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St Vladimir's (620 Spadina)
Robert Gill (214 College)
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson)
Factory Theatre Mainspace and Studio (125 Bathurst)
Tarragon Theatre Mainspace and Extra Space (30 Bridgman)
Royal St George (120 Howland)
George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place)
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse (79A St George)
Glen Morris Theatre (4 Glen Morris)
Palmerston Library (560 Palmerston)
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Adventures in Backpacking by Richard Seredynski (LB77 Productions). A Canadian university grad looks back at the highs and lows of his European travels. Jul 13 at 3:30 pm, Jul 14 at 1:45 pm, Jul 16 at 7:30 pm. Robert Gill .
Aladin Fun Fair (Souhair Dance Troupe). Choreographer Souhair blends Egyptian-style belly dance with elements from ballet, jazz, Chinese, Spanish and Hawaiian dance. Jul 14 at 12:30 pm, Jul 15 at 8:45 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
M amERIKA by Aden Ross (Plan-B Theatre). Three people imprisoned for unknown reasons examine the relationship between money, power, lies and terrorism. Jul 14 at 4 pm, Jul 15 at 10:30 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
an undershirt by Dave Deveau, Stephanie Lalor, Sarah Dineen, Cameron Mackenzie and the Company (Pancake Productions). They've gone relatively undetected... until now. Jul 13 at 1:45 pm, Jul 14 at 12:30 pm, Jul 15 at 7 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
Antoine Feval by Chris Gibbs (Chris Gibbs). A comedy about deduction and deceit featuring Victorian England's most overlooked detective. Jul 13 at 9 pm, Jul 14 at 2 pm. Glen Morris .
Aphrodite's Turn by Alison Williams (Under the Bed Productions). This solo show explores love at Legless Lenny's Travelling Sideshow. Jul 14 at 11:30 pm, Jul 15 at noon, Jul 16 at 9 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
Archie Andrews, what the hell happened?! by Adam Sikora (Clownfire Productions). This comedy looks at what happened to the Archie comics gang after they grew up. Jul 14 at 11 pm, Jul 15 at 2:15 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
Are We There Yet? by Courtney Smith (Design A Dream Entertainment). Four roommates test friendship and resist growing up. Jul 13 at 7:30 pm, Jul 16 at 5:15 pm. Factory Mainspace .
M Art is a Cupboard by Melissa Major (Sweat Company). Avant-garde artists in Soviet Russia plan their bold, absurdist farewell. Jul 14 at noon, Jul 16 at 7 pm. Factory Mainspace .
The Attic, the Pearls & Three Fine Girls by Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Alisa Palmer, Ann-Marie MacDonald and Martha Ross (FlutterBy Productions). This farcical drama explores the relationship between three sisters reunited at their father's deathbed. Jul 13 at 4 pm, Jul 14 at 5:30 pm, Jul 16 at 9 pm. Factory Studio .
Audible by Cayman Duncan (Saucy Fops). Everyday words become unfamiliar in this comedy. Jul 13 at 7:30 pm, Jul 15 at 2:15 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
M AutoShow by Marie Beath Badian, Jason Mitchell, Alan Dilworth, Rick Roberts, Brendan Gall, Erin Shields and Julie Tepperman (convergence theatre collective). Seven short plays examine life as it happens in your car. Jul 13-16 at 8 pm. Royal St George College East Parking Lot , 120 Howland.
The Ballad of Monish by Marty Green (Marty Green Productions). A Yiddish poem about a boy led astray by the devil undergoes a musical adaptation. Jul 13 at 9:30 pm, Jul 14 at 5:15 pm, Jul 15 at 1:45 pm. Royal St George .
C The Balloon Tree by Phoebe Gilman (Little Lamb Theatre). Princess Leora tries to stop the evil Archduke from banning balloons. Jul 13 at 12:45 pm, Jul 16 at 3:30 pm. Palmerston Library .
The Black Roses Foundation Tour 2006 by Hayley Gratto & Chelsea P Manders (Nefarious Productions). The duo presents a night of live folk music and comedy. Jul 13-16 at 7 pm. Pauper's Pub in the Piano Bar , 539 Bloor W.
M Blown Sideways Through Life by Claudia Shear (Re-Group). A woman goes from one career to another in search of the right fit. Jul 14 at 7:15 pm, Jul 16 at 4:30 pm. Factory Studio .
M Bollywood Bonanza by Fenulla Jiwani (FenStar Productions). A woman goes through highs and lows in her quest to be the next Bollywood star. Jul 14 at 5:15 pm, Jul 15 at 10:30 pm. Robert Gill .
Box Office - The Musical by Tim Vant and Kevin Lau (Blimp Theatre Co). A zany group of artists seeks happiness and success while working at the box office. Jul 13 at 9:45 pm, Jul 14 at 1:45 pm, Jul 16 at 3:30 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
Broken Record by Alex Karolyi (Shadowpath Theatre Productions). A record store's staff try to separate illusion from reality in this experimental journey. Jul 13-15 at 8 pm, Jul 16 at 4 pm. Sonic Boom , 512 Bloor W.
Broken Speech by Tony Diamanti and David Lam (Hear Me, Know Me Productions). A playwright strives to help a man with severe cerebral palsy communicate his identity. Jul 13 at 9:15 pm, Jul 15 at 3:30 pm, Jul 16 at 1 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
The Burning Bush! by Tracey Erin Smith (Soul-O-Productions). Spirituality and sexuality are pushed to the limit when a rabbinical student teams up with an exotic dancer. Jul 13-15 at 8 pm, Jul 16 at 4 pm. Royal St George's College Music Hall , 120 Howland.
Cabin Fever by Joan Schenkar (Here is My Hand). Three spiteful New Englanders tell stories about local customs. Jul 14 at 11:30 pm, Jul 16 at 2:45 pm. George Ignatieff .
CAN'T GET STARTED by Tom X. Chao (Black Sheep Theatre). A lonely sci-fi geek pines for a girl in this comedy. Jul 13 at 11:15 pm, Jul 14 at noon, Jul 16 at 5:45 pm. Royal St George .
M The Catering Queen by Alison Lawrence (The McGuffin Co). Unexpected guests and food fiascos plague a catering gig at a posh Forest Hill home. Jul 13 at 7:30 pm, Jul 15 at 4 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
Cognac and Sausages by Athena Lamarre and Rebecca Leonard (A Girl In The Sky Productions). Recently orphaned circus sisters reunite and seek fortune abroad. Jul 13 at 1:45 pm, Jul 15 at 5:15 pm, Jul 16 at 9 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
Creeping Like Snail Unwillingly (adventures in teaching first aid) by Michael Whitehead (Undiscovered Country Theatre). An aspiring actor spends his days teaching first aid to unwilling and unmotivated students. Jul 13 at 9:15 pm, Jul 15 at 1:45 pm, Jul 16 at 4:15 pm. St Vladimir's .
M Crook Back Dicky (Adapted from works of William Shakespeare) by Adrian Griffin, Dean Gabourie and Keith Knight (ACME Theatre Co). A disaffected and haunted youth decides to raise a little hell in this dark drama. Jul 14 at 7 pm. Royal St George .
Dancingmonkeyboy by Paul Thorne (Paul Thorne). Paul Thorne presents his topical, satirical stand-up comedy show. Jul 13 at 9:15 pm, Jul 14 at 2 pm, Jul 15 at 3:30 pm. Factory Studio .
M Deadly Dinners by David M Buffa (Total Performance Toronto). Triplet sisters (played by men) reach a turning point with the men in their lives (played by a woman) in this comedy. Jul 14 at 5:45 pm, Jul 16 at 8:15 pm. St Vladimir's .
Desperate Housepets by Robert Watson (DHP Productions). Love, betrayal and other themes fill the lives of everyday house pets in this comedy. Jul 15 at 8:45 pm, Jul 16 at 3:30 pm. Robert Gill .
Digital NDN by The Company (Laughing Dog Plays). Seven youths present a comedic and honest portrayal of life on a Six Nations reserve. Jul 13-15 at 7 pm. Central Tech School Front Steps , Bathurst and Harbord.
DOGS! The Musical!! by David Barclay, Darren Barlow, Krista MacIsaac and Melissa Paraboo (Players Players). Dogs in a corporate setting present an irreverent mix of office politics, romance and butt sniffing. Jul 14 at 11 pm, Jul 15 at 4 pm, Jul 16 at noon. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
DORK: One Woman's Sexual Journey by Micheline Marchildon (Franco-Fem Productions). Four characters present an awkward moment in their sexual evolution. Jul 14 at 3:30 pm, Jul 16 at 7:30 pm. Royal St George .
Drama Queen by Alex Dallas (PKF Productions). Dallas presents a comedic account of her life as a Drama Queen, on stage and off. Jul 13 at 9:15 pm, Jul 15 at 3:30 pm. George Ignatieff .
Drumheller by Leah Bowen and Darcy Bruce (The Ice Box). This comedy explores science, faith, and missing persons. Jul 13 at 3:45 pm, Jul 14 at 7:15 pm. Glen Morris .
C Eggstatic by Ardyth Johnson (Physically Speaking). When teatime is interrupted, Julie's world opens up to new possibilities. Jul 13 at 3:45 pm, Jul 15 at 12:30 pm, Jul 16 at 6:45 pm. Palmerston Library .
87% True: The Lies That Bind by Chris Gilpin and Rosemary Rowe (Four Top Productions). Estranged twins dig through family lies and legends to get their grandma's inheritance. Jul 13 at 5:45 pm, Jul 15 at 7 pm. Factory Studio .
The Evelyn Reese Show by Susan Fischer (Miss Reese Productions). A 50-something secretary tells her life story and throws herself into show biz in this comedic monologue. Jul 14 at 9 pm, Jul 15 at 1:45 pm. Glen Morris .
Evil is the New Good by Nile Seguin (Third Man). Seguin's solo comedy show examines the moral equivalents of what's hot and what's "so pre-9/11." Jul 13 at 12:15 pm, Jul 15 at 7 pm. Glen Morris .
The Excursionists by Jonah Von Spreecken and Christopher Bange (Baronspieler). Two Englishmen set off on an adventure after England sinks. Jul 13 at 5:45 pm, Jul 14 at 2:15 pm, Jul 15 at 9:45 pm. Factory Mainspace .
Fat Janice by Renzo Bongiorno and Natalie Colalillo (Looking Glass Theatre). This one-act comedy portrays a thin girl who's lost her extra weight, but not her issues. Jul 13 at 2:15 pm, Jul 15 at 9:45 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
Flamenco con Fusion 2 by Ricardo Garcia and Julie Gunn (Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow). High-energy, contemporary flamenco meets the 21st century. Jul 14 at 3:45 pm, Jul 15 at 8:45 pm. Glen Morris .
Flat Busted at The Pour House by Brent Barkley (Cabbagetown Theatre Co). Canadian artists struggling to pay the bills are the focus of two comedic pieces about day jobs, debt and drinking. Jul 13-14 at 7 pm, Jul 15-16 at 2 pm. The Pour House , 182 Dupont.
For the love of god by Tiffany Markwart and Matt Josdal (Hunin and Munin Theatre). A man comes face to face with the power of sexual attraction in this drama. Jul 13 at 7:15 pm, Jul 14 at 5:30 pm. Glen Morris .
40 Needles by Kristian Reimer (Reimer Reason). A young comedian gives his body to science in the name of creative freedom. Jul 13 at 11 pm, Jul 14 at 2:15 pm, Jul 15 at 5:15 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
C The Funtastical Friendship of Morro and Jasp by Byron Laviolette (Theatre du Refuse). Clown sisters Morro and Jasp share adventures and discover the meaning of friendship. Jul 13 at 2:15 pm, Jul 14 at 5:45 pm, Jul 15 at 11 am. Palmerston Library .
The Garbage Strike by Mark Rubinoff, Don Westman and Bruce March (Absurdinista Productions). Day labourers toil under pressure in this comedy about having a job you hate. Jul 14 at 11 pm, Jul 15 at 5:15 pm, Jul 16 at noon. Royal St George .
Giant Killer Shark: The Musical by Sam Sutherland (Heart Like Giraffe Theatre). This twist on the classic killer shark tale includes skinny-dipping, a rapping fisherman and an autopsy dance party. Jul 13 at 9:15 pm, Jul 14 at 3:30 pm, Jul 16 at 5:15 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
M The Good Thief by Conor McPherson (MacKenzieRo Productions). A small-time thug shows remorse after a botched job leads to desperation and absurdity. Jul 13-16 at 8:30 pm. Rowers Pub , 150 Harbord.
Got it Good by Anne Marie Scheffler (Theatre-a-Go-Go). A woman is overwhelmed when she gets a husband, stepdaughter and baby in 19 months. Jul 14 at 1:45 pm, Jul 15 at 9:15 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
The Guinea Pig and the Chicken by Marcus Sagar (Hey). A man lives with a therapeutic chicken as a way to treat his depression. Jul 13 at 11 pm, Jul 14 at 2:15 pm, Jul 15 at 5:15 pm. St Vladimir's .
M Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask (Shoebox Theatre). A musician's botched sex-change operation and romantic woes fuel a quest for self-understanding. Jul 13-15 at 5:30 pm. Fringe Club , 292 Brunswick Ave.
Huffing Lysol by Aviva Zimmerman (Kicked In The Head Productions). This hyper-reality pop-culture sideshow combines informercial hosts, racist housewives, terrorists and cheerleaders. Jul 13 at 11 pm, Jul 14 at 3:45 pm, Jul 16 at 2:45 pm. Factory Studio .
