Metro: Toronto 2010 Fringe Preview

From Press Release

directed and choreographed by LINETTE DOHERTY
presented at The Toronto Fringe Festival July 2–11, 2010

Ever fall in love on the subway? Encounter an apocalyptic preacher? Celebrate with an entire city? Toronto choreographer Linette Doherty uses her life experiences (yes, she really did fall asleep and meet a boy on the subway!), as well as her versatile dance background to convey the fear of a woman travelling alone at night in Toronto; the elation on the subway in Washington as Barack Obama was inaugurated; and the strange and wonderful characters we ride with in any city.

METRO is a hilarious look at public transportation in the big city, and was a Top Ten Pick in the Montreal Gazette when it premiered at Zoofest in 2009. Blending hard hitting street styles with haunting contemporary works, and featuring a cast of zany characters, METRO is innovative, unique, and accessible. With music from Canada’s own kd lang and Joe Sealy, plus Digital Underground, Cocoa Tea, The Cure, DC Talk, the late, great Michael Jackson, and even Glee, METRO has something for everyone!

an original work by Linette Doherty
starring Linette Doherty, Ashley Brodeur, and Gary Lucich
Bathurst Street Theatre (736 Bathurst Street, south of Bloor)

Performance times:

Friday, July 2: 7:00pm
Sunday, July 4: 3:30pm
Monday, July 5: 10:30pm
Wednesday, July 7: 1:45pm
Thursday, July 8: 9:15pm
Saturday, July 10: 2:15pm
Sunday, July 11: 5:15pm

All tickets $10 at the door
To book in advance: call the Fringe Hotline at 416 966–1062 or visit
Fringe Passes also available after June 15, 2010, for more info visit
For show info please visit

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