Soulpepper unveils the 2011 Season with 17 productions
Toronto, ON – Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced the company’s 2011 season. Seventeen plays from eight different countries and spanning four centuries will be presented. The season will include 12 original Soulpepper productions and a return of five of the most celebrated productions of Soulpepper’s past: William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, John Gray and Eric Peterson’s Billy Bishop Goes to War, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple and Miklós László’s Parfumerie (adapted by Adam Pettle & Brenda Robins).
Original productions include 16th to 20th Century American and European classics by Henrik Ibsen, Eugene Ionesco, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt, William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams. The 2011 season will continue to showcase Canadian playwrights with productions of Judith Thompson’s White Biting Dog and Guillermo Verdecchia’s Fronteras Americanas, as well as Morris Panych’s adaptation of Ibsen’s Ghosts.
The season will also feature a special Double Bill of works created by Soulpepper artists: (re)birth: e.e.cummings in song and Window on Toronto, both of which were developed with the support of the Garland/Schultz Artistic Development Fund.
New this season will be two special solo One Act presentations, both adaptations of short stories by international masters. Argentine master Jorge Luis Borges’ The Aleph is adapted by Soulpepper founding member Diego Matamoros and associate artist Daniel Brooks, performed by Matamoros and designed by Michael Levine. The Kreutzer Sonata by Russian master Leo Tolstoy is adapted and performed by founding member Ted Dykstra.
“The 2011 season represents, more than any season to date, the scope and breadth of Soulpepper’s artistic goals: to provide the city with the opportunity to see the great stories of our collective cultural inheritance; to establish a year-round repertory system; to prominently feature Canadian playwrights; and to develop original and vital new work based on classical sources. We are very excited about the year ahead!”
- Albert Schultz
• Albert Schultz in Our Town
• Diego Matamoros. Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann
• Eric Peterson as Billy Bishop
Call the Young Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office at 416.866.8666 or visit www.soulpepper.ca
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