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Death Married My Daughter

Monday 08 July 2013

Another memorable addition to the Toronto Fringe Festival calendar, Death Married My Daughter springs from an intriguing premise: what if Shakespeare’s tragic heroines Ophelia and Desdemona came back from the swamps of death where they have endured the longest exile? This question is answered before your eyes as the two women crawl across the stage, having dragged themselves through time in an endless quest to find catharsis. This isn’t the show you think it’s going to be: these women are angry, and aren’t afraid to let you know just how much!

Through comic reenactments of their own deaths through to angry diatribes about the state of modern feminism, performers Nina Gilmour and Danya Buonastella use these iconic characters to explore female oppression in a way that’s funny, moving and uncomfortable, all at the same time. Blending the words of Shakespeare with those of right wing nutjobs such as Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones lends the Bouffon-inspired production a note of urgency and immediacy, making this farcical fantasy piece into a rousing call to arms.

It’s a solid, entertaining 50 minutes with never a dull moment that’s sure to shock and amuse you.

Tickets available at the door and in advance.

July 08 01:00 PM
July 10 05:45 PM
July 11 11:30 PM
July 12 11:00 PM
July 14 03:30 PM