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“Elvis’s Toenail is a slice of 1960’s Irish Culture with a charming allure.”

Meet another member of the cast of Elvis’s Toenail! Toronto Irish Players present the Canadian premiere of Fionnuala Kenny’s drama on the Main Stage of Alumnae Theatre, Feb 19 – March 7. Visit http://www.torontoirishplayers.com/ for reservations & info.

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David Elliot Dickie was born in the west end of Toronto. He discovered his passion for acting at a young age and attended the Lorraine Kimsa Theater for Young Actors (now Young People’s Theater).  He recently portrayed Inspector Hopkins in The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca (Scarborough Players). Portraying Christy in Elvis’s Toenail marks his debut performance with the Toronto Irish Players.

What drew you to audition for the role of Christy? 

 Originally I had auditioned for the role of “Mother Francis”, alas I couldn’t quite pull off a matriarchal religious figure head of 1960’s Ireland. Maybe another time.

 Christy is a charismatic flirt with a big ol’ soft heart who brings an upbeat comedic touch to some of the plays serious tones. I have deep Irish roots myself, which are greatly fertilized by being part of this production, and that I’ve always wanted to explore. I just had to.

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Toronto Irish Players’ “Elvis’s Toenail” opens Feb 19

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/

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