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“Sarah/Frank” by Steven Elliott Jackson, Toronto Fringe Collective
July 4 @ 12:00 am - July 6 @ 12:00 am EDT
Accessible online all of July 4th, 5th and 6th!
A 30-minute audio experience (think radio play meets theatrical sound design) retracing the untold story of a Canadian legend who fought in the American Civil War. A unique viewpoint from history’s pages that examines how gender, identity and sexuality are challenged during wartime in the 1800s. (Full synopsis below.)
A new play by Steven Elliott Jackson, writer of the NNNNN, 2017 Toronto Fringe Best New Play, “The Seat Next to the King” (published by Scirocco Drama), and 2020 Hamilton Fringe Best New Play, “Three Ordinary Men”.
Directed by Ryan Graham Hinds, creator, director and performer of the critically-acclaimed cabaret, “#KanderandEbb” (nominated for Best Cabaret Performance in the 2019 Broadway World awards), and director of “Cocktales with Maria” for Tapestry Opera.
Starring Rebecca Perry, triple-Broadway World Award winning performer, playwright and producer. Creator of the globally touring “From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood” and “Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl” (Outstanding Performer and Outstanding Production, NOW Magazine).
Sound Design and Engineering by David Kingsmill, creator and presenter of the solitaire board game podcast and Twitch stream “Once Upon a Die”, and producer and contributor of the podcasts “Borrowings” and “The SnakesCast”.
“Sarah/Frank” is a compelling look into the life of Sarah Edmundson who, upon leaving her home in New Brunswick, adopted the identity of Frank Thompson, and began a life that culminated with their participation as a soldier in the American Civil War, and then saw them as the first woman to receive a soldier’s war pension. Not content with the life that was preordained for them by the gender of their birth, this incredible individual chose to exist in the world on their own terms with dignity in a time when gender roles were thought so clearly defined.
HOW TICKETS WORK
The Toronto Fringe Collective is separated into four acts, with each act (comprising 16-18 shows) being live for three days.
“Sarah/Frank” is in ACT 2, and live from July 4th to July 6th.
Tickets are available in two ways at:
– MEMBERSHIP PASS – grants access to all four acts of the Collective
* AVAILABLE NOW UNTIL JULY 1st
* Go to the site and click on PURCHASE YOUR MEMBERSHIP PASS
* Membership passes are $100, and include all 56 shows
– ACT PASS – grants access to all shows in one act
* AVAILABLE WHILE THE SPECIFIC ACT IS LIVE
* Go to the site and click on the Act at the bottom of the screen
* Act passes are tip-what-you-can