Wow, what an insane week…
In the past seven days I’ve finished a film for Darryl Gold’s Montreal porn fest, shot another for the Dora Awards, wrote a script to pitch to Sympatico/MSN and celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday!
But it’s not over yet… We’re holding a fundraiser tomorrow night for the Fringe show I’ll be in this summer. Here are the details, from the official release:
Lust’s Labour’s Lost: A Rock Musical
What else is there to do on a Sunday night other than support your fellow artist on their mission to mount a Fringe show? NOTHING! So come out and have a drink or five and mow on some good pub grub and see some of the top entertainment a fundraiser could provide!! Bring your friends and family and people you run into on the street – ALL ARE WELCOME!
WHERE: Clinton’s Tavern, 693 Bloor Street West
WHEN: THIS Sunday night, May 29th at 8pm
HOW MUCH: $10 + pocket change for great cause!
WHO: Several of the lusty cast members of the show itself
Mark Hickox as Heino, the German wonderboy we all long for! Andrew Pifko doing stand-up, fasten your seat-belts people! It’s gonna be a hellova a funny ride!! Bruce Hunter, only Toronto’s top improv comic doing his thang, yo! Brock Simpson, the man behind the madness, singing and playing up a storm.
A couple of chick-side-kicks and who knows what else?! Could be crazy, could be wild, could be the best Sunday night you’ve ever had. SO DON’T MISS IT!!!
“Lust’s Labour’s Lost: A Rock Musical” is a contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s whimsical comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost”. In place of lords and princes, we have the rock band “Pretty Petty” who sequester themselves at a cottage in Northern Ontario, swearing off sex, drugs, and booze for three weeks, on the driven onus to write their new album. Things go awry when “the ladies” arrive in the guise of an all-girl-grunge-band: “Eden’s Eve”. Full of estrogen-fueled angst and Elizabethan complications, this tale of lust and love lock horns and guitar-driven show-tunes wail in a moonlit grove of fantastic characters, kooky calamities and a bit of good old booty shaking! General Audience / Warning: profanity, archaic pronouns, exposed navels.
The show will open at The Toronto Fringe Festival on July 7th at The Tarragon Mainspace
Director: Mary-Francis Moore
Writer, composer and Music Director: Brock Simpson
Choreographer and co-producer: Melissa-Jane Shaw
Stage Manager: Ashley Ireland
Executive Producer: Derrick Chua
Featuring: Shannon Barnett; Andrew Currie; David Frisch, Marc Hickox, Bruce Hunter, Alex Karzis, Rosa Laborde, Andrew Pifko, Melissa-Jane Shaw, Shelley Simester, Cheryl Steele, Krista Sutton, Erika Werry, David Young.