Living Will – Toronto Fringe 2018 Press Release

From Press Release

The Toronto Fringe Festival presents the premier of Living Will by Helen-Claire Tinglingdirected by Jillian Rees-Brown.

Living Will introduces siblings from a middle-class family who are called to a family meeting by their father, Wilfred to discuss his last wishes. Wilfred is in good health, and since he has never been in the hospital, he anticipates that he will likely die in his sleep. On the other hand, he is 79 years old and would like to get his affairs in order.

Crisis occurs when Wilfred suddenly becomes ill, and his children do not agree upon a course of action for his care. Wilfred’s son Jake tries to uphold his father’s wishes for no interventions, while other family members fight to keep him alive at any cost.

Living Will marks the return to the stage of film and TV actor Bill MacDonald (Traders, Rookie Blue, A History of Violence, Hush Little Baby). Mr. MacDonald heads a seasoned cast who have collectively amassed numerous stage, TV and film credits. Many of the cast have also starred in previous Fringe productions.


  • Living Will plays at the Factory Theatre Mainspace. (125 Bathurst St.)
  • 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 Warnings: Mature language; Smoking.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible through a secondary route.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.


  • Friday July 6th, 1:00 pm
  • Saturday July 7th, 1:45 pm
  • Monday July 9th, 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday July 11th, 3:30 pm
  • Thursday July 12th, 8:45 pm
  • Saturday July 14th, 11:00 pm
  • Sunday July 15th, 7:00 pm

Photo of Andrea Davis by Helen Tansey