The 27th annual New Ideas Festival runs March 11 – 29 in the Studio at Alumnae Theatre. Audiences will see 15 new short works, and they’re all world premieres by writers from Canada and the U.S.
Check out our website at http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/new-ideas-festival.html for a list of the plays, participant bios, ticket info, etc.
Participants have been invited to send in rehearsal photos, so here’s one:
Patricia Hawk as Christine, Kermit the Pug as ‘William’ in “Canis Familiaris” by Carolyn Bennett. See it in Week Two (March 18-22) of New Ideas Festival 2015 at Alumnae Theatre.
The little pug in the photo is William, the subject of Canis Familiaris, a short play by Carolyn Bennett, which appears in Week Two (March 18 – 22) of New Ideas, directed by Brenda Darling. Actor Patricia Hawk plays William’s owner Christine in this dark comedy.
Photo: Elizabeth Verwey (Stage Manager)
Photoshop Wizardry: Leah Meddaoui
Toronto Irish Players present the Canadian premiere of Fionnuala Kenny’s Elvis’s Toenail at Alumnae Theatre, Feb 19 – March 7.
The play is set in a Dublin clothing factory in 1961. It is directed by longtime Toronto Irish Players member Cliona Kenny (the playwright’s sister!), and the cast includes the playwright’s nephew, David Dickie.
Here’s an interview from the Toronto Irish Players blog: actor Kearsten Johansson plays Imelda, an Elvis-obsessed Irish seamstress and owner of the titular relic.
PERFORMANCES: Feb 19 – March 7, 2015.
Thu – Sat @ 8pm; Sunday Matinees @ 2pm (Feb 22 & March 1).
WHERE: Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St. (at Adelaide, east of Sherbourne), Toronto.
TICKETS: $20 ($18 students & seniors)
Call 416-440-2888 to reserve tickets, or visit TIP’s website to purchase online: http://torontoirishplayers.com/