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Theatre Erindale's Season 2005-2006

» Picnic at Hanging Rock

» The Immigrant Years

» Thirteen Hands

» The Constant Players and The Dispute

» The Country Wife

 

Picnic at Hanging Rock
adapted by Laura Annawyn Shamas
directed by Laurence Follows

From the bestseller that began in innocence and ended in inexplicable terror...
It is Valentine's Day, 1900, in the brave new world of colonial Australia. The students of an exclusive girls' school take a summer outing to the ancient volcanic outcropping known as Hanging Rock. Some of them never come back. And the lives of those left behind are changed forever...The source of the film by Peter Weir.
"A novel of disturbing power, full of mystery and haunting sadness." - Manchester Evening News
"Both spooky and sexy." - Vincent Canby

OCTOBER 27-29,NOVEMBER 1-5, 2005
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The Immigrant Years
A Theatre Erindale World Première.
adapted by the Company
under the direction of Alex Fallis

Do you know where your parents came from?
Between 1945 and 1967, three million people from the old world voyaged to a brave new one - Canada. "All they needed," observed the late master of oral history, "was time and a chance." Now adapted to the stage for the first time, "the stories of early hardship and confusion make some of the most heartrending reading that Broadfoot...has ever offered." - Maclean's "An incomparable grass-roots documentary...Enough triumph over adversity for several novels" - Globe and Mail

NOVEMBER 17-19,22-26, 2005
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Thirteen Hands
directed by Ron Cameron-Lewis
with music by Christopher Dawes

For some women, bridge was life and life was bridge...
From one of Canada's most beloved authors, a musical play spanning generations in a world seldom explored or recorded. "For many years," she wrote, "I've been interested in the lives of women, particularly...the so called 'blue rinse set,' the 'ladies of the club', the 'bridge clube biddies'...Something important goes on around a bridge table..."So she made heroines of them all. "A cleverly played grand slam...a beautifully written memory play." - Winnipeg Free Press

JANUARY 19-21,24-28,2006
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The Constant Players and the Dispute
in new translations by Donald Watson and Gideon Lester
directed by Mimi Mekler

The ins and outs of love from a French master...
Two jewels from the greatest comic playwright since Molière. The first becomes a Pirandellian game of masks, as a gaggle of servants attempts to improvise an entertainment for their mistress with hilarious results. The second performs a diabolical experiment: four teenagers locked away since birth are released into a brave new world to encounter their first love, their first lie, their first kiss. And we get to watch. "Voyeuristic...disturbing...humorous" - Boston Phoenix
"Ravishing" - Bay Windows

FEBRUARY 9-11,14-18, 2006
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The Country Wife
directed by Patrick Young

The wickedest sex farce of the Restoration...
In the hypocritical and hypersexual new world of Charles II's London, where fops and rakes and cuckolds abound, Mr. Horner spreads the rumour that he has been emasculated in order to get past as many husbands as possible. And their wives are only too happy to cooperate - until the love of a naïve girl from the country threatens the entire scheme! "Cynical masterpiece" - The Scotsman "The satire is brillant" Kenneth Muir "One of the great comedies of all time" - Norman Holland

MARCH 9-11,14-18, 2006
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