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FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS FROM DONNA G ON CIUT'S ARTS & CULTURE SHOW "THE MORE THE MERRIER"!
Samkon and Francis Go Swimming is a hit with Donna G who cites title role actors Shawn Lawrence and Emmanuel Kabongo as a "dynamic comic duo"! A really great review and, to boot, Donna featured both actors and writer/director Vlad Cubrt in a pair of video blogs. Check it out.

OUR FIRST REVIEW IS A GOOD ONE!
MOONEY ON THEATRE calls "Samkon and Francis Go Swimming" a charming odd-couple comedy that will surprise you. Andrew McKechnie had great things to say about the whole cast, the writing, the directing and John Coburn's set. Best of all, Andrew thought it was funny! Read our Mooney On Theatre review here.

GLOBAL TV calls SAMKON AND FRANCIS GO SWIMMING one of FIVE MUST-SEE SHOWS!
In their Fringe Preview special Global TV sites "Samkon and Francis Go Swimming" as one of the 5 must-see shows! Click here to read the article or watch the on-line segment from The Morning Show here.

Samkon and Francis Oscar Preview Special is the CHARLEBOIS POST'S video of the week!
Here's a nice surprise! One of Canada's top theatre blogs, The Charlebois Post, has just selected our Oscar Preview Special as their video of the week. Click here to check it out on the Charlebois Post or go directly to the clip on youtube.

INSIDE TORONTO DOES A GREAT PROFILE ON WRITER/DIRECTOR VLADIMIR JON CUBRT!
Click here and check out the nice piece by Erin Hatfield which talks about the Little Italy centric "Samkon and Francis Go Swimmming" as well as some of the how's, why's, what's and where's of Vlad's new comedy.

JOHN AND VLAD TALK ABOUT "SAMKON AND FRANCIS GO SWIMMING" ON CIUT 89.5 FM!
Writer/director Vladimir Jon Cubrt & artist/designer John Coburn made an appearance on CIUT's The More The Merrier Show hosted by Donna G. Click here to check out the Fringe Preview podcast. Our segment starts at 17:17.

A BELATED WELCOME TO ULTRA-AWESOME STAGE MANAGER, KATHERINE BELYEA!
Zocalo Toronto is so grateful to have Katherine as part of our Samkon and Francis production team. She came in late to the production as a replacement for our previous S.M. and has been a total rock-star! Katherine's recent credits include UNSPOKEN (UNSPOKEN PRODUCTIONS); BEHOLD THE TIME OF MERCY, TO SEEK A CHILD, WHAT LIGHT IS THIS? (POCULI LUDIQUE SOCIETAS);THE LAWYER SHOW: AS YOULIKE IT (NIGHTWOOD) as well as a ton of Fringe stuff.

WELCOME TO 18TH STREET ART & DESIGN TEAM JOHN COBURN & JOLENE KESSLER! Zocalo Toronto is very pleased to announce the addition of John & Jolene to the company. They will be designing all the production elements for our Fringe show, from the set to the posters and marketing materials. John has been working as a visual artist for two decades plus and has recently teamed up with designer Jolene Kessler to form 18TH STREET DESIGN. Their first exhibition together, "City & Country" at the Artscape Wychwood Barns Community Gallery, featured John's signature pen & ink drawings in new original artwork as well as on vintage blankets, pillows and miniatures. You can check out the site for John Coburn's artwork by CLICKING HERE!

ZOTO ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF OUR 2012 FRINGE PRODUCTION!!!
We are very excited to introduce you to the cast of our new show, SAMKON AND FRANCIS GO SWIMMING. Awesome talents Emmanuel Kabongo, Shawn Lawrence and Birgitte Solem will be directed by Vladimir Jon Cubrt in ZoTo's new comedy. Click on the actors names to check out their web-sites and find out more about them!

ZO TO IN THE FRINGE!!!
Zocalo Toronto is proud to announce that we will be a part of nxt year's Fringe Festival (July 4 - 15, 2012). We will be showcasing the first act of Vladimir Jon Cubrt's new comedy SAMKON AND FRANCIS GO SWIMMING. Check back soon for more news about it.

WELCOME TO ZOCALO TORONTO'S NEW AND IMPROVED WEB-SITE • October 21st, 2010
We just redesigned it - browse around and see what's new! Check this page for up-to-date news about Zocalo Toronto. Hit the Around T.O page for news about other projects that Zocalo Toronto company members past and present are up to. We'll also use that page to recommend stuff we like.

AWESOME REVIEW FROM THE STRAND!!!
Check out Yomna Khaled's amazing review of The Weeping Salsa!

4 STAR REVIEW FROM EYE WEEKLY!!!
Click here to read the review of The Weeping Salsa
by EYE WEEKLY'S Kate Doyle.

TORONTO SALSA SCENE STAMP OF APPROVAL!
TORONTO DANCE SALSA gives THE WEEPING SALSA a really nice
review. Click here to read Tony Hanyk's take on our show.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL AND CLASSICAL 96.3 REVIEW
Got a nice big pic in today's Globe and Mail (Thurs, Nov 19)
and click here to read Paula Citron's review of THE WEEPING
SALSA.

TORONTOSTAGE.COM REVIEW!
Our first review is in, and it's a good 'un! Click here to read
Denise Hinds review of THE WEEPING SALSA!

MONDAY, NOV 9TH AT 8 AM ON CLASSICAL 96.3 FM!
Listen to GOOD-DAY GTA when performers Donna Christo and
Vladimir Jon Cubrt join Jean Stilwell to talk about the show.

Nice piece on Ryerson Alumnus, Vladimir Jon Cubrt
Click here and check out the new article on Vlad. It was
written by Kelsay Wingerak for the EYE OPENER, Ryerson
University's Independent Student paper.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH AT 2 PM ON CKLN 88.1 FM!
Listen to STAGE LEFT tomorrow when performers Donna Christo
and Vladimir Jon Cubrt join Tien Providence and Andrya Duff
to discuss "THE WEEPING SALSA".

THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th WE'RE ON CIUT 89.5 FM!
Choreographer Caryl Cuizon and writer/performer Vladimir
Jon Cubrt will do a 20 minute interview with Ted Fox,
host of EVI-DANCE! They'll be talking about the evolution
of "THE WEEPING SALSA", from the very first inspiration,
four years ago, to it's premiere run at THE THEATRE CENTRE
next month. We're on at 9 am!

ON SALE NOW: Tickets for Zocalo Toronto's THE WEEPING
SALSA. Click here to go to Ticket Web and purchase tickets.

Zocalo Toronto is excited to announce the addition of
Geoffrey Rutherford and Meredith Heyland to "The Weeping
Salsa" production team. Geoffrey will be doing the lighting design
while Meredith will be designing sets and costumes. We are
thrilled about the final additions to the creative design team.

Zocalo Toronto is excited to announce the addition of
Taylor Graham and Diego Rupolo to "The Weeping Salsa"
production team.Taylor will be co-directing the show, along
with Vladimir Jon Cubrt. Taylor is presently doing an artistic
internship with Theatre Gargantua. Diego Rupolo is our
new stage manager.

Link to John Coburn's web-site Link to John Coburn's web-site Link to Samkon and Francis Go Swimming page.