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4 Shows Added To George F. Walker's FIERCE! Extended To 3/10!

4 Shows Added To George F. Walker's FIERCE! Extended To 3/10! Criminal Girlfriends proudly announces that four shows have been added to the current run of its production of the world premiere of Fierce, an intensely funny, razor-sharp work by the award-winning playwright George F. Walker. Originally scheduled to close on March 3, the four additional shows run Wednesday March 7 through to Saturday March 10 at 8pm at Red Sandcastle Theatre in the wake of numerous rave reviews. Tickets for Fierce are on sale online at http://www.criminalgirlfriends.com/.

Fierce: Two women. A retired professional woman, arrested while wandering in traffic is found to be under the influence of a potent "drug cocktail." She is ordered by the court to undergo treatment, and placed in a clinic run by a psychiatrist who has her own difficult history. A volatile 75-minute encounter, fuelled by painful revelations - and their mutual distaste of politeness - provocatively ensues.

Filled with Walker's trademark ferocious and finely-honed wit, Fierce stars Vancouver / Toronto / Montreal actor and performance artist Marisa Crockett as the psychiatrist Maggie and Vancouver's Emmelia Gordon (two-time Jessie Richardson award winner making her Toronto debut) as her patient, Jayne. These two starry-eyed drifters met while taking an acting workshop with the playwright. Kindred spirits, the two women created Criminal Girlfriends to produce this edgy comedy, born out of a common desire to make intense, punchy theatre happen in intimate spaces.

They recruited long-time Walker collaborator Wes Berger to direct. This is the fourth world premiere production of a George F. Walker play that Berger has directed; he most recently helmed the premiere of Walker's smash hit The Chance for Leroy St. Theatre last fall and previously premiered Walker's Parents Night and The Bigger Issue for CrazyLady Productions. Laura Lakatosh is the stage manager; Martha Moldaver is the assistant director. Kate Walker is the producer.

George F. Walker is one of Canada's most prolific, provocative and popular playwrights and one of Canada's most widely produced dramatists at home and internationally. Walker has written over 40 plays and created screenplays for several award-winning Canadian TV series. Part Kafka, part Lewis Carroll, Walker's distinctive, gritty, fast-paced tragicomedies satirize the selfishness, greed, and aggression of contemporary urban culture. Among his best-known works are Zastrozzi, the Master of Discipline (1977); Nothing Sacred (1988); Suburban Motel (1997, a series of six plays set in the same motel room); and Dead Metaphor (2013). Television shows include This is Wonderland and Living in Your Car. Mr. Walker has received two Governor General's Literary Awards for Drama; the Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award (2009); the Toronto Arts Council Lifetime Achievement award; five Dora Mavor Moore Awards; nine Chalmers Canadian Play Awards and the Order of Canada.

Criminal Girlfriends proudly presents the world premiere of Fierce by George F. Walker Directed by Wes Berger; Starring Marisa Crockett and Emmelia Gordon
4 Shows Added! NOW PLAYING TO MARCH 10, 2018 Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. East, Toronto Tuesday-Saturday @ 8pm (except no show Tuesday March 6);
Ticket Prices: $25 (Arts Workers/Students/Seniors $20 and Youth 25 & under: $15) For info and to book online, visit http://www.criminalgirlfriends.com/ or fiercetoronto.brownpapertickets.co


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