Hazards – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


From press release:

We are besieged by hazards, real and imagined, those outside ourselves, and the ones inside our minds – from corrosive substances to not knowing which fork to use; from freefalling into love to meeting your personal Waterloo; from a meteor hitting earth to handwriting that begins to look like your mother’s, even though she’s left-handed and you are right-handed. HAZARDS, a one-woman show created by New York Times best-selling author Mina Samuels, will play at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival July 5-13, 2013. Tickets are available beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

Inspired by the warning signs we encounter every day, HAZARDS dives into the chaotic soup of our minds, exposing our worries, from the personal to the universal, and our deep-seated fear of humiliation if we are “found out.” A performance piece in the absurdist tradition, HAZARDS combines spoken word with sometimes-frenetic, sometimes-beseeching movement, bringing us face-to-face with the question of our own significance in the universe.  And the answer is: YES!

HAZARDS’ playwright/performer Mina Samuels (Do You Know Me?) is also a successful author in both fiction and non-fiction genres, publishing a novel, The Queen of Cups, in 2007Run Like A Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives in 2011, for which she appeared on The Today Show; and co-authoring the New York Times bestseller The Think Big Manifesto with Michael Port in 2009. Returning to her first creative love – live theatre – Mina pairs up with director Lisa Chess (Do You Know Me?) to bring HAZARDS to the Toronto Fringe stage.

More information is available via www.minasamuels.comFollow HAZARDS on Facebook for an ongoing irreverent celebration of the hazards we encounter in our everyday lives:www.facebook.com/HazardsPerformancePiece.

Show information for HAZARDS:

Venue: Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
79A St. George St (St. George just below Harbord)
Performances: Friday July 5 – 5:15pm
Saturday July 6 – 7:30pm
Sunday July 7 – 9:00pm
Tuesday July 9 – 3:00pm
Wednesday July 10 – 9:15pm
Thursday July 11 – 12:15pm
Saturday July 13 – 11:00pm
Please note there is absolutely no latecomer seating.
Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only)
Or $11 in advance ($9 + $2 SC, Visa or Mastercard)
beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062 ext. 1
Photo of Mina Samuels by Nancy Adler.