Saturday, October 6, 2012

Preview: This Must Be the Place: The CN Tower Show

Press Release from Passe Muraille:

This Must Be the Place: The CN Tower Show
Your City, Your Stage.

Using music and theatre, maps and media, the CN Tower Project is a love letter to Toronto, onstage. At the middle of a scramble intersection the stories of Toronto are played out. Where have we come from? Where are we going? This Must Be the Place.

This next project in Theatre Passe Muraille’s Fall Season is a play that puts Toronto onto our stage. Based on interviews and research done across the city, This Must Be The Place: The CN Tower Show is showing us snapshots of Toronto as we hoped it would be and as it is now.

The company is comprised of the Architect Theatre Collective—the artistic team behind Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show. Artistic Director Andy McKim is thrilled to have the voice of so many young Torontonians on the stage. “All of these artists are relatively new to Toronto so they have a unique take on our city. Their view has also been informed by speaking to a lot of people over the last year- famous and not so famous people. They are young artists embracing the Passe Muraille tradition of talking to people in a community and then bringing those stories back to our stage in a play.”

This Must Be The Place: The CN Tower Show marks the 6th initiative of TPM’s Theatre Beyond Walls Season. The fall at TPM has already seen a hugely successful Street Fest; the inspiring and intimate dance piece Queen West Project; The ToyBox a touring wonderland that had its first two stops- in our Mainspace and at City Hall where the Councilors turned out; the out-of-the-box radio drama The Four Corners which has a free live performance at Bathurst and Queen on September 29 and the launch of our Bring The Buzz Festival.

Bring the Buzz is our audience dramaturgy initiative for the 2012 fall season. Typically TPM hosts 2-3 Buzz Festivals a year where we invite artists to showcase fifteen minutes to an hour of a piece in development and invite audiences to give feed back and discuss what they have seen. To further this ideal, TPM has invited 5 companies to be in residence and bring the Buzz! The project provides meaningful support to the artistic community by providing theatre space to emerging and independent artists to develop their art through the engagement of TPM’s core audience.
The first company The Quickening Theatre is in residence in the Mainspace from September 17-30 with public presentations of their production Mister Baxter on September 20-22 and September 16-29. The second company is comprised of Julie Tepperman and Shira Leuchter and they are in residence in the backspace from September 24-October 14 with public presentations of Uninvited on October 4-6 and October 11-13.

This Must Be The Place: The CN Tower Show

A Theatre Passe Muraille Production
Created by The Architect Theatre Collective—Jonathan Seinen, Georgina Beaty, Charlotte Corbeil Coleman, Greg Gale, Ingrid Hansen, and Thomas Olajide, with Layne Coleman
Directed by Jonathan Seinen
Set & Costume Design by Lindsay Anne Black
Lighting Design by Rebecca Picherack
Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne
Dramaturgy by Charlotte Corbeil Coleman
Stage Manager Sandy Plunkett
Performed by Georgina Beaty, Greg Gale, Ingrid Hansen and Thomas Olajide

Previews October 4, Opens Ocotber 9, runs to October 27
In the Theatre Passe Muraille Main Space, 16 Ryerson Avenue

Tuesday-Saturday @ 7:30pm with Saturday Matinees at 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:
Tuesday-Thursday $30
Friday & Saturday $35
Previews $15
Under 30 $15


Arts Box Office 416.504.7529 or at The Arts Box Office located at 16 Ryerson Avenue is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00pm -6:00pm and one hour before the show.

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