome added bonus, A portion of the proceeds from these performances will go to support Maggie’s Toronto, an advocacy group for sex workers.

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Short Story Long (A Literary Tour de Force)- 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

by Lucy Allen

Toronto Fringe contest winner shows some great performances and writing for the stage.

I’ll admit, after a full day of Fringing and walking around in the sun, my feet were dragging by 10:30 on my way to the Tarragon to see Short Story Long. Not only was it late, but it was listed as a drama and I prayed that I’d be able to keep my eyes open through the more serious subject matter. By the time the show finished though, I and every other audience member were more awake than ever. Continue reading Short Story Long (A Literary Tour de Force)- 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

Biome (Random Acts of Dance)-2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Adelina Fabiano

Using dance to explore ecological balance within our earth at a Toronto theatre

A commentary on the earth’s fragile nature, Biome, presented by Random Acts of Dance, uses choreography and improvisation to explore the natural process of the micro ecosystems beneath our feet working together to maintain balance and order on our planet.

The performance begins with an empty stage with blue light to create a sense of water and darkness. As a few more lights appear, we see two women standing downstage right and left. Our heads move simultaneously from each corner as each dancer creates a sudden sporadic movement with their head. Continue reading Biome (Random Acts of Dance)-2010 Toronto Fringe Review

The Duck Wife (Inertia) – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Adam Collier

One of the dance offerings at the 22nd annual Fringe is The Duck Wife at the Bathurst Street Theatre. A company from Montreal called Inertia performs the work.

The Duck Wife is an assembly of choreographed physical movement, a four-piece band (guitar, bass, drums and vocalist) performing onstage, pre-recorded sound, shadow animation, and snippets of exposition as dialogue between a hunter, his mother and animals.

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Leacock Live! (Act II Studio from Toronto) 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Sam Mooney

I went to see Leacock Live! because it’s presented by Act 2 Studio for Seniors – a program at Ryerson. It’s good to see older actors on the stage, I think we need to see more. And in a wide variety of roles, This isn’t just because I’m ‘older’. Older people bring a depth of life experience to the stage that young actors can only achieve by living for a long time.

The audience at today’s performance was older than the usual fringe audience and – judging by the applause – they loved the show.

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Die Roten Punkte – KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK) (Die Roten Punkte) – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Amber Landgraff

When I saw that Die Roten Punkte were going to be in this year’s Fringe with Die Roten Punkte – KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK) I was so excited. I saw them perform during their Super Musikant Tour in 2008 and instantly became a fan. KUNST ROCK may be more arty than Super Musikant but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t just as much fun.

The show involves a rollicking performance by brother and sister duo Otto and Astrid Rot. Orphaned at a young age when their parents were killed by a train on the way to the zoo, they only have each other and their music.
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