#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.

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#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.

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