Aaron Rothermund created AMBIGUOUS as a solo show in the PRIDECAB Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. He played a writer struggling with his character’s sexuality. Although the writer is repressing himself he eventually deals with his internalized homophobia, and begins to love himself. Later that year AMBIGUOUS was presented at the SELF-START Festival in the cabaret space at Theatre Passe Muraille.
After a five-year gestation period, and several months of development we will present this hour long nine character play with shadow puppetry and original music to a sold-out crowd at the 2011 Toronto FRINGE Festival.
Ambiguous, FRINGE 2011
Gabriel is a writer trying to pen the perfect story, and Wigworm is an ear-wig that wants some lunch. Together they collaborate on what qualities make up perfection. But their creation, Kyle, turns out to be gay. Did God make him this way?
Panic and Hysteria appear and start creating characters too. As Gabriel wrestles with his demons, Kyle fends off the fictional women in his life. Will they be able to reconcile their hopes and desires with reality or will they succumb to their own fears and self-loathing?
Although the show deals with heavy themes, playwright Aaron Rothermund handles them with a deft touch and an inviting humour. Ambiguous weaves its tale through magical shadow puppetry, dazzling cabaret performances, dance and song, filling each moment with exuberant life.
736 Bathurst Street (South of Bloor).
Friday, July 8, 2011 7:00pm
Saturday, July 9, 2011 12:00pm
Monday, July 11, 2011 6:45pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 2011 9:15pm
Saturday, July 16, 2011 2:15pm
Sunday, July 17, 2011 1:45pm