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Toronto: VideoCabaret presents “Too Good to Be True” by Cliff Cardinal April 27-May 19

Monday, April 8, 2019

VIDEOCABARET presents the World Premiere of Cliff Cardinal's dark comedy, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, at a brand new theatrical home in downtown Toronto. Playwright and performer Cliff Cardinal was recently honoured by double-Doras, and an Edinburgh Festival Award, for the script and performance of his incendiary solo play Huff in 2018. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE will be presented at VIDEOCAB's new black box stage, 10 Busy Street, April 24 - May 19, 2019.
The superb cast of TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE is led by Cheri Maracle as Maria, a beautiful fabulist and dauntless mom on the lam with her teenage children, played by Patti Shaughnessy and Ryan Cunningham. As the police close in on the suspected vigilante, Maria borrows an empty house and holds a last supper with her budding son and pregnant daughter.

Cliff Cardinal (Playwright and Director) has been influenced by VIDEOCAB's ensemble since he was a teenager watching rehearsals of Michael Hollingsworth's New France at the Cameron House in 2000. He acted in The Saskatchewan Rebellion in 2007, and over the past decade has used VIDEOCAB resources to help develop and produce his plays. As the Associate Artist of VIDEOCAB, Cliff is now collaborating with resident lighting designer Andrew Dollar, and with costume designer Sage Paul, to bring his own highly theatrical style to VIDEOCAB's new black-box stage.

Performances are from April 27 - May 19, with previews April 24 - 26. The show runs from Tuesday to Sunday at 7:30pm.

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE plays at 10 Busy Street - Queen Street East and Logan. Performances priced variously from: $20 - $40. To purchase tickets, and for further information, please visit Brown Paper Tickets and

The show runs 70 minutes with no intermission. 


When:   April 27, April 28, April 30, and May 1
Where:  10 Busy Street, Toronto Ontario