Show Name: Two Weird Ladies Bomb The Fringe
Producer(s): Two Weird Ladies (Laura Salvas & Mandy Sellers)
Dates: Toronto Fringe Festival
Friday July 6th – 1:15pm
Saturday July 7th – 9:15pm
Monday July 9th – 10:45pm
Tuesday July 10th – 4:45pm
Thursday July 12th – 9:30pm
Friday July 13th – 5:15pm
Saturday July 14th – 1:45pm
Venue & Address: Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse at University of Toronto Campus,79 St. George St.
Cover/Suggested Donation: $11 in advance via www.fringetix.ca, $10 at the door. There is absolutely no latecomer seating.
Any drink or purchase minimum? The minimum AND maximum is 0.
Bar? Food? Is this a weed room? There are no drinks, snacks or illicit street drugs available.
Nearest TTC stop or station? St George Station, Museum Station, 510 Spadina streetcar at Harbord
Parking? There are a few underground lots around the U of T campus. The closest would be Impark Parking on Huron Street at Classic Ave.
What kind of show is this (sketch, standup, improv, variety, storytelling, etc): Sketch comedy.
Describe your show in 2-3 sentences: Take neuroses, paranoia and lack of sleep and you get weird. Follow Two Weird Ladies through a labyrinth of eccentric sketch comedy spun from reality, insanity, awkwardness and rage. Be prepared for a smart, fun, fast-paced show designed to self-destruct in 60 minutes.
What are the origins of this show? How did you start and what inspired you to create it?
Two Weird Ladies had decided we wanted to produce a full-length revue this year and applied to Fringe hoping the deadlines would help kick us into action. When we were randomly selected for a Fringe slot we screamed with joy, then realized we actually had to do a bunch of work and shared a panic attack. We expect that panic attack to stop sometime in early August. We’ve been writing and rewriting sketches for the last seven months and have created a lineup of material we feel works well together. Almost all our inspiration comes from weird or awkward real-life scenarios we find ourselves in. We try to take these scenarios and make them funny in an attempt to curb our rage issues.
What is the vibe of your room? Describe your current or ideal audience. We’re playing a cozy, 100-seat air-conditioned black box theatre. We expect a delightful variety of people from all walks of life to fill our audience, which is the wonderful thing about Fringe. And, as with most things, we’ll take what we can get.
Show Website: www.twoweirdladies.com
Show Twitter: @twoweirdladies
Other Links: http://www.facebook.com/twoweirdladies
Press Link(s) – (if you’ve had any press coverage of your show):http://www.thewhig.com/2012/06/14/weird-in-a-good-way
Photo Link(s) – please provide at least one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twoweirdladies/sets/
Anything else you want to plug or mention?
We’re also playing the Hamilton Fringe Festival, which runs July 19 – 29. For show times and location, please visit www.twoweirdladies.com/upcoming-shows/.