Humans Anonymous by Kate Hewlett (6am Tango Productions). Five over-caffeinated people seek freedom from fear. Jul 13 at 11:30 pm, Jul 14 at noon, Jul 15 at 6:15 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
It Was Kit: The "True" Story of Christopher Marlowe by Allison McWood (Triple Take Productions). This farce examines the last week of the brief life of Shakespeare's contemporary. Jul 13 at 4 pm, Jul 14 at 7 pm, Jul 16 at 1:45 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
It's OK, Jesus Will Forgive Us by Derek Kroeker and Issa LeForte (Robot With Glasses). All performances cancelled .
Jane Moffat's Gink by Jane Moffat (Femme Fatale Productions). A repressed lesbian teenager studies acting, dreams about her mentor and sleeps with her mentor's husband. Jul 14 at 12:15 pm, Jul 15 at 8:45 pm, Jul 16 at 1 pm. Factory Studio .
Jassy's Sassy Cabaret by Jack Cunningham (Cunningham Productions). Using story, song and burlesque, Jassy twists preconceived notions of self, gender and sexual identity. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 14 at 6:15 pm, Jul 15 at 1:45 pm. George Ignatieff .
JEM ROLLS off the tongue by Jem Rolls (Big Word Performance Poetry). This performance poetry show features theatre, comedy, rhythm and movement. Jul 13 at 2 pm, Jul 14 at 10:45 pm, Jul 15 at 5:15 pm. Glen Morris .
JESUS CHRIST: The Lost Years by Ryan Gladstone, Bruce Horak and Katherine Sanders (Monster Theatre). Puppets, song and mask tell the story of what Jesus was doing between the ages of 13 and 30. Jul 13 at 7 pm, Jul 14 at 6:15 pm, Jul 15 at 1:45 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
Jewel by Joan MacLeod (The We Few Collective). This solo drama about a woman mourning her husband's death explores love, loss and survival. Jul 13 at 5:15 pm, Jul 15 at 8:45 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
Karina Gets Cancelled by Louisa Hache (Cakewalk Theatre Productions). The host of a cancelled conservative religious TV show must cope with change. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 14 at 9:15 pm, Jul 16 at 3:30 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
The Lab by Matthew Payne (Theatre SKAM). A want ad leads to a trailer in a parking lot and a secret job. Takes place with actor and audience inside a closed trailer. Jul 13-16 at 7 and 10 pm. Royal St George west parking lot , 120 Howland.
late nite at the Fringe with Monkey Toast (Monkey Toast). The award-winning improv show features David Shore interviewing a guest, followed by improv scenes inspired by the interview. Jul 13-15 at 10 pm. Free. Fringe Club , 292 Brunswick.
Lenny and Darla: From Vegas... With Love by Leslie Seiler & Robert Fulton (Hotpants Productions). A cheesy couple persist in looking for their big break in Vegas. Jul 14 at 9:15 pm, Jul 15 at 12:30 pm, Jul 16 at 3:30 pm. Factory Mainspace .
Let's Talk About Beds by Back Burner Productions Collective (Back Burner Productions). Dirty dreams, clean sheets, neuroses and psychoses are explored where we spend 23 years of our lives. Jul 13 at 3:30 pm, Jul 15 at 7 pm, Jul 16 at 1 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
M LIFEBOAT by CS Legacy, Tommy Taylor and Jordan Hall (Slightly Skewed Productions/Forward Theatre). In this adaptation of Hitchcock's film, eight survivors of a bombing are adrift at sea together, including one of the terrorists from the attack. Jul 13 at 5:15 pm, Jul 15 at 11 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
LIFE: The Evolution of Man (abridged) by Elan Farbiarz (Wolf Productions). This comedy offers an abridged, in-depth tour through a simple man's life. Jul 13 at 5:30 pm, Jul 15 at 3:30 pm. Glen Morris .
The Light Between by Meghan Marie McClenaghan (Brave New Girl Productions). A young woman wrestles with memories and fears, trying to overcome grief and find peace after losing her family to a violent act. Jul 13-16 at 10 pm. Victory Café , 2nd fl, 581 Markham.
M Living Shadows, A Story of Mary Pickford by Tracey Power (By The Clock Productions). The Canadian silent film star takes a role that will destroy her sweetheart image, and maybe her career. Jul 13 at 7 pm, Jul 16 at 4:30 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
Living With Rick by Jeremy Taylor (Two-Wheeler Productions). Set in a prison cell, this drama explores imprisonment, isolation and dependent independence. Jul 13 at 12:15 pm, Jul 15 at 11 pm. Royal St George .
