Or Be Eaten: An Urban Fairy Tale – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


From press release:

Based on an original story by Graeme Black Robinson

Directed by Alexander Offord
Starring & Devised by Amy Marie Wallace. Scott Garland
& Graeme Black Robinson
Masks and costumes designed by Amy Marie Wallace
Puppets designed by Graeme Black Robinson

When street youth Ash hears the legend of a lost neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, he sets off on a quest
to find a new home. His journey leads him beneath the city, through an abandoned TIC tunnel and into an unchecked
urban wilderness deep underground. It isn’t long before he’s fighting for his life against a pack of riotous
rats, a conniving crow, and a malnourished troll. In these subterranean tunnels where everyone’s hungry,
will Ash eat or be eaten? 

This summer, Silent Protagonist brings Graeme Black Robinson’s 2012 fairy tale to life with handmade masks and puppets. Rather than adapt the story into a script, director Alexander Offord and the cast (all of whom graduated from the acclaimed George Brown Theatre School this spring) have devised original staging and music from the ground-up. This multi-disciplinary work of theatre promises to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Join us at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival to experience the adventure yourself.

For more information, including production photos and our trailer, please visit www.silentprotagonist.ca

Silent Protagonist
In association with the Toronto Fringe Festival presents
Or Be Eaten
Based on an original story by Graeme Black Robinson
Directed by Alexander Offord
Starring and devised by Amy Marie Wallace.
Scott Garland and Graeme Black Robinson

July 4- 13. 2013
St. Vladimir’s Theatre. 620 Spadina Ave
Tickets can be purchased online at: www.fringetix.ca
or via phone at: (416)-966-1062 xl
or in person at the Festival Box Office: 581 Bloor Street W

Thursday July 4 at 6:30pm
Friday July 5 at 3:30pm
Sunday July 7 at 5:45pm
Tuesday July 9 at 2:45pm
Thursday July 11 at 5:15pm
Friday July 12 at 9:45pm
Saturday July 13 at 7:00pm

$11 in advance
$10 at the door (1 hour before performance)