Monday, October 31, 2011

Final Week for The Normal Heart in Toronto!

This is one of the most profound pieces of theatre I HAVE EVER SEEN. Please buy yourself a ticket to this masterful production. The Normal Heart is playing until Sunday November 6th at Buddies in Bad Times.

Please click the header to purchase tickets or for more info.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Soulpepper announces their 2012 season!!!

On October 25, 2011 Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, announced the 12 plays comprising Soulpepper's 15th anniversary season, including ten new productions, two remounts, and a revisit, to run in repertory from January to December, 2012. The season includes plays from Canada, Ireland, England, the United States and Russia, and brings Soulpepper to 107 original productions over 15 seasons. The season opens with Soulpepper's very first original full-length play, continuing the company's commitment to new works about the city of Toronto as seen in this year's Window on Toronto and 2009's Civil Elegies.

"When we initiated the Soulpepper Academy in 2008, the goal was two-fold. Of course we were aiming to equip a new generation of artists with the skill and rigour to approach the world's great plays, but at the same time we were looking for a younger generation to tell us how we could, should and would define our company's future. One of the great discoveries of these last few years is the fascination our young artists have had with the city in which they live. It is this energy and passion that we celebrate with our 15th anniversary season opener, Ins Choi's Kim's Convenience, directed and designed by three of Ins' fellow Soulpepper Academy alumni. This very funny, insightful and touching play was written during Ins' time here at the Academy and marks an astonishing debut for this multi-talented Canadian artist," said Albert Schultz, Artistic Director.

Soulpepper's 2012 Season
*complete casting to be announced at a later date

Kim's Convenience (January 12)
The stand-out hit of this year's Toronto Fringe Festival, Kim's Convenience is set in a Regent Park convenience store and describes the journey of a fractured but loving family confronting the future and forgiving the past. A Toronto classic in the making.
Directed by Soulpepper Academy alumna Weyni Mengesha
Set and costumes by Soulpepper Academy alumnus Ken MacKenzie and lights by Soulpepper Academy alumnus Lorenzo Savoini

High Life (February 13)
Four ne'er-do-well morphine addicts get together in a Toronto apartment to discuss a dangerous but seemingly foolproof robbery. As the four try to put their differences aside and concentrate on the job at hand, Lee MacDougall's unflinching black comedy makes it clear that some personalities are too much to repress.
Directed by Stuart Hughes
Starring: Oliver Dennis, Diego Matamoros and Mike Ross

Long Day's Journey Into Night (February 14)
Eugene O'Neill's revelation of a day in the life of his own tortured family is considered by many to be the greatest of all American plays. Here, Founding Member Diana Leblanc, revisiting O'Neill's masterpiece, directs her lastest interpretation of a 20th century American classic.
Directed by Diana Leblanc
Starring: Evan Buliung, Nancy Palk, Gregory Prest and Joseph Ziegler

You Can't Take it With You (April 19)
The chaotic, eccentric lives of the Sycamore family are thrown into unaccustomed order when their sensible daughter Alice brings a prospective beau and his conservative parents home for dinner. Kaufman and Hart are at their frenetic best with this Pulitzer Prize-winning romp.
Directed by Joseph Ziegler
Starring: Derek Boyes, Nancy Palk, Eric Peterson and Krystin Pellerin

Home (May 8)
David Storey's plays are a vital element to the renaissance of English playwriting in the 60s and 70s. This almost-forgotten masterpiece about the fragility of human interaction demonstrates Storey's brilliance.
Directed by Albert Schultz

Speed-the-Plow (July 5)
David Mamet's savage insight into the morals (or lack thereof) involved with producing Hollywood blockbusters sees two executives gamble their integrity for profit, only to be complicated by a surprise dissenting perspective. In Mamet's hands, quaint notions of loyalty, integrity, and straight talk become mere pawns in this scathing comedy.
Directed by David Storch
Starring: Ari Cohen, Jordan Pettle and Sarah Wilson

The Sunshine Boys (July 14)
When the popular vaudeville duo of 'Lewis and Clark' is invited to reunite after 12 years for a television special, it appears to be a can't-miss proposition, with one problem: they can't stand each other. Neil Simon's uproarious comedy takes an insightful look inside what happens when the spotlight shifts away and life crowds in.
Directed by Ted Dykstra
Starring: Eric Peterson, Kenneth Welsh and Jordan Pettle

