Tarrare: A Story of Hunger

Tarrare: A Story of Hunger is our newest original work, set to premier at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival!

 Running July 2-13th, 2014 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace (16 Ryerson Ave)

John Fray as Tarrare, Scott Clarkson as Dr. Alfonso, Cydney Penner as Delphine, Kristoffer Pedlar as Joseph. Photo by Dahlia Katz. Costumes by Cat Haywood.

John Fray as Tarrare, Scott Clarkson as Dr. Alfonso, Cydney Penner as Delphine, Kristoffer Pedlar as Joseph. Photo by Dahlia Katz. Costumes by Cat Haywood.

Showtimes:

Friday, July 4th – 1:45pm

Sunday, July 6th – 7:00pm

Monday, July 7th – 4:45pm

Tuesday, July 8th – 2:45pm

Thursday, July 10th – 11:30pm

Friday, July 11th – 9:45pm

Sunday, July 13th – 4:30pm

Tickets:

$12 advance (available June 12th), $10 at the door

Cast:

Scott Clarkson

John Fray

Kristoffer Pedlar

Cydney Penner

Creative Team:

Director/Producer – Darcy Stoop

Playwright – Liam Volke

Set & Costume Designer/Script Consultant – Cat Haywood

Lighting & Sound Designer/Stage Manager – David Liotta

Publicity Support – Katie Leaman (of STAF) & Jennifer Radford (of STAF)

Logo Design – Tyler Klein Longmire

Show Image – Christopher Hermanns

Photography – Dahlia Katz

About Tarrare:

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Tarrare: A Story of Hunger brings to life the tale of a man defined by his monstrous appetite. Tarrare was a real-life medical curiosity, infamous for his bizarre ability to eat anything and everything, from whole apples, corks and stones to live rats, whole eels and the occasional feline.

Having eaten his family out of house and home, nomadic Tarrare’s exploits included hitting the road with a band of quacks, whores and vagabonds; a brief and harrowing career as an international spy; and surviving the Terror as an outcast in the streets of Paris. While pursuing a cure for his affliction, the disappearance of a local toddler quickly caused speculation that Tarrare’s gargantuan appetite had finally gone too far.

Previews:

Listen to a preview of Tarrare on Walk Left, the Podcast!

In the Greenroom

Reviews:

Mooney on Theatre

The Charlebois Post