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UTM and Sheridan present...
Theatre Erindale's Season 2007-2008

» David Copperfield

» Women of the Klondike

» That Summer

» Pillars of Society

» The Trojan Women


David Copperfield
adapted by Thomas Hischak
directed by Mimi Mekler

A favourite tale from one of the world's most beloved storytellers...
In this vigourous ensemble version, the vivid events and colourful characters of Dickens' comic 1850 masterpiece are played out in a manner reminiscent of Nicholas Nickleby. Peggotty, Mr. Micawber, Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwood and the rest put orphaned Davy through travels, trials, and tribulations on the road to becoming the "hero of his own life".
"Embraces the wondrous spirit of the picaresque novel." - Frank Rizzo
"A delightful, energetic offering." - Katherine Rook Lieber

 
OCTOBER 25-27, 30-NOVEMBER 3, 2007
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Women of the Klondike
adapted by the Company
under the direction of Marc Richard
with musical direction by Christopher Dawes

The 19th century's 'New Woman' would never by quite the same...
Legendary dance hall girls Klondike Kate and Diamond Tooth Gertie were not the only women to slog their way over the Chilcoot Pass with a gleam in their eyes. There were teachers, doctors, nurses, journalists, wives, entrepreneurs, and even miners. And in their search for personal and financial independence, they contributed to a redefinition of what a woman was, and what a woman could do...
"This lively work is an essential addition to...Klondike history. I read it with enormous interest." - Pierre Berton
A Theatre Erindale World Premiere!

 
NOVEMBER 15-17, 20-24, 2007
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That Summer
directed by Patrick Young

In 1958, cottage country was a magical place to lose your innocence...
This time the master of Jitters and Leaving Home has created a bittersweet romantic memory play reminiscent of Dirty Dancing and My American Cousin. Seeking the undefinable, Margaret Ryan returns from Vermont to the lakeside resort she shared with her father and flirtatious sister Daisy more than thirty years before - the place where she met Paul...
"Like sunlight glinting off a lake, there are moments of unadorned beauty." - Windsor Star
"When it comes to playwriting, David French is perhaps...the most celebrated in English Canada." - Globe and Mail

 
JANUARY 17-19, 22-26, 2008
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Pillars of Society
directed by Heinar Piller

The first realistic masterpiece by the father of Modern Drama...
A story ripped from tomorrow's headlines. Norway, 1877: Karsten Bernick's success as a pillar of his community is founded on a lie. But now the very people who know the truth return from America and threaten to bring his world crashing down around his ears. And what he plans to do about it could be nothing short of murder...
"There is no playwright better than Ibsen at nailing the secrets, lies and evasions that rust our souls." - The Mail on Sunday
"Strikingly modern." - The Sunday Times
"Ironic, illuminating, and absorbing." - The Observer

 
FEBRUARY 7-9,12-16, 2008
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The Trojan Women
and Aristophanes' Lysistrata
in new versions by Ellen McLaughlin
directed by Catherine McNally with music by Christopher Dawes

Tragedy and comedy on a double bill that's been a hit for 2500 years...
Elegantly streamlined, stunningly passionate, breathtakingly hilarious, these fresh and vivid adaptations by a leading American playwright were orginally created for the Balkan Theatre and Lysistrata Projects. Together they remind us why women and war have been mortal foes ever since the discovery of peace. "A dramatist of courage, intelligence, wit and lyricasm...An important act of re-invention and re-invigoration." - Tony Kushner "Simple and dazzling." - The New York Times

 
MARCH 6-8,11-15, 2008
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