The summer rep includes two 20th century plays that address urgent political situations through the use of historical allegory:

The Royal Comedians (July 24)
Soviet master Mikhail Bulgakov speaks to the necessary freedom of the artist by delving into the opulent world of 18th century France and the life of Moliere. Dramatist, actor, theatre manager, lover, and scoundrel, Moliere shrewdly crafts his own legend while battling the forces that hunger for his downfall.
Directed by Laszlo Marton
Starring: Diego Matamoros (as Moliere), Gregory Prest and William Webster


The Crucible (July 25)
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: a small, devout town is thrown into chaos with accusations of witchcraft and spiritual possession. Arthur Miller's explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s, and remains one of his most enduring classics.
Directed by Albert Schultz
Starring: Stuart Hughes, Patricia Fagan and Joseph Ziegler

Death of a Salesman (September 5)
Soulpepper's acclaimed and award-winning production of Arthur Miller's fine play returns for a limited engagement. Joseph Ziegler's searing, wrenching portrayal of the prideful, vulnerable Willy Loman justly earned the Best Actor Dora for 2010.
Directed by Albert Schultz

Endgame (October 26)
For the first time in the company's history, Soulpepper revisits a play from its past to create a new production. In 1999, director Daniel Brooks created a production of Samuel Beckett's Endgame. In 2012 Daniel will return to the play, not as a remount, but with a new design and a new cast (with the exception of Diego Matamoros who will again play Clov).

In a room safe from the desolate landscape outside, Hamm, a blind man unable to stand, gives orders to his servant, Clov, a man unable to sit, as Hamm's elderly parents, Nagg and Nell, look on from their trashcan homes. One of master absurdist Samuel Beckett's most important works, Soulpepper's acclaimed Endgame is reimagined for the 2012 season.
Directed by Daniel Brooks
Starring: Diego Matamoros and Joseph Ziegler

A Christmas Carol (December 3)
Soulpepper's beloved production of Michael Shamata's A Christmas Carol has become a Toronto holiday tradition. Joseph Ziegler's Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season.
Directed by Michael Shamata
Starring: Joseph Ziegler

Current Soulpepper subscribers can renew as of today, October 25, 2011. New subscriptions are available as of November 15, 2011, and single tickets as of November 22, 2011, by calling the Young Centre box office at 416.866.8666 or by clicking the header!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bharati is here!

Bharati: The Wonder of India, lands in Toronto tonight at the Sony Centre. This dazzling spectacle, features over 100 dancers, singers, acrobats and musicians, in a modern Indian epic.

Tonight's presentation is made even more special, because it coincides with this year's Diwali festival, or festival of lights. One of Indian's most important national holidays.

Bharati tells the story of Indian born, American raised Siddhartha, who travels to the holy city of Varanasi to work with an environmental team trying to clean up the holy Ganges river. Siddhartha meets Bharati, who's foster father Domraja, is the king of Varanasi's cremation grounds.

Siddhartha is instantly drawn to Bharati, but first he must come to understand her, and India as well. Their differences and Domraja conspire to keep them apart.

Through Bharati, Siddhartha is transformed. He feels a deeper connection to roots and longs to cleanse himself as well as the holy river, that serves as the backdrop for this epic love story.

Bharati: runs at the Sony Centre until October 30th. Click the header for more ticket information.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Interview: Toronto Dance Theatre's Brodie Stevenson

Last week I braved the perils of Occupy Bay Street to head over to Cabbagetown to meet Brodie Stevenson, a dancer with the Toronto Dance Theatre. The company is about to launch their 2011/12 season, and I wanted to chat with Brodie about the upcoming production of Pteros Tactics, (pronounced terrose) the world of contemporary dance, pop culture and life as a dancer.

Toronto Dance Theatre was founded as a dance company in 1968 and later added a professional school. Current Artistic Director Christopher House, developed Pteros Tactics with the company in the 2009/2010. Pteros, features ten dancers, nine residents and one guest artist. Of the cast, eight are returning dancers and two are new to the piece, (Mairi Greig and guest dancer Matt Waldie.) Brodie was part of the original cast and is excited to be back for this re-worked production. Pteros was originally performed in Toronto at the Fleck Theatre, down at the Harbourfront, and later toured Western Canada.

