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Christopher Shinn's Other People Canadian Premiere Jan 18-28 in Toronto

From a media release:

SUNDANCE “BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE” WINNER TATIANA MASLANY will star in the Canadian Premiere of OTHER PEOPLE
by Christopher Shinn

January 18- 28, 2012 at the Young Centre, Toronto

TORONTO
— Mutual Friends Co-op, in collaboration with Mercedes Grundy, is proud to present the Canadian Premiere of OTHER PEOPLE by Christopher Shinn in a limited run, January 18-28, 2012.

Presented at the beautiful TANK HOUSE Theatre at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery Historic District, OTHER PEOPLE tells the story of three ambitious young New Yorkers who struggle with sex, desire and their art over Christmas in the East Village.

Stephen is a frustrated “blurb writer” and aspiring playwright waiting to hear about a grant. Petra is Stephen’s roommate, a wannabe writer who has recently returned from working as a stripper in Japan. Mark is Stephen’s ex, a successful screenwriter fresh out of rehab, now a born again Christian crashing on Stephen and Petra’s couch, struggling with his attraction to a mysterious young hustler named Tan. What ensues is a heartfelt and hilarious look at love, sex and friendship, the struggle to connect and the struggle to make art. The play had its World Premiere in 2000 at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and opened to rave reviews.

“Shinn writes with graceful compassion about people trapped inside their own skins unable to make sense of their lives." – The Guardian

“Edgy, troubled characters, sharply realistic dialogue, and a distinctive milieu.”  – Times of London


The production is directed by Dora Nominee Aaron Willis, one of the creators of the hit shows Yichud and The Gladstone Variations, who, together with Julie Tepperman, was named one of “Toronto’s most respected theatre duos” by NOW Magazine.

Leading the cast is Genie nominee and two time Gemini Winner Tatiana Maslany in the role of Petra. In 2010, Maslany won the World Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for “Breakout Performance” for her performance in the Canadian coming of age drama “Grown Up Movie Star”. On February 10 2012, Maslany can be seen on the big screen in the romantic drama “The Vow” alongside Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Scott Speedman and Jessica Lange, directed by Michael Sucsy (“Grey Gardens”). Most recently, Maslany completed shooting on the mini-series “World Without End” starring Cynthia Nixon, the highly anticipated sequel to “Pillars of the Earth”. Maslany was last seen on stage in the Dora nominated Canadian premiere of Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.

The cast of OTHER PEOPLE also features Ben Lewis as Stephen (Dog Sees God, “Degrassi”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”), Dora nominated Brendan McMurtry-Howlett as Tan (The Overwhelming, Sia), Indrit Kasapi as Mark (Boys in the Band, Still Life), two-time Dora winner Mike McPhaden as Man (Poochwater, Requiem for a Hotel), and Dora winner Richard Lee as Darren (Forbidden Phoenix, Banana Boys).  The show will be stage managed by Monika Seiler with Technical Director Suzie Balogh, Lighting Design by Jennifer Lennon, Set and Costume Design by Kat Misztal-McCubbing and Sound Design by Lindsay Naft.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn’s plays have premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, and Soho Theatre, and later seen regionally in the United States and around the world. He is the winner of an OBIE in Playwriting (2004-2005) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting (2005). He teaches playwriting at the New School for Drama. The Canadian premiere of OTHER PEOPLE comes on the heels of Surface/Underground’s hit Toronto production of Shinn’s Dying City, currently playing at the Toronto Free Gallery.

Image by Mercedes Grundy

WHO: Mutual Friends Co-op in collaboration with Mercedes Grundy
WHERE:  Tank House Theatre, Young Centre for Performing Arts
Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St., Building 49, Toronto, ON

Preview Jan 18, 2012 at 8 pm
Opening Jan 19, 2012 at 8 pm
Runs Jan 20-Jan 28, 2012
Monday-Saturday at 8 pm
Saturdays 2:30 pm Matinee.

TIX: $20 General, $15 Student/Senior/Arts Worker
Buy tickets online at www.youngcentre.ca or call 416.866.8666

Note: This play contains coarse language, nudity, herbal cigarettes and sexual content.

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