Skip to main content

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
• $22 tickets are available for 21-30 year-olds at
• StagePlay is sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group.


Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …