Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to present and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Michel Tremblay’s play À toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou (Forever Yours, Marie-Lou). One of the playwright’s strongest works, in it he speaks of isolation and the inability to communicate. In spite of these sombre notes, Michel Tremblay masterfully employs accents of hope, love, and affection. This iconic work will be presented in French with English surtitles at the Berkeley Street Theatre from February 2 to 19, 2011.
After Magritte & The Real Inspector Hound
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Ellen Green & Barbara Larose
Tony Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard’s work is full of linguistic complexity, and his plays often deal with philosophical issues. However, he cautions against trying to find or attach too much purpose to the one-act comedies After Magritte and The Real Inspector Hound, insisting that they “must be untouched by any suspicion of usefulness.” More »
Obsidian Theatre Company in association with Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to present the Toronto premiere of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize award-winning play Ruined. Written by Lynn Nottage and starring theatre and film veterans, Yanna McIntosh and Sterling Jarvis, the story is set in a small mining town in the civil war-torn
Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ruined follows a young woman’s path to Mama Nadi, a savvy businesswoman who, in the midst of a complex civil war, both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds. At once heartbreaking and captivating, Ruined pays homage to the courageous and resilient women
who must piece themselves together after the ruin. More »