Where: Factory Theatre Mainspace, 125 Bathurst Street
When: July 5 (8:45pm), July 7 (7:45pm), July 9 (5), July 12 (9:15pm), July 14 (3:30pm), July 15 (5:45pm), and July 16 (1:30pm)
Cost: Tickets are $13 (plus tax) for adults and $9 (plus tax) for teens and can be purchased online at fringetoronto.com
Details: Maggie Chun’s First Love and Last Wedding, a heartfelt and tumultuous rom-com examining big themes in a small town written by Helen Ho. The play won the 2023 Toronto Fringe New Play Contest sponsored by The Aubrey and Marla Dan Charitable Foundation, as well as the University of Toronto Spotlight Playwriting Competition in 2022.
The story follows Maggie Chun (Jobina Sitoh), a young bride who is about to walk down the aisle of the Hotel of God and marry her childhood sweetheart Rob Berkowski (Isaac Kuk), meeting the expectations of her immigrant parents and committing herself to small-town life in Windser (yes, with an E), Ontario, the hamlet she grew up in. When Maggie’s middle school crush Charlie Regan (Julia Rapai) returns on the morning of her wedding, she must reevaluate her relationships, her hopes for the future, and her identity before tying the knot. Under the whimsical direction of Julia Edda Pape, Maggie Chun’s First Love and Last Wedding is a love letter to coming-of-age comedies, home sweet home, and the heartache of self-discovery. It is sure to delight audiences with its cast of quirky characters and homespun charm!