Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fly on the Wall Theatre Toronto Presents: Cold Comfort April 24 to May 4 2014

From a media release:

Fly on the Wall Theatre Presents:
Cold Comfort
Thursday April 24 2014 to Sunday May 4 2014
Near Studio (Tarragon Theatre)
30 Bridgman Ave
Toronto ON M5R 1X3

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Kevin Toner returns to Belfast to confront his father after a 15-year absence. He has a bone to pick, and he is determined to have a conversation that will leave no stone unturned. There's only one problem. His father is dead. And lying in a coffin in the front room. Fly on The Wall Theatre’s critically acclaimed FRINGE hit COLD COMFORT plays April 24-May 4, 2014 at the Tarragon Near Studio. Tickets are available via 416-531-1827416-531-1827 or

Awarded Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Direction (NOW Magazine), and Staff Pick (Mooney on Theatre) during the 2013 Toronto Fringe, this remount of the “must-see” solo show is making a triumphant return. COLD COMFORT features  “an electrifying performance” by David Mackett (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Touchmark Theatre; Half Life, Rose Theatre; The Good Thief, The Weir, MacKenzieRo; plus performances with the Tony-nominated Willow Cabin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks/USA, and Kentucky Repertory Theatre), under the direction of theatre veteran Rod Ceballos (God of Carnage, Sudbury Theatre Centre; My High Heeled Life & Inge Snapshots, Toronto Fringe 2013), Shakespeare Festivals of Chicago, Cincinnati and Idaho; Virginia Shakespeare Festival; Rose Theatre/Flower City Theatre Festival; and BirdLand Theatre). It seems the conversation is not yet over.

Laced with dark humour and littered with Belfast idiom, expletives and drunken ramblings, award-winning Irish playwright Owen McCafferty’s COLD COMFORT is a stark, tragic, and compassionate masterpiece. It is a powerful and compelling tale of one man’s search for inner redemption, a reconciliation of past wrongs, for light shone on missing moments in his life and relationships …at the one moment none of it is possible.

[Fly on the Wall: An unnoticed observer of a particular situation. Alludes to the position of being able to freely observe.] - Based in Toronto since 2012, Fly on the Wall Theatre produces plays of high quality which have seldom been seen, in small, intimate theatre spaces in order to maximize the sense of connection between performer and audience. For more information:

Tarragon Near Studio - 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto
April 24 - May 4, 2014
Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission (Sunday only: Limited Rush tickets $13)
Via 416-531-1827416-531-1827 or

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