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Keir Cutler's SHAKESPEARE CRACKPOT Coming to Toronto Fringe

Shakespeare Crackpot debuted at 2014 Montreal Fringe Festival to multiple rave reviews. Keir Cutler's (Teaching Shakespeare, Teaching Hamlet) ninth theatrical monologue and his fourth consecutive directed by "Fringe God" TJ Dawe. This is Keir's tenth appearance at the Toronto Fringe Festival. He has appeared at more than 70 fringe festivals since 1999.

Keir takes a comic look back at his fifteen years of being a Shakespeare doubter. Ranting on Shakespeare, crackpot conspiracy theories, and miseducation, Shakespeare Crackpot is part lecture, part autobiographical monologue that "delightfully mocks all those professors who stank up our academic lives." The Rover, (Montreal)

Montrealer Keir Cutler is the writer/performer of eight previous monologues including the multi-award-winning Teaching Shakespeare. He has performed his works across Canada, and the US, and four of his performances are broadcasted on television by BRAVO! Keir has been called "a masterful entertainer," (Winnipeg Free Press) "a marvel to watch," (Toronto Sun) "formidably delightful," (Off-Off Broadway Review, New York) "a real theatrical gift," (Ottawa Citizen) "supremely witty." (Edmonton Journal) Keir has a PhD in theatre from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a playwriting diploma from the National Theatre School of Canada.

TJ Dawe has written, co-written, directed, performed, or adapted more than thirty plays, many of them solo shows. He's performed in more than one hundred theatre festivals across Canada and abroad. He directed and co-created The One Man Star Wars Trilogy which played Off-Broadway in New York for five months in 2005. He teaches a course on creating a solo show at Langara College in Vancouver. He has directed four Keir Cutler monologues.

Toronto Fringe Festival 2016 - Robert Gill Theatre

Friday, July 1, - 3:30pm
Sunday, July 3, - 7PM
Monday, July 4, - 10:30pm
Tuesday, July 5, - 6:15pm.

Thursday, July 7, - 12:00pm
Friday, July 8, - 4:00pm
Saturday, July 9, - 1:45pm

Photo Credit: Louis Longpre?

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