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Mr. Truth – The RISER Project

Whenever you tell yourself “I DO NOT FIND THIS EROTIC” and a little snag churns your gut and whispers that you’re in denial, Mr. Truth is with you.

In a series of tragicomic nightmare vignettes, a masked demon-like entity follows people who repress their “erotic truths” and forces them to confront their desires in spectacularly painful ways.

Like watching a parody that blooms into a revolting orgasmic hallucination, it’s off the beaten sketch comedy path, with a satisfying dose of the primal, the lurid, and the bizarre.

*A note on ticket prices for RISER: In order to ensure accessibility, Why Not Theatre invites you to Pay-What-You-Can-Afford. You can pick any one of four prices—$5, $20, $35, $60—whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level. Pick the price you can afford to pay for your ticket and book your seat.


Producing Company Lester Trips (Theatre)
Created and Performed by Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton
Outside Eyes: Justin Miller and ted witzel
Sound and Video Designer: Wesley McKenzie
Video Design: Peter Demas
Stage Management: Giuseppe Condello
Technical Direction: Tim Lindsay
Associate Producer: Chelsea Dab Hilke

Production Management by Deborah Lim
Lighting design by Andrew Pye
Publicity by FLIP Publicity (Carrie Sager)
Produced by Why Not Theatre (Ravi Jain, Owais Lightwala, Kelly Read, sandra Henderson)

Mr. Truth is presented as part of the RISER Project, a collaborative producing model by Why Not Theatre, with the generous support of the Government of Canada.

April 15, 2018
to April 24, 2018

General Admission $5, $20, $35, $60


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Performance Dates

Performance Dates:
Sunday, April 15 – 9:00PM Preview
Monday, April 16 – 9:00PM Opening
Tuesday, April 17 – 9:00PM
Wednesday, April 18 – 9:00PM
Thursday, April 19 – 9:00PM
Friday, April 20 – 9:00PM
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00PM
Monday, April 23 – 9:00PM
Tuesday, April 24 – 9:00PM

About The RISER Project
In order to create more access and opportunity for artists, Why Not Theatre is looking at new ways of producing theatre in Toronto for independent artists. The RISER Project brings together a community of senior leadership and emerging artists, to support the artistic risk that independent artists must take in order to create and innovate. The model is designed to maximize existing infrastructures by sharing resources, risk and energy to reduce the producing burden on artists. RISER senior partners for 2018 are Aluna Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Cahoots, Factory Theatre, fu-GEN Theatre, Modern Times, Necessary Angel, Nightwood Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, Shaw Festival, Roseneath Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille and The Theatre Centre. RISER is made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada.