Tarrare: A Story of Hunger – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Suspicious Moustache Theatre & the Toronto Fringe Festival present
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Liam Volke’s TARRARE: A STORY OF HUNGER recounts the real life exploits of France’s most notorious glutton. Freak, Lover, Soldier, Spy: TARRARE runs the gamut from whimsical to macabre at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace July 2-13th as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets are available beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com by telephone at 416-966-1062(ext.1), or at the door.

TARRARE’s real name and precise diagnosis remain a mystery but medical records and urban legend have given inspiration to Suspicious Moustache Theatre’s newest Fringe freak show about a man whose appetite and adventures are so fantastical one might almost disbelieve they are lifted from the history books. TARRARE’s insatiable appetite (including cats, stones, and corpses) stalks him from the streets to the sideshow, from the army to behind enemy lines, and finally, to the hospital.  An hour with TARRARE promises to be an astonishing story of love, hunger and shame that feeds our appetite for the extraordinary and grotesque.

“The weirdest thing at the Fringe” – Culture Vulture Victoria

After garnering much praise (“A nifty and nasty piece of work by some talented up’n’comers” – The Visitorium) and Pick-of-the-Fringe Best Family show (Victoria Fringe Festival 2011) for their earlier play, Struwwelpeter, Suspicious Moustache bring their latest Tim-Burton-esque world of weird to the Toronto Fringe Festival. TARRARE’s creative team includes director Darcy Stoop (Struwwelpeter, Suspicious Moustache; Scheherazade, Nobody’s Business; The Homemaker, Convection Productions), designer Cat Haywood (NOW magazine’s Outstanding design award for Life of Jude, SummerWorks 2013; nominated for Best Costume Design for Twelfth Night, Phoenix UVic) and playwright/actor Liam Volke(nominated for My Theatre Award for Best Actor for Bent, Hart House). Joining in the macabre madness are John Fray (nominated for My Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor forTurtleneck, safeword), Scott Clarkson (The Tim Drum, UnSpun; We Are the Bomb, Brouhaha;The Making Of, Modern Underground), Kristoffer Pedlar (Prayers for the New World, Glasswater; Yellowface, Fu-Gen; Empire of the Magic Beansalks, Vampire Frog), and Cydney Penner (Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, Hart House; The Washing Machine, Red Betty; Antigone, Soup Can). Given this creative team’s track record of award-winning weird, you may find yourself like TARRARE – hungry for more!

Suspicious Moustache Theatre Company was founded in 2011 in Victoria, BC, by directorDarcy Stoop, designer Cat Haywood and playwright/actor Liam Volke. They create original plays which explore the dark and whimsical side of the human experience. The company relocated to Toronto in 2013.

Full Media kit is available HERE.
Show Information for TARRARE A Story of Hunger:
Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave, TorontoDates & Times:
Fri. July 4 @ 1:45pm
Sun. July 6 @ 7:00pm
Mon. July 7 @ 4:45pm
Tue. July 8 @ 2:45pm
Thu. July 10 @ 11:30pm
Fri. July 11 @ 9:45pm
Sun. July 13 @ 4:30pm

$10 at the door (cash only) or $12 in advance (Visa or MasterCard, service charge included)
Beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.
Show running time is 60 minutes.    **Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating**