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The world premiere of Under the Knife, an international entry into the Toronto Fringe Festival by playwright and producer Brandy Baker is set for this July! The play will premiere Friday July 6 at the Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. Toronto. Show starts at 3PM.

Full list of performances:
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Purchase tickets here.

What is this play about?

Losing health insurance; popping pills; working under the table; loading trucks; emphysema; unemployment; finding Jesus; no car; illegal immigration; patient dumping: Ronnie wants to save up and get his own place so he can get off of his sister’s couch. Wendy, his sister, needs to change jobs, but she will lose her health insurance. His friend and co-worker Chuck is suffering from emphysema and is trying to hold on until he can retire and supplement his social security cheques working as a Wal-Mart greeter. Rosa wants to raise her son and finish nursing school. Lena wants things to stay the same. Kenny wants to expand his pill-pushing business. Chris wants to just leave. Life in the United States.

 

Director-Spencer Gilbert

Assistant Director-Connor Thomas

Who are the wonderful actors in this cast?

Kay BaileyWendy/Cindy

Andrew Bee-Chuck/Trucker/Homeless Guy

Donovan Jackson-Chris/Max

Jeremy Knapton-Ronnie

Alicia Payne-Rosa

Connor Thomas-Kenny

Karen Brown-Lena/Pat

 

Check out this interview with Brandy in CounterPunch!

 

This production has been costly; please consider making a small donation to assist us with our efforts. Any support you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

 

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