CHRISTCHRISTCHRIST – Toronto Fringe Press Release

From Press Release

If Christ came back today, we would surely lock him up.

THEATRE STENDHAL ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF ORIGINAL NEW WORK

‘CHRIST CHRIST CHRIST’

A SITE SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE- PART OF THE 2012 TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL

In the mid-20th century, a zealous psychiatrist, desperate for recognition in his field, brings together three patients from three separate psychiatric institutions who all seem to have something unusual in common; they all believe themselves to be Jesus Christ.

CHRISTCHRISTCHRIST brings an intimate audience into the day-room of this institution- filled with the minutiae of hospital life- to witness one of the daily meetings between these extraordinary gentlemen and their unethical Doctor. Underscored by live accompaniment, CHRISTCHRISTCHRIST will be a truly engaging and unique theatrical experience.

Theatre Stendhal was founded by Artistic Director, and Director of CHRISTCHRISTCHRIST; Alexis Eastman. Alexis began the company as a way to devise not only new works, but also new methods of creation.

The majority of the show was developed by essentially holding and improvising the meetings that occurred before the one the audience is invited to see. We truly created the world they lived in-all of the other meetings or incidents that these characters will refer to actually happened. We developed the shape of the show and important moments along the way, but ultimately, how we get there is up to the talented artists who comprise the cast of CHRISTCHTISTCHRIST and thus, no two shows could possibly be the same.

THEATRE STENDHAL believes authenticity in theatre is paramount. As emerging artists, rather than be crippled by inexperience, we are freed by our ignorance. We are inventing our own way to engage audiences and create authentic work and have no rules to stop us; this is clear in our unique, exciting and genuine work-

CHRISTCHRISTCHRIST.

Theatre Stendhal
in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
CHRISTCHRISTCHRIST
Devised by: The Company
Directed by: Alexis Eastman
starring: Marc Basque, Ashley Caggianello, Jamie Ebbs, Mark Johnston, Susannah McKay and Max Tepper
From: July 4th- 13th at the Walmer Road Baptist Church, 188 Lowther Ave.

Performance Dates:
July 4- 7:30pm
July 5- 7:30pm
July 6- 2:30pm & 7:30pm
July 7- 2:30pm
July 10- 2:30pm
July 11– 2:30pm & 7:30pm
July 12- 7:30pm
July 13- 2:30pm

Media members please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.

Tickets are all $10 and can be purchased through the FRINGE BOX OFFICE. They can be reached online at

www.fringetoronto.com or by telephone at (416) 966-1062 x1

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