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UTM and Sheridan present...
Theatre Erindale's Season 2010-2011

» Jane Eyre

» Child of Survivors

» Witches and Bitches

» The Women

» The Winter's Tale

 
Jane Eyre
adapted by Robert Johanson
from the novel by Charlotte Brontë
directed by Scot Denton

What must you sacrifice to find...yourself?
The magnificent Gothic love story from 1847, in the same fresh and spectacular version that set records for Theatre Erindale in 2004, is back by popular demand in an all-new production! Despite the odds, a brave but plain and friendless orphan finds a path to love on her own terms and becomes one of the favourite heroines of all time. "Rich in mystery and romanticism... brooding atmosphere... compelling narrative." - Variety "Theatre Erindale's adaptation still holds the viewer mesmerized and entertained." - The Medium "Jane Eyre continues to enthrall, amaze and enchant." - New York Post!

OCTOBER 21-23,26-30, 2010
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A Child of Survivors
adapted by the Company
from the award-winning memoir
by Bernice Eisentein
under the direction of Ralph Small

A Theatre Erindale World Première!
This unique and entrancing coming-of-age story is about being raised in the 1950s in Toronto's vibrant Kensington Market community - by parents who met at Auschwitz. The remarkable Chagall-like illustrations often give it the flavour of a graphic novel. I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors won the Jewish Book Award for 2007. " Moving, funny, utterly compelling." - Toronto Star "Luminous." - Maclean's "5 stars...Powerful and emotionally charged." - NOW Magazine "Remarkable." - Times Literary Supplement

NOVEMBER 11-13, 16-20, 2010
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Witches and Bitches
by William Shakespeare and Friends
compiled and adapted by Patrick Young
directed by Kelly Straughan

Celebrating the super-powered women of the Tudor-Stuart stage!
When you've sold your soul to the Devil, what do you get back? From Lady Macbeth to Moll Cutpurse to Elizabethan versions of the murderous Medicis and Borgias, the golden age of English drama was crowded with women who would stop at nothing to get what they wanted. But - with few exceptions - we never get to see them! Here they all are in one riveting roller-coaster of a collage play with music. Another World Première, devised by our Artistic Director and staged for the first time by one of our most distinguished grads.

JANUARY 20-22,25-29,2011
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The Women
by Clare Boothe Luce
directed by Terry Tweed

The classic modern satire of divorce
An all-new production of the most requested title we've ever staged! It's 1936 on upper-class Park Avenue, and the latest rage in nail polish is "Jungle Red". What happens when a happily married woman discovers she's been living in a fool's paradise? A juicy, stylish Broadway smash. ."Miss Boothe's alley cats scratch and spit with considerable virtuosity!"- New YorkTimes, 1936 "What a parade of bitches!" - Toronto Star, 1985 "Sometimes side-splittingly funny, sometimes heart-wrenchingly sad, [Theatre Erindale's] The Women is always fresh and fabulous." - Mississauga News, 1999

FEBRUARY 10-12,15-19, 2011
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The Winter's Tale
directed by Mimi Mekler

A fantastical fable of love and forgiveness
The king of Sicily unjustly accuses his wife and tries to murder both his best friend and his infant daughter. But 16 years later, a miracle happens..."This is a tale told around a February fire, frost on the trees and the howl of wolves in the forest." Richard Lutz, 2009 "Shakespeare's most moving play... appeals to mankind's hunger for resurrection myths... Enormous power." - Michael Billington, 2009 "The calculation of probabilities has nothing whatever to do with such wonderful and fleeting adventures, when all end at last in universal joy..." Schlegel, c1800

MARCH 10-12,15-19, 2011
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