About

Theatre on the Edge, also known as TOTE, has been performing live, improvised comedy in the community since 1981. Ever since it began, TOTE has made audiences laugh with hilarious and occasionally outrageous shows in which everything is made up on the spot. There’s a different line up of players every week, taking suggestions from the audience all through the night. This makes each of our shows completely unique. Like snowflakes, but funnier.


 

Starting in April, Theatre on the Edge is proud to present… Peak TV!

Peak TV is two back-to-back improv shows that spoof popular TV genres.

First up, enjoy a taut murder mystery —  Mount View Murder

Mount View is known as the destination for rejuvenation and self reflection. Tourists stream in from every corner of the globe to enjoy yoga, hot rocks, psychotherapy, kittens, and every therapy practice imaginable. It’s a quiet, peaceful retreat, and the very last place you would expect….. MURDER.

Then, to help you unwind from the tension, we offer you a spoof of trashy reality shows — Singled Out!

Bi-sexual bachelor William Gregory Baker Jr. has been unlucky in love, and as a middle aged man, his choices are getting leaner even if he’s not that picky. We’ve gathered the last singles available who are willing to be on a televised love experiment. Find out who will win Bill’s heart and who will be “Singled Out!”

Note that both of these are stage shows done in the style of television, not actual television programs. There won’t be any cameras.

Catch Peak TV on the 2nd Thursday of every month from April through August. Admission is $10. Shows are held at the Button Factory Arts Building, 25 Regina Street South in Waterloo.


Just What is Improv?

Improv is theatre created on the spot – with no script at all! Actors create the dialog and action themselves as they perform, based on ideas from the audience. Unlike conventional scripted theatre, the key elements are spontaneity and unpredictability. This makes improv an exciting experience for the performers as well as the audience. It’s always fresh, risky, and fun!

TOTE’s mandate is to make improv accessible to the community though performances and workshops. TOTE is a volunteer organization and is open to the public.

For information about our shows or classes, click the links up above.

Theatre On The Edge © 2016