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Theatre Erindale's Season 2015-2016

» Orestes

» How To Make Love in a Canoe

» The Beck Festival 2015

» Uncommon Women and Others

» The Blackfriars Project 2016

» The Comedy of Errors

» Pericles Prince of Tyre

» The Seagull

Orestes
by Euripides
Directed by Autumn Smith*

The master's tragic romp in an outrageous new translation by Anne Carson
The sequel to the sold-out Stratford hit, Elektra; this play sets expectations on their ear. Orestes and Elektra are about to be sentenced for killing their mother, murderous queen of Agamemnon. But there is one more villain to dispose of – their aunt, the temptress Helen, cause of the Trojan War. And what happens then, only the gods might predict. “Antic instead of stately, bizarre in its characterizations and plotting … intensely playful … A baffled chorus member announces, ‘The weirdness goes on. It just goes on.’ Yes, it does. Delightfully." -- The Village Voice “I’d love to see this one again!” – Shakespeareances.com

ORESTES,  October 22-24 & 29-November 1, 2015
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How To Make Love in a Canoe
Jeff Pearce and Folklore Publishing
Adapted by the Company
under the direction of Melissa Jane Shaw*

The comical history of sex in Canada – a Theatre Erindale World Première!
Have we really undone the buttons of our prudish past? Get ready for an irreverent waltz through Canada's little-known sexual history. From goofy sex scandals involving German strippers and secret documents to the battle between feminists and pornographers or the infamous bath-house raids, there's plenty here to get you hot and bothered. “Turned out to be a quite thoughtful (but still hilarious) historic overview of how Canadian sexuality has developed over the years.” – Christa Seeley “Jeff Pearce has left no doubt that Canada is one sexy, um, country.” – Josey Vogels "Steamy enough to melt snow." – Folklore Publishing

How To Make Love in a Canoe,  November 12-14 & 19-22, 2015
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The Beck Festival

Our annual celebration of one-act Independent Student Productions

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Uncommon Women and Others
Wendy Wasserstein
directed by Diana LeBlanc

The hard-hitting comedy about growing up after graduation
Swoozie Kurtz, Glenn Close, and Meryl Streep starred in the original stage and screen versions; time for the next generation! The late '70s: five vivid individuals look back on their years at a prestigious college and others join them in flashback to steer through the minefield of past and present – as the women they were become the women they are. “Exuberant … funny … acute.” – New York Times “You leave the theatre caring deeply about its characters.” – New York Post “I believe I had the confidence to become a playwright because I learned at Mount Holyoke the value of an individual woman’s voice.” – Wendy Wasserstein

Uncommon Women and Others, January 21-23 & 28-31, 2016
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The Blackfriars Project 2016
by William Shakespeare

Two extraordinary tales set (freely!) in ancient Persia. Two families torn apart by the wrath of Neptune and reunited – after a lifetime of trials – by the intervention of a goddess. One from the beginning of the bard’s career, the other from near the end.
Each play runs for FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY. You can choose one, choose both, and even – on one very special Sunday (February 28th) – see both on the same day!

The Comedy of Errors
directed by David Matheson*

The most hilarious case of mistaken identity since 1591!
The lunacy mounts to side-splitting heights as a young merchant from Syracuse and his bondsman arrive in Ephesus to search for their long-lost twin brothers, with no idea that both are married – unfaithfully! If that weren't enough, Ephesian law decrees death for Syracusans. Will their father catch up with them before they all lose their heads? "The very dawn of Shakespeare's genius." – Howard Staunton "Near flawlessness … superb farce." – Paul A. Jorgensen

The Comedy of Errors, February 11-13 & 28, 2016
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Pericles Prince of Tyre
directed by Patrick Young*

A storybook adventure, the first of Shakespeare's great Romances
In the age when Phoenicians ruled the Mediterranean waves, a young Prince sets out to find a wife. But his hard-won beloved dies in childbirth during a violent storm. The babe must be left to be reared in the next port, but is kidnapped by pirates. Will father and daughter ever get through such extremities to find each other again? "This limpidly beautiful play offers metamorphosis, self-discovery, and the discovery of the human bond." – Marjorie Garber

Pericles Prince of Tyre, February 25-28, 2016
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The Seagull
Anton Chekhov
translated by David French & directed by Melee Hutton*

The tragicomedy that changed the course of the Modern Theatre
120 years ago, The Seagull premiered as a famous disaster. But it grew into one of the greatest new developments in the history of world drama. An extended family that includes writers and actors – both young and not-so-young – whiles away the summer by a lake amid tangles of unrequited love. But the leaves are about to fall … "There is only life with its trivialities, its crises, its laughter, its tears, its heartbreaks, its exultations.” – Norris Houghton “Chekhov is always new, always fresh, and always moving.” – Harold Clurman

The Seagull, March 10-12 & 17-20, 2016
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* appears with the permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.