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Tarragon Theatre Toronto Hosts David French Exhibit to September 30 2012

From a media release:

David French: Writing Home
Comes to Tarragon Theatre
continues to September 30, 2012

Tarragon Theatre presents David French: Writing Home, an exhibit produced by Canada's National Arts Centre (Ottawa) in association with Theatre Museum Canada which runs at Tarragon's Rehearsal Hall from September 11-30, 2012.

Focusing on his five semi-autobiographical plays about the fictional Mercer family of Newfoundland, the exhibit combines rare artifacts, images and text to examine the history of French's darkly humorous slice-of-life dramas, and his far-reaching influence in the development of English Canadian theatre.

David French (1939-2010) played a crucial role bringing the voice of Canadian playwrights to our stages and the popularity of his plays proved that audiences from coast to coast wanted to see plays written by Canadians. Tarragon's founding Artistic Director Bill Glassco first took a chance on David French in 1972, closing the first season with his first professional play: Leaving Home. Urjo Kareda wrote, in 2001, when he was Artistic Director: "Leaving Home was the play and the evening - I've always believed - that put Tarragon Theatre onto the map."

"As the theatre that launched and nurtured David French's early work, it is totally appropriate that this exhibit comes to Tarragon," says current Tarragon Artistic Director Richard Rose. "David French's Mercer family is our Houae of Atreus. He dramatised the living rooms of 1960s Toronto, evoking the great dramatic myths and the eternal conflict of family. We understand this story anew again thanks to David French."

This special retrospective exhibition was produced with the support and collaboration of the French family who loaned numerous artifacts and photos on display.

David French: Writing Home originally opened September 2011 as part of Culture Days at the National Arts Centre. An online companion exhibit is also featured on the NAC's educational website

The exhibit is open before performances of the first show of Tarragon's 42nd season - No Great Mischief by David S. Young, adapted from the novel by Alistair MacLeod - and closes 15 minutes before show time.

Tarragon Theatre presents
David French: Writing Home
Tuesday September 11 to Sunday September 30, 2012
Tarragon Theatre Rehearsal Hall, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
Free Admission

The exhibit is open at least two hours before performances and closes 15 minutes before show time (except Sunday as noted below):
Tuesday to Friday: 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Saturday: 12:30pm to 2:15pm & 4:30pm to 7:45pm
Sunday: 1:30pm to 2:15pm (Exhibit opens one hour before show time)


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