The Root of All Squares

Synopsis

Fringe 20th Anniversary Series

This “zippy philosophical comedy” has been described as “Abbot and Costello meet Logic 101 and Economics 202”, bringing into the discussion such things as irony, material worth, and pointy sticks. One part Beckett, and one part global macroeconomics.

Double bill

Thursday, April 6
7:30pm – The Root of All Squares
9:00pm – An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein

Friday, April 7
7:30pm – An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
9:00pm – The Root of All Squares

Saturday, April 8
7:30pm – The Root of All Squares
9:00pm – An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein

Awards

WINNER
Toronto Fringe Festival New Play Contest (2001)

Press

★★★★ – Edmonton Journal, CBC Winnipeg

“Imagine the comic, social action possibilities of Bud Abbot explaining capitalism to Lou Costello, and you begin to get the drift of this tight, canny work… a smart, engaging, well acted and directed production.” – Edmonton Journal

“The Root of all Squares is likely one of the smartest scripts at this year’s fringe. The Black Sheep Theatre production directed by Dave Dawson gives this canny tale its due.” – Ottawa Citizen