Prisoners & Criminals – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Prisoners & Criminals

“The hit one-man show. 4 ½ Stars” Ottawa.com
“I sat spellbound the entire show, brilliant!” Cabaret Hotline, NYC

An exciting and visceral solo performance that explores the psychology and circumstance of 6 real life “Prisoners” & “Criminals”, ranging from an obsessive-compulsive animal lover to a mafia hit-man whose childhood trauma still haunts him to a veteran of WWII making his last will to a mentally deficient child unable to comprehend his violent actions to name a few.

Jarret Wright, the highly critical acclaimed international actor returns to his homeland with his hit solo show: “Jarret Wright performs with a passionate ferocity that renders the fragile machismo, of legends like Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.” -BACKSTAGE, NYC. The show is based on REAL PEOPLE then adapted to the stage. All are trapped in circumstances that seem excruciatingly unendurable… “The resulting stories are unforgettably heart breaking or side-splitting dark comedies.” Ottawa.com

The characters and their personal stories are a result of 10 years of research into real life people, outcasts and those demonized by society, their lives and psychology. They were found in newspaper articles, psychology case studies, direct one on one interviews and video archives.

Jarret Wright: Actor, Singer, Writer, a citizen of North America, spent the last 20 years in the USA. He has appeared in several television, film, theatre and opera productions: House MD, Heroes, Day of Our Lives, Passions, All My Children, The Eleventh Hours, Zoey 101, USA National Touring Productions of Romeo & Juliet and The Three Musketeers, Bare Foot in the Park and Carmen. The Star Ledger nominated him for Best Actor of the Year for New Jersey State for his stage portrayal of Lt. William Seawright in Dear Ruth. His One man show Prisoners & Criminals received an Umbrella Award nomination in Florida and a nomination for Best Solo Performance of an Actor in New York City.

Real People are much more compelling then fiction!!!

Escape Velocity Productions in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
Prisoners & Criminals (52 min runtime)
Written by Jarret Wright
Directed by Jarret Wright, Creative: Chris Fabbro, Sal Destro
Starring Jarret Wright
Opens July 3 runs to July 13
THE GEORGE IGNATIEFF THEATRE, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario (AIR CONDITIONED)

Performances:
List the days and times
Thursday, July 3, 2014 – 6:30pm – 7:30pm Sunday, July 6, 2014 – 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Monday, July 7, 2014 – 10:15pm – 11:15pm Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 2:15pm – 3:15pm Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 9:45pm – 10:45pm
Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.

Tickets:
THE GEORGE IGNATIEFF THEATRE, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario
Purchase online: fringetoronto.com.
By Phone: 416-966-1062 , In Person: During the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St W)

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