The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

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What is it that gives people the strength to live by their convictions?

From press release:

The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers is a stylized two-hander inspired by the novel, ‘In The Hands of the Taliban’, written by British journalist Yvonne Ridley after she was captured by the Taliban in 2001.

The play, while based on Yvonne Ridley remarkable accounts while in captivity, also questions universal metaphors about home and prison, freedom and sacrifice and the cost of our convictions.

Our protagonist is on a mission to, “get the story” at any cost, even at the risk of never seeing her 8 year old daughter again. What is it that gives people the strength to live by their convictions?

Perhaps it is it the pursuit of the truth or at least the desire to know one’s self and our maker; better?

The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers was created using the white box process – a dyslexic friendly approach to devising theatre. This writing process allows the collaborators to experiment with language, structure and visual stimuli.

While this process is still very much in the early stages of development, our aim is to refine the process over the summer, ready for our next project – THE DYSPLA FESTIVAL.

The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers, presented by DYSPLA (in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival) plays the following dates at the Tarragon Extra Space (30 Bridgman Avenue):

  • Wednesday, July 3, 10:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 6, 8:45 PM
  • Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2:15 PM
  • Thursday, July 11, noon.
  • Saturday, July 13, 3:30 PM.
  • Sunday, July 14, noon.

Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door, or purchased in advance at or by phone at 416-966-1062, extension 1. Additional fees apply to advance purchases.

Please note that latecomers are never seated at Fringe performances.