City Adventure: On Stage On Demand – Six Local Plays at The Great Hall – April 1 until April 5

What’s better than showcasing local talent in a series of plays through April? Showcasing local talent in a series of FREE plays through April!

LOGOBringing Toronto’s best independent theatre into the spotlight, Toronto creative producer and actor Jackie English introduces On Stage On Demand, five nights of free local theatre showcasing six different original plays in front of a live audience from April 1 – 5 at The Great Hall.

Sixteen Toronto playwrights and actors will perform six plays over the span of five days. Each play has had previous runs during the Toronto Fringe Festival and on other stages in the city. After each production, the actors and writers will speak with the audience and answer questions. Each production will be filmed and everything will be available on Bell Local and the Bell Local website.

On Stage On Demand Schedule:

Antoine Feval 1The Further Adventures of Antoine Feval (75 mins)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 7pm | Free
Written, directed by and starring: Chris Gibbs
Website | Reserve FREE tickets
Donations at the door go to: Sick Kids Hospital

London, 1897. Incurable optimist and Sherlock Holmes fan Barnaby Gibbs has found himself in the only role in which a man of his incredible shortcomings can achieve anything in this world – as partner to the brilliant detective Antoine Feval. But even this may be taken from him as the partners encounter a deadly conspiracy, an evil mastermind and a plot that could change the fate of the British Empire, or in other words, the world.

SupperfestaSupperfesta (90 mins)
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 7pm | Free
Written by: Natasha Boomer
Directed By: Mario D’alimonte
Cast: Natasha Boomer, Craig Lauzon, Kristopher Bowman and Jenna Wariner
Website | Reserve FREE Tickets
Donations go to: Adopt A Gran

Tim and Rose have fallen in love, they think. Betty and Dean have been in love for 15 years, they think. When Betty finds out Rose has been hiding her new boyfriend, she throws a dinner party, but what happens is Supperfesta – a place where you may or may not wear pants and things get set on fire. A new comedic play that looks into relationships old and new.

The 8th Day8th Day (50 mins)
Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 7pm | Free
Written by: Shayne Monaghan
Directed by: Stephanie Crothers and Shayne Monaghan
Cast: David Moote, Mark Willett
Website | Reserve FREE Ticket
Donations go to: Red Cross Emergency Response Unit

A story about two friends who start to believe there is a zombie apocalypse on the horizon. One trying to move on and grow up, the other clichéd to his youth, letting his imagination take him and his friend away from reality. We follow them on their quest to try and save the world.

Of Mice and Morro and Jasp 01Of Mice and Morro and Jasp (60 mins)
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 7pm | Free
Written by: Heather Marie Annis, Byron Laviolette and Amy Lee
Directed by: Byron Laviolette
Cast: Heather Marie Annis and Amy Lee
Website | Reserve FREE Ticket
Donations go to: The Murphy-Hull Project

It’s the Great Depression and two migrant workers, Lennie and George, journey towards a new life, new job and new dreams. A classic story of friendship, wrongful accusations, broken hope – oh, and Morro and Jasp. The clown sisters take on Steinbeck’s timeless tale… Let there be rabbits.

Fleece & Flesh: 2 Adult Puppet Shows (90 mins)
Saturday April 5, 2014 | 2pm | Free
Website | Reserve FREE Ticket
Donations go to: The Food Bank

My Big Fat German Puppet Show - Frank MeschkuleithMy Big Fat German Puppet Show | Written, Directed and Performed by: Frank Meschkuleit

My Big Fat German Puppet Show is a puppet show for adults. Part circus, part puppetry, part stand-up, all weird… it’s a show you will definitely remember! From Frank Meschkuleit, the creator of the Fringe Festival hit, “The Left Hand of Frank”, comes this journey into one man’s emotional crawl space. Not for the kiddies and not to be missed.

Marty Stelnick - Rooster KaneRooster Kane’s Curio Emporium  | Written, Directed and Performed by: Marty Stelnick, Angeliqué Miller

Opening for Frank is Marty Stelnick, performing Rooster Kane’s Curio Emporium. Who Rooster Kane is exactly and when he arrived is not easily understood.  Liar, thief, dreamer. Southern, pint sized, international sideshow mogul.