TE Season 2016-2017

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UTM and Sheridan present...
Theatre Erindale's Season 2016-2017

MAIN STAGE | The Caucasian Chalk Circle

STUDIO SERIES | Devised Project

MIST | The Beck Festival

MAIN STAGE | Hedda Gabler

MAIN STAGE | The Mill On The Floss

STUDIO SERIES | The Classical Project

MAIN STAGE | The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Ted Witzel*
"In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times."
Bertolt Brecht
A revolution in the Caucasus Mountains. Beheadings, bloodshed, and a civil war that rages through the countryside. In the midst of the turmoil an abandoned royal baby finds an unlikely and reluctant foster mother, and the two embark on an epic journey to save the child. When peace is restored, the baby is discovered, and a judge must decide who is the child's true mother. Brecht's playful and ironic storytelling is at its height in this dramatic parable about family, class, and justice in a society trying to rebuild itself.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle,  October 27 - 30 & November 4 - 6 2016

The Devised Project
Directed by Rachel Blair*
"You cannot create
results. You can only create
conditions in which something
might happen. "
Anne Bogart
Our third-year class will be creating an original production with Toronto theatre maker Rachel Blair. Learning various modern devising techniques and working as a company, the class will collectively produce a piece that will be unique, personal, and contemporary.

The Devised Project, November 10 - 13 2016

The Beck Festival of One Act Plays
JOIN US New work, emerging directors, and exploration of material that these students are passionate about. See students from all four years of our program working together in an evening of one-act plays.

Image indicates that adjacent link to the right opens a new window The Beck Festival, December 14 - 17 2016

Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen
Adapted and Directed by Melee Hutton*
"The opposite of happiness
is not sadness. It's boredom."
Henrik Ibsen
Welcome to the most significant 24 hours in the life of Hedda Gabler. She returns from a six-month honeymoon into a dream house and a seemingly bright future. Then everything she has run from her whole life comes crashing against her. Hedda's burning desire to escape convention battles with her fear of scandal. This production will explore Ibsen's great turn-of-the-century drama of a caged woman by transposing it into the world of 1960s Feminism.

Hedda Gabler, January 26 - 29 & February 3-5, 2017

The Mill On The Floss
Helen Edmundson
based on a novel by George Eliot
Directed by Anita La Selva*
"If life had no love in it what
else was there for Maggie?"
George Eliot
Young Maggie Tulliver sacrifices family loyalty for life and love in this 19th-century tale of a young woman whose intelligence and passionate nature clash with the expectations of her family and the stifling society she lives in. Helen Edmundson's adaptation brings the classic feminist nove by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) to vivid life, with theatricality, bold physicality, and humour.

The Mill On The Floss,  February 16 - 19 & March 3 - 5 2017

The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde
Directed by Patrick Young*
"It is a terrible thing for
a man to find out suddenly
that all his life he has been
speaking nothing but the truth!"
Oscar Wilde
The most popular comic masterpiece in the English language plays with the perils of leading a double life. Two young men try to keep one face for polite society and another that lets them indulge their naughty desires. But when one pretends to be the other for a girl, all heck breaks loose. The silly pomposities of Victorian class and courtship are exploded forever!

The Importance of Being Earnest,  March 16 - 19 & 24 - 26 2017

* appears with the permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.