JON & GLENN ANSWER...
Frequently Asked Questions:
“How do you choose the plays you see?”
Jon Kaplan: Artists’ track records and subject matter that strikes my fancy.
Glenn Sumi: Pretty much the same. But at this point in the festival, I’m catching up on word-of-mouth shows from venues I didn’t cover opening weekend. That’ll include some unknowns between shows.
“How many years have you been going to the Fringe?”
“What are your recommendations so far?”
JK: Let’s keep it to three each, okay? …And Stockings For The Ladies; Conservatives In Love; The Gladstone Variations
GS: BASH’d; Reesor; and a toss up among Yabu No Naka Distruthted, Duel Of Ages and An Inconvenient Musical(depending on who I’m talking to). I’d recommend Gladstone too, but it’s going to be hard to get a ticket.
“Yeah, I’ve heard Gladstone is sold out. Can I still get a ticket?”
JK/GS: All the advance tickets are gone. So you’ll have to wait in line, but there’ll likely be 30 tickets max. Go early.
“Plays are chosen by lottery. How do you feel about that?”
JK: The system allows unknown artists to show their talents.
GS: It gives everyone the same chance to get in and allows for discoveries – good and bad.
“Where’s your favourite place to grab a bite between shows?”
JK: In the Annex, that falafel place next to the Future Bakery.
GS: Along Queen I usually go to 1) Gandhi’s, 2) New York Subway (veggie burrito), 3) that pizza place with the green sign on the south side of Queen across from the Shoppers Drug Mart (I always forget how to spell it)
“What’ll you do after the fest’s over?”
JK: Sleep more than 6 hours a night.
GS: Go back to the gym. Phone my parents to tell them I'm alive. Eat better. Watch TV.