2012 Toronto Fringe Festival: Like A Dog

Peter Wylde is hounded by death in Matthew Gorman’s offbeat play

Presented by Your Good Friends
Written and directed by Matthew Gorman

Andy Tridthart, Peter C. Wylde and Jennetta Lamb in Like a Dog. Photo by Matthew Gorman.

A doctor, a dead man and a new mother meet in a "sort of" hospital in Matthew Gorman's Like a Dog, now playing at Robert Gill Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Stage veteran Peter C. Wylde stars in this intriguing three-hander about a death-defying character with no pulse who finds himself at the end of an epic lifespan when his loyal dog is killed. A young doctor (Andy Trithardt) struggles to make sense of the old man's memories, and his own, while an unprepared mother (Jennetta Lamb) explores her new role as caregiver to a premature child.

Like A Dog is a curious play with a quirky script—as funny as it is gloomy and mysterious. Gorman gets fine performances out of the cast: Wylde shines as the eccentric patient with a dry, biting wit, and fellow cast members Tridthart and Lamb help ground the story in reality. A thoughtful production featuring a living theatre legend, this show is well worth seeing while you can.

Like a Dog runs until July 15 at Robert Gill Theatre (214 College St., 3rd Floor). Visit fringetoronto.com for a full schedule and to buy tickets.

Show Dates: 
Tue, 2012-07-10 - Sun, 2012-07-15
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