Do you remember the Midnight Society, TGIF, and dial-up Internet? What about scrunchies, slap bracelets, and Pogs? If you can relate, you're one of the millions of young adults who fondly remembers the '90s. And it might make you feel a bit old.
Taryn Parrish, writer for HelloGiggles.com, is excited to announce the debut of her '90s nostalgia sketch comedy show, Hey '90s Kids, You're Old at the Toronto Fringe Festival (July 2-13 2014).
The twist is, the show isn't set in the '90s. "As glorious as they were, we don't need to go back," says Parrish, 25. "Instead, we are bringing '90s pop culture into the present. What are the kids from the Magic School Bus up to? What if you ditched your iPod for your CD player? Where is Waldo, anyways?"
The show is inspired by the recent popularity of '90s nostalgia, especially online. A simple Internet search reveals hundreds of lists with titles like, "You're a '90s kid if…" and "50 Best Moments in a '90s Kid's Life." The comment sections are, of course, full of complaints about "feeling old."
"We're not old, obviously," says Parrish, "but we're the last generation to have experienced a childhood free of the Internet, cell phones, and social media. We played outside, went to libraries and video rental stores, and used landlines. We feel old because so much has changed in so little time. What would our favourite '90s characters be like if they had to grow up, like we did?"
In association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
Hey ‘90s Kids, You’re Old
Written & Directed by Taryn Parrish
Starring Samantha Adams, Alan Bee, Brian Jansen, Isabel Kanaan, Sundance Nagrial, and Alexander Steele Zonjic
Stage managed by Thomas Orwen-Goldhar & Alexandrea McGillis
Opens JULY 4-JULY13
St. Vladimir’s Theatre 620 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H4
July 4, 9:15PM
July 5, 4:00PM
July 7, 6:30PM
July 9, 11:15PM
July 10, 9:15PM
July 11, 12:30PM
July 13, 1:00PM
Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.
Available for purchase June 16th
Purchase online: fringetoronto.com
By Phone: 416-966-1062
In Person: During the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St. W)