NIGHT FEED Wins Best Of Fringe, Patron's Pick, Sells Out Entire Toronto Fringe Run
Canvas Sky Theatre's NIGHT FEED has been selected for a remount at the Toronto Centre For The Arts, Sunday July 21st 12:00pm and Saturday July 27th 12:00pm as part of TO Live's annual Best Of Fringe presentation. These newly-announced performances will cap off a wildly successful inaugural production for Canvas Sky's puppet comedy about motherhood, with Night Feed selling out it's entire Toronto Fringe run at the Tarragon ExtraSpace, winning Patron's Pick in the process, after already receiving Outstanding Overall Production at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival in June.
Universally praised by theatre reviewers in Toronto, Night Feed was featured on every critic's picks list, including the Toronto Star, NOW Magazine, and Mooney On Theatre. Debbie Fein-Goldbach of NOW Magazine praised Night Feed as "deeply honest and compelling storytelling", giving it a rare 5-N review. (read full review here)
Night Feed is the first play by creator Sarah Joy Bennett, whose own experience as a mother inspired the innovative piece, which combines physical theatre with different forms of puppetry. Created in collaboration with Ginette Mohr (Fish Face, Snack Music) and Shawna Reiter of CLUNK Puppet Lab (How I Became Invisible), Night Feed is a hilarious examination at the darker sides of becoming a parent, a post-natal fever dream brought to life.
Night Feed is performed by Bennett, Mohr, and actor Corinne Murray, whose performance as a new mother in the throes of sleep deprivation was commended by Carly Maga of The Toronto Star as "a believable mix of exhaustion, anxiety and patience". In turn, Bennett & Mohr are described as "side-splittingly funny as they bring objects to life in a huge range of demeanours, voices, and accents" by Mooney On Theatre.
The piece also features guest puppetry direction by Mike Peterson (of Henson Company fame) and original music by David Atkinson (assoc. music director, Dear Evan Hansen).
Tickets to Best of Fringe: TO LIVE are available via the Toronto Centre for the Arts online at www.tocentre.com/bof19 and over the phone at 1-855-985-2787.