Mister Baxter – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release

Toronto, ON – June 13, 2011 — The multiple award-winning Quickening Theatre is delighted to announce the staging of ‘Mister Baxter’,  an urban drama about human failure and hope at the Toronto Fringe Festival July 6 to 17. http://thequickeningtheatre.com/our-works.html


“Mister Baxter is inspired by a real life tragedy,” said Kate Fenton, the playwright and a founding member of the Quickening Theatre Company. “I have tried to capture the intensity and complexity of a public transit suicide that could only happen in a modern city like Toronto.” (Director/Actor bios http://thequickeningtheatre.com/about-us.html)


The play is based on an actual event from the fall of 2009 on the Bloor TTC line at High Park Station. Fenton created three subplots to build the harrowing story of sex, trauma and abuse in which she explores an encounter between a man and a boy, a teenage couple and a crumbling marriage.


Mister Baxter opens at the Theatre Passe Muraille Main Space at 16 Ryerson Avenue
Toronto, ON telephone (416) 504-7529 http://passemuraille.on.ca/aboutus/address/

It opens on July 7, 2011 and runs through July 17. http://thequickeningtheatre.com/our-works.html


Thursday, July 7, 2011 – 10:30pm

Saturday, July 9, 2011 – 11:30pm

Sunday, July 10, 2011 – 2:15pm

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 – 7:45pm

Thursday, July 14, 2011 – 3:30pm

Saturday, July 16, 2011 – 7:00pm

Sunday, July 17, 2011 – 1:00pm


The Quickening Theatre Company are the creators of the award winning Fish Face (NOW Magazine Critics Pick of the Fringe) andCode Blue Fringe 2009. Mister Baxter won the InspiraTO Festival 2010 Audience Choice Award when it was first stagedwww.inspiratofestival.ca The current production grew out of a ten minute short from that festival.