The piece has evolved since the original production and Brodie spoke to me about how it has changed in the two seasons since its creation. At its core the piece is still about, “the instant of desire,” as Brodie put it. “... [A]s a metaphor of that desire we use these golden balls. Which is a direct inspiration from a poem by Anne Carson, Eros the Bittersweet, in which she mentions Eros as a ballplayer. Thus desire becomes something you want to catch and you desire to have it thrown to you.”

But for him it went beyond the metaphor. The piece is, “very difficult,” Brodie said, “ and the movement was built out of structured improvisations. It is quite idiosyncratic to our bodies, and specific. I don’t think it looks particularly difficult, but it is an incredibly physical piece. Especially because we are working with a prop, the ball, you feel an added pressure. So there is additional tension and awareness.”

Brodie is a five year veteran of the Toronto Dance Theatre, who’s seasons typically run from September to May. This year, after Pteros Tactics the company will tour southern Ontario and present Severe Clear, one of the most well known productions in the TDT repertoire. We spoke about touring and its impact on dancers and the community.

“Touring is like a bubble. You can just focus on dancing, and the other things in your life don’t take precedence... But eventually you get worn down and want to return to your real life.” Dance, particularly contemporary modern dance, tends to be more difficult. Its abstract and, “doesn’t offer a lot of bells and whistles, like a Cirque du Soleil show,” Brodie said, so it can be tough to reach an audience, especially without financial support. “In a world where there is incredible work being done, but a lack of support, people don’t know about it.”

Take a recent Beyonce music video, which bears a striking resemblance to the piece Rosas danst Rosas by legendary choreographer, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. I had never heard of Ms. de Keersmaeker, until watching the videos side by side. But Brodie schooled me, since, “she is a household name in the world of dance. Just not in North America, unless you’re a dancer. It kills me that people aren’t talking about her, until her work is commercialized and put behind a Beyonce pop song.” And there in lies the struggle for contemporary dancers, companies like TDT, and other artists.

So be sure to come out and support Toronto Dance Theatre this weekend. Pteros Tactics runs October 28-29th, November 2nd-5th, (8pm), and October 30th (2pm.) In February, TDT returns from their tour, to 80 Winchester street, in Cabbagetown to take part in a development series with four Quebec based choreographers and present, Four at The Winch: Quebec. Followed by the spring production of Rivers in April.

Check out this preview video for Pteros Tactics

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ghosts - Production Trailer

We cannot wait to see this!

Nancy Palk is so fierce. Check out the production trailer below and please click the header for more details and to purchase tickets!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Preview: GHOSTS

GHOSTS has recently opened at Soulpepper and it is receiving absolutely wonderful reviews and praise from both critics and audiences. The piece stars our favourite actors and actresses in Toronto!!! Featuring Diego Matamoros, Michelle Monteith, Nancy Palk, Gregory Prest & Joseph Ziegler. Honestly, can you say a 'power-broking' cast much?!

For tickets and for more info please click the header!

Show Description:

With its frank discussion of relationships, morality, and family values, Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece caused a sensation on its debut. In Morris Panych's vital new translation, the ghosts that haunt the lives of a family's shattered glory are as haunting and provocative as ever.

Henrik Ibsen
Adapted and Directed Morris Panych

Young Centre for the Performing Arts
55 Mill Street,
Building 49
Toronto, ON
The Distillery District

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Test from The Company Theatre

A wonderful company in the city is back this year with a very intriguing piece. The Company theatre brought us Through the Leaves last year and we are excited to see what they deliver on stage this year with The Test.

This is the first video in their four-part mini-documentary series by director Mike Schultz, which captures a behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsal process for the upcoming production of The Test." The piece will be starring Eric Peterson, Sonja Smits, Gord Rand, Liisa Repo-Martell and Philip Riccio.

For more info or to purchase tickets please click the header.

The Company Theatre (Part One) from The Company Theatre on Vimeo

Les Miz is coming to Toronto July 2012!

An all-Canadian cast will star in the forthcoming Toronto run.

Les Misérables debuted in Canada on March 15, 1989, eventually running for 63 weeks at the Royal Alexander Theatre. The show returned for Toronto engagements in 1991, 1992, 1998 and 2005.

