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Theatre Erindale's Season 2008-2009

» A New Life

» Murderous Women

» The Taming of the Shrew

» The Taming of the Tamer

 

A New Life
directed by Scot Denton

With the world at war, it might be time for a fresh idea...
The 24th Broadway play by the American master of Street Scene and The Adding Machine is set on the busy maternity floor of a New York hospital in 1943. Following a whirlwind romance, the air force officer husband of nightclub singer Edith Charles has been shot down in the Pacific. Will it be his new wife or his war-profiteer parents who get to raise his child? And how? And Why? "Worthy of its distinguished author." - New York Journal - American "Brings the stir of a maternity hospital and the realism of childbirth to the New York stage..." New York Sun

OCTOBER 23-25, 28, NOVEMBER 1, 2008
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Murderous Women
adapted by the Company under the direction of Marc Richard
with musical direction by John Karr

True tales of women who killed - a collective creation you'll never forget!
As Madame Fahmy stalked her husband at the elegant Savoy Hotel, what thoughts were in her mind? Could Louise Masser really have believed that murder would open the way to a respectable marriage? What led Alma Rattenbury to conspire with her 18-year-old chauffeur? Here the gruesome crimes of more than a dozen Canadian and international females - from Victorian times to the present - are grippingly reconstructed from beginning to end. "A thoughtful absorbing read..." - Crime Magazine "A firsthand perspective..." - Library Journal "Phenomenal...Highly recommended." - Voodoo Girl
A Theatre Erindale World Premiere!

NOVEMBER 13-15, 18-22, 2008
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Bonjour, Là, Bonjour
translated by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco
directed by Terry Tweed

A chorale for dysfunctional family in 31 short movements...
Montreal, the beginning of the '70's: Returning from escape in Europe to face both his past and his future, young Serge is forced to run the gauntlet of his harpy and harridan aunts and older sisters to get to the one he loves - and to the father he has almost lost.
Warning: adult themes and situations.
"Tremblay...celebrates those who opt for a lifestyle in defiance of societal codes." - Theatre Journal  "The play Michel Tremblay considers to be his best... - Toronto Sun" ...theatre does not often touch the heart the way this modest materpiece by Michel Tremblay succeeds in doing." - The Globe and Mail

JANUARY 29-31, FEBRUARY 3-7, 2009
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The Taming of the Shrew
directed by Mimi Mekler

The ever-popular comedy in a gender-switched production
The bard's rambunctious and still controversial farce, with women playing the male roles and men playing the women. Against a complex background of commedia-style trickery and multiple disguides, Shakespear's roughest and readiest hero and heroine gradually learn to know and love each other for real. "The rapidity and variety of its action, the skilful connexion of its double plot, and the strength and vivacity of its principal characters, must for ever ensure its popularity." - Nathan Drake (1776-1836) "Kate and Petruchio...rather clearly are going to be the happiest married couple in Shakespeare short of the Macbeths..." - Harold Bloom, 1998

FEBRUARY 26-28, MARCH 3-7, 2009
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The Taming of the Tamer
directed by Patrick Young

The uproarious sequel to Shakespear's classic comedy
Also known as The Tamer Tamed and The Woman's Prize, this cheeky, hilarious, and proto-feminist answer to the Shrew so impressed Shakespear that he made its author first his partner and then his successor as chief writer of the King's Men. The widowed Petruchio marries again, but this time his new wife and her allies teach him an outrageous lesson before letting him have his way. Payback time! "Chaotic hilarity...The sillier it becomes, the more fun it is." - New York Times "Although both plays work perfectly well in isolation, together they are a revelation." - Gordon McMullan "A rare theatrical event". - Curtain Up London Review

MARCH 19-21, 24-28, 2009
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