Friends and colleagues pay tribute to late Canadian theatre legend Greg Kramer
by Richard Burnett (photos from tribute by Richard Burnett)
@bugsburnettCanadian actor and writer Greg Kramer was found dead in his Montreal apartment a year ago, on April 8, 2013, after he failed to show up for the first day of rehearsals for his new play, Sherlock Holmes, starring Hollywood actor Jay Baruchel at Montreal’s Segal Centre for the Performing Arts.
Much of his work took place on the Segal Theatre stage, where a stellar cast of friends, family and colleagues paid tribute to Kramer on the first anniversary of his death. Hosted by Holly Gauthier-Frankel (a.k.a. semi-retired burlesque queen Miss Sugerpuss), the April 7 invitation-only Greg Kramer Memorial Cabaret (I had to leave after 75 minutes for another engagement) featured some of Canada’s “most notable and notorious performers and personalities” such as 2boys.tv (Stephen Lawson as Gigi L'Amour)
and Jordan Arsenault.
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