June 12, 2009

“Addicted to Bad Ideas” in Toronto, June 12, 2009

The World/Inferno Friendship Society will bring their show Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s 20th Century to Toronto, Canada, on Friday, June 12, 2009, at 11 p.m. They will perform as part of the Luminato festival at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Headed by Jack Terricloth, who performs as Peter Lorre, the show examines Lorre’s life through a total of 12 punk rock songs, while scenes from Lorre films appear on three large screens behind the band.

Why Peter Lorre? According to Jay Scheib, the show’s director, “He was always the guy who played guys who killed people. But he was a brilliant artist who worked with Hitchcock, Lang, and the best. He survived two World Wars. We are sympathetic to his life, which was this amazing arc of humanity." (Charleston City Paper, May 27, 2009)

The Phoenix Concert Theatre is located at 410 Sherbourne, Toronto, Canada.

Showtime is at 11 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster online or by phone, at (416) 870-8000.

For more information on the World/Inferno Friendship Society, please visit the group’s website. Marc Overton’s interview with Jack Terricloth at Spoleto (Charleston, SC) is available on-line through Classical Public Radio. Scroll down to the entry dated “May 29, 2009” and click on the “Listen” icon at the Terricloth interview.

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