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Rough & rowdy, it’s all guts & no glory in the funny, poignant, political The Gut Girls

Review of The Gut Girls...

life with more cowbell

They’re an unruly, foul-mouthed, hard-working, hard-drinking bunch ‘a gals—and their world is about to be turned upside down.

Alumnae Theatre starts off the New Year with its production of Sarah Daniels’ The Gut Girls, directed by Maya Rabinovitch. The Gut Girls is part of Alumnae’s Retrospective Series, leading up to its 100th anniversary next season.

The Gut Girls takes us to 1901, where the “gut girls” work in a gutting shed in the Foreign Cattle Market in Deptford, England. Paid good money, but working punishing hours in a foul environment—often up to their ankles in blood—it’s an offal job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Gut girls Polly (Alexandra Augustine), Ellen (Sarah Thorpe), Maggie (Kaya Bucholc) and Kate (Tasia Loeffler-Vulpe) take new girl Annie (Claire Keating) under their wing. Formerly in service, Annie found herself pregnant and fired, now living in a home for wayward women since the…

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“Antigone” special events on opening weekend, Sept 18 – 20

Antigone imageAlumnae Theatre Company announces our first production of the 2015-2106 season: Antigone, by Jean Anouilh, translated Lewis Galantière. This modernized version of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy explores the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times.

Director Janet Kish evokes a metaphysical Thebes in a parallel universe where the “here and now” is also the “there and then.”  In collaboration with the actors, the work also incorporates movement choreographed by Jane Deluzio, and masks sculpted by visual artist and scenographer Teodoro Dragonieri.
Special events are planned for opening weekend, September 18-20.

Art Installation on display in the lobby for the run of the show:
View our Antigonethemed art installation created by renowned multi-discipline artist Teodoro Dragonieri in collaboration with Sara Ahmadieh Rad.

Opening night party – Friday, September 18 :
 Meet the actors and production team after the show on  in the lobby.  Refreshments will be served.  Cash bar.

Social Media Night – Saturday, September 19:
If you sit in the last three rows of the audience, you can text, tweet and send messages during the performance.  You read that right.  Yes, DURING the show!  Just NO flash photography, please.

Panel: Women of Courage – Sunday, September 20 :
Join us from noon-1pm for a pre-matinee panel discussion with six “Antigones” of today: ordinary women who have exhibited extraordinary courage in our current day and age. The moderated panel will address such topics as mental illness, trangendered realities and living life as an amputee artist.

Antigone runs Sept 18 – Oct 3.

Purchase tickets online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=atc13 or reserve seats by phone/e-mail and pay cash on arrival. No credit or debit for in-person sales; cash only. Reserve at 416-364-4170, xtn 1 / reservations@alumnaetheatre.com

Chorus          AMANDA CORDNER
Antigone      KAYA BUCHOLC
Ismene         CARLY TELFORD
Creon            SCOTT MOORE
Page              CHRISTINA LEONARD
Nurse            SARA STAHMER
Guards          ERIK MRAKOVCIC
Eurydice       MARTHA BREEN

Director:                              Janet Kish

Producer:                            Andrea Patreau

Associate Producer:        Carina Cojeen
Stage Manager:                Christina Clarke
Ass’t Stage Manager:     Kaylen MacKenzie
Scenographer:                  Teodoro Dragonieri
Lighting Design by            Kelsey Laine Jacobson
Costume Design by         Martina Christensen and Brianne Christensen
Sound Design by              Jeff Jones
Scenic Artist:                      Sara Ahmadieh Rad
Choreographer:                  Jane Deluzio

Makeup Artist:                 Eleanor MacVeigh


Please note the Alumnae Theatre’s MainStage is completely wheelchair accessible, including accessible washrooms.

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