M Love Songs From Unlikely Places by David Egan (Royganschaft Productions). This trilogy about love features a live cadaver and a medical student, a bouncer who won't let in the unloved and a lonely ATM. Jul 14 at 5:15 pm, Jul 16 at 7 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
M Love-In: The 60's Remembered - Sort of... by Jesse Stewart (Sunesis Productions). An aging hippie and his long-lost buddy, now a bank manager, debate what the 60s were about. Jul 13-14 at 8 pm, Jul 15 at 4 pm. Walmer Theatre , 188 Lowther.
MacBeth's Kitchen by William Shakespeare, adapted by Peter Cockett (Strutting Shadows Productions). In a busy urban setting, the Macbeths try for power and success in this multimedia drama. Jul 13 at 3:30 pm, Jul 14 at 7:30 pm, Jul 15 at 12:30 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
C The Magic Paintbrush by Christina Wong (Pass the Parcel Productions). Chu Yee's brush attracts art admirers, and the emperor's envy, in this musical based on a Chinese folktale. Jul 13 at 7 pm, Jul 14 at 2:15 pm, Jul 15 at 7:15 pm, Jul 16 at 1:45 pm. Palmerston Library .
MAN-o-pause (a comedy) by Ellen Hitchcock and Kevin Patterson (Doogster Productions). A divorced gay man and a divorced straight lady compare mating rituals. Jul 14 at 5:45 pm, Jul 15 at 11:30 pm. Factory Mainspace .
M The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, adapted by Praxis Theatre (Serafina Theatre). In this take on Faust, the Bible, and totalitarianism, Master and Margarita seek the love they once had. Jul 14 at 4 pm, Jul 16 at 8:30 pm. George Ignatieff .
Minotaur by UnSpun Theatre (UnSpun Theatre). This drama pieces together the history of a young couple torn apart by the secrets in their cellar. Jul 13 at 5:15 pm, Jul 14 at 9:15 pm, Jul 15 at noon. Robert Gill .
A Mirror up to Nature by Rodger Barton (Shakespeare Vacuumed). This adventure looks at Elizabethan society to examine the world revealed in Shakespeare's works. Jul 13 at 3:30 pm, Jul 14 at 11:30 pm, Jul 16 at 12:45 pm. St Vladimir's .
Mobile Home & Garden by Jerry Schaefer (Jerry Schaefer). Second City vet and Red Green regular Schaefer takes a comedic look at rootlessness in the American midwest. Jul 13 at 1:45 pm, Jul 15 at 7 pm. Robert Gill .
Moon Sea Crossing by Lynn Harrigan (Fertile Ground Productions). Poetry, music and celtic lore tell of one woman's escape from famine in Ireland, only to find new hungers in Canada. Jul 13 at 7:30 pm, Jul 15 at 5:15 pm. Factory Studio .
Motherpause by Kim V. Giles (Kivengi Productions). A mother celebrating belated academic success is sent on a journey of self-discovery by an unexpected letter in this musical drama. Jul 13 at 8:45 pm, Jul 14 at 3:30 pm, Jul 15 at 5:15 pm, Jul 16 at 1:45 pm. Robert Gill .
The Movement Piece by Christian Lloyd and Tova Lieff (Potty Time Productions). A scatologist and his assistant present their lecture, Fecal Matters 101, in this sketch comedy. Jul 13 at 11 pm, Jul 14 at 4 pm, Jul 15 at 5:45 pm. Factory Mainspace .
My Script and Me by Tony Del Rio (Kanimambo Productions). In this comedy a young writer looks within himself to learn why his scripts all have similar themes and stories. Jul 13 at 11 pm, Jul 15 at 5:45 pm, Jul 16 at 1:45 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
C My Secret Suitcase by Elena Kanaki (Kanaki Productions). The story of four clowns who find a mysterious suitcase is told using music, dance, tricks and theatre. Jul 13 at 11 am, Jul 14 at 4 pm, Jul 16 at noon. Palmerston Library .
Napoleon Vs The Turk by Tom Robertson (B&B Productions). Napoleon Bonaparte meets chess-playing automaton the Turk in a hoax that changes history. Jul 13 at 8:45 pm, Jul 14 at 4:30 pm, Jul 15 at 3:30 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
M The Neutrino Video Project (Neutrino Toronto). Actors, comedians and improvisers hit the streets, shooting, editing, scoring and mixing an improvised 60-minute movie as you watch. Jul 13 at 5:15 pm, Jul 15 at 10:30 pm. St Vladimir's .
