Audiences looking for a brutal, intimate, comeback comedy can look no further than Rowing at the Toronto Fringe. Set in an intimate basement in Kensington Market, audiences will join the Westdale Community Rowing team's failed victory celebration as they attempt to figure out what went wrong during the race, play numerous party games and discover how to raise $50 000 for the Heart and Stroke.
After losing their first race in 51 years, it's a long night for Westdale's community rowing team. Team captain Mark is missing, first seat Howie is going through a quiet mental breakdown and no one is coming to their charity fundraiser. Filled with party games, pyromania and encounters with emerging psychopaths, Rowing is a fast paced, brutal coming of age story about what it means to be a winner in Hamilton, Ontario and the monsters we become when we fail.