BACK for 4 shows Dec 4 to 7, 2008: Artword Theatre presents its 2008 production of You Are What You Do, a celebration of working men and women in story and song,
written and directed by Ronald Weihs, produced and designed by Judith Sandiford
Thurs at 7:30 pm, $10; Fri & Sat at 7:30: $20 reg / $15 std/sen
Sun at 2:00 pm: $20 reg / $15 std/sen, Group discounts: 12 or more $15 each.
Call Artword at 905-548-0531
Venue: The Pearl, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton
Running time is about 90 minutes.
Performed by Paula Grove, Valeri Kay, Tanis MacArthur, Allan Merovitz, Gordon Odegaard, Nea Reid, with Jennifer Lockman on piano and Ronald Weihs on fiddle.
Artword Theatre’s musical play You Are What You Do is coming back to The Pearl for four shows: December 4 to 7, 2008. We want to give you a chance to see the show that the Hamilton press loved:
“There’s a smart little show at The Pearl these days. It’s filled with sometimes joyous, sometimes sad reflections about how people absorb the identity of their work. It’s beautifully written and directed by Ronald Weihs with an ensemble cast that quiver with earnest emotion. Set against an evocative steel and wood landscape designed by Judith Sandiford, with projections that comment on the action onstage, it is a visually arresting experience. It’s well worth your time.” Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator, Oct. 22, 2008.
“…Something truly new and original on the local arts scene … It successfully weaves many disparate elements to become something that is greater then the sum of its parts. Using songs and personal narrative, it gives us an insight into the lives of ordinary working Canadians. The cast of six (Paula Grove, Valeri Kay, Tanis MacArthur, Allan Merovitz, Gordon Odegaard, and Nea Reid) effortlessly portray at least 20 characters that are believable and compelling throughout. In the end though, it is the songs themselves that you carry away with you leaving the theatre. You Are What You Do is a must-see. It is a meticulously constructed piece of theatre that asks some real questions of its audience, and you cannot help but be enriched after experiencing it.” Brian Morton, View Magazine, October 23-29, 2008
You Are What You Do is an original musical play celebrating the lives of working people. You Are What You Do, written and directed by Artword’s Artistic Director Ronald Weihs, is a theatrical collage of stories gathered from men and women about how work has shaped their lives. The result is a high-spirited ensemble production, with a cast of six, that uses songs, mime and inventive staging to celebrate the energy and imagination of real people.
Performed by Paula Grove, Valeri Kay, Tanis MacArthur, Allan Merovitz, Gordon Odegaard, Nea Reid
with Jennifer Lockman on piano and Ronald Weihs on fiddle.