Monday, September 10, 2012

Soulpepper's The Royal Comedians

On stage now at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts is Soulpepper's production of The Royal Comedians.Russian master Mikhail Bulgakov delves into the opulent world of eighteenth-century France with an extraordinary consideration of the life of French dramatist Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière. Dramatist, actor, theatre manager, lover, and scoundrel, Molière shrewdly crafts his own legend while battling the forces that hunger for his downfall.  We are very excited about this one as it is a departure from Soulpepper's predominantly 19th century theatrical canon.  There is also a large number of Soulpepper academy students involved.  Critics have been hard on the production but with all of the company's talent and the dramatic and challenging play it is definitely an exciting opportunity for the company.  
Directed by László Marton
Featuring Akosua Amo-Adem, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster, Raquel Duffy, Rong Fu, Michael Hanrahan, Stuart Hughes, Qasim Khan, Sarah Koehn, Justin Many Fingers, Diego Matamoros, Hannah Miller, Gregory Prest, Harveen Sandhu, Paolo Santalucia, Cliff Saunders, William Webster and Daniel Williston

Click here for ticket information and to see the entire line up for the remainder of the 2012 season.  

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