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The Next Stage Festival: "Don't Look" & "The Rake's Progress"

January 7th, 2009 Steve No comments

Tonight, the Next Stage Festival launches at the Factory Theatre. The festival has already done a terrific job of getting the word out there about their hand picked slate of proven shows/companies (and their heated beer tent); both of Toronto’s weekly papers, and at least one reputable theatre blog, has already profiled the festival’s offerings. But let’s see if I can’t contribute a little something more to that coverage…

<i>Daniel Sadavoy & Rebecca Applebaum in "Don't Look" (photo by Bryanna Reilly)</i>

Daniel Sadavoy & Rebecca Applebaum in "Don't Look" (photo by Bryanna Reilly)

While the criteria for selection is open to productions created and produced outside of the Fringe Festival circuit, Next Stage originated primarily to give past standout Fringe shows another chance to flourish. The first play to open at the Factory Studio for this year’s Next Stage is “Don’t Look“, a comedic two hander about kissing cousins, that was a standout of the 20077 Toronto Fringe.

(Much more after the break – including a tasty MP3!)

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