With Love and a Major Organ (the audio play)

With Love and a Major Organ (the audio play)
Julia Lederer
Julia Lederer
78 minutes

Anabel sends her beating heart to a stranger and he disappears with it. George is on the run but keeps getting distracted by feelings he’s never had. Mona is talking to GoogleShrink to feel more connected—then Anabel shows up on her doorstep in search of her missing heart.

A lyrical, funny, and ultimately hopeful story about truly giving your heart away. Since premiering at Fringe in 2012, this unique play has been expanded, produced, and acclaimed throughout America and in Europe. It's back in audio form, marking the first time the full script has been performed in Canada.

As of November 4, the audio play is available on-demand on this page. Use the link to gather.town in your pass confirmation email to see the virtual St. George Station and archival materials from past productions.


Julia Lederer
Clara Altimas
ANABEL- Michela Cannon
GEORGE- Kaleb Alexander
MONA- Fiona Reid
NARRATED by Jennifer Villaverde
Sound Designer
Deanna H. Choi
Sound Recordist
Evan Desjardins
Matthew Barber

More about the company

This show was created by a diverse group of artists in September 2020 (with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts) when everything had been canceled and it was hard to make anything at all.


  Date Time
3rd November 7:30pm  

Accessibility information

The premiere event of “With Love and a Major Organ (The Audio Play)” takes place on the gather.town platform.  Auto-Transcribed Captions are available for gather.town when using the Google Chrome browser with "Live Caption" enabled. Find this setting under "Accessibility" in "Settings" on your browser.  Please note: gather.town works best on a computer, rather than a tablet or a phone.

If you require a transcript of the audio piece, please contact producer@fringetoronto.com for your copy.

More about the digital show experience

Location: The listening party for With Love is a Major Organ (The Audio Play) takes place on our gather.town platform and is located just north east of the centre of the forest. When you first enter gather.town you will begin at the south end of the map. Walk north until you reach the fountain at the centre of the forest. Walk north east and you will see a bus terminal labelled “St George Station”. Enter the station.

Listen to the Audio Trailer by copying and pasting this link: https://bit.ly/3j7i3DY

Land acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land where we created this recording is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and that today it is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work, create, and be on this land. Thank you.

Content advice

Parental guidance advised

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