Check out Colm Wilkinson in the above piece to witness theatrical brilliance.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Preview: Name in Vain

André Alexis' world premiere production Name in Vain opens tomorrow night at Tarragon Theatre. After several weeks of preview performances the show is set to open in the upstairs studio. Name in Vain is part of the Decalogue series being presented at Tarragon. This is the second production in the series. The Decalogue series is an exploration of morality as set down by the Ten Commandments (the Decalogue.)

Set in a monastery, Name in Vain is the story of an enraged monk who breaks his vow of silence to defy the second commandment. His outburst shocks the rest of the monks and throws the monastery into turmoil. Much of the play is silent placing a heavy reliance on physical expressions of emotion. Alexis' approach was to explore the force of words by limiting how the play would use them. It is a powerful look at the effect of words and the meaning behind them.

Name in Vain is part of Tarragon's ExtrExtra Space Series
Written by André Alexis
Directed by Richard Rose
Starring Eric Goulem, Walter Borden, Sergio Di Zio, Dean Gilmour, and Richard MacMillan.
October 19th - 30th 2011
Click the header for dates, times and ticket information.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Preview: The Dinner

Upstage Productions and pivotal(arts)' production of The Dinner opens this week at the St. Vladimir Institute. The Dinner is written and directed by Jason Murray. The show runs Wednesday the 19th until Saturday the 29th, with various week day dates. The show is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Eight friends come together for Thanksgiving Dinner. Of the eight, four have known one another since high school, and like many reunions this one is fraught with old tensions, heart ache and even hatred. As the night unfolds the "thanks giving" gives way to emotional devastation and conflict.

Featuring eight, local, emerging talents, The Dinner, will bring a new perspective on old relationships, friendships in general, and all nature of human relationships. Be sure to click the link for more information. And click here to purchase tickets.

DANCAP announces 2012 line-up!!!

Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions Inc., announced today the Dancap Productions 2012 Tony Award®-Winning Subscription Series, inspired by the transformative power of the theatre. It looks pretty good and we are so excited for IN THE HEIGHTS to come!!!

The new series features six subscription bonus offerings.

"There is a very special connection between the audience and the performers of live theatre" explains Aubrey Dan, "it can be profoundly affecting, even life affirming."

Dancap Productions continues its commitment to bring transformative Broadway experiences to audiences in Toronto, and across the country. Dancap will be extending its theatrical reach in 2012 with a Montreal presentation of SHREK THE MUSICAL, and a Western Canadian tour of JERSEY BOYS.

"Theatre is a place where people come together to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience," continues Dan. "It is called "live theatre" because every night, it's a different work of art on stage. Come excited to our 2012 subscription series, I know you will leave transformed!"

The 2012 Tony Award®-Winning Dancap Productions' Subscription Series includes:

December 28, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

February 7 - 19, 2012
Toronto Centre for the Arts

March 20 - April 1, 2012
Toronto Centre for the Arts

May 8 - June 3, 2012
Toronto Centre for the Arts

July 3 - 22, 2012
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1

July 20-29, 2012
Toronto Centre for the Arts

Bonus Shows
Summer 2012

December 2012
Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Full Subscriptions, Flexi-Subscriptions and PASSport to BroadwayTM can be purchased by clicking the header!

Ask about the Dancap Easy Payment Option!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Preview: HARDSELL 2.0

Opening this weekend at the Factory Theatre is the final show in the trilogy of plays from Rick Miller this autumn.

Show Description:
HARDSELL 2.0 is an adaptation of HARDSELL, a 2009 play co-created by Daniel Brooks and Rick Miller. “HARDSELL 2.0 explores the issue of 'control',” says Miller, “how our behaviour can be controlled by marketing forces, and how difficult it is to maintain a semblance of control in an out-of-control world. To that end, Daniel Brooks has agreed to allow me to take full control of this current evolution of HARDSELL.” HARDSELL 2.0 is a completely new theatrical experience: part lecture, part circus sideshow, part multimedia extravaganza. Miller strikes at the heart of the dominant stories of today: the global financial crisis, Occupy Wall Street, the mass rebellion against greed, the commodification of everything and the lies inherent in advertising.

HARDSELL 2.0 plays Tuesday - Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., October 13 – 23 in the Mainspace Theatre.

