Friday, May 13, 2011

Soulpepper Presents Diego Matamoros in The Aleph Previews Start Tonight (May 13)


From a media release:

Soulpepper presents The Aleph
performed by Diego Matamoros
directed by Daniel Brooks
Previews May 13, 2011 - Opens May 17, 2011 

at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto

Toronto, ON – Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, announced that the company’s production of The Aleph, part of the new One-Act Gems, a series of 45-75 minute long productions that also includes The Kreutzer Sonata performed by Soulpepper Founding Member Ted Dykstra, will preview on May 13, 2011 and open on May 17, 2011 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

Opening Soulpepper’s Lab Series last season with a limited run that drew much acclaim, The Aleph returns featuring three of Canada’s most celebrated theatre creators, director Daniel Brooks, designer Michael Levine and actor/writer/Soulpepper Founding Member Diego Matamoros. The Aleph is a thought-provoking adaptation of a short story by Argentinean master Jorge Luis Borges that also takes inspiration from Diego Matamoros’ own experiences as a young man in South America.

The Aleph is one of the short stories featured in Borges’ collection, The Aleph and Other Stories, first published in 1949 and revised by the author in 1974. In Borges’ story, the Aleph is a point in space that contains all other points.  One who looks into the Aleph is able to see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion or confusion. This story continues the theme of infinity found in several of Borges’ other works.

The Aleph is performed and co-adapted by Diego Matamoros, directed & co-adapted by Daniel Brooks with set & costume design by Michael Levine, sound design by Jean-Sébastien Côté, and lighting design by Kevin Lamotte.


The Aleph
• Previews May 13, 2011 and opens May 17, 2011
• Young Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 55 Mill Street, Building 49, in the Distillery Historic District.
• Tickets range from $25 - $35 (plus HST)
• Available by calling the Young Centre box office at 416.866.8666 or by visiting www.soulpepper.ca.
• $22 tickets are available for 21-30 year-olds at www.stageplay.ca.
• StagePlay is sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group.

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