Two foster children are chased into the woods by an unrelenting evil force in this dark modern fairy tale, brought spontaneously to life by Toronto’s dark comedy darlings: Tony Ho. Runaways is an improvised story in four parts directed by Roger Bainbridge. This is Bad Dog’s second formal collaboration with Tony Ho, following the sellout hit serial Peak Falls (2013).
Tony Ho is: Miguel Rivas (The Beaverton), Adam Niebergall (Bad Dog Featured Players) & Roger Bainbridge (Second City). Their disturbing, compelling and hilarious approach to sketch has made them one of the most prominent comedy groups in the country. They are four-time Canadian Comedy Award nominees, have been showcased at the San Francisco and Toronto Sketchfests as well as JFL42 and NXNE. Their award-winning film work has been featured on Funny or Die, VICE, MuchMusic, Ain't It Cool News and at the L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival.
For Runaways, the cast of Tony Ho is joined by an all-star slate of guest improvisers including Kayla Lorette (She Stoops to Conquer), Alex Tindal (Get Some), Becky Johnson (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Paloma Nuñez (She the People), Coko Galore (Black & Funny Festival director), Brandon Ash-Mohammed (The Ethnic Rainbow), Anders Yates (Kinsey Fail), Dan Beirne (Fargo) & more!
“I had a great experience with Peak Falls, playing with a serialized story that was propelled by improvisation, so revisiting that style was always on our minds. Why this story? I don't know for sure. I've always loved a good dark fairy tale and Stephen King and all that, and then I think I was wondering why they hadn't remade Night of the Hunter, and that got me excited, so I started thinking of characters and so on,” says Bainbridge.
Perfect for fans of Stephen King, Stranger Things, or Dean Koontz's The Watchers, Tony Ho’s Runaways bears no connection whatsoever to Marvel’s series of the same name. Says Bainbridge about the two shows:
“Entirely different. Absolutely unrelated. I didn't even know that existed, but it's a good title, very kinetic. They're smart to use it.”
Tony Ho’s RUNAWAYS
8pm • Fridays in November
Tickets: Students/Arts Workers $10 | Adults $15
Available online or at the box office