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Announcing... The Best of Fringe lineup!!!

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The Toronto Centre for the Arts is pleased to welcome exciting talent fro the Toronto FRINGE Festival chosen by jury to be part of the Best of the Toronto FRINGE Festival. The following 8 shows will be performed on the stage of our intimate Studio Theatre from JULY 18 to AUGUST 3, 2012!

By Kat Sandler, co-created by Daniel Pagett
Presented by Theatre Brouhaha

Donny wants to help Ted do a bad thing...Hot on the heels of the Next Stage Festival hit, LOVESEXMONEY, comes a dark comedy about a man whose job is to justify the immoral acts that most of us only dream of.

Playing: Jul 18 - 9pm, Jul 21 - 7pm, Jul 22- 3pm, Jul 28 - 9pm

By Tara Grammy and Tom Arthur Davis
Presented by Pandemic Theatre

MAHMOUD is a one-woman show about an aging Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver, a fabulously gay Spaniard, and a preteen Iranian-Canadian girl, all trying to get by the day-to-day grind in the city that they call home: Toronto.

Playing: Jul 25- 7pm, Jul 27 - 9pm, Jul 28- 7pm, Jul 29 - 1pm

By Liza Paul and Bahia Watson
Presented by Paul Watson Productions

A fast-paced, funny and distinctly West Indian series of vignettes exploring the absurdity of women’s lives in settings diverse as the islands, downtown Toronto, southeast London, and the too-tight crotch of the pants.

Playing: Jul 20- 7pm, Jul 27 - 7pm, Aug 3- 9pm

By Judith Thompson
Presented by Diverse Creations

Nick feels like tall sexy grass and Mike dives deep into poetry. Krystal thinks about prenatal testing, while Nada speaks in four languages. They are all RARE and part of a nine-member ensemble that have Down syndrome. Be prepared to rethink whatever you thought about intelligence, soul and heart.

Playing: Aug 1- 7pm, Aug 2 - 9pm, Aug 3- 7pm

By Neil LaBute
Presented by Lone Pine

When Adam, a geeky English Literature major meets Evelyn, an intriguing graduate art student, at the local museum where he works, his life takes an unexpected turn.

Playing: Jul 21- 9pm, Jul 22 - 1pm, Aug 1 - 9pm

By William Shakespeare
Presented by Shakespeare BASH'd

Shakespeare’s rambunctious, farcical, & controversial comedy about courtship, marriage, and love finds new life in this staging by Toronto’s Shakespeare BASH’d. The stage will be set for the original battle of the sexes, but in the end love may triumph.

Playing: Jul 19- 7pm, Jul 20 - 9pm, Aug 2 - 7pm

By Wesley J. Colford
Presented by Aim for the Tangent Theatre

After 8 long years of silence, re-live the songs you love and the jokes you love to groan at! Learn the secrets of their legendary show biz success! Hear the shocking truth of their sudden retirement and mourn the loss of a bygone age.

Playing: Jul 25- 9pm, Jul 29 - 3pm

By Julia Lederer
Presented by QuestionMark-Exclamation Theatre


A comedy with guts – about pheromones, fate and the TTC.  WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN beautifully depicts tragic, bold and hopelessly romantic characters with lots of heart and little social grace.


Playing: Jul 18- 7pm, Jul 19 - 9pm, Jul 21 - 3pm


All tickets are $16.50 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787, online at or in person at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Box office at 5040 Yonge Street.

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