For more info on the show and to purchase tickets please do click the header!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Our friend Scott Fordham is presenting a wicked dance production this Saturday evening at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts! We here at EAP are really excited for this show as Scott always brings such resounding passion and explosive energy to his pieces. For tickets please click the header!

Show Description:

With high-energy and crowd-pleasing choreography, Scott Fordham has quickly made an exciting and recognizable name for himself in the Canadian Dance Industry. Since his 2007 Toronto debut, this Montreal native has collaborated with many of Canada's top artists with features on networks such as Much Music, Fasion Television, MTV Canada and City TV, including being a guest international choreographer on ABC's red carpet special for the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. From his Montreal underground Hip Hop and Dancehall base, Scott transitioned into Jazz-Funk, always infusing his urban roots into his creations and seeking inspiration from various styles such as African, Latin, House and elements of Voguing. Well-known for delivering explosive and highly-anticipated performances, Scott strives to raise the bar with his work while entertaining audiences in Canada and abroad.

LIMITLESS brings urban music and movement to center stage in Scott Fordham's first solo choreography showcase. Through the talent and excitement of some of Canada's top dancers, the audience will journey through Hip Hop, Dancehall, Jazz-Funk and several experimental works. In a world where we often feel restricted or an industry where an artist's true vision is seldom considered or accepted, LIMITLESS breaks through such barriers and engages the senses with raw and inspired pieces.

See you at the theatre!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Preview: The Normal Heart

We received this email yesterday from our friend Michael Yerxa. We decided that what he wrote to us (his friends around the city) would make the perfect EAP preview piece to The Normal Heart.

Here is what he had to say:

Hi friends.

I wanted to email you all and tell you about a piece of theatre that is opening in Toronto in the next week. I believe that this is an incredibly important piece of theatre and history and I am trying to implore all my friends to see this show. I actually got in touch with the theatre company and asked if I could help them promote the production because I believe it will literally change lives.

The play is called The Normal Heart and Studio 180 and Buddies is about to open a production this Sunday.

I think often LGBT people of my generation (and the generation younger than me) forget those amazing individuals who paved the way so we have the rights, privileges and luxuries that we have today. This play is about them and the incredible work that they did for US!

The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer chronicles the AIDS crisis in New York City during the 1980’s. At a time when the disease was so new it had yet to be named and health organizations, government officials, media outlets, and individuals were failing to take action against its spread and simply turned a blind eye to what was happening, the play focuses on efforts of writer/activist Ned Weeks to rally a response.

This play is important because it recognizes the incredible efforts of a group of individuals who fought for LGTB rights in what many consider to be the darkest days for our community. We owe so much to these people and that is why I think this production is so important to be staged and to be seen.

It’s also topical in the city of Toronto currently because we have a mayor who would like to pretend that our community and all issues facing our community just didn’t exist.

It runs at Buddies and Bad Times from October 14-November 6th and tickets cost next to nothing. Please buy tickets and see the show. They are only $20 during previews and slightly more during the actual run of the show. But seriously this play will change your life and really do yourself a favor and allow that to happen.

Much love,

Mike Yerxa

For more info and for the link to buy tickets please click the header!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Preview: Sex, Religion and Other Hang-Ups

Returning to the Toronto stage after a breakout run at the 2011 Fringe Festival is, James Gangl's Sex, Religion & Other Hang-Ups. The show sold out during the festival and was widely considered one of the best of the fest. Sex,... was also awarded the first Ed Mirvish Award for Entrepreneurship, for having the highest percentage of tickets sold. On the back of the Fringe success Gangl and Sex,... are returning for a remount at Theatre Passe Muraille.

Sex, Religion & Other Hang-Ups is a funny, honest, exploration of personal relationships. Derived from Mr. Gangl's personal experiences, he felt honesty was the best approach in developing a comedy about the pitfalls of dating, sex and all things taboo. Director and dramaturge Chris Gibbs joined the creative team for this remount to flush out the material and develop the show from a Fringe production, to a main stage show at Passe Muraille.

Sex, Religion & Other Hang-Ups runs at Theatre Passe Muraille's Mainspace until October 22nd. Click the header to get more information about tickets and what's on at Passe Muraille.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Elton John Ballet heading to Toronto!

