Jim Brochu brings Zero Mostel back to extraordinary life in Zero Hour. He re-creates the definitive backstory to this amazing performer’s appearances in such shows as Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Mel Brooks’ The Producers (film) and many more. Brochu is both hilarious and poignant as he recounts Mostel’s big life – as a Broadway legend, a larger than life personality and the target of Hollywood blacklisting.
Necessary Angel, in association with The Film Farm, is proud to announce the return of Divisadero: a performance, adapted by Michael Ondaatje from his Governor General Award-winning novel, and directed by Necessary Angel’s Artistic Director, Daniel Brooks.
The production reunites the original cast of Liane Balaban, Maggie Huculak, Tom McCamus, Amy Rutherford and Justin Rutledge – the Juno-nominated musician who created music specifically for the piece. Performances run February 8-26 (with community and media night February 9) at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue. More »
TheatreRUN, the Dora Award-winning company best known for co-creating the critically acclaimed smash hit Spent, presents the world premiere of The Double, a multi-disciplinary adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novella of the same name. Conceived, created and performed by Artistic Director Adam Paolozza (who also directs) and Arif Mirabdolbaghi, bass-player and lyricist of the award-winning Canadian Metal band Protest The Hero, The Double combines physical theatre, mime and music for a jazzy exploration of alienation and paranoia. A dark comedic satire about our deepest fears of losing our identity, The Double previews February 2, opens February 3 and runs to February 19 at Factory Studio Theatre. More »
Zone: A Great Love Story Set Against a Backdrop of Smuggling in the Slums of 1950s Montréal.
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to present Zone by Marcel Dubé, in co-production with Théâtre la Catapulte (Ottawa), at the Berkeley Street Theatre, February 1 to 12, 2012. A long-awaited production, the play received the coveted Coup de foudre award at Contact ontarois in January 2011. The actors were treated to a spontaneous standing ovation: the gamble paid off for director Jean Stéphane Roy, who succeeded in moving audiences with Marcel Dubé’s script, where love, youth, and death mix in 1950s Montréal. A cross between Robin Hood and West Side Story, Marcel Dubé’s great script never ceases to surprise with its simple poetry and disconcerting topicality. More »