MOONEY ON THEATRE SAYS Nina Kaye is one "of our city’s best emergent playwrights”
Death Meets Harlequin at Toronto Fringe KidsFest
AUDIENCE MEMBERS SAY
“A terrific interaction between father & son"
“Mesmerizing" “Great acting”
MOONEY ON THEATRE SAYS
"Commedia Dell’arte [performances] are caricatures, delightfully so"
Nina Kaye is one "of our city’s best emergent playwrights”
Music in the performance is "striking" "comical" and "pretty"
A lively and thoughtful comedy with music, for anyone who is young at heart. Harlequin is a wide-eyed and mischievous dreamer who loves to chase butterflies and play his guitar all day rather than work at the strict routine of chores dictated by his father, the Doctor. Can a visit from a mysterious singer change the father and son relationship for the better?
Family friendly! In English with some Spanish language.
Una comedia para los niños en ingles y español! Arlequin ama tocar su guitarra y jugar con mariposas azules. Su padre el Doctoro es tan enojado con Arlequin por que el no quiere trabajando. Una mujer misteriosa que se llama "Mariposa" se encuentra con Arlequin... Que va a pasar?
Starring Tom Beattie, Thomas Gough and Aleksandra Maslennikova
With special CIRCUS PRE-SHOW July 11, 13, 15 & 16 by Deflying Feets!
Wednesday July 5 at 4:15pm
Friday July 7 at 1:45pm
Sunday July 9 at 11:45am
Tuesday July 11 at 1:15pm
Thursday July 13 at 4:30pm
Saturday July 15 at 10:00am
Sunday July 16 at 11:45am
Location: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place (near St. George station)
Ticket prices are $5 for Kids and $12 Regular
Play all day at the KidsFest Club next to the theatre! Have fun with balloon animals, face painting, art, stories, dance, MakerKids & a bouncy castle!
Read more about our cast and partners!
Unspoken Theatre is proud to partner with Kids Up Front to ensure accessible theatre for all children.
Unspoken Theatre is proud to support #FringeFemmeTO, a network of female identifying producers, directors, playwrights and choreographers at the Toronto Fringe
DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN at Toronto Fringe KidsFest is proudly sponsored by El Cheapo Moving Company
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Cast and Crew of Death Meets Harlequin at Toronto Fringe
Thomas Gough was first on stage at the age of five, but clearly remembers acting before
that. He works frequently in the Independent Theatre community in Toronto, having appeared in the last few years with Hart House, Alumnae Theatre, Safeword, Single Thread, Storefront, Thought For Food, Theatre Lab, Plain Stage, and Unspoken Theatre, as well as Theatre By The Bay (Barrie) and the Kick And Push Festival (Kingston). He also does film, television, and recording work. Upcoming, he will perform the titular role in Bond's Lear with Soup Can Theatre.
Deflying Feets was founded in 2009 as a solo hand-balancing act based out of Vancouver, BC, and has grown to include a multi-talented group of artists covering a wide range of circus specialties. Current company members, Andralyn Zayn, Duane Steel, Glory Dearling; and Leigh Louise perform Icarian games, Hand-balancing, Hand-to-Hand, Aerial Hoop, Silks, Spanish Web, Duo Trapeze and Teeterboard. The company is currently based in Toronto, ON. Deflying Feets combines amazing circus feats with theatrical characters and storytelling.
Aaliya is a playwright and novelist with a long history of work in theatre. Her credits include performer, dramaturge, designer, stage manager, playwright and assistant director. Credits with Unspoken Theatre include Lovesick, which featured her short play Anthony, and Bran in The Red Deer. She also co-wrote and starred in Sexpectations: A Collective Procreation with Hart House Players.
Tom Beattie has been in and around the world of stage for over 15 years. The journey has taken him from Playmakers! Theatre School to The Stratford Festival, from Touchmark Theatre in Guelph, to the Milton Centre for the Arts. Tom has made a theatrical home for himself in Toronto with the Alumnae Theatre, InspiraTO, and Hart House Theatre among others. Death Meets Harlequin, is Tom’s first show with Fringe KidsFest, but he appeared in Unspoken Theatre’s production of Mood Swings at Fringe in 2016.
Nina is an award-winning playwright and a published poet. Her plays and short works have been produced in New York, Washington and Toronto. Her scripts received first prize in competitions at Sterling Studio and Hart House Players, and were shortlisted in contests with NuVoices and Panfish Productions. She has worked as a dramaturge on many projects. She has directed with Alumnae, Unspoken and 2hardboiledeggs. She is the artistic director of Unspoken Theatre.
Aleksandra immigrated to Canada several years ago, and all this time Toronto's unique artistic vibe has been nurturing her passion for the performance arts. Most recent shows include The Diary of Anne Frank with Marion Abbott/Plain Stage/The Box, the solo show The Red Lacquered Box at Alumnae's New Ideas Festival and The Tarot Show with Unspoken Theatre. Along with theatre, Aleksandra focuses on camera work as well, having taken parts in student, indie/short, feature films. This is her first performance at Fringe.
Natalie Kaye is an award-winning poet and playwright. Her play Mood Swings won first place with Pat the Dog and was produced by Unspoken Theatre at Toronto Fringe in 2016. She is a practiced editor and dramaturge. She is a graduate from the Masters program in Drama at the University of Toronto. Her play Walking Around in a Dream is in development with Unspoken Theatre.