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Theatre Erindale's Season 2013-2014

» The Crucible

» Rebel Daughter

» The Beck Festival

» A Stitch in Time

» The Witlings

» The Rover


The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
directed by Aaron Willis*

One of the greatest dramas of the Twentieth Century
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: hysteria born of puritan repression and fear of the other leads to the execution of 28 innocent people. Will John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth be among them? Or will they withstand the epidemic that has infected humankind repeatedly and could easily do so again? A true story. "As a drama about a man and woman whose devotion to each other is haunted by the memory of an infidelity, The Crucible shows a penetrating knowledge of people." - Walter Kerr "Startling use of theatre." - Penelope Curtis "Magnificent" - Eric Bently

The Crucible,  OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 3, 2013
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Rebel Daughter
adapted by the Company
from the autobiography of Doris Anderson
under the direction of Heinar Piller*

A Canadian icon - a Theatre Erindale World Première
"A breath of fresh air." - Quill & Quire Growing up fatherless in a boarding house in Depression Alberta, Doris Anderson became Editor-in-Chief of Chatelaine for twenty years and used her position as a major force for feminism. She fought for and chaired The Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and won a place for equal rights in the Charter. "Like many feminists," she wrote, "I never dreamed - or wished - to be rich. We wanted far more than that: we wanted to change the world." "Dear, dear Doris - you did." - Michelle Lansberg

Rebel Daughter, NOVEMBER 14-24, 2013
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The Beck Festival

Our annual celebration of one-act Independent Student Productions

DECEMBER 12-14, 2013 [MiST Theatre] Top

A Stitch in Time
by Dorothy Lees-Blakey with Brian Blakey
adapted from Georges Feydeau's Tailleur pour dames
directed by David Matheson*

French farce Montréal-style - a poke in the (wandering) eye!
A young doctor who sets out to cheat on his wife soon finds himself tied up in measuring tape - when his intended love-nest turns out to be a former dressmaking salon, and the string of would-be clients includes his mother-in-law! Mistaken identities, outrageous excuses, frantic escapes - this sunny Canadian version does Feydeau full justice. "Fresh as a daisy." - Simon Johnston "Splendid...a joyful charade...cleverly inventive" - Lancaster Comment "Delicious...a comic romp...vigorous, attractive and fun." - Hamilton Spectator

A Stitch in Time, JANUARY 23-FEBRUARY 2, 2014
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The Witlings
by Frances Burney
adapted and directed by Patrick Young*

The greatest 18th-century comedy never produced - A Canadian Première!
A young heiress loses her fortune, and suddenly the wedding is off and relationships begin to unravel. A fatuous aunt, a pretentious poet, a gossiping landlady, hysterical lovers - if Sheridan had produced this at Drury Lane, it would still be famous. But Burney's father prevented her plays from ever appearing on the wicked stage - until now. "It is no longer a secret...that Frances Burney wrote some of the finest stage comedies of the eighteenth century." - Brian Corman "The liveliest effusions of wit and humour..." - Jane Austen

The Witlings, FEBRUARY 13-MARCH 2, 2014 Top
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The Rover
or, The Banished Cavaliers
by Aphra Behn
directed by Melee Hutton*
adapted by Nancy Copeland and Patrick Young

Action and farce meet romance and melodrama in the Restoration!
Spring Break Italian-style, as horny youngsters of both genders descend on Naples at carnival time, with sex and violence around every corner. Swordfights! Disguises! Seductions! Courtesans! - the world's first professional woman writer creates a party that never stops! "Locker-room machismo...[but] it is the women who have the last word...." - New York Times "Though I was laughing hard I was at times deeply shocked and even moved..." - Peter Terrence "A delight...delicious and funny...high spirits and sexual frankness..." - Chicago Tribune

The Rover, MARCH 13-23, 2014 Top
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* appears with the permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.