The Box Toronto to Kick Off ONE MORE NIGHT FESTIVAL This Fall
Back by popular demand, The Box Toronto presents the second annual One More Night Festival. It is one more chance to see 9 of the most in-demand and successful productions from the GTA, and beyond. It is a theatre bonus for everyone to enjoy! From "Patron's Pick" and "Critic's Choice," to Sold-Out houses and rave reviews, these 9 shows are red hot and ready to perform one more night of magic at The Box Toronto!
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2014
Romeo and Juliet: An Escapist Comedy -- make.art.theatre
Written by: RYAN M. SERO Directed by: TYLER BRENT Starring: TYLER BRENT, LAURA ELLIS, SEAN EMBERLEY, ANNALEE FLINT, ESTHER HUH, RYAN M. SERO
SYNOPSIS: Woody Allen meets William Shakespeare in this comedic adaptation of the Bard's classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Whatever you're looking for, you can find it here: a philosophical study on love and death, another twist on a true classic, or a lot of great laughs - Romeo & Juliet: An Escapist Comedy truly has something for everybody.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: At the Canadian Play Festival at The Pearl Company in Hamilton and the 2014 Hamilton Fringe Festival to sold-out houses and excellent reviews.
SHOWTIME: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:30 PM (55-60 Minutes)
SLUT -- Beer in a Glass Productions
Written by: ERIN NORAH THOMPSON, Music and Lyrics by: ROBERT WILKINSON AND ERIN NORAH THOMPSON, Directed by: DAHLIA KATZ, Choreographed by: AYESHA MANSUR, Produced by: TRACEY BELTRANO, Stage Managed by: HEATHER LACEY, Starring: ERIN NORAH TOMPSON
SYNOPSIS: A wallflower, a kinky party girl, a feminist, and a wannabe stay-at-home-mom walks into a bar...and she's not leaving without a date. What happens when a woman who's been focused on finding "Mr. Right Now" tries to find "Mr. Right?"...and is wanting more than one "Mr. Right" really so wrong? Based on true life events, and told through story and song, Slut pushes the stereotypes surrounding female sexuality.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: Debuted at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival. Played to sold out audiences and winner of "Patron's Pick," and the "2014 Ed Mirvish Award for Entrepreneurship."
SHOWTIME: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:30 PM (55 Minutes)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014
Savage in Limbo -- Triple ByPass Productions
Written By: JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY, Directed by: MONICA MUSTELIER, Starring: CHRIS WHITBY, AMY MILLIGAN, MELANIE PYNE, AMANDA ARMAGON, TJ CHESLEA
SYNOPSIS: In John Patrick Shanley's touching and edgy comedy, three former grade school classmates find themselves at a run-down Bronx bar presided over by a bartender who habitually waters his dead plants. As they try to figure out how to change their mostly empty lives, circumstances (and one another) conspire to keep them exactly where they are.- EventSource(nytimes.com)
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: This production of Savage in Limbo was previously performed at The Store Front Theatre, in July 2014, to sold-out audiences.
SHOWTIME: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 7:30 PM (75 Minutes)
Meaningful Activity -- Isoprox Theatre
Written by and Starring: CHELSEA FERRANDO, Directed by: VIKKI VELENOSI
SYNOPSIS: A female doctor, committed to stopping the rapes in her village and treating the young female victims, is captured by a group of men who wish to silence her. As she tries to cope with captivity, her reality, past and present begin to blend and she is forced to face some difficult questions about her life, her work and her ethics.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: This piece was originally performed as part of a 4th year University final project. It has been reworked, rewritten and reimagined for this festival.
SHOWTIME: Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 10:00 PM (45 minutes)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2014
Love With Leila -- Unveiled Productions
Written, Directed by and Starring: IZAD ETEMADI
SYNOPSIS: Have you ever been in love, felt insignificant, had unwanted facial hair? Leila has, and she has returned to tell you her own story. The beautiful Persian woman who won the hearts of audiences across Canada in last year's award-winning 'BORDERLAND' wants you to join her for an intimate evening filled with tales, secrets & moments of laughter you won't soon forget. WARNING: This show may contain nuts.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: 2014 Hamilton Fringe Festival and Winner of Critics Choice.
SHOWTIME: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:30 PM (60 minutes).
First Day Back -- Ten Foot Pole Theatre
Written, Directed by and Starring: ROB SALERNO.
SYNOPSIS: It's the first day back to school after 14-year-old Ollie killed himself in his bedroom following months of bullying about his love of figure skating and singing and the fact that he's gay. There's an eerie hush in the halls today as Ollie's friends, teachers, and tormenters gather to figure out who's responsible and how to keep this from happening again.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: Performed in the 2012 Victoria and Vancouver Fringes to rave reviews.
SHOWTIME: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:30 PM (50 minutes).
Death Ray Cabaret
Written, Directed by and Starring: KEVIN MATVIW
SYNOPSIS: Death Ray Cabaret is the a solo sketch comedy show written and performed by Second City veteran Kevin Matviw. Featuring music, physical comedy, monologues, and improv, DRC is filled with the kind of dark hilarity that will make you laugh while considering how very very alone we are in the universe.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014. Sketch Com-Ageddon - Finalist: 2008, 2009, 2010, Toronto Fringe Festival - 2010
SHOWTIME: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:30 PM (60 minutes).
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2014
SwingSet and Red -- Panfish Productions
SwingSet Written by: JULIE COHN, Starring: CHRISTINA SONG, MEGS MULKINS, MARCUS THOMAS
Red Written by: JORDAN HALL, Starring: KAYLA WHELAN, DAMIEN GULD
Directed and Designed by: YEHUDA FISHER
SYNOPSIS In SwingSet, a woman is questioned about her involvement in what happened to her husband that night at a local swinger's club. SwingSet is a straight forward story... until it's not. The show is all about relationships - each pair of characters have their own unique dynamic.
Red is a dark modern take on Little Red Riding Hood, as narrated by Rose (whose identity unfolds as the play does). A brilliant melding of modern story/relationship archetypes, and the timeless tale we've heard since we were kids.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: 2014 InspiraTO Festival
SHOWTIME: Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 5:30 PM (30 minutes).
XOXO: The Relationship Show -- Two Juliets
Written, Directed by and Starring: MEGHAN CHALMERS & FRANNY McCABE-BENNETT
SYNOPSIS We've all heard nice guys finish last, but what about nice girls? XOXO:
The Relationship Show is an hour-long comedy cabaret exploring the highs and lows of dating in the modern world, from first kiss to first dis, break-ups to make-ups and everything in between. Two Juliets (Meghan Chalmers & Franny McCabe-Bennett) proudly presents this high-energy hybrid of sketch comedy, theatre and music! Recommended ages 15+.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED: Sold out houses at 2014 Hamilton Fringe Festival and winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2014 SpringWorks Festival in Stratford, Ontario.
SHOWTIME: Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:30 PM (60 minutes).