VCP – One Act Festival –

 

VCP – One Act Festival –

March 13-16, 2013
“Facio”
Written by Amanda Childs
Directed by Aaron Rothermund
Cast: Matthew Henry, Sani Jalazadeh, Brannavy Jejasundaram, Thomasz Szarigiannidisz

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Vanier College Productions
258 Vanier College
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
416-736-2100 ext. 40023
info@vaniercollegeproductions.com
 

Located on the second floor of Vanier College– to reach the theatre, take the stairs or elevator located on the East side of Vanier.

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New direction for an old play….

Traffic has ground to a halt. Expect delays.

It’s the end of a long, hot summer’s weekend. Just outside the metropolis the traffic slows and then stops. As the minutes stretch to hours, and the hours into days, four very different commuters find themselves forced to band together and redefine their previous notions of community.

Inspired by Julio Cortazar’s short story “The Southern Thruway”, “Into” is the story of a magical traffic jam and the tiny, nearly perfect society that springs up amidst the heat and exhaust.

“Playwright Dave Carley is one of our best stage artists.” (NOW)

“The show is full of bizarrely funny scenes and lines. A must see.” (The Globe and Mail)

“An amusing, slightly absurdist comedy that uses the traffic jam as both microcosm and metaphor.” (Toronto Star)

“This wickedly funny and astutely observant play is as much about how we place ourselves into groups as it is about how to bring down the barriers between us.” (Eye Weekly)

“Note-perfect and utterly compelling in the fantasy world it creates, and simultaneously hauntingly dystopian and blackly comic, Into is a poignant exploration of the dynamics of contemporary urban alienation.” (Canadian Literature)

www.into-theplay.com

Twitter: @INTOtheplay

At the Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs (26 Berkeley Street)

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012, 1:30pm
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012, 8:00pm
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012, 8:00pm
Friday, November 23rd, 2012, 8:00pm
Saturday, November 24th, 2012, 2:00pm
Saturday, November 24th, 2012, 8:00pm

Written by: Dave Carley

Cast:
Timothy Eckmier
Lea Russell
Simeon Taole
Roselie Williamson

Director: Aaron Rothermund (Afterglow Theatre)
Set & Lighting Design: Bryan Hall
Sound & Music Composition: Jake Blackwood
Costume & Props Design: Alanna McConnell
Stage Manager: Katherine Belyea
Producer: Newface Entertainment (David Crawford)

Tickets:

On-line
www.canadianstage.com

In Person:
at the Canadian Stage Box Office
(26 Berkeley Street, Toronto)

By Phone:
at 416-368-3110

Prices: $25.99-$30.51 (includes HST and all service charges)
(Buy in advance!! Use Promo Code Into2012 and get 20% off the base ticket price.)

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INTO, by Dave Carley

INTO

It’s the end of a long, hot summer’s weekend. Just outside the metropolis the traffic slows and then stops. As the minutes stretch to hours, and the hours into days, four very different commuters find themselves forced to band together and redefine their previous notions of community.

Inspired by Julio Cortazar’s short story, The Southern Thruway, Into is the story of a magical traffic jam and the tiny, nearly perfect society that springs up amidst the heat and exhaust.

Written by: Dave Carley

Directed by: Aaron Rothermund

Produced by: Newface Entertainment

Performances: at the Berkeley Street theatre, opening November 20, 2012, Toronto

“The show is full of bizarrely funny scenes and lines. A must see.” (The Globe and Mail)

“This wickedly funny and astutely observant play is as much about how we place ourselves into groups as it is about how to bring down the barriers between us.” (Eye)

“An amusing, slightly absurdist comedy that uses the traffic jam as both microcosm and metaphor.” (Toronto Star)

“Note-perfect and utterly compelling in the fantasy world it creates, and simultaneously hauntingly dystopian and blackly comic, Into is a poignant exploration of the dynamics of contemporary urban alienation.” (Canadian Literature)

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Upcoming…

Newface Entertainment & Afterglow Theatre is currently in pre-production for Into, by Dave Carley. Watch out for us at the end of November. 🙂

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NOW review of And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens

Williams whirlwind
By Jon Kaplan and Glenn Sumi

It’s been a wild week for nine indie companies and fans of playwright Tennessee Williams. The companies spent the first week of May staging 11 Williams one-acts around town; they performed in seven venues, with shows rotating to a different space each day.

The Tennessee Project’s organizing directors, Alex Johnson and Daiva Zalnieriunas, jumped into the deep end of the pool with this, and while we’re sure such a big festival offered a steep learning curve for everyone involved, the three evenings we saw were all worthwhile.

And Tell Sad Stories Of The Deaths Of Queens, directed by Aaron Rothermund for Afterglow Theatre, was a touching piece about a New Orleans transvestite, Candy (Seth Drabinsky), deserted by her older lover (represented by a photo of Williams himself). Candy woos a rough sailor (Mark Waters) to become her new partner, with less than happy results.

Rothermund added some foreshadowing with moments of Madame Butterfly and the pop tune Poor Butterfly, turning Candy into the Puccini heroine and having her neighbours (Geoff Stevens and Adam Norrad) become a drag geisha chorus.

Drabinsky pretty well stole the show in a series of outfits by Samantha Aylsworth, capturing the fragility and determination of a Blanche Dubois-type who depends on the kindness of men. He projected a winning ethereal quality that made us want Candy’s new relationship to work out, even though we knew it wouldn’t.

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