Killing Game: Toronto 2010 Fringe Preview

From Press Release

Randolph Entertainment in association with REDHANDED film and theatre presents

KILLING GAME by EUGENE IONESCO

When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box ~ Italian proverb

Heralding a groundbreaking new alliance between the Randolph Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Fringe, Randolph Entertainment has been granted a Fringe Fundraiser slot in the 2010 Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival and will present Eugene Ionesco’s Absurd and darkly comedic Killing Game in association with REDHANDED film and theatre.

Following the appearance of a mysterious “Black Monk” and the arrival of a devastating plague, a once gossipy burg quickly dissipates into packs of angry mobs, hypocrisy, crass opportunism, and arrant selfishness. Tragedy blends with the hilariously absurd and clichés bend to controversy as we bear witness to the extremes these citizens will go to in order to ensure their survival. Only one thing is certain: there will be death.

Inspired by Punch and Judy shows and riddled with vaudevillian antics, Killing Game is a fresh, funny and at times scathing treatment of our society. From our growing fears of global annihilation, superviruses and “the enemy”, to our basest fears of death, this wacky reality, all too much like our own, is a must-see for “Fringers.”

Killing Game is directed by Rosanna Saracino, choreography by Melanie Windle, original music by David Rhymer, set design by Scott Penner, and features a host of emerging and established Canadian talent from faculty and recent graduates of the Randolph Academy to celebrated veteran performer Bruce Horak.

ANNEX THEATRE, 736 Bathurst Street, one block south of Bloor.

Wednesday, June 30, 8:15 p.m.

Friday, July 2, 3:00 p.m.

Monday, July 5, 10:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7, 5:15 p.m.

Friday, July 9, Noon

Sunday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: On-Line @ www.fringetoronto.com By Phone: 416-966-1062

0 thoughts on “Killing Game: Toronto 2010 Fringe Preview”

  1. Killing Game is an excellent production, likely the most ambitious I have seen in a Fringe environment. you must get out and see it. The huge cast and distinct characters they play are just hilarious and moving. I absolutely loved this show. Smart, funny, theatrical, and sharp.

  2. Saw this show last Friday – located in the quaint Annex theater it had a very intimate feeling. The show itself was brilliantly directed and acted. Deliciously stylized and unique. Filled with vaudevillian antics, clowning, beautifully touching moments and a tantalizing underlying message of human fragility and selfishness in the face of death. I recommend this show to anyone and everyone. I loved, loved, loved it! There was an absolute buzz in the theater from the entire audience after seeing it. However, if you intend on seeing it I would highly recommend buying tickets in advance because the show I went to (which was a matinee) was already almost sold out (just a little heads up!). * * * * *

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