Theatre Tuesday: Fishwrap, Rapp, and Fat Pig on the way.
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Theatre Tuesday: Fishwrap, Rapp, and Fat Pig on the way.

2005_03_22fishwrap.jpgFired Globe and Mail columnist and avid bicyclist David Macfarlane’s new play Fishwrap (previously discussed on Torontoist here), which is about a “fictional” newspaper columnist and avid bicyclist who gets fired, opens in previews tonight at the Tarragon. According to eye’s on-the-ball theatre scribe Gord McLaughlin, the show includes a few not-so-subtle digs at Globe booster-in-chief Edward Greenspon and “that column by that awfully pretty young woman who writes about being an awfully pretty young woman.” (Speaking of, Torontoist’s great Leah McLaren debate from last week continues over here.)
Also opening tonight is Crate Productions’ latest crazy-venued production. Last year, Crate’s dynamic duo Kate Meehan and Chris Reynolds took Tape and put it on in an actual hotel room in the Gladstone. This year, they’re putting on Adam Rapp’s Blackbird in an actual run-down apartment above the Ginger 2 restaurant at Yonge and Gerrard. Having visited the show’s awesome squatlike makeshift theatre last week, Torontoist says scoop up your tickets early before the reviews because there’s only 30 seats a night…
Finally, Globe and Mail shit-disturber-cum-theatre-reviewer Kamal Al-Solaylee’s Saturday rant that Canadian theatres should put on more American theatre is causing a bit of a stir among the old-school CanCon nationalists that populate Tarragon, Factory and Passe-Muraille. As for his article’s question, “When will we see Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig?”, Torontoist has the scoop: The show may land here as early as next fall, if a certain hot-to-trot young theatre-film-television company gets the rights that it is currently negotiating for…

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