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Theatre Students to Perform at Toronto Fringe Festival


The Wolverine Theatre Company, comprising current SMTD Department of Theatre & Drama students, recent graduates, and faculty, will present an abridged version of the department's fall production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani at the Toronto Fringe Festival from July 5-14.  

One of the largest theatre fringe festivals in North America, Toronto Fringe turns 25 this year and will feature 148 shows in 35 venues.  The "fringe" movement is a worldwide network of indie theatre festivals that celebrate under-represented voices and those on the margins of the performing arts world. Fringe performers include theatre students mounting their first production outside of school, emerging artists seeking their big break, and established artists testing out new work.

The Wolverine Company will stay in Toronto for the duration of the Festival (July 3-14). Along with the residency, the Company will attend a production at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival as part of the educational component of the trip.

This opportunity was made possible through the generous funding by the Department of Theatre & Drama, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Senior Vice Provost Dr. Lester Monts, Arts in Michigan, and the National Society of Arts and Letters.

Performance dates are:

Friday July 5 at 5:15pm

Saturday July 6 at 12:30pm

Sunday July 7 at 7:30pm

Tuesday July 9 at 6:45pm

Wednesday July 10 at 9:30pm

Friday July 12 at 6:15pm

Saturday July 13 at 1:45pm


Location:  St. Vlad's Theatre, 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Canada.  The show is one hour in length and tickets cost $10.

Cast: Lena Drake, Avery Diubaldo, Madeline Sharton, Jon Manganello, Neal Kelley, Quinn Scillian, Emily Shimskey, Lucas Kane

Technical Crew:  Samantha Vetrus, Elizabeth Williams

Director: Jerald Schweibert

Assistant Director/ Marketing:  Olivia Lloyd

Producer/Voice Coach:  Annette Masson



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