MATTHEW MACKEN­ZIE

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Play­wright Matthew MacKen­zie first im­pressed Toronto Fringers with SIA, a fave two sum­mers ago that was restaged last sea­son.

Later hits in­clude Me Happy (co-writ­ten with Amy Lee Lavoie) and The Par­tic­u­lars, both of which dealt with sen­si­tive, un­usual and of­ten darkly comic subjects.

He tack­les sur­pris­ing ma­te­rial again in Tick, whose 10-yearold ti­tle char­ac­ter leads a rev­o­lu­tion against city coun­cil when she de­cides its cost-sav­ing mea­sures – specif­i­cally, clos­ing her lo­cal li­brary… (sound fa­mil­iar?) – amount to a war on kids.

Head­lin­ing the cast is the won­der­ful Jes­sica Moss, with Ja

jube Mandiela – who ap­peared in SIA – di­rect­ing.

From July 5 at the Ge­orge Ig­nati­eff.

Matthew MacKen­zie gets

ready to Tick us off.

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