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Toronto Premiere: Chloë Moss' This Wide Night March 1 - 17

From a media release:

M E R M A I D  P A R A D E presents...
This Wide Night
March 1 - 17, 2012 in Toronto


"Not everyone can be all right, Marie. The world isn't like that..."

TORONTO - Mermaid Parade is proud to present Chloë Moss’ award-winning THIS WIDE NIGHT, a site-specific production at Toronto’s Red Sandcastle Theatre, from March 1-17, 2012. THIS WIDE NIGHT is a funny, gutsy, poignant drama about the complex relationship between two women, former cellmates, trying to cope with the uncertain freedom of life on the outside. Directed by Jon Michaelson, THIS WIDE NIGHT is being staged in a gritty Queen St. East store-front venue.

Advance tickets are available for credit card purchase; door tickets are cash-only.

On her release from prison, Lorraine (Astrid Van Wieren) heads straight to Marie's (Claire Burns). On the inside they shared everything, but the friendship that once protected them now threatens to smother the freedom they seek. Over the course of a week we see their bonds tested, teased and provoked as they try to reconnect and rekindle their relationship. Issues with family, friends, and lovers bubble up to the surface - including the son Lorraine lost over twenty years ago, with whom she is desperate to make contact. THIS WIDE NIGHT is a tender and fierce portrayal of two women trying to start again, when 'freedom' feels like a bleak and frightening prospect.

With humour and sensitivity, British playwright Chloë Moss (winner of the 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn playwriting prize) draws us into the world of these women and allows us to witness their struggle from the inside out.  Lorraine and Marie are not the super-cool ex-cons we see in movies, but are real women with real needs, hopes, and dreams for a better life. But instead of starting over, their lives have stopped. The freedom they've longed for is terrifying, and the world not bound by four confining walls is impenetrable, unreadable, and uninhabitable.

The story at the core of THIS WIDE NIGHT has a profound resonance for Canadians. A multitude of women have passed through the doors of nearby Kingston's "P4W" - Prison For Women - hoping to be reintegrated into society … only to experience the same fear, alienation and struggle as the two ex-offenders we see in the play. It is a call to awareness for us to witness, understand, and empathize with the immense societal pressures and prejudices these women face.

Set & Costume Design for THIS WIDE NIGHT is by Lindsay Anne Black, winner of the 2007 Pauline McGibbon Award, and former head scenic artist for Tarragon Theatre. Sound Design by Pandemic Theatre's Mike Conley & Emily Derr. Lighting Design by Colin Harris (Theatre Passe Muraille). Mermaid Parade is a Canadian Actors Equity Association approved Co-op, with support from Mercury Stage Productions and Pandemic Theatre. For more information, please visit www.thiswidenight.com.

Red Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen Street East (near Queen and Logan)

March 1-17, 2012
Thurs-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 2:30pm
PLUS a special additional show on Mon 12 March @ 8pm

Tickets: 
$20 General, $15 Student/Arts-worker/Senior/Under-Employed.
Sun Matinees & Mon 12 March: PWYC
Door Tickets are Cash Only
Reservations via redsandcastletheatre@gmail.com or 416-845-9411

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