The Alberta Ballet's acclaimed collaboration with music superstar Elton John is headed to Toronto next month. The contemporary dance production Love Lies Bleeding features aerialists, dancers on spinning turntables and fire-shooting roller skates.

The innovative show heads to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts from Nov. 8 to 12. It was created by the Alberta Ballet's internationally renowned artistic director and choreographer Jean Grand-Maitre.

For more information and for tickets please click the header!

The Dinner: CONTEST!

Hey EAP readers,
Here is a chance for you to win two free tickets to see Pivotal Arts' World Premiere production, The Dinner. All you have to do is email If you are the first person to email Ms De Lucia, you win. Pretty easy eh!

The show opens October 19th at 8pm is on at St Vladimir Institute. (620 Spadina)

The Dinner is written by Jason Murray and is the story of eight friends coming together for Thanksgiving. Of the friends, four have known one another since high school. During the dinner some deep-rooted tensions spring forth. Some awkward conversations ensue as the group explore themes of love and hate. With the emotional devastation that takes place the guests leave with very little to feel thankful for. A thought provoking look at love and loss, The Dinner, will force the audience to think deeply about the people in our lives, our past and the future.

Click the header for more information on The Dinner and Pivotal Arts.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Broadway bound: Stratford's Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar, the hit show at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is heading to Broadway with the Canadian cast in tow including our friend Matthew Rossoff!

Congratulations to the entire Superstar family!

Angelwalk Theatre Season 2011/12 Launch

Our friends at Angelwalk have announced their 2011/12 season. And they are kicking things off with a musical-revue entitled Off-Broadway On Stage. This revue was conceived by Angelwalk's Artistic Producer Brian Goldenberg, and is a musical journey through the off-Broadway archives. From The Fantasticks to Alter Boyz this off-Broadway musical revue will charm and delight audiences, while exposing them to some lesser known musical masterpieces. Award winning Musical Director Anthony Bastianon returns to Angelwalk Theatre at the musical helm of Off-Broadway On Stage.

Off-Broadway On Stage runs December 7-11

Next up, is the Canadian Premiere of I Love You Because. I Love You Because is a modern musical twist on Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice, with music by Joshua Salzman and book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham.

"Set in New York, a young, uptight greeting card writer's life is changed when he meets a flighty photographer." (Press Release) With an eccentric cast of friends and siblings providing the supporting cast, these two learn to love each other, not in spite, but because of their differences. The New York Times called I Love You Because "infectiously entertaining," while Talkin' Broadway said, "[it's] the perfect date musical."

Making his Angelwalk debut is director Darcy Evans. Darcy is perhaps best known for his work as the Associate Director for the Broadway production of Little Women, starring Sutton Foster. He has also worked extensively with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Also making her Angelwalk debut as the Musical Director for I Love You Because is Lily Ling. She was recently involved in Soulpepper's The Fantasticks, (which was phenomenal.) She is also distinguished as the first woman to conduct a Shaw main stage production, for her work on Kurt Weill's One Touch.

I Love You Because runs March 28 - April 15th.

Subscription tickets or individual tickets are available by clicking the header. Special early-bird pricing is available now until October 31st.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Preview: The Jones Boy

Opening this week at the Free Gallery on Bloor is a fascinating little piece entitled, The Jones Boys. This intense and critically acclaimed drama about the strife of surviving addiction returns to Toronto for the premiere run of a new reworked version.

Show Description:
First written in 1977, Walmsley has reworked his play for this collaboration with director Peter Pasyk(surface/underground theatre.
This site-specific show transplants audiences into the basement of the rock-bottom to share laughter and heartbreak with heroin addicts and hookers trying to eek out a better life for themselves.
In preparation for their roles, director Peter Pasyk had cast members spend time observing Toronto addicts and prostitutes to better understand the world and characters they would be portraying.
In keeping with the theatre company’s commitment to integrity, a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales for the 2 week run are generously being donated to the Toronto-based CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).

The Jones Boys
Written by Tom Walmsley
Directed by Peter Pasyk
Starring: Nick Abraham, Cyrus Faird, Cara Gee, Dov Mickelson, Shannon Taylor
September 30th - October 15th
Tues-Fri. 8pm, Sat. 8pm & 10pm, Sun 2pm PWYC
(*No show Fri. Oct. 14th
Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor St. W. (@ Lansdowne Station)
Tickets: $20
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