Adventures of a Professional Corpse – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From Press Release
The Adventures of a Professional Corpse
Gone today, here tomorrow
A fresh spin on the wildly popular pulp fiction magazines of the 1930s and 40s, whose contemporary cultural influence ranges from graphic novels, to fashion to slang.
Meet James, a devoted son who quits university to save the family farm. With the help of an exotic elixir that lets him feign death, he quickly learns there’s a good living to be made from dying.  Inside the genre’s world of socialites, wise crackers, shady dames, and gangsters, you’ll go on a ride from 4H club to country club to nightclub. Inspired by the serial from “Weird Tales” written by Napanee Ontario’s own “King of the Pulps”, H. Bedford-Jones.
Alexandra Rambusch founded Bent Spoons Productions in 2012 inspired both by her experience developing, co-writing and directing “Spychasers” for the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival, and by seeing the work of her fellow Fringers.  “The Adventures of a Professional Corpse” is its first production.
In association with The Toronto Fringe Festival
presents The Adventures of a Professional Corpse
Written by Alexandra Rambusch with Catherine Shilton
Director  Alexandra Rambusch
Featuring Jim Galbraith, James Graham, Lavetta Griffin, Emily Johnston, Neil Naft, Kristoffer Pedlar, Polly Phokeev, Tammie Van Dyk, Mairy Beam, Catherine Shilton
Set designer Evelyn Sakash
Costume designer Priscilla Stampa
Stage Manager Linda May
Assistant Stage Manager  Denise Galbraith
Marketing & Promotion  Lulu Marketing Communications
Opens July 5 Runs to July 14
(North of Dupont, east of Bathurst)
Friday July 5,           7:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday July 6        11:00pm – midnight
Monday July 8        2:45pm – 3:45pm
Tuesday July 9        8:45pm – 9:45pm
Thursday July 11     2:15pm – 3:15pm
Saturday July 13      9:45pm – 10:45pm
Sunday July 14        12:00pm – 1:00pm
All tickets are $10 at the door. Advance tickets are $11.
Fringe passes are available after June 1st.
For advance tickets call 416 966 1062 ext 1 or
visit, from June 17th on.
Photo of Neil Naft, Giacomo Giannotti, Kristoffer Pedlar by Jacklyn Atlas