December Salon is Monday!
Dear ones – the snow is falling, the tinsel is flying and the time it takes to get out your door has increased exponentially due to bundling time! Yep…December is just around the corner. But you can stay warm with TPM for our final Salon of 2013 – Monday December 2nd at The Folk Exchange!
We will be treated to readings by local playwrights including a new piece by Angie St. Mars (from the University of Winnipeg) which is sure to become a holiday classic: Christmas at the Gym. Alix Sobler, whose