Theatre Aquarius is pleased to present Toronto, Mississippi in a co-production with the Playhouse Theatre Company, Vancouver. Written by Governor General Award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod, this heartfelt family drama is about Jhana, a mentally challenged girl who, like any teenager, tries to decipher a complicated adult world. When Jhana’s father, an Elvis impersonator, returns after a long absence, her unusual family is thrust into action. Beautifully, humorously, and touchingly exploring themes of mental disability, abandonment, love, and lust, Toronto, Mississippi is a Canadian gem.
Toronto, Mississippi is directed by Dean Paul Gibson, and stars Meg Roe as Jhana, William MacDonald as King, Colleen Wheeler as Maddie, and Alessandro Juliani (from television’s Battlestar Galactica) as Bill.
“See this play and fall in love.”
— Colin Thomas: Georgia Straight
“Joan MacLeod’s writing is strong and travels single-mindedly in its chosen direction, like an eccentric in the park who grabs you by the arm and takes you on a journey you hadn’t planned.”
— Globe & Mail
Toronto, Mississippi will be performed from January 21 – February 7, 2009 at Theatre Aquarius Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William Street, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1A8. Preview shows are January 21-22, and opening night will be on January 23.
Tickets for Toronto, Mississippi are on sale now, and may be ordered on line at www.theatreaquarius.org, by calling the box office at 905.522.7529 (toll free 1.800.465.7529), or in person at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William Street, Hamilton. For group sales, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toronto, Mississippi is generously sponsored by Simpson Print (Co-Production Sponsors) and media sponsors: Oldies 1150 AM, Wave 94.7 FM, and Cable 14.
Theatre Aquarius is in its 36th season as South Western Ontario’s professional regional theatre with 8,000 annual subscribers and over 100,000 patrons for its 200 performances, drawing audiences from London, Mississauga, Guelph and Niagara. Theatre Aquarius is one of only 12 ‘A’ category professional producing not-for-profit regional theatres in Canada, and 3rd largest in Ontario.
For further information, please visit our website at www.theatreaquarius.org or contact:
Stephanie Davidson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Theatre Aquarius
Phone: 905.522.7815 ext. 235