#FringeTO show preview // XOXO: The Relationship Show by @TwoJulietsTO

XOXO: The Relationship Show
presented by Two Juliets
created/performed by Meghan Chalmers & Franny McCabe-Bennett
stage managed by Lindsay Naft

Do YOU kiss and tell? Two Juliets tackles 10 monologues, 8 songs, 7 scenes, two poems, two dance breaks, two stories (about four first kisses), one epic superhero fight, one game of spin the bottle, falling in love and breaking up in award-winning comedy cabaret “XOXO: The Relationships Show”!

Meghan Chalmers and Franny McCabe-Bennett met in Humber College’s theatre performance program, performed their first duet work in 2011 and launched themselves as Two Juliets in December 2012. “XOXO” sold out at the Hamilton Fringe, won the People’s Choice Award at SpringWorks (Stratford) 2014 and just finished a residency at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club.

twitter – @TwoJulietsTO / #XOXOshow
website: www.twojuliets.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/twojuliets
bandcamp: www.twojuliets.bandcamp.com

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#FringeTO show preview // Waiting for Alonzo by @EmptyBoxTheatre

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Waiting for Alonzo

by Empty Box Theatre

Drifting aimlessly through space, Doctor Zanita waits. Surrounded by a menagerie of marvelous machines, a handsome talking statue and her faithful assistant Bielke, this mad scientist is on a mission. Waiting For Alonzo is a surreal satire brimming with bizarre behaviour and seasoned with the tears of the unrepentant patriarch.

Empty Box Theatre Company is a non-profit Toronto theatre company. We are interested in re-staging the classics and creating new collaborative plays. Our work often looks at gender politics, camp, wordplay, mythical and historical themes, and can be site-specific, immersive, feminist and political. Our company is dedicated to colour-conscious casting, and featuring the work of artists from all backgrounds.

twitter – @EmptyBoxTheatre


#FringeTO show preview // OverTime by Newface Entertainment


Produced by Newface Entertainment and written by playwright Romeo Ciolfi

Darby, a young playwright, has been living with his mentor Carla, who suffers with MS. When Darby shares his latest play it strikes all too closely to his mentor’s life.

OverTime is a producer driven, artist focused production. Newface Entertainment doesn’t exist to advance its own. It exists in the role of a traditional producer; working to facilitate theatre so that artists can have the opportunity to focus on their craft.

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#FringeTO show preview // The Merry Wives of Windsor by @ShakesBASHd

Suzette McCanny, Sean Sullivan & Julia Nish-Lapidus
Suzette McCanny, Sean Sullivan & Julia Nish-Lapidus

Shakespeare BASH’d presents
The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare

Join your favourite Best of Fringe winning Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare BASH’d, for the Bard’s outrageous rural comedy: The Merry Wives of Windsor. In a world of drunks and cuckolds, two witty women set out to teach a lesson of love and jealousy.

Come crush a cup at the Victory cafe with this battle of wits.



Shakespeare BASH’d is a young actor initiative that seeks to take ownership of their own creativity by producing Shakespeare’s plays in social settings creating a relaxed, exciting environment for the audience.
Their mission is to present Shakespeare’s plays as they were written: with simple staging, clear and specific language, and an emphasis on the words and characters telling the story.

twitter – @ShakesBASHd

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