The Final Trick of a Shoddy Magician – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

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“The Final Trick of a Shoddy Magician”

Act 3.6.1 Productions is proud to present our breakout show, “The Final Trick of a Shoddy Magician”! In this show, we treat the audience to a character born out of sketch comedy and perfected using influences from clown and vaudeville style physical theatre. We take you back to Toronto in the 1920’s. Our play within a play follows the comeback show of our hero, The Great Operatini. Watch him attempt his most daring trick and see that his moniker “The Shoddy Magician” is absolutely not an understatement!

Steve Boleantu (Tennessee Project Toronto, 2012 Tim Sims Fresh Meat Showcase), sketch comedian and emerging Toronto playwright, pens his second Fringe show with “The Final Trick of a Shoddy Magician”. Steve is joined onstage by Kevin Dowse who can currently be seen as a regular in the Comedy Award Nominated show “Rapp Battlez” at Comedy Bar. ­

Act 3.6.1 Productions is being launched alongside this show. We are dedicated to creating a classically inspired theatre company that integrates elements of theatre, film and video games to tell our stories. Keep your eye on us as we continue to develop our unique style of live shows and online theatrical interaction!

Act 3.6.1 Productions in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival presents

“The Final Trick of a Shoddy Magician”

written by Steve Boleantu

directed by Lia Munro

featuring Steve Boleantu & Kevin Dowse – with a surprise guest comedian at each performance!

Opens July 3, 2013 and runs to July 14, 2013

Annex Theatre

730 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON.


July 3, 6:30 pm, July 5, 1:15 pm*, July 7, 4:00 pm, July 10, 12:00pm*, July 11, 9:15 pm,

July 12, 8:00 pm, July 14, 12:00pm

*These two shows are family friendly versions of the play

Media members please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.


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