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Fringe Favourite: Antigone explores power, politics and personal responsibility

July 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Fringe Favourite: Antigone explores power, politics and personal responsibility

Ancient play set in modern-day Toronto leaves room to debate what happened at the G20 Summit protests

By Mickal Aranha

It’s been two years since the G20 Summit in Toronto, cause for Canada’s biggest security operation and the largest mass arrest in peacetime history, and almost a year since the Occupy Toronto movement began.

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Fringe Favourite: Judith Thompson’s play is truly RARE

July 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment

A review of the piece of documentary theatre that challenges ideas of intelligence and what makes a life worthwhile

By Mickal Aranha

Acclaimed Canadian playwright Judith Thompson turned once again to documentary theatre following the success of “Body and Soul” and “The Grace Project: Sick!” Thompson both wrote and directed RARE, which premiered at the Tarragon Main Stage on July 5th as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.

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Oscar Wilde classic updated in family friendly Fringe show

July 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Oscar Wilde classic updated in family friendly Fringe show

Actors Lucas Meeuse (Oscar) and Jody Osmond (Constance) brace for the giant's arrival. Photo courtesy Peter Frenton

By Reem Jazar

Upcoming Fringe play The Giant’s Garden, starring Annex resident Lucas Meuse, is bringing good old fashioned family fun back to the stage along with a couple musical numbers.

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Inaugural Visual Fringe debuts at this year’s festival

July 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Inaugural Visual Fringe debuts at this year’s festival

Artist Aynsley Moorhouse's installation will explore sound and memory. Photo courtesy Mykola Velychko

By Julia Hennessey

For the first time ever, the Toronto Fringe Festival has officially opened its programming to include visual artists, and according to Gideon Arthurs, barring hate crimes, anything goes.

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