Event Category: Performance

Prairie Nurse

Photo illustration of two nurses on an orange background, with a stethoscope and wheat sheaves superimposed over yellow, pink and orange circles, and the words Prairie Nurse in black

In 1960s small-town Saskatchewan, two Filipina nurses arrive to work at a local hospital. No one in town can tell them apart, including the man that falls in love with one of them but accidentally courts them both. Produced in association with Factory Theatre.

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Relaxed performance.

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Birds Make Me Think About Freedom

A group of actors with their arms crossed at the wrists and hands outstretched

Reflections on our humanity inspired by the stories of people institutionalized for having developmental disabilities, their families, and friends.

Created by L’Arche Toronto’s Sol Express, in collaboration with Victoria Freeman, and our team of supporting artists: Angela Blumberg, Natalie Breton, Madeleine Brown, Katherine Duncanson, Carrie Hage, Ruth Howard, David Rawlins, Lieke van der Voort.
All in consultation with our project’s survivor consultants.

Sol Express Performers: R. Boardman, Robert Gray, Nicholas Herd, Nafiz Ismail, Agnes Kenny, Michael Liu, Melissa Marshall, Irene Pollock, Andreas Prinz, Matt Rawlins, Kevin Schmidt, Cheryl Zinyk. (Volunteers: Carling Barry, Fiona Strachan, Madeline Berghardt, Joan Curran)

60 minutes.

Company: L’Arche Toronto Sol Express
Author: Created by the company

Friday, July 6th at 6:30 PM – Open Audio Description
Sunday, July 8 at 3:15 PM – Relaxed performance
Tuesday, July 10 at 1:00 PM – ASL & Relaxed performance
Friday, July 13 at 6:15 PM – Open Audio Description
Sunday, July 15 at 3:30 PM – ASL

Touch tour table available 30 minutes before all performances.

Tactile Audio Display (TAD) seating is available at all performances from July 8th to 15th. TAD channels the performance’s audio into vibrations that can felt through cushions placed on the regular theatre seats. Seating can be reserved through the box office.

For more information please contact access@fringetoronto.com.

Big Sister, Little Brother

Illustration of the back of a child's head wearing a crown, with Big Sister Little Brother in white on a forest green background

In a vast palace, Rita and Archie weave magic garments. But when everything goes wrong, whose fault is it? Like any brother and sister, they blame each other and can’t even agree on which way to run! Big Sister, Little Brother tells the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes with a twist, and is a funny, fast-paced, heart-warming tale.

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Burnin’ Love

Illustration of Elvis Presley silhouetted in a pink heart, surrounded by yellow and orange flames, with the words Burnin' Love in white on a purple background

1979, Edmonton. In a tacky bar called The Tikki Tikki Hut, an Elvis impersonator listens to the woes of his only customer, nurse Tina. It is her daughter Mary’s seventeenth birthday, but she is in a coma. Unbeknownst to them, Mary is trying desperately to come back, with help from the real Elvis – her spirit guide in limbo. A moving, surprising comedy with rockin’ music.

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Being Hank & Patsy

A musician wearing a white shirt and cowboy hat strumming a guitar

Laura Teasdale, who has recently returned home to Antigonish, and her acting partner Ralph Steiner spent years creating and touring shows about Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. This is the story of their relationship behind the scenes, intermingled with scenes and music from past plays. It is a charming, intimate memoire about the power of music to bring people together.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Two actors in costume as Cinderella and Prince Charming in front of a purple background

This famous fairy tale has been re-fashioned and set to music by two great masters of the musical form. The story is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre, by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into an elegant young lady and is able to attend the ball to meet her Prince, but, in this version, she must open the Prince’s eyes to the injustice in his kingdom.

2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission.

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As You Like It

Two actors wearing brightly coloured shirts and black ties in front of a pink background

It’s the 1960s, and free spirits are escaping from Vancouver to get “back to the land”. This joyful tribute to love, laughter and music features 20 classic Beatles songs, from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “All You Need is Love”, performed by the cast. Come join in the fun! – you’ll leave the theatre with a song in your heart and a belief in our shared humanity.

Running time approximately two and a half hours, with one intermission.

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