Myth of the Ostrich – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Dealing with the romantic relationship of two teenagers, the new comedy Myth Of The Ostrich is loaded with sex, drugs, deception, and even a missing condom… and that’s just  the mothers…

After Pam finds an inappropriate letter from her teenage son to his mystery girlfriend, she arrives unannounced at Holly’s house to discuss their children’s relationship. What starts as a pleasant visit, quickly takes a complicated, bizarre, and hilarious turn. This fast-paced comedy is an exploration of two mothers with polar-opposite parenting styles, values and beliefs, and their dealings with the inaccurate realities surrounding their teenager’s relationship.

Myth Of The Ostrich is the second play from Matt Murray, co-writer of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival hit Remember, Maggy?, which played to sold out houses and was chosen as Best Of Fringe. Remember, Maggy? has since gone on to have three subsequent productions – Sarnia, Orillia, South Dakota – with a fourth happening at the Toronto Centre For The Arts this January, 2015.

Directed by Steven Gallagher (Craplicker, Memorial, Stealing Sam), Myth Of The Ostrich features a stellar cast: Dora Award Winner Astrid Van Wieren (This Wilde Night, Hatched, Mamma Mia!) Alanis Peart (Remember, Maggy?, West End’s The Postman Always Rings Twice) and Renee Hackett (Tempting Providence, Leaving Home).

Offside Productions in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents:
Myth Of The Ostrich
Written by Matt Murray
Directed by Steven Gallagher
Starring Astrid Van Wieren, Alanis Peart, Renee Hackett
Lighting Design and Stage Management by Kierston Drier

Performances: July 2nd – July 13th at St. Vladimir’s Institute – 620 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H4
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 – 10:30pm – 12:00am
Friday, July 4, 2014 – 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Sunday, July 6, 2014 – 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Monday, July 7, 2014 – 8:15pm – 9:45pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Ticket Info – $12 in advance/$10 at the door
Online: June 12th at
By Phone: June 12th call (416) 966-1062 x1 Visa and MasterCard
In Person: Tickets not purchased in advance are available at the venue, one hour before performance.
Box Office July 2nd – 13th, 12pm – 9pm – will be located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St. W.)
Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.