July 31, 2014
July 30, 2014
Whether it’s on Simcoe or Adelaide, the city’s new bike lanes are being misused
TIFF announces this year’s Midnight Madness lineup
July 29, 2014
Free outdoor movie festival coming to Fort York this August
Standard Interviews: Patrick Blessing of The Pie Commission
July 28, 2014
Brickworks Ciderhouse becomes the first local cider house to have its product sold by the LCBO
Creepin' (Do the Leviathan)
Theatre from the streets

A series of mini-dramas based on public conversations, as overheard and rewritten by local playwright/director Aurora Stewart de Peña.

Overheard at Canada’s Wonderland, in line for the Wilde Beaste at 9:53 pm

Brandon, 9 and Braydon, 7, are waiting unaccompanied in line for the Wilde Beaste. They both appear to be well below the standard height requirement for ridership, and they both wear T-shirts and knee length shorts.

Brandon: I actually already did this one earlier today.

Braydon: You did?

Brandon: Yeah, you’re gonna scream.

Braydon: No, I’m not.

Brandon: Yeah, you are. You’re gonna scream and I’m just gonna giggle while I watch you freak out.

Braydon: Well, don’t do that.

Brandon: I won’t be able to help it. It’s gonna be funny. You’re gonna freak out. Oh, and it’s night now, too! That’s gonna to make it even scarier.

Braydon: I’m not actually scared. I did the Leviathan, like, five times.

Brandon: No, you didn’t.

Braydon: What’s this ride called?

Brandon: “The Wildebeast.”

Braydon looks up at the sign, which reads “The Wilde Beaste.”

Braydon: No, it’s called “The Wilde Beaste.”

Brandon: No, it’s called “The Wildebeast.” It’s an African land mammal. You don’t spell “Wild” with an “E.”

Braydon: Why would they call it “The Wildebeast?”

Brandon: Because sometimes Wildebeasts go really fast when they’re angry.

____

Aurora Stewart de Peña is half of the theatre company Birdtown & Swanville (the other half is Nika Mistruzzi). You can follow her on Twitter at @Aurorahhh.

For more, follow us on Twitter at @torontostandard, and subscribe to our newsletter.

  • TOP STORIES
  • MOST COMMENTED
  • RECENT
By Igor Bonifacic
July 17th, 2014
Editors Pick How a Toronto company is helping the world's creatives showcase their work
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
July 29th, 2014
Editors Pick Free outdoor movie festival coming to Fort York this August
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
July 9th, 2014
Editors Pick Standard Interviews: Tom Paterson of Junction Craft Brewing
Read More
By Claudia McNeilly
July 15th, 2014
Editors Pick Five Toronto Designers You Should Know by Now
Read More
  • No article found.
  • By Igor Bonifacic
    July 30th, 2014
    Editors Pick Whether it's on Simcoe or Adelaide, the city's new bike lanes are being misused
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    July 30th, 2014
    Culture TIFF announces this year's Midnight Madness lineup
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    July 29th, 2014
    Editors Pick Free outdoor movie festival coming to Fort York this August
    Read More
    By JJ Wong
    July 29th, 2014
    Editors Pick Standard Interviews: Patrick Blessing of The Pie Commission
    Read More

    SOCIETY SNAPS

    Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

    Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More