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Fringe 2014

The 2014 Fringe Must List: Wolves > Boys

“We are here to tell you a story about wolves—ghost wolves, which are the exact same as regular wolves, except they’re dead!”
Real-life best friends Tony Adams and Cory Thibert are the writers and performers of this “coming-of-age-bromance-break-up romp,” about two longtime best friends whose lives have diverged. After a series of ill-fated and badly planned attempts to reconnect, the two guys meet in a graveyard to retell their favourite boyhood ghost wolf story. As you do. Wolves > Boys is a chance to see two performers this close to making it big—since founding their Ottawa-based theatre company, May Can, in 2009, Cory and Tony have been nominated for four Rideau Awards, the Tonies of Canada’s local professional theatre scene.

Cory and Tony on writing: The importance of collaboration
“Dramaturgs, much like editors, ask the hard questions, assist the playwright in rigorously combing through what they have written to make sure everything feeds into everything else, and most specifically, they help the playwright to gauge if what they have written has the potential to be theatricalized or not. Because, what works on paper won’t always work on stage. Be prepared to make some hard cuts. If something is steering away from the story you are telling, get rid of it! Or, find a way to justify it. Good dramaturgs are the best. They make making the hard cuts a little bit easier. To quote our dramaturg, Emily Pearlman: ‘Hold on tightly, let go lightly.’”

Where to see Wolves > Boys: 
Montreal | Winnipeg | Edmonton | 



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