THE VERY VERY GIRL – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From press release:


How do you piece yourself together after years of hurt and pain? Can you overcome trauma?  Gayatri Productions presents THE VERY VERY GIRL, a powerful one-woman show by Julie Brar, playing   July 5-13, 2013 at the Annex Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Inspired by real-life experiences, THE VERY VERY GIRL is about       identity and the formation of self. Tickets are available beginning June 17, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

Stripped. Deprived. Made bare. How do you go from a strict Sikh upbringing to stripping in bars across Canada? How do you navigate the distance between the girl you were, the woman you’ve become, and somehow find your way to the person you want to be? At the age of 15, THE VERY VERY GIRL makes the difficult decision to leave her traditional Sikh family – a move which frees her of abuse but leaves her feeling lost, alone and desperate.  She tries to find her way in increasingly dangerous places, through sex, alcohol, and drugs, working in strip joints to make her way. THE VERY VERY GIRL follows one young woman’s search for freedom … and the many missteps she makes along the way.

THE VERY VERY GIRL features playwright/performer/producer Julie Brar (Film & TV credits: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; Lost Girl; Smallville; and Fringe). Director/dramaturge/producer Jessica Glanfield(This is for you, Anna, Gibsone Jessop Gallery/Cranes Performance Group; assistant director Endgame,Soulpepper Theatre) directs THE VERY VERY GIRL. Sound Design by Verne Good (In This World, Roseneath Theatre; Hirsch, Stratford Festival). Stage Managed by Lisa Sciannella (My Red Feather Boa, New Ideas Festival).

Show information for THE VERY VERY GIRL:

Venue: Annex Theatre
730 Bathurst St, Toronto (Bathurst between Harbord and Bloor)
Performances: Fri July 5 – 8:45pm
Sat July 6 – 4:00pm
Sun July 7 – 9:45pm
Tues July 9 – 2:15pm
Wed July 10 – 1:45pm
Thurs July 11 – 7:30pm
Sat July 13 – 7:30pm
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 or 416-966-1062 ext. 1