Love’s Labour’s Lost – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Shakespeare BASH’d wants you to pledge this fraternity of love at the Victory Café with

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Director: James Wallis

Starring: Joshua Browne, Carly Chamberlain, Sheelagh Darling, Jade Douris, Christopher Fowler, Andrew Gaboury, Jeff Hanson, Rob Kraszewski, David Mackett, Suzette McCanny, Jesse Nerenberg, Julia Nish-Lapidus, Catherine Rainville, David Ross, Hallie Seline

Production Team: Matt Armour, Shera Everett-Singh, Rob Kraszewski, Julia Nish-Lapidus, Kristyn Nowers

Love’s Labour’s Lost runs during the Toronto Fringe Festival from July 2-13, 2014 at the Victory Café Upstairs (581 Markham Street, Toronto ON, just west of Bathurst, south of Bloor). Shakespeare BASH’d returns to the Victory Café after two straight years of sold-out Fringe Festival performances with Shakespeare’s zany comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost, this time with Shakespeare BASH’d Founder and Artistic Director James Wallis in the director’s chair. Wallis is ready to transport the audience into a raucous collegiate experience, turning the Victory Café into a fraternity house, with the action of the entire play taking place in the fraternity’s bar.

“The Victory will be truly transformed,” says Wallis. “Over the past two years, we’ve worked well within the confines of the space, but I want to re-imagine the ways in which we can use this bar setting. I want to push the aesthetic even further, immersing our audiences fully in the world of the play; providing an unforgettable night of entertainment for all of our patrons.”

Fans of Shakespeare BASH’d’s particular brand of raucous performance will recognize some familiar faces in Fringe-favourites David Ross, David Mackett and Julia Nish-Lapidus, but Wallis has expanded the company this year, bringing new members into the Shakespeare BASH’d family. “At its core, our company is about a shared love of the Bard,” says Wallis. “We love Shakespeare and the act of performing it in unconventional spaces. We want to give Toronto audiences something unique, which will allow them to look at Shakespeare in a different light. Love’s Labour’s Lost is a textually complex play, and we’re going to give our audiences the most thrilling experience yet, immersing them in this world, all while they drink the fine ales of the Victory Café.”




By Phone: (416) 966-1062 x1

In Person: Festival Box office, located behind Honest Ed’s, 581 Bloor Street



Thursday July 3 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Friday July 4 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Saturday July 5 9:00pm – 10:30pm

Sunday July 6 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Tuesday July 8 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Thursday July 10 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Friday July 11 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, July 12 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Sunday, July 13 5:00pm – 6:30pm