“Cream of Comedy-nominated sketch troupe, The Weaker Vessels, bring their sharp, dark, and unorthodox comedy,Public Displays of Narcissism, to The Toronto Fringe.“
Excerpted from press release:
The Weaker Vessels, known for their delightfully dark humour, explore the hilarious ways narcissism rears its beautiful head in their latest sketch comedy revue, Public Displays of Narcissism. This subversive show about self-obsession, weaves together the heartfelt, the absurd, the carnal, and the forbidden as Cream of Comedy-nominees, The Weaker Vessels, bring their best sketches to The Toronto Fringe.
Look on as Joe Carter sits alone with a bottle of whiskey watching the ’93 World Series on an endless loop…Peer into the neurotic minds of a couple on a first date…Witness a group of doctors obsess over a pen…See what happens to these characters and more when the disease of narcissism takes over.
Toronto-based comedians, Lance Byrd, Jeff Clark, Nadine Djoury, Matt McCready and Colin Sharpe, write and star in this, their 6th full-length revue, directed by Second City Alumni Frank McAnulty.
Watch The Weaker Vessels’ unmask their secret shames in Public Displays of Narcissism as they discover their own reflection and drown in their ego. What will happen when the mirror is reflected onto you?
July 2, 18:00
July 4, 13:30
July 5, 18:15
July 7, 18:45
July 8, 20:15
July 9, 21:45
July 10, 15:30
July 11, 13:00
Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (16 Ryerson Ave.)
Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.
The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.
Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.
Photo by Mike Carter.