Bad Dog Theatre is proud to present its newest marquee show, Hogtown Empire
It’s the 1920′s. The inklings of a skyline are just emerging, twinkling on the southern banks of Ontario. The air is thick with the collective stench of the slaughterhouses that employ its citizens and the swamp on which they were built. The population is ravaged by war, stricken with influenza, beaten down by poverty–but so too does it enjoy the hard-earned benefits of industrialization. The sky is filled with coal smoke, the lake polluted by sewage: Welcome to Hogtown.
You don’t have to be a history buff to get into Bad Dog’s newest and most scandalous comedy, Hogtown Empire. Director Peter Stevens has selected an alluring and savvy cast of Toronto’s quickest comedic performers to take you back to our city’s dark origin story. On Wednesdays in January, let Stevens immerse you in a darkly funny account of a time where heating your home was illegal on Mondays, where children drove cars that were basically bombs on wheels, and when the centre of our fair city was occupied by slums.
The show stars Mark Little, Kayla Lorette, Dan Beirne, Lindsay Mullan, Daryn McIntyre, Kirsten Rasmussen and many more, Hogtown Empire promises to be a show that no Torontophile – or really anyone who’s ever spent time in this “fair” city – should miss.
At Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West, Toronto) on January 16th, 23rd, 30th and February 6th & 13th at 8:00pm.
Dan BEIRNE (Bl_nk City, For My Own Benefit)
Mark LITTLE (Picnicface, Rollertown)
Kayla LORETTE (The Sufferettes, Rollertown)
Lindsay MULLAN (Loose Moose Theatre, Truth or Dare)
Daryn MCINTYRE (The Sketchersons)
Kirsten RASMUSSEN (Montreal Improv, Rapid Fire Theatre)
Peter STEVENS (Elephant Empire, The Irrelevant Show)
with Molly DAVIS (D&D Live, Stupid Ugly Kids Club)
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