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Theatre Erindale's Season 2009-2010

» Widows

» Don't Drink the Water

» Andromache

» String of Pearls

» The Clandestine Marriage

 

Widows
by Ariel Dorfman
directed by Bill Lane

"Widows asks questions which cannot easily be ignored " - BBC Devon
"One night I was visited by an image, almost a hallucination: an old woman by a river, holding the hand of a body that had just washed up on its shores. And the certainty that this scene had happened before..." From the world-famous Chilean author of Death and the Maiden comes a surreal and mysterious parable that "gives flesh to a human rights issue of our time". Three army officers struggle to cope with a village of peasant women awaiting the return of their 'disappeared' menfolk. "A lesson in how power really works, and how it can be made to work differently." - Chicago Tribune "Widows digs remarkably deep" - New Theatre Corps, NYC

OCTOBER 15-17,20-24, 2009
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Don't Drink The Water
based on the book by Brenda Lee Burke
adapted by the Company under the direction of Marc Richard

The story of the Walkerton Tragedy - a Theatre Erindale world Première
Two hours north-west of Mississauga lies a pretty town whose name will forever be identified with the worst crisis of its kind in Canadian history. The Walkerton E. Coli outbreak of 2000 left families destroyed, the economy in a shambles, and a community's sense of self permanently underminded. What went wrong? And how do you heal a town? Now our creative team distils the essence of this best-selling volume - based on meticulous research and hundreds of personal interviews - into dynamic live theatre!

NOVEMBER 5-7, 10-14, 2009
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Andromache
by Jean Racine;
translated by Richard Wilbur
directed by Patrick Young

Desire...envy...vengeance...
Racine's most popular tragedy pitches a youthful ensemble into a paroxysm of emotional violence. An operatic tangle of obsessed and unrequited lovers pursue their passions with lethal results, in the mythic aftermath of the Trojan War. This extraordinary French masterpiece from 1667 is rendered into rhyming couplets by the Broadway master of English verse. "What impels the action of Andromache is love...closer to hatred than to friendship" - Richard Wilbur "A tour de force" - The Hudson Review "Intensely moving" - New York Times

JANUARY 21-23,26-30, 2010
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String of Pearls
by Michelle Lowe
directed by Ralph Small

Twenty-seven women, thirty-six years... and a single strand of pearls
This kaleidoscopic and engagingly fresh 2004 story-telling sequence about the possibilities opened in the lives of a string of women by a pearl necklace - which gives the play both its title and its metaphore - has enjoyed dozens of productions across the continent. "A highly satisfying, often hilarious blend of sex, satire, poignancy and absurdism." - New York Times "A gem." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "As precious and glowing as its title suggests." - Off Broadway
with THE SPOT by Steven Dietz
A juicy 2004 political satire from the Actors' Theatre of Louisville.

FEBRUARY 11-13,23-27, 2010
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The Clandestine Marriage
by David Garrick & George Colman
directed by Peter Van Wart

"One of the finest comedies of the mid-18th century" - Michael Patterson
From two of the period's greatest masters comes this sophisticated 1766 comedy blessed with superb plotting, delicious character studies, and knowing stagecraft. Fanny is not only secretly married but pregnant. Yet when her nouveau-riche father plans to buy his daughters a title by marrying them off to the nobility, she turns out to be the only one they want! The tangle is finally unraveled by the last person you might expect. "The representation met with universal applause" - London Magazine, 1766 "Exceedingly enjoyable." - New York Times, 1871 "Delicious ham of the finest quality" - GW Hatchet, Washington, 2005

MARCH 11-13,16-20, 2010
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