TICK AT THE TORONTO FRINGE!
Ten-year-old Tickailia ‘Tick’ Summers is convinced that City cost saving measures amount to a war on kids. Closing hockey rinks? Getting rid of the zoo? Where are kids like her supposed to go? When her beloved local library is slated to be closed, it’s the last straw. Tick decides to lead a revolution against adult rule! With her friends and ambition, Tick is unstoppable. But will she go too far…?
This comedy for the whole family is perfect for ages 8 - 12, and with sharp and witty writing TICK is fun for teens and adults too! VueWeekly called it a Top Pick of the Edmonton Fringe and gave it 5 stars, while the Edmonton Journal loved the ‘5 Star Script’.
Writer Matt MacKenzie won the Alberta Playwriting Competition with his play Sia, a 2010 Toronto Fringe hit with critics and audiences, recently given a world premiere in Toronto by Cahoots Theatre. Matt was also the Tarragon Theatre’s Urjo Kareda Emerging Artist for 2011/12. Director Jajube Mandiela will be recognizable from her eight seasons on ‘Degrassi’ (MuchMusic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Canadian Stage Dream in High Park) and the Dora-nominated Binti’sJourney (Theatre Direct).
The cast includes emerging members of Toronto’s arts communityJessica Moss (Next Stage’s Modern Love, Tarragon’s Was Spring), Nathan Barrett (Tango Co’s The Innocents, Mixed Company’s DISS), Jenna Harris(American Academy of Dramatic Art), and Tony Ofori (Toronto Fringe’s Shot Gun Wedding, Chappie and his Almost Black Baseball Team). The show is designed by CJ Astronomo (assisting at the Stratford Theatre Festival’s 42nd Street, Wanderlust; nominated for a PaulineMcGibbon Award), Jenna McCutchen (assisting at Stratford’s Henry V; nominated for a Dora Award), and Emily Porter (Tarragon’s The Real World?).
Join Tick’s Revolution this Summer!
By Matthew Mackenzie. Directed by Jajube Mandiela.
Featuring Jessica Moss, Nathan Barrett, Jenna Harris, and Tony Ofori.
Stage Manager: Amy Collisson. Lighting Designer: CJ Astronomo. Sound Designer: Emily Porter.
Set and Costume Designer: Jenna McCutchen. Promotions: Doug Price.
At Fringe Venue #6: The George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place.
(East of St. George St., between Bloor St. and Hoskin Ave.) AC and wheelchair accessible.
July 5 – 8:15pm, July 8 – 7:30 pm, July 9 – 2pm, July 11 – 2:15 pm,
July 12 – 4 pm, July 13 – 8:30 pm, July 14 – 5:45 pm.
$11 in advance. Available by phone: 416 966 1062. Or online:www.fringetoronto.com
$10 at the door. Available 1 hour before each show time at venue.
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