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Theatre Erindale's Season 2014-2015

» The Capulets and the Montagues

» The Massey Murder

» The Beck Festival

» Picnic

» Occupy Verona & Alms for O

» Living Curiosities, or What You Will


The Capulets and the Montagues
by Lope de Vega
translated by Dakin Matthews
directed by Mimi Mekler*

You've never seen a Romeo or Juliet like this before!
The Romeo and Juliet story as a comedy with a happy ending? Yup! Working from the same sources as Shakespeare and at almost the same time, the greatest playwright of the Spanish Golden Age came up with a romp that leads to not one but three marriages, and almost everyone survives! Don't miss this brilliant new translation in rhyming verse, described as "blissfully charming...less 'Romeo & Juliet' and more 'Romeo & Ethyl the Pirate's Daughter, 'full of humor as old as language." - LA Theater Review, 2011

The Capulets and the Montagues,  OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 2, 2014
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The Massey Murder
written by Charlotte Gray
adapted by the Company
under the direction of Meredith Scott

A maid, her master, and the trial that shocked a country - a Theatre Erindale World Première
February 8th, 1915: a Studebaker salesman returns home from work and is shot dead on his doorstep by his18-year-old maid. But he is a Massey and she is a 'nobody', so all hell is about to break loose in Toronto society. The latest bestseller from 'Canada's doyenne of popular history' is "gripping and insightful...a vivid picture of life during war time, of the Canadian justice system, and of the era's sexual mores, class divisions, and newspaper wars." - Quill &Quire "Fascinating" - Guelph Mercury "Memorable" - Globe & Mail, 2013

The Massey Murder,  NOVEMBER 13-23, 2014
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The Beck Festival

Our annual celebration of one-act Independent Student Productions

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Picnic
written by William Inge
directed by Patrick Young*

A modern American classic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Kansas, 1953: a dashing drifter, a beautiful girl, and the last day of summer - a potent combination that will change the lives of two other men and four other women forever. This frequently funny drama has seen recent hit revivals on Broadway, in Chicago, and at the Shaw Festival. "Rich and fundamental...tremendously moving...Inge seems to have...an instinct for the truth." - NY Times, 1953 "An indisputably major artist, one of this country's half dozen greatest playwrights...worth traveling any distance to see." - Wall Street Journal, 2008

Picnic, JANUARY 22-FEBRUARY 1, 2015
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Occupy Verona & Alms for O
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by David Matheson*

One-act reconceptions of Romeo & Juliet and Troilus & Cressida
In Occupy Verona, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, the timeless story of the Capulets and Montagues is given a modern spin. In Alms for O, a tragic comedy on the theme of betrayal in love and war, thwarted love is set in the context of a conflict that never ended. At various times comedic, violent and tragic, this pair of adaptations will be a fresh take on Shakespeare's doomed lovers. "At once the deification and the burial of love" - Schlegel on R&J. "Perhaps Shakespeare's finest play" - Tennyson on T&C.

Occupy Verona & Alms for O, FEBRUARY 12-MARCH 1, 2015
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Living Curiosities, or What You Will
written by Mary Vingoe
directed by TBA

The story of the giantess who defied P.T. Barnum
New York City at the height of the Civil War: young Nova Scotia giantess Anna Swan arrives at Barnum's American Museum to be put on display. In this bizarre and mysterious world of chicanery, showmanship, and forced isolation, leading a rebellion of 'freaks' is the last thing on her mind. But fate and Shakespeare have a way of illuminating unexpected paths. "A fine Canadian play that hasn't yet been staged in Toronto...Love to see a local company tackle this highly theatrical work!" - NOW Magazine, 2010

Living Curiosities, or What You Will, MARCH 12-22, 2015
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* appears with the permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.