Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Diasporic Theatre: Irish and Caribbean Plays

Two plays are opening up in the next few days that will challenge those who like their theatre "comfortable". Autumn Smith is directing Cathy Murphy and Richard Greenblatt in Irish bad-boy, Enda Walsh's play, "bedbound" and Rhoma Spencer is directing Edwige Jean-Pierre and Lorna Wilson in Edwige's play, "Our Lady of Spills". I had a chance to talk to Autumn and Edwige on Saturday, April 25th about their hard-hitting plays.



Our Lady of Spills
April 28th - May 10th
Papermill Theatre
67 Pottery Road
Tickets: $25, Sundays pay-what-you-can ($10 suggested minimum)
Box Office: www.meowfilms.com/in person at TO TIX Dundas Square or at the theatre (1 hour before show time)
Show Times: 8PM (weeknights and Saturdays); 2:00 PM

bedbound
April 30th - May 17th
Tarragon Theatre (Upstairs Studio)
30 Bridgman Avenue (north of Dupont, off Bathurst)
Tickets: $20, Sundays pay-what-you-can
Box Office: 416-531-1827 or tickets.tarragontheatre.com
Show Times: 8PM (weeknights and Saturdays); 2:30 PM (Sundays)

Above photo: "bedbound" director, Autumn Smith (left) and actor, Cathy Smith (right). Photo Credit: Praxistheatre.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

bedbound was one of the most exciting pieces of theatre I've seen in a long time. Kudos to the cast and director. Thanks for bringing this group some well deserved attention.