Clown spies bring audience into Fringe action

Award-winning Barcelona-based theatre company Can Ducks Fly are taking their first show Alpha Delta 86 to Ottawa and Toronto Fringe festivals in 2016, followed by several nights in NYC. Alpha Delta 86 follows two clownesque spies who covertly listen to international phone conversations, discover incriminated citizens and sentence them accordingly. These two very different women work in a dystopian Alpha Delta (amorous detection) office. They have been entrusted with the responsibility of finding loved up miscreants in the vicinity and sending them for quarantine. Unfortunately, they are more interested in eating biscuits than finding culprits. A comic, Lecoq style, physical…

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Award-winning Barcelona-based theatre company Can Ducks Fly are taking their first show Alpha Delta 86 to Ottawa and Toronto Fringe festivals in 2016, followed by several nights in NYC.

Alpha Delta 86 follows two clownesque spies who covertly listen to international phone conversations, discover incriminated citizens and sentence them accordingly. These two very different women work in a dystopian Alpha Delta (amorous detection) office. They have been entrusted with the responsibility of finding loved up miscreants in the vicinity and sending them for quarantine. Unfortunately, they are more interested in eating biscuits than finding culprits.

A comic, Lecoq style, physical theatre show including audience participation, use of a typewriter as musical accompaniment and biscuit eating spies.

Nowadays we are all desperate for love and attention, ‘likes’ and internet points seem to have become more important than real human connections. Their boss warns them that there is an infected person nearby and they bravely search the audience with a plethora of ‘spy’ gadgets to discover the guilty party. A fully interactive show, audience members will be thoroughly checked and if found guilty of love their coordinates will be sent to headquarters.

As with any show where clowns are involved, they get distracted by everything and the prospect of a tea break becomes more important than the matter at hand. The two clowns challenge one another to be more efficient and less emotionally attached throughout the process. In a final twist, it turns out that in a world where love has been banned, these two clowns have inadvertently fallen for each other.

Show times and details:

  • Friday 1st July @ 15:00.
  • Saturday 2nd July @19:30
  • Sunday 3rd July @ 21:45
  • Tuesday 5th July @ 20:00
  • Thursday 7th July @15:30
  • Friday 8th July @ 23:30
  • Sunday 10th July @ 13:45

Ticket Price: $12 Duration: 50 minutes. Tickets available at www.fringetoronto.com. by phone 416-966-1062 or in person at the Fringe Tent (581 Bloor Street West, behind Honest Ed’s). For more information click on: www.canducksfly.com

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