Sunday, February 13, 2011

Toronto's Soulpepper - A Midsummer Nights Dream - Previews begin February 17

From a media release:

Soulpepper presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Previews begin February 17, 2011  

Toronto, ON – Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, announced that the company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, part of the Soulpepper Family Series, willpreview on February 17, 2011 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

In one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it’s love in a forest complicated by meddling fairies, a hapless troupe of amateur actors, the Athenian court and love itself.

Rick Roberts, an accomplished playwright, actor and director (4:48 Psychosis, Fish/Wife, Kite) makes his Soulpepper directorial debut with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Roberts will direct an outstanding cast that includes Trish Lindström as Titania & Hippolyta, Gregory Prest as Puck, Abena Malika as  Hermia, Brendan Wall as Demetrius, Mike Ross as Lysander, Karen Rae as Helena, Oliver Dennis as Bottom, Founding members William Webster as Snug and Michael Hanrahan as Quince, Derek Boyes as Starveling, Michael Simpson as Flute, John Jarvis as Snout, Ins Choi as Oberon & Theseus, Jason Patrick Rothery as Philostrate, Tatjana Cornij as First Fairy as well as Ken Mackenzie and Douglas John Alan. The set and costume design is by Ken Mackenzie, the lighting design by Lorenzo Savoini and music direction by Mike Ross.



A Midsummer Night’s Dream previews February 17, 2011 and opens February 23, 2011
• Young Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 55 Mill Street, Building 49, in the Distillery Historic District.
• Tickets range from $28 - $60 (plus HST)
• Available by calling the Young Centre box office at 416.866.8666
• Or by visiting soulpepper.ca.
• $22 tickets are available for 21-30 year-olds at www.stageplay.ca.
• StagePlay is sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group.

Soulpepper Theatre Company is an artist-founded, classical repertory theatre company with a three-tiered mandate: to present the world’s greatest stories in vital Canadian interpretations; to train a new generation of theatre artists; and to inspire and enrich youth through mentorship and access programs.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Distillery Historic District
Box Office 416.866.8666

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