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UTM and Sheridan present...
Theatre Erindale's Season 2012-2013

» Semi-Monde

» In the Midst of Alarms

» The Beck Festival

» The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth

» A Midsummer Night's Dream

» The Tragedy of Macbeth

Semi-Monde
by Noël Coward, directed by Brian McKay
The Canadian Première

The Paris Ritz. The twenties. And jagged sophistication is everything...isn't it?
Too daring to be produced in the aurthor's lifetime. In oh-so-stylish glimpses spanning a 3-year period, the 27-year-old prodigy pinpoints the kaleidoscope of shifting and interlocking relationships-gay, straight, and confused-as his jazz-age jetsetters parade through the lobbies of the great hotel. "Coward's creatures camouflage their erotic itch under a savage politesse... The play constantly intrigues." -Michael Billington "You will be fascinated and held by Coward's brilliant dissection of a lost society." - Gerald Berkowitz

OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 4, 2012
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In the Midst of Alarms
adapted by the Company
from the book by Dianne Graves
under the direction of Ralph Small
A Theatre Erindale World Première

The untold story of women and the War of 1812
This is the 200th anniversary of the cataclysm that set Canada on the long road to nationhood. Yet the tragedies and triumphs of those who stoked the home fires, defended the children and fled the invaders while their menfold skirmished on the battlefronts have never before been celebrated. Now-from the famous to the nameless, and from all sides of the conflict-they take the stage for the first time. "Dozens of new actors...rich and poor; white, black, and aboriginal..." Holly C. Shulman "Seminal...fascinating"-Major Helga Grodzinski

NOVEMBER 15-25, 2012
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The Beck Festival

Our annual celebration of one-act Independent Student Productions
Free to members

DECEMBER 13-15, 2012 [MiST Theatre]
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The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth
by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr.
directed by Patrick Young

A send-up twice as zany as the title-and only half as long!
Productions of 'the Scottish play' are famously accident-prone, but here's one for the record books! A runaway hit at the Edrinburgh Fringe, this outrageous farce depicts the ladies of a 1980's theatre club from small-town southern England as they careen madly and deliciously from misadventure to misadventure-in a drama festival production from which the bard may never recover! "Outstandingly awful...hilarious...More Birnam Wood to Dunsinane but catch this."-Edinburgh Evening News "I laughed myself silly!"-BBC

JANUARY 24-FEBRUARY 3, 2012
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Sue Miner

Magic, love, and lunacy in the world's beloved comedy!
Forbidden lovers flee to the woods, while in another glade an amateur acting troupe is tyring to rehearse. What none of them knows is that the forest is enchanted-and that they will never by the same again! It is fifteen years since we last ventured into the playwright's bewitched and hilarious groves, and a fresh visit was long overdue. "One of Shakespear's happiest comedies."-Madeleine Doran "Perfectly without a rival in dramatic literature-Nathan Drake "His first undoubted masterwork, without flaw."-Harold Bloom

FEBRUARY 14-MARCH 3, 2013
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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
directed by David Matheson

Treachery and murder expose the darkest reaches of the human soul
For our first complete Shakespearean tragedy, we have chosen the most dynamic and compact of them all. With the tantalizing prophecies of the witches dangling before them, the Scottish thane and his wife drive relentlessly toward the crown, leaving a trail of slaughter in their wake. But when everything else is sacrificed to ambition, what is left? "A study of the human potential for evil."-Charles Boyce "Who could exhaust the praises of this sublime work?... Nothing so grand and terrible has ever been written."-Schlegel

MARCH 14-24, 2013
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