A Baby For Andy is a one act drama play that follows the story of Andrew & Sam, a queer couple having to come to terms with a hidden dark secret a few months before their wedding. The PentaTheatre production is written and directed by Jason A. Downie, and will have its world premiere at the Guelph Fringe Festival on Thursday, August 4th, 2022.

In 2021,  PentaTheatre did “Two-headed Boy” also by Jason A. Downie, at the Minnesota virtual fringe festival. That same year they also did a virtual comedic play “Theatre Gods” by Jacob Wiley.

There aren’t plans to extend the run of A Baby For Andy beyond this as yet, so mark your calendars for one of the three show times below if you want to see this.

Thursday, August 4th: 8pm-9pm
Saturday, August 6th: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Saturday, August 6th: 9:30pm-10:30pm

Silence Sounds – 46 Essex Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3K8



Aaron Rothermund

For PentaTheatre: Debut. TV: Revenge of the Black Best Friend (CBC Gem), October Faction (Netflix), Haunted Hospitals (SyFy Channel) Theatre: Death (Art & Lies Productions) To the Last Cry, (Theatre Lab) Pentheus, A Field Guide to Fevers and Curses, Grimm (Humber Theatre) Emperor (Twitches & Itches Theatre) Horse Feathers (Clay & Paper Theatre).

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Soma Lakshminarasimhan

For PentaTheatre: Debut. Elsewhere:   The Lord Arrived, 2+1=4, Aayushmaan(MNC Theatre, India) 

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Jason A. Downie

For PentaTheatre: Theatre Gods (Jim), Two-Headed Boy (Director) Elsewhere: Operation 24 (Assembly Theatre), Drums in the Night (Fanshawe College), Timon of Athens (Fanshawe College). Training Credits: Original Dance (Stratford Festival), New Play Development (Theatre by the Bay), Community Creations (Paprika Festival) Other: Jason would like to thank his friends and family for all their fabulous support, his incredible creative team for all their hard work in helping bring this project to life, and his beautifully talented cast & crew for their openness and dedication. Reach out and follow Jason @jason.a.downie

The Guelph Fringe Festival will run August 4-7, 2022 with a total of 15 individual companies performing at three venues over the course of the four-day festival, for a total of 45 performances in Downtown Guelph. Full Schedule Here 

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