Are you excited too? The world premiere of Lisa Moore’s February is only one week away. The opening night gala on September 21 will be attended by the writer herself, as well as glitterati from the literary and theatre worlds, and representatives from the City of Toronto. Because not only is Alumnae Theatre celebrating the launch of the season with this beautiful new play, but we’re also marking 40 years in this building here at 70 Berkeley Street – a historic former firehall.
Take a look at the wall mural in the upper lobby next time you visit. It’s a blowup of a photograph taken in the early 20th century, showing some well-dressed firemen posing with their spanking-new mechanized fire engine. Down in the lower lobby, framed over the bar, is an even earlier photograph (1905), depicting firemen with the horse-drawn fire engine of the time!
But I digress! Online theatre review site Mooney On Theatre is running a contest to win tickets to the second performance of February, on Saturday Sept. 22, as well as a copy of the novel, courtesy of Lisa Moore’s book publisher, House of Anansi Press. The contest closes at 3pm on Sept 20. Details at http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2012/09/14/ticket-and-novel-giveaway-contest-lisa-moores-february-alumnae-theatre/
And if you don’t win those tickets (there are 3 pairs available), make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org and see the show anyway! Running to October 6.