Wednesday, September 4, 2013

News: (Toronto) Soulpepper announces Fall/Winter season


The Norman ConquestsFarther WestAlligator Pie & Parfumerie on stage.

Dates announced for the Global Cabaret Festival & the Impulse Festival.

Toronto, ON – September 4, 2013: Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today released details about Soulpepper's remaining 2013 lineup: Alan Ayckbourn's three-piece rompThe Norman Conquests; John Murrell's Farther West; and two returning Soulpepper favourites, Alligator Pie andParfumerie. All performances take place at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Visit for more details.

Save the date! This year's Global Cabaret Festival will take place from October 24 to 27, 2013 and will once again feature over 100 artists performing original cabaret, theatre and dance works at the Young Centre. The Festival will also include the Soulpepper Dance Awards. Established last year, these awards recognise Toronto-based artists who demonstrate creativity, innovation, collaboration, and spirit, through dance. Awards will be given in four categories: Emerging Dance Artist; Senior Dance Artist; Community Dance Artist; and Multi-Disciplinary Artist.

New this year, Soulpepper in association with The National Theatre of the World will present the Impulse Festival, a four-day celebration of improvisation, performed by improv troupes from around the world from December 12 to 15, 2013. Details to be announced.

The Norman Conquests
Over the course of three plays, a cast of six moves through a dining room, a living room, and a garden, as a secretive weekend away for the affable librarian Norman turns into a series of misunderstandings, trysts, and revelations. Written by Alan Ayckbourn, a master of British stage humour, and directed by Soulpepper Founding Member Ted Dykstra, the cast features: Derek Boyes; Laura Condlln and Sarah Mennell in their Soulpepper debuts; Oliver Dennis; Fiona Reid; and Albert Schultz.
The Norman Conquests are conceived to be enjoyed individually or in any combination. Marathon performances available.
Table Manners runs from September 27 to November 16; opening night is October 9.
Living Together runs from September 28 to November 16; opening night is October 10.
Round and Round the Garden runs from September 28 to November 16; opening night is October 15.

Farther West
In Farther West, Canadian playwright John Murrell (Soulpepper's Uncle Vanya adaptation and Waiting for the Parade) tells a sweeping tale of romance, independence, and fate, as prostitute May Buchanan moves steadily west across gold rush-era Canada, pursued by two men obsessed with possessing her again. Farther West is directed by Soulpepper Founding Member Diana Leblanc and features: Akosua Amo-Adem; Evan Buliung; Dan Chameroy; Jesse Aaron Dwyre; Jeff Lillico; Soulpepper Founding Member William Webster; and Kyra Harper, Christine Horne, Dan Lett, Matthew MacFadzean and Tara Nicodemo in their Soulpepper debuts.
Mature content.
Farther West runs from October 11 to November 9; opening night is October 17.

Alligator Pie
Alligator Pie, an original Soulpepper production and recent Dora Award-winner for Outstanding Ensemble, brings the celebrated children's poems of Canada's Father Goose, Dennis Lee, to vibrant theatrical life. Soulpepper's creation ensemble fills the stage with music, invention and Lee's delicious imagination. Created and performed by Ins Choi, Raquel Duffy, Ken MacKenzie, Gregory Prest and Mike Ross; poems by Dennis Lee.
Family ticket packages available.
Alligator Pie runs from November 3 to December 1.

By popular demand, the award-winning, heart-warming holiday hit returns! In this comedy, the basis for both The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail, two shop clerks kindle a tender love affair through anonymous letters while they unwittingly squabble with one another in person. Written by Miklós László and adapted by Adam Pettle and Brenda Robins, Parfumerie is directed by Morris Panych and features Maev Beaty, Kevin Bundy, Oliver Dennis, Patricia Fagan, Jeff Lillico, Miranda Mulholland, Noah Reid, Brenda Robins, Michael Simpson, Kristina Uranowski, and Soulpepper Founding Members William Webster and Joseph Ziegler.
Parfumerie runs from November 27 to December 21; opening night is November 28.
Soulpepper Theatre Company is located at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, in the Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON. Tickets for The Norman ConquestsFarther West and Parfumerie range from $22 -$68 (plus service charge) and single tickets for Alligator Pie are $23 (plus service charge), or $94 (inclusive) for a Family Four Pack. Tickets are available by calling the Young Centre box office at 416.866.8666 or by visiting $22 tickets are available for 21-30 year-olds at StagePlay is sponsored by TD Bank Group.

2013 Soulpepper Lead Sponsors are: Scotiabank Group, TELUS and the Michael & Karen Vukets Family Foundation. Soulpepper gratefully acknowledges annual operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.

Farther West
 is generously sponsored by Top Women. Alligator Pie is generously sponsored by Macquarie.

The Norman Conquests is generously sponsored by CIBC and has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

The Impulse Festival is sponsored by BMO Financial Group and the Global Cabaret Festival is sponsored by Global Toronto.

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