From a media release:
Optic Heart Theatre presents
Hume Baugh’s searingly honest, and celebratory one-person show
THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE TRIES TO HANG UP THE PHONE
at Videofag (Toronto)
Nov 27 – Dec 8, 2013
TORONTO - Optic Heart Theatre presents Hume Baugh’s searingly honest, and celebratory one-person show THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE TRIES TO HANG UP THE PHONE - an intimate account of his mother’s remarkable life and the complexity of his relationship to the woman who bore and raised him. THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE TRIES TO HANG UP THE PHONE plays in the studio at Videofag in Kensington Market for 10 performances only from Nov 27 – Dec 8, 2013. Tickets are available online via EventBrite at thegirlinthepicture.eventbrite.ca or by cash sale only at the door. Seating is very limited.
Long before she died, my mother disappeared.
Inside herself. Into a fog of alcohol…
What is it like to grow up as the son of a dynamic, successful, charismatic alcoholic? And after her death, to try to find her, to see her whole - perhaps for the first time - through the tangled labyrinths of story and memory? Part remembrance, part exorcism, part investigation, part celebration, this one-person show chronicles a man’s struggle to understand his mother’s life and death. Intimate, honest, and finally redemptive, it is a testament to the power of love between a mother and son. THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE TRIES TO HANG UP THE PHONE asks us to honestly examine what we think love is, and to imagine loving better.
First workshopped in 2006 at Rhubarb! and Buddies in Bad Times, and in 2007 at HATCH at the Harbourfront Centre, THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE TRIES TO HANG UP THE PHONE has toured across the country to great acclaim. Most recently it was showcased as part of the 2013 Theatre Kingston season. The performances at Videofag in November-December mark the first Toronto run of the fully-realized production.
Hume’s recent Toronto appearances include Dinner at Seven-Thirty (Theatre Rusticle), The Taming Of The Shrew and Macbeth (Canadian Stage), and The Charge Of the Expormidable Moose (One Little Goat). He is the author of Crush, which was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2012. THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE TRIES TO HANG UP THE PHONE is directed and dramaturged by Siminovitch Prize nominee Mark Cassidy (for Threshold Theatre: Change Room at the Toronto Fringe; Allistonian Brockvillian Dionysian at Q Space; Kafka & Son, European tour including The Hague, Prague, Budapest and Leeds, U.K.)
THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE TRIES TO HANG UP THE PHONE:
Videofag (187 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market, Toronto)
November 27 – December 8, 2013
(Opening Night Wednesday Nov 27)
(Tues-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @2:30pm)
Note there will be NO SHOW on Friday 29 November.
Tickets: $20 each
Sun Dec 1 Matinee is PWYC at the door (or $15 to reserve in advance online) via EventBrite at thegirlinthepicture.eventbrite.ca or by CASH SALE ONLY at the door