From a media release:
Tarragon Theatre Presents:
This is War
by Hannah Moscovitch
directed by Richard Rose
In previews now - Opening Night January 3, 2013
Continues to February 3, 2012
TORONTO - Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of This is War, written by acclaimed Tarragon playwright-in-residence Hannah Moscovitch and directed by Artistic Director Richard Rose. This is War opens January 3 and runs to February 3, 2013 in Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space (with previews from December 28). Tickets range from $27-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com.
It is 2008. Canadian Forces are holding Panjwaii, the most volatile region of Afghanistan, with very little support from NATO-ISAF. Captain Stephen Hughes is always looking for the next threat, knowing it can come at any time from any direction. Four different perspectives emerge as three soldiers and a medic are interviewed by an unseen journalist about a critical event.
Hannah Moscovitch is one of the most prolific playwrights of her generation and considered one of the strongest voices in the country. Her Governor General-nominated East of Berlin premiered at Tarragon to great acclaim, and toured successfully for two seasons. This prodigious young talent’s most recent play, The Children’s Republic, premiered at Tarragon in the 2011–12 season to rave reviews.
Lisa Berry (CanStage/Obsidian Theatre’s Intimate Apparel, Shaw Festival’s The Crucible) as Master Corporal Tanya Young, Ari Cohen (Tarragon’s The Little Years, Soulpepper’s Death of a Salesman-Dora nomination) as Captain Stephen Hughes, Sergio Di Zio (Tarragon’s Scorched, Leo; CTV’s Flashpoint) as medic Sergeant Chris Anders and Ian Lake (Stratford Festival’s Elektra, Cymbeline and more) as Private Jonny Henderson star in this fictionalized version of a real incident taken from the pages of the controversial Afghanistan conflict and Canada’s role in it.
Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of
This is War
Written by Hannah Moscovitch
Directed by Richard Rose
Starring Lisa Berry, Ari Cohen, Sergio Di Zio, Ian Lake
Set and Costume Designer: Camellia Koo
Lighting Designer: Rebecca Picherack
Composer and Sound Designer: Thomas Ryder Payne
Stage Manager: Nicola Benidickson
Opens January 3 and runs to February 3, 2013 (Previews from December 28)
Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, M5R 1X3
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm from December 30 on.
Tickets range from $27-$53 (including discounts for students, seniors and groups)
AND a Pay-What-You-Can 2:30pm matinee on Saturday, January 26
- $13 Rush Tickets available at the door for Fridays (on sale at 6pm) & Sundays (on sale at 1pm) -