Coming to Toronto Fringe 2009: interrogation

From Press Release

“It is refreshing to see a young writer stretching the theatrical medium”.   ROYAL COURT LONDON

“Noble is clearly a startling and intelligent talent”  ALISON CROGGON,  Australian Theatre Critic

Fairly Lucid Productions is thrilled to introduce to Canadian audiences Award Winning Australian playwright – Benjamin Noble and his new production of the Melbourne International Fringe Hit, interrogation.

Benjamin Noble has received numerous awards within Australia, as both playwright and actor.  In 2005 & 2006 he was selected as an Australian delegate at the World International Playwright Festival (InterPlay) and commissioned by two Australian theatre companies.  His writings have been work shopped throughout Australia and in New York and are often described as “beautifully eclectic” and “diversely textured”.

His latest reworking of his play interrogation tells the story of The Man, a writer, who has a case of writers block.  Or so it seems.  Diving between fiction, fantasy and reality, The Man will try his best to tell his story, even when he can’t remember a thing. Mixing in themes of isolation, sex, and mysterious secrets, The Man discovers that the hardest story to write may be his own.

Joining this international debut is the talented Canadian cast.  Featuring Alex Dallas (Recipient of the Canadian Comedy Award and Funniest Female Performer Victoria Fringe), Pamela Johnson (Stratford Festival), Karie Richards (Carter Thor Studios Member) Vanessa Smythe (Former Miss Teen Canada) and it’s playwright Ben Noble, this will be a production not to be missed.

Fairly Lucid Productions is now a Toronto-based production company run by award winning Australian playwrights and actors with unique multi-faceted approaches to creating and presenting theatre, new work and making the bridge between Canada and Australia artistic communities smaller. First presenting a Double Bill of new Australian work at the 2004 Melbourne International Fringe Festival, they received an “Honourable Mention” at the Fringe Awards that year and it’s Creative Producer – Ben Noble was named “one of the top emerging artists to watch out for”.  With the hope to spread new Australian work to new audiences, it looks forward to having you be part of its international professional debut.

Come see what Australian reviewers have called “compelling theatre” from an artist described as “powerful and provocative”.


by Benjamin Noble

Direction Bryn Jennings

Set & Costumes Laura Gardner

Lighting Design Mike Lewandowski

Sound Design Christopher Sandes

Starring Alex Dallas, Pamela Johnson, Ben Noble, Karie Richards & Vanessa Smythe

Friday           July 3rd      7:00pm

Sunday         July 5th      3:30pm

Monday        July 6th    10:30pm

Tuesday       July 7th      8:30pm

Wednesday  July 8th    12:15pm

Friday           July 10th    4:00pm

Saturday      July 11th   10:30pm

Performance Duration 80 mins

WARNING:  Mature Adult Themes, Sexually Explicit Language.  No latecomers admitted

Tarragon Theatre Extra Space

30 Bridgman Ave (North of Dupont, East of Bathurst)

Tickets $10

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