2019 Toronto Fringe Preview Questionnaire: The Huns

4 Jul

Your name: Michael Ross Albert

Your production: The Huns

Your role: Playwright

Tell me about your show.

The morning after a break-in at a hip, downtown tech company, three feuding co-workers assemble for a conference call to discuss the burglary. The civilized meeting devolves into a brutal and barbaric battle for survival. The play is about our generation’s relationship to work, and to one another.

Campaign advertising for the upcoming federal election is replaced by one-person Fringe shows performed by the party leaders. Tickets are free so you can attend any show without necessarily being a supporter of the performer or their party. Whose show do you go see, what is it called, and what is the show about in a nutshell?

I’d go to The Great Jagmeet Singh-Along, where audience members join the NDP party leader around an actual campfire and sing songs together, in harmony. This show’s got way better buzz than the Conservative leader’s aptly titled, Scheer Terror.

What other shows or artists are you looking forward to seeing?

I definitely want to see: Emotional Labour by Jess Beaulieu and Luis Fernandes; Jake Epstein’s autobiographical one man show, Boy Falls from the Sky; Comedy Records presents Jay and Eytan; Pump! starring the mega-cool Cat and the Queen; The Commandment by Phil Rickaby; An Utterly Stupid and Indefensible Thing by Sock Monkey Collective; I, Malvolio which stars Justin Otto; and so many more than I’ll be able to see.

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