M Nevil by Monika Schneider (Monika Productions). A man explores themes of homosexuality, mental disorder, love, loss and forgiveness with sincerity and humour. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 15 at 10:30 pm. Factory Studio .
Only When I Woof by Ann Welsh (LL Productions). This solo show is about growing up in an eccentric English family, dogs, faith and finding your voice. Jul 14 at 9:45 pm, Jul 16 at 2:45 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
The Opposite of Infinity by Tania Levy (Gruppo Rubato). All performances cancelled .
The Package Deal by Sam Ruano (Portico Blue Productions). A childless couple argues when a fertility specialist offers them the ability to genetically engineer their child. Jul 15 at 12:30 pm, Jul 16 at 7:30 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
Peepshow by Ian Mozdzen and Mia van Leeuwen (Out of Line Theatre). Eccentric duo Hugo and Sabina play out queer fantasies in a peepshow box. Jul 13 at 3:30 pm, Jul 15 at 9:15 pm. George Ignatieff .
Petr's Boy by Claire McCague (Methinks Productions). A new model draws an artist into dangerous territory. Jul 13 at 7:30 pm, Jul 14 at 12:30 pm, Jul 15 at 11 pm, Jul 16 at 4:30 pm. George Ignatieff .
M Piece by Reid Neufeld (JDis3). A Canadian peacekeeper goes AWOL, becomes the captive of a lovely innkeeper and dreams of finding his missionary father. Jul 13 at 10:30 pm, Jul 16 at 4:30 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
M Plan "LIVE" From Outer Space by Ed Wood Jr, adapted by Jim Gordon Taylor (Jolly Green Bean). Some of the city's best comic actors return to Earth as alien zombies in an adaptation of Wood's cult classic film. Jul 13-15 at 8 pm. Fringe Club , 292 Brunswick.
Pull-out by Isaac Cravit (Call Back Productions). In this dark comedy, a manipulative student meets a vulnerable married man at a bar, leading to an unsettling nightcap. Jul 13 at 4 pm, Jul 14 at 7:30 pm, Jul 16 at noon. Factory Mainspace .
Queen for a Day by Kathryn Haggis and Nicole Kritikos (Xerocombie Productions). Contestants battle for who has the worst life on a reality TV show. Jul 13 at 11 pm, Jul 14 at 2:15 pm, Jul 15 at 5:15 pm. George Ignatieff .
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Kevin Tighe (Poe-Lemic). This adaptation of Poe's poem uses sound and original music to tell the tale. Jul 14 at 3:30 pm, Jul 15 at 8 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
M Real Time by Matt Alden (Ribbit Productions). Real life puts cyber love to the test in this romantic comedy. Jul 14 at 2:15 pm, Jul 15 at 10:30 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
Rebel Without a Niche by Kurt Fitzpatrick (Too Much Free Time). This comedy depicts one man's bizarre jobs while trying to maintain a creative career in New York. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 14 at 11:30 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
The Red Shift by Nicole Leroux (Spilled Milk Productions). In this drama about Canada's language crisis, speaking up is deadly, borders are locked and civil unrest abounds. Jul 13 at 2:15 pm, Jul 14 at 9:30 pm, Jul 15 at noon. Factory Studio .
Rejection Rate by Mark Shyzer (Soak Your Head). This comedy looks at rejection - in love, work, school and transplant surgery. Jul 14 at 9:45 pm, Jul 16 at 2:45 pm. Theatre Passe Muraille .
Requiem pour une Ame seule by Isabelle Barbat (Isabelle Barbat). The choreographer and dancer uses poetry, song and dance, to reconnect with the suffering and beauty of daily existence. Jul 14 at 11 pm, Jul 16 at 5:15 pm. Robert Gill .
Richard 3, Queens 4: the deadly game adapted from Shakespeare's Richard III by Jennifer Parr (The Vagabond Knight Company and the Richard III Project). Four Queens stand in the way of Richard's lust for the throne. Jul 13 at 1:45 pm, Jul 14 at 9:45 pm, Jul 16 at 1 pm. George Ignatieff .
M Salt Water Moon by David French (Syd Trinity). A man returns to his hometown in Newfoundland to win back his former sweetheart, now engaged to a wealthy rival. Jul 13 at 5:15 pm, Jul 15 at 7 pm. George Ignatieff .
Scene 5 by Karl Trottier (Both Ends Burning). Four men with disabilities fight crime by writing themselves into a play. Jul 13 at 5:45 pm, Jul 14 at 5:15 pm, Jul 15 at 11:30 pm, Jul 16 at noon. Tarragon Mainspace .
Scratch by Arlen Konopaki and Kevin Gillese (Rapid Fire Theatre). Two actors improvise a play in a fast and furious blend of music, genres and physical comedy. Jul 13 at 1:45 pm, Jul 14 at noon, Jul 15 at 7:30 pm. Helen Gardiner Phelan .
M Secondary Wishes by Tom Kerr (Overdrive Theatre). Inspired by Aladdin's tale, a magic lamp found in a drama room triggers a series of events in this rock/pop musical about coming of age in a Canadian high school. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 15 at 7:30 pm. Factory Mainspace .
Session Players by Kevin Parnell (Red Tape Procession). This comedic drama combines improvised and scripted elements to explore the lack of drama in everyday life. Jul 13-16 at 8 pm. Victory Café , 2nd fl, 581 Markham .
M Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet (second sun theatre). This drama examines the social and sexual interactions of two young urban singles and the influence of their jaded friends. Jul 13 at 2 pm, Jul 15 at 8:45 pm, Jul 16 at 1:45 pm. Royal St George .
Shakespeare Fights! by William Shakespeare, Costa Kamateros and Kenny Downey (Theatre Fisticuffs) Broadsword, sabre, quarterstaff and fisticuffs accompany excerpts from Twelfth Night, King Lear and others. Jul 13 at 5:15 pm, Jul 14 at 8 pm, Jul 15 at noon. Theatre Passe Muraille .
M Sins of Our Daughters by Camille Hollett & Alex Spencer (Hollett-Spencer Productions). One reckless act throws a woman's seemingly perfect life into chaos. Jul 13-15 at 9:30 pm. Alexandra Park , Bathurst and Dundas.
So Close to my Skin by Marie-Thé-Morin and Pier Rodier, adapted by Pierre Simpson, Olivier Fairfield and Simon Guibord (CP productions). This piece of alt music-theatre explores isolation and second chances as a runaway falls for and pursues a mysterious girl. Jul 13 at 3:30 pm, Jul 14 at 6:15 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
SplasH20 by Compagnie Houppz (Compagnie Houppz!). This all-ages comedy incorporates short visual and comic sketches to explore the many facets of water in our lives, using clown, mime, cabaret and the absurd. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 14 at 7:30 pm, Jul 15 at 1:45 pm. Robert Gill .
Stealing Venus by Anton Smuts (Ceasefire). A convict up for parole agrees to divulge the location of his loot in exchange for a deal. Jul 14 at 8 pm, Jul 15 at noon. St Vladimir's .
C The Stone Princess by Zoe Henderson (Solar Stage Children's Theatre). Two royal sisters, one of whom will become the queen, resolve rivalries using humour and music. Jul 14 at 7:15 pm, Jul 15 at 2:15 pm, Jul 16 at 5 pm. Palmerston Library .
Stripes: The Mystery Circus by Sarah Hayward (Mystery Circus). This comedy cabaret about a woman auditioning for the circus includes a strip tease of drunken sailors, nuns and prostitutes. Jul 13 at 7 pm, Jul 14 at noon. Robert Gill .
Suit Suite by Adam Lazarus and Sandy Gribbin (QuipTake). Two men find the secret to success and happiness and - inspired by blues, folk and tin-pan alley music - seek to share their good fortune with others. Jul 13-16 at 7:30 pm. Honest Ed's Loading Dock , 581 Bloor W (alley between Bathurst and Markham).
M Sunday Night Live by the Sketchersons (the Sketcherson). The sketch comedy troupe continues the successful run of the hit show they write anew each week, with guest hosts to be announced. Jul 16 at 9 pm. Brunswick House , 481 Bloor W.
Sweet Jane and Free, Has a Weapon by Gregor Robinson (Plain Language Theatre). This show features two dramatic plays about freedom and memory, adapted from Robinson's story collection The Dream King. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 14 at 4 pm, Jul 15 at 8:45 pm. St Vladimir's .
Swiss Family Guy Robinson by Brian Froud, Daniel Shehori and Steven Shehori (Brainfraud Productions). The classic shipwreck story is infused with impressions of characters from the Family Guy cartoon. Jul 13 at 4:15 pm, Jul 14 at 9:15 pm, Jul 15 at noon. Royal St George .
SWITCHBACK choreography by Jolene Bailie, Joe Laughlin, Anna Sokolow and others (Jolene Bailie/Cuppa Jo Solo Dance). Bailie presents physically intense dance, with her own piece, Jose Limon's Dances For Isadora, Marie Josée Chartier's A Short Voyage and others. Jul 14 at 8 pm, Jul 15 at noon. George Ignatieff .
C The Tale of Pigling Bland by Suzy Conn and Mitchell Kitz (M Kitz Productions). Based on Beatrix Potter's story, this musical is about a pig that must find his way in the world. Jul 13 at 5:30 pm, Jul 14 at 12:45 pm, Jul 15 at 4 pm. Palmerston Library .
Teaching As You Like It by Keir Cutler (Doctor Keir Co). In this sequel to the Teaching Shakespeare series, the inept Shakespearean is a high school substitute teacher besieged by rumours of a tryst with a student. Jul 13 at 10:45 pm, Jul 15 at noon. Glen Morris .
This bloody business by the Murder Boys (Supermarket Productions). This comedy-drama purports to break the rules. Jul 13 at 7:45 pm, Jul 14 at 1:45 pm, Jul 15 at 3:30 pm. Royal St George .
Thomas Baxter's ThoughtControl by Thomas Baxter (Thomas Baxter). Canada's Master of Psychological Illusion demonstrates the hidden power of the human psyche. Jul 13 at 1:45 pm, Jul 15 at 7 pm. St Vladimir's .
C Three Billy Goats Gruff by Kathleen Phillips and Sebastien Grainger (Cow Over Moon Children's Theatre). The story of three goats, a bridge and a troll is told using music and a script developed through improv. Jul 14 at 11 am, Jul 15 at 5:30 pm. Palmerston Library .
Three Ordinary People by Neil Adams, Colin Edwards and Joe Mottola (Revolving Door Theatre Company). This character study explores what goes on in the minds of everyday people. Jul 13-16 at 6 pm. Free Times Café , 320 College.
A Time to Dance by Libby Skala (Windsor Road Productions). Skala tells the story of her grand-aunt's life as a modern dancer and dance therapist. Jul 13 at 6 pm, Jul 15 at 7 pm, Jul 16 at 4 pm. Royal St George .
Two Doors Twice by Lindsey Connell (Sunday Night Blues). A soldier holds a gun at an Iraqi's head and an artist is struck by hysterical paralysis in this drama exploring innocence and culpability. Jul 13 at 10:30 pm, Jul 15 at 3:30 pm, Jul 16 at noon. Robert Gill .
The Unfortunate Misadventures of Masha Galinski by Erin Shields (Groundwater Productions). Misfortunes in Masha's life include being lost to the Beast in a bet, put into a cage, and tied to the strings of a puppeteer. Jul 14 at 11:15 pm, Jul 15 at 1:45 pm. Factory Studio .
M The urban Farm Show: an adaptation by the original cast, adaptation by Adam Barrett and Dan Nicks (The urban farm show project). The 1972 story about the plight of rural farmers is relocated in a Toronto indoor organic sprout farm. Jul 13-15 at 8:30 pm, Jul 16 at 4 pm. 720 Bathurst , south entrance.
Uncalled For 4: For Forever! by Uncalled For (Uncalled For). Short sketches, improv games and long-form storytelling are used to create an entirely new show every time based on audience suggestions. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 14 at 8 pm, Jul 15 at 1:45 pm. Tarragon Extra Space .
M Welcome to Eden, Population: 2. A Divine Musical by Alison McWood and Mark Selby (Genesis Productions). Man and Woman get on each other's nerves, snakes can sing and God talks amongst himself in this comedy. Jul 13 at noon, Jul 14 at 8:45 pm, Jul 16 at 5:15 pm. Tarragon Mainspace .
The (W)hole of Emily Scheller by Dawn Nearing (Tourniquet Productions). A journey through the past reveals the holes in Emily's life that keep her from feeling whole. Jul 13 at 9:15 pm, Jul 15 at 2:15 pm. Factory Mainspace .
M Yonge Street by Devon Haughton (Peoples Performing Arts Centre) A frustrated family deals with problems surrounding marital harmony, immigrant integration and gun violence. Jul 13-15 at 8:30 pm, Jul 16 at 7 pm. Al Green , 750 Spadina.
You Talkin To Me? by David C. Woodworth (Really Useless Theatre Company) A film critic finds he can only communicate in movie quotes. Jul 13 at 7:30 pm, Jul 14 at 12:30 pm, Jul 15 at 3:30 pm. St Vladimir's .
Zombies by Stewart Matthews (Screwed & Clued). This solo drama presents an unlikely love story. Jul 14 at 9:45 pm, Jul 16 at 2:30 pm. St Vladimir's .