Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Wednesday, July 4th

It’s that exciting time of year again… The 2012 Toronto Fringe is here! And MoT is in full swing gearing up to have every show covered by the first weekend. As you know from last year we like to spread the love during Fringe and invite our readers to participate in contests for a pair of FREE Fringe tickets to FIVE shows every day of the festival. So enter a contest and Fringe for Free! Today’s contest features a pair of tickets to five shows on Wednesday, July 4th.

The shows are:

Antigone – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 6:30pm show at Randolph Theatre (Venue 4) please send an email to with the subject line “Antigone contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Byologyc – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7:30pm show at Annex Wreckroom (Venue 15) please send an email to with the subject line “Byologyc contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Breaking Velocity – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:15pm show at Tarragon Solo Room  (Venue 3) please send an email to with the subject line “Breaking Velocity contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Help Yourself  – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 10:30pm show at George Ignatieff Theatre  (Venue 6) please send an email to with the subject line “Help Yourself contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

Little Lady – To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:15pm show at Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse (Venue 8) please send an email to with the subject line “Little Lady contest” by 7pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.


See below for details on each show, how the contest works: 


From Press release: Soup Can Theatre is proud to announce its next production: a visceral and physical adaptation of Sophocles’ legendary tragedy Antigonethat ties ancient Greece and modern-day Toronto together by drawing inspiration from the searing images of the 2010 G20 Summit protests, as well as the worldwide ‘Occupy’ movement.

Sophocles’ timeless story centres on Antigone, a young Theban woman determined to bury and honour her two brothers, both slain fighting on opposite sides of a senseless war. This act, in violation of an edict put forth by Creon, the iron-willed King of Thebes, forces her to both confront and defy his authority in the name of principle – a brave and noble choice with costly consequences.

This piece plays at Randolph Theatre. Performances: July 04 06:30 PM, July 06 10:30 PM, July 08 01:15 PM, July 09 08:15 PM, July 10 01:00 PM, July 13 05:15 PM, July 15 07:00 PM


From Press release: Are Toronto audiences ready to experience the end of the world? By joining the ranks of ByoLogyc, a fictional Toronto-based lifestyle biotech company, they’ll get the chance to find out. The first public event in the six-month ZED.TO story spanning live and digital media, ByoLogyc: Where You Become New is an experience unlike anything else at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival.

12 performances between July 4-15, 2012 at The Annex WreckRoom will engage “VIP” audiences in the launch of ByoRenew -ByoLogyc’s latest near-future medical technology innovation – through interactive missions and activities, a story that blends reality and fiction, and an immersive marketing campaign unfolding across downtown Toronto during the Toronto Fringe Festival.

This piece plays at Tarragon Solo Room. Performances: July 04 07:30 PM, July 05 07:30 PM, July 06 06:30 PM, July 07 07:30 PM, July 08 07:30 PM, July 09 07:30 PM, July 10 07:30 PM, July 11 07:30 PM, July 12 07:30 PM, July 13 07:30 PM, July 14 07:30 PM, July 15 07:30 PM

Breaking Velocity

From Press release: Actor/Playwright Megan Phillips brings her story of broken dreams turned triumph to the Toronto Fringe Festival in the astonishing one-woman musical drama Breaking Velocity.

In 2006 Phillips was about to complete her Masters Degree in Musical Theatre at the UK’s prestigious Mountview Academy for the Performing Arts, but her dream of performing in New York was interrupted when she was suddenly struck by a car on her way to class. She spent the next five years recovering from several surgeries on her shattered ankle. Breaking Velocity follows Phillips’ emotional journey as she rediscovers her dreams and her self-worth. She soon finds that true power comes from valuing the path she’s on, not what could’ve been.

This piece plays at The Tarragon Solo Room. Performances: July 04 08:15 PM, July 06 10:00 PM, July 07 08:30 PM, July 09 07:30 PM, July 10 06:45 PM, July 12 09:45 PM, July 13 05:15 PM, July 15 05:45 PM

Help Yourself

From Press release: The winner of the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival New Play Contest – Theatre Brouhaha’s Help Yourself by Kat Sandler (co-created by Daniel Pagett) – will have its World Premiere in July. Performances will run at the George Ignatieff Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival from July 4th-14th.

Recently, playwright/director Kat Sandler garnered praise for her first play LOVESEXMONEY at this year’s Next Stage Festival. She has been called “the writer to watch this year,” by Richard Ouzounian of the Toronto Star and Robert Cushman of the National Post said of LOVESEXMONEY, “Sandler has reinvigorated the formula with wit, invention and feeling.”

This piece plays at George Ignatieff Theatre. Performances: July 04 10:30 PM, July 07 05:45 PM, July 09 07:45 PM, July 10 09:45 PM, July 12 12:00 PM, July 13 04:30 PM, July 14 03:30 PM

Little Lady

From Press release: The transformation of Cirque Du Soleil performer and Celine Dion dancer to performer generated theater artist is mirrored in this dark, comic and at times grotesque fable about our modern obsession with image. The exquisite movement skills of Lafond juxtapose with the world of distortion and manipulation accentuating LITTLE LADY’s tormented and blissful metamorphosis.

“Favorite festival award”
“Held over”- Frigid festival, NY
“Most daring show award”- Fringe, London
“Best of the fest”- Fringe, Ottawa

This piece plays at Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse. Performances: July 04 08:15 PM, July 07 01:45 PM, July 08 09:00 PM, July 11 12:00 PM, July 12 11:15 PM, July 14 07:00 PM, July 15 04:00 PM

Contest Rules: 
(these will remain the same for each Fringe contest, so take the time to read the list once and you’ll be set)

  • The only acceptable form of entry for the contest is by email, sent to (Mooney on Theatre will never use your email address for anything other than to reply to the specific contest you entered, and we certainly would never sell it or anything like that)
  • Each show counts as its own contest, and each entry must be in a separate email. So, if 5 shows are giving tickets away on a given day, and you want to try for each of them, then you need to send 5 emails.
  • Entrants must be available on the day and time listed in the contest. The tickets are available for that showing only, and cannot be transferred to another date.
  • The winning entrants will be chosen by a random drawing.
  • Winners will be notified by email by 9pm on the day of contest closing and need to confirm their attendance 10am AT THE LATEST the following morning so that their names can be given to the theatre company for tickets to be set aside.
  • Photo I.D. may be required to claim the winning tickets.
  • Tickets must be picked up 60 to 30 minutes before show time at the venue box office. The box office reserves the right to release any tickets not picked up 15 minutes before show time.
  • We ask that all winners provide us with a quick blurb on what they thought of the show, either in the comments section of the press release on Mooney on Theatre, or if it has already been reviewed by Mooney on Theatre in the comments section of that.