2013 Toronto Fringe Festival: The Adversary

Andrew Bailey faces his demons in this gripping monologue

Written by Andrew Bailey
Directed by Britt Small and Jacob Richmond

Victoria comedian Andrew Bailey (Atomic Vaudeville, Limbo, Putz) knows a thing or two about justice. His latest show The Adversary, now playing at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival, is based on his experience working as an inner city church caretaker. The program asks us to "Imagine Woody Allen Stuck in The Wire," which is a fair description of this intense account of Bailey's daily encounters with junkies and street people. Most of them are relatively harmless—except for this one guy.

The audience hangs on Bailey's every word as he describes a terrifying situation with a mad man who will not listen to reason, or the police. A remarkable achievement in storytelling, The Adversary is insightful, thought-provoking and darkly funny. Catch it until July 13 at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space. Visit fringetoronto.com for showtimes.

Show Dates: 
Fri, 2013-07-05 - Sat, 2013-07-13
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