The Grass Is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome – Toronto Fringe 2018 Press Release

From Press Release:

High Park Productions is proud to present The Grass is  Greenest at the Houston Astrodome, a comedy by Michael Ross Albert, directed by Robert Motum, at The Freedom Factory, July 4 – 15, 2018, at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

After premiering at the New York International Fringe Festival, this critically acclaimed play written by Dora Award nominated playwright Michael Ross Albert (Tough JewsMiss) gets its Canadian debut—fittingly in the heart of Queen West. A site-specific production set in an art gallery, , The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome is a comedy about envy, friendship, sex, art, three square-feet of AstroTurf, and the constant search for something better.

When a painter tears the artwork off the walls of a struggling independent gallery, the relationships between a group of emerging artists are also torn apart. In the chaotic aftermath that ensues, the underachieving artists grapple with their insecurities, infidelities, and their innate jealousy of one another.

Prolific playwright Michael Ross Albert’s works have been performed around the world, racking up award nominations and wins for his sharp dialogue, gripping characters, and insightful take on universal themes. Along withThe Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome, Michael’s newest play, Anywhere, will also be performed this summer at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

The Canadian premiere production will be directed by Robert Motum (King Charles III, Studio 180). Motum’s play A Community Target is currently in development with Outside the March and Why Not Theatre. The project has been featured in Macleans, the Toronto Star, on CBC As It Happens, Metro, BlogTO, and internationally in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The multi-talented and uniquely experienced cast of The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome is comprised of Adrian Rebucas (Man Seeking Woman, Workin’ Moms), Anne van Leeuwen (Tough Jews, The Chance), Lauren MacKinlay (Of Mice and Men, Murdoch Mysteries), Carson Pinch (Carson Saves Sketchfest, Sunday Night Live) and Richard Young (The History of Love, Kim’s Convenience).


  • The Grass Is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome plays at The Freedom Factory. (22 Dovercourt Rd.)
  • Tickets are $13, including a $2 service charge. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes and discounts for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Festival Box Office at Scadding Court (707 Dundas St. W.), and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Content Warning: Mature language.
  • The Fringe Festival considers this venue to be wheelchair-accessible.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.


  • Wednesday July 4th, 8:00 pm
  • Thursday July 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Friday July 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Saturday July 7th, 8:00 pm
  • Sunday July 8th, 8:00 pm
  • Monday July 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday July 10th, 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday July 11th, 8:00 pm
  • Thursday July 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Friday July 13th, 8:00 pm
  • Saturday July 14th, 8:00 pm
  • Sunday July 15th, 8:00 pm