Fringe Festival Guide: Romance is Alive and Well and Living in Toronto

Julianna Romanyk, one of the artists in this year's Fringe Festival. Photo by Tanja Tiziana

TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL SHOWS

Romance is Alive and Well and Living in Toronto

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT, by George F. Walker, Triple ByPass Productions

Sex, liquor, secret deals, fist fights, and perhaps even love. In an anonymous room of a “suburban motel,” a lawyer, two cops, and an estranged wife find themselves in a situation far worse than any of them anticipated.

AM I PRETTY NOW? A MUSICAL ROMP THROUGH PLASTIC SURGERY, by Stephanie Herrera

A comedic look at plastic surgery and the reasons to go under the knife! A hilarious and touching journey through insecurity.

THE ATOMIC TRADITION, by Istvan Dugalin, So Red

Mounting tension between lovers reaches its peak. As violence erupts, we discover how quickly a relationship, civilization, and the universe can fall apart.

BAD DATE: A CAUTIONARY TALE, by Erin Aubrey, Aubrey Productions

This racy, outrageous, and daring musical comedy depicts one woman’s bold/honest perspective on a date gone wrong; filled with hilarious scenarios and candid “adult-content” song.

CAITLIN & ERIC ARE BROKEN UP, Squeaky Wheel

Newly-single Caitlin and Eric walk into a bedroom… and go on a painfully funny rebound to look back on their past relationships. #CEBrokenUp

DELIRIUM, Martin Dockery

Equally comical and heartbreaking, Delirium takes us from a Toronto airport to the Nevada desert, and from a Brooklyn apartment to the Mexican redoubt of the Monarch Butterfly, telling a story of both falling in love and falling apart.

THE DIDDLIN’ BIBBLES LIVE IN CONCERT, The Diddlin’ Bibbles

A small-town singer-songwriter duo with big-city dreams. Can their marriage withstand the pressures of celebrity culture at the Toronto Fringe?

DISENGAGED, Efthimios Nasipoulos

Disengaged reveals a raw look at relationships, through the eyes of a cynical, hopeless romantic. Follow Efthimios’s hilariously painful account of his failed wedding engagements and meet some amazing characters along the way.

FASTCAR: MAN OF ACTION, by Amo Gulinello, Blindfool Productions

Do you find adventure, even in the mundane, all the while backed by your own dramatic theme music? You are not alone. Join this x-treme guy, as he robs a vault, cooks a chicken, and possibly answers a phone!

A FLEA IN HER EAR, by Georges Feydeau, translated and adapted by Mladen Obradovic, Pulse Theatre

Life, sex, friends, letters, guns, strangers, tigers, … What? Tigers? Not real ones, of course.

HEATHER ELI & DANCE CO., Heather Eli and Company

Through physical an emotional exertion, we discuss the infinite dimensions of love, lust, and intimacy. This piece follows the human pursuit to love and be loved.

LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS, by Sam Steiner, Slow Blue Lions

“I can’t know you in 140… Try.” A new law sets a daily 140 word limit. Oliver and Bernadette must make their words count or learn to talk without them.

MOONLIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT, Concrete Drops

In this internationally acclaimed romantic mystery about love and loss, a man and woman meet under puzzling circumstances in a hotel room at midnight.  

MURDER IN THE COTTONWOODS, by Colin Sharpe, CujoLemieux

Pearl Brown wants to turn herself in for murder, but nobody wants to hear the confession.

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD ORDER, by Anesti Danelis, Third Wheel

Musical comedian Anesti Danelis serenades you with an acoustic collection of witty, sharp, and ridiculous songs about love, unity, and conspiracy, seen through the distorted lens of a single eye.

The Toronto Fringe Festival is on from July 5 to July 16 at locations around the city.

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