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Human Cargo's Night to Headline Factory Thtr's Performance Spring Apr 7 - 24

From a media release:

Factory Theatre's Performance Spring 2011’s headliner is Human Cargo’s Night    
 
Toronto, ON –  March 2011…  The presentation of groundbreaking works from the national scene is an annual event at Factory Theatre.

• The Performance Spring Festival, April 7 – 24, 2011, is made possible by the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Arts Presentation Fund.
• For more information about the Festival’s theatrically-imaginative performances of dance, drama and readings, see the website
• Tickets range from P-W-Y-C to $40.


Headlining the festival is Human Cargo’s Night. Shows of Night. “I saw a workshop of Night in Pond Inlet two years ago, and was stunned by the emotional power and visual clarity of the story,” says Factory Theatre Artistic Director Ken Gass, “I know Toronto audiences will be equally transported by this extraordinary theatrical encounter.”

In Night, the lives of a Toronto anthropologist and 16-year old Inuk girl intersect powerfully during 24 hours of darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.  A cross-cultural theatre creation by Human Cargo written and directed by Christopher Morris (also director of The Grand Theatre’s Mary’s Wedding, and Preface Theatre /AGO’s The Bear), is a poetic and dramatic exploration of the clash between Inuit and southern Canadian culture.

Morris says, “Daniella is a scientist from the big city and Piuyuq is a girl with big dreams. As the two cross paths, their lives are changed forever.” Night is presented in Inuktitut and English, with English surtitles, likely the first time both languages have been used so extensively in a professional play on a Toronto stage. Night was developed over three years during four four-week creation workshops in the arctic darkness of Pond Inlet, Nunavut and Akureyri, Iceland, and premiered in January 2010 at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa.

Night
April 13-24
MAINSPACE THEATRE
A Human Cargo / National Arts Centre coproduction in association with the Northern Arts and Culture Centre, Yellowknife, and Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse
In English and Inuktitut with English surtitles.

Written and directed by
CHRISTOPHER MORRIS
Starring
RENELTTA ARLUK, TIFFANY AYALIK, JONATHAN FISHER, LINNEA SWAN
Set and Costume Design GILLIAN GALLOW
Sound Design LYON SMITH
Lighting Design MICHELLE RAMSAY

Photos:
• Abbie Ootova. Photo by Andree Lanthier
• Linnea Swan in Night at the NAC, 2010. (photo by Andree Lanthier)
• Linnea Swann & Jonathan Fisher at the NAC, 2010 photo by Andree Lanthier)


Night plays Tuesday – Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., in the Mainspace Theatre, April 13 – 24.
• Tickets Tuesday - Thursday and on Sunday, in advance, are $30, and $25 for Students, Seniors and Arts Workers (includes HMF + HST); tickets on Friday and Saturday are $35, and $30 for Students, Seniors and Arts Workers (includes HMF + HST).
• See the website & TOTIX regarding the April 16 show as part of the Bathurst Theatre District Spring Theatre Marathon


The box office is open for in-person/phone sales (416 504 9971), Tuesday to Saturday, 1 – 8 p.m., and Sunday at 12 noon – 4 p.m.; online sales are available 24 hours a day at www.factorytheatre.ca.

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