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Theatre Erindale's Season 2006-2007

» Radium Girls

» Canadian Kings of Repertoire

» Waiting for the Parade

» The Maid's Tragedy

» A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

Radium Girls
by Gregory
directed by Ralph Small

What glows in the dark could kill you...
They were ordinary young women painting the numbers on watch faces in a New Jersey factory. But then they began to die - horribly. The true story of the fight against the U.S. Radium Corporation for the victims of a new element that was all the rage. Best New Play in New Jersey professional theatre, 2000.
"A compelling new drama...with historical accuracy, descriptive simplicity and graphic candor." - Variety

OCTOBER 26-28, 31-NOVEMBER 1-4, 2006
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Canadian Kings of Repertoire
adapted by the company from Michael V. Taylor's book
under the direction of Ron Cameron-Lewis
with musical direction by John Karr

They are at the top of their game. But then came the nickelodean...
Melodrama, Vaudeville - the fabulous Marks Brothers did it all. They circumvented the New York syndicates to dominate the small-town stages of the U.S. and Canada for 50 years, playing to more than 8,000,000 spectators and touring as many as four companies at a time. But nothing lasts forever...
"...the most remarkable theatrical family in Canadian history. The dazzling Marks Brothers..." - Maclean's

NOVEMBER 16-18,21-25, 2006
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Waiting for the Parade
by John Murrell
directed by Lezlie Wade with musical direction by Christopher Dawes

The contemporary classic about Canadian women surviving WWII...
Calgary in the '40s. Five women band together to support a war they had no part in causing. As they entertain the troops, they cope with shortages, politics, each other, and their menfolk - both those who went overseas and those who stayed behind. And in the process, they come face to face with themselves...
"You follow these women...with a rapt empathy seldom elicited in world theatre." - New York Magazine
"A small masterpiece." - Ottawa Citizen

JANUARY 18-20,23-27,2007
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The Maid's Tragedy
by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
directed by Patrick Young

What is the difference between a ruler and a tyrant? And who will be compelled to do something about it?
The masterpiece of the writing team that was once considered superior to Shakespeare, this "lubriciously kinky" tale of sex, betrayal, assassination and suicide is set at the court of the King of Rhodes. It begins with a masque and ends with a rebellion - in which a woman wields the first blade.
"Why isn't Beaumont and Fletcher's Jacobean tragedy better known? It deals with sex and power, is full of strong situations and written in fluidly accessible language." - The Guardian
"Verdi and Puccini could not have asked for a grander death scene." - Syracuse New Times

FEBRUARY 8-10,13-17, 2007
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A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
by Thomas Middleton
directed by Rod Ceballos

The satirical masterpiece about trading sex for money and status...
The Yellowhammers want to sell off their daughter to an influential knight, and their idiot son to a Welsh heiress. But then the heiress turns out to be the knight's mistress, and the daughter to have a resourceful suitor of her own. Not to mention the suitor's older brother, who can't look at a woman without getting her pregnant, or the childless aristocrats who want to engage his services, or...
A rollicking evening of Jacobean fun and games!" - Review Vancouver
"Introduces us to the low life of the time better than anything in the comedy of Shakespeare." - T.S. Eliot

MARCH 8-10,13-17, 2007
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