Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Wednesday, July 9th

fringe for free graphicWow, what a heluva first weekend for the Toronto Fringe Festival. Our Mooney on Theatre team has been working overtime over the past few days to bring you reviews of every show in this year’s festival.

We’re obviously excited by the shows on offer for this year’s festival and we hope you are too. To get you a little more excited, how about some free tickets from our daily Fringe for Free contest?

For every day of the festival, we’ll be giving out tickets to 5 shows. Exciting, right? What’s even more exciting is how easy it is to enter – you can enter each of the five contests by sending us an email (more details below).

Remember, you need to enter each contest individually. If we pick your name, you’ve got two tickets heading your way.

Check out the list of the 5 shows playing on Wednesday July 9th after the jump.

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Tachycardia (Dysrhythmia Theatre) 2014 Toronto Fringe Review

Artists take a major risk when they set out to make theater about love. In this respect, I give major kudos to Dysrhythmia Theatre for Tachycardia at the Toronto Fringe Festival – Fringe is for risk, and not enough artists dive from the limb. The problem with making theatre about love is that every heart in the audience knows how the story should be told. Mine is no different, I make that clear from the start.

‘Tachycardia’ is a blood and guts way of saying heartache; writer/director Rebecca Gismondi’s definition is “When the heart is ripped and the mind is torn.” Another definition would be “Breakup.” Love and breakups: prime drama territory, yet such a minefield for theatre. The potential for cliché, the gravitational pull toward melodrama spike the ground.

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Redheaded Stepchild (Nobody’s Business Theatre) 2014 Toronto Fringe Review

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Ah the elusive one-man-show; a form so oft-attempted but oh so rarely done successfully. Redheaded Stepchild, presented by Nobody’s Business Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival, is written and performed by Johnnie Walker and ought to be studied as the model of how to write and perform a proper, impactful one-hander.

Redheaded Stepchild tells the story of Nicholas, a precocious 12-year-old redheaded boy whose proclivity for Shakespeare and Gilbert and Sullivan make him a bit different from the other kids at school. Nicholas is troubled; his father has recently remarried, literally making him a redheaded stepchild, and the biggest kid in his sixth grade class is threatening to beat him up.

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Off Canvas (remounted) (Momentum Dance Toronto) 2014 Toronto Fringe Review

Momentum Dance Toronto brings a unique dance experience to the Toronto Fringe Festival in the form of inspired by works of visual still art. Off Canvas is an hour-long exploration of art — what creates art, what expresses art, and how to look beyond the canvas (and beyond the dancer) to find inspiration and create.

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