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False East ()

Produced by

Chapman and Turner Prod.

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwrights: Ryan Turner and Andrew Chapman
Director: Chris Gibbs


St. Volodymyr Institute Theatre


July 4th, 2018 – July 14th, 2018


False East is a parody of the Classic play True West. Two old friends are brought back together at their old place of work (Sam’s Cafe). One of them still employed (Gary), the other not exactly welcome (John). As some changes at Sam’s are taking place, they both realize those plans are much bigger than both of them imagined. Follow John’s cross country journey from Hamilton to Toronto, and Gary, from one side of the cafe to the other, in this timeless/ridiculous classic parody (


Ryan Turner John
Monika Schurmann Sam
Chemika Bennett-Heath Sally
Andrew Chapman Gary

Creative Team

Ryan Turner Playwright
Andrew Chapman Playwright
Chris Gibbs Director


Whitney Hewitt Stage Manager