Dinner With Goebbels , a play by Mark Leith that imagines a dinner party with the modern fathers of political propaganda, is currently being presented by act2studioWorks at Trinity St. Paul’s as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. It’s an insightful show and given the current political climate brought about by targeted disinformation and heightened by the tools of the information age, it couldn’t be more timely and relevant.
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The Dean of Miskatonic University has invited you to a dinner party to unveil a newly-acquired artifact: the orb of “Clithulu,” only to find that it has gone missing and now it’s up to the audience to help solve the case! Pointed Cap Playhouse presents Mayhem at Miskatonic, a wild, raunchy, Burlesque whodunit, as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.
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Scadding by Common Boots Theatre is a site-specific collection of short audio plays inspired by the area around the Scadding Court Community Centre, the home of Postscript: the outdoor patio hub of the Toronto Fringe Festival. It’s an interesting piece of site-specific art but I’m not sure I’d really classify it as theatre. Continue reading Scadding (Common Boots Theatre) 2019 Toronto Fringe Review
What would convince a young man brought up in a western country to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State, or worse, to plot a terror attack at home? The Road to Damascus, by Swiss playwright Dominique Ziegler, examines that question. The English-language premiere of the play (translated by David Eden) is currently being presented by To Hell and Back Theatre Company at the Tarragon Theatre Extraspace as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.
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Eric Andrews is a Canadian Comedy Award-winning stand-up comedian currently performing a show called Audience of One, presented by New King Productions at the Tarragon Theatre Solo Room as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Stand-up comics will often book a slot in the Fringe and present a show that’s usually a variation on their stand-up set. This show is decidedly not that; Andrews goes for something a bit more conceptual and the result isn’t necessarily what you’d expect of a solo show by a stand-up comedian. Continue reading Audience of One (New King Productions) 2019 Toronto Fringe Review