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UTM and Sheridan present...
Theatre Erindale's Season 2002-2003

» The Aberhart Summer

» Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes

» Les Liaisons Dangéreuses

» Les Belles-Soeurs

» 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

 

The Aberhart Summer
by Conni Massing
based on the novel by Bruce Allen Powe
directed by Katherine Kaszas

A memory play; a coming-of-age story; a political murder mystery - the Ontario Première
A soldier looks back at the Depression-torn Alberta of his youth, where fundamentalism, family tensions, teenage hormones, and the rise of Social Credit make a fatal combination. Winner of the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play, 1999. "Impressive!" - The Globe and Mail "A refection on the irrational forces that take over the lives of individuals" - Anne Nothof "A compelling play with all the right ingredients - mystery, religion, politics, and sex." - The Calgary Sun

OCTOBER 24-26, 29-NOVEMBER 2, 2002
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Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes
based on the book by Linda Granfield
adapted by the Company
under the direction of Mimi Mekler

Stories from Canada's British War Brides - The World Première of a Theatre Erindale original
Across the heaving Atlantic 48,000 of them came, on troop ships and liners, under full military supervision, yet often without a single friend. Nothing could ever have prepared them for their new country - Canada. Granfield has recaptured the spirit of those days in "unflinchingly honest tales" (The Globe and Mail), plus an astonishing array of written and visual materials. Now our eager young company translates these riches into live action and spectacle and song. A must-see event!

NOVEMBER 14-16, 19-23, 2002
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses
(Dangerous Liaisons) by Christopher Hampton
directed by Patrick Young

Life and love in the French aristocracy could not go on like this much longer...
The source of the Oscar-winning film starring John Malkovich and Glenn Close (based on the scandalous 1782 novel by Laclos) is a delicious and disturbing portrait of mannered decadence and sexual cynicism in the final years before the French Revolution. "A compelling evening of malicious wit." - The New York Times "The most talked-about play of the season." - The New York Post "Contemporary play-writing at its very best." - The Financial Times

JANUARY 16-18, 21-25, 2003
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Les Belles-Soeurs
(The Sisters-in-Law)
by Michel Tremblay
directed by Vinetta Strombergs

How far can you trust your relatives?
Canada's world-famous satirical comedy is back!

An all-new production of this wildly funny 1968 masterpeice. A Montreal woman wins a million trading stamps in a lottery - to her everlasting regret! "A lusty comedy of ill-manners." - The Toronto Star "A terrific show - funny, touching, and irresistible to actors... The play's acheivement is to record...that the women have ennobled themselves by the mere fact of keeping a fighting spirit alive." - The Globe and Mail One of the fifty ideal plays since time began - Lire magazine

FEBRUARY 6-8, 11-15, 2003
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'Tis Pity She's a Whore
by John Ford
directed by Greg Peterson

One of the most poetic - and the most sensational! - of all Jacobean tragedies (1633)
What if Romeo and Juliet had been brother and sister? Twenty years after Shakespeare laid down his quill, his story of starcrossed lovers was turned on its ear. The real power of Ford's masterpiece, a major hit in its time, was rediscovered in the twentieth century. Moving, shocking, and definitely not for children. "He is master of the brief mysterious words...which well up from the depths of despair." - Havelock Ellis "Not to be missed." - The Financial Times

MARCH 6-8,11-15 2003
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