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.

It certainly met my criterion of older actors on stage.  All the actors were older.  The show was pleasant in an ‘Anne of Green Gables’ way – or a Stephen Leacock way.

I may lose my Canadian citizenship for saying this but I’m not really fond of Stephen Leacock.  I didn’t really engage with the show. Still, for those of you who like Leacock it’s a good bet that you’ll enjoy Leacock Live!

-Leacock Live is playing at Tarragon Mainspace
– Fri, July 2 8:45 PM
Sat, July 3 1:45 PM
Sun, July 4 3:00 PM
Mon, July 5 10:15 PM
Wed, July 7 5:45 PM
Sat, July 10 12:30 PM
Sun, July 11 7:30 PM
– All individual Fringe tickets are $10 ($5 for FringeKids) at the door (cash only),  Online at www.fringetoronto.com, by Phone at 416-966-1062, in person (June 30 – July 11 only) at The Randolph Centre for the Arts, 736 Bathurst Street (Advance tickets are $11 ($10+$1 convenience fee), and $5 for FringeKids (no convenience fee for kids tickets).
– Several money-saving passes are available if you plan to see at least 5 shows