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Thursday, May 19, 2011

EVENT: Suicide(s) in Vegas (Fringe, 2011)

MW Productions presents

A World Premiere one-act comedy by award-winning Canadian playwright Evan Placey

A random internet search connects two women who want to end it all, but not alone. Lydia’s an over-commercialized self-help guru. Jane’s a lonely tollbooth collector. But surviving (and dying) are tricky in this dark comedy about the fantastic awfulness that is – Vegas. By Evan Placey, winner of the Tarragon Theatre RBC National Playwriting Competition.
Venue: La Elastica (Venue # 11) 4602 boul. St. Laurent
Dates: June 11 ~ 18, 2011
Times: Saturday, June 11th @ 18:15
Sunday, June 12th @ 14:45
Wednesday, June 15th @ 20:00
Thursday, June 16th @ 18:30
Friday, June 17th @ 24:00
Saturday, June 18th @ 19:00
Tickets: $10 / $8 concessions
Booking:     514-849-FEST /
Website: HYPERLINK "" 

MW Productions, originally Intrepid Productions, and was founded in Denver, Colorado in 2005 by American actor/director Margaret Whittum. Intrepid premiered the original one act Love the Radio Edit in Colorado, followed by a successful run at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Intrepid became MW Productions in 2008, when it produced The Eight: Reindeer Monologues in Seoul, South Korea. MW Productions premiered Suicide(s) in Vegas in Seoul in April, and will tour Denver, Montreal, London, Toronto, Hamilton, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Victoria & Vancouver. Suicide(s) features American Amber Green and South African Elinza Pretorius.

Evan Placey is a Canadian UK-based playwright. His debut full-length play Mother of Him won Canada's RBC Under 30 National Playwriting Competition (Tarragon Theatre) and the King's Cross Award for New Writing (UK). It was also shortlisted for the Rod Hall Memorial Award (Rod Hall/ Paines Plough Theatre Company). A production in Hebrew will premiere at the Beit Lessin Theatre, Tel Aviv next year, and a Canadian production is in development. His next full-length play, Banana Boys was commissioned and produced by the Hampstead Theatre's heat&light company. Evan is currently on attachment with the Royal National Theatre writing his next play. He is under commission with Synergy Theatre Company to write a play for young people which will tour London schools and prisons. He will soon be on joint attachment with Birmingham Rep Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre. Evan is also on a scheme with Channel 4, where he is writing a three-part television drama; he is also developing a TV series with Little Brother Productions.

Further information & photos are available from Margaret Whittum at 720-226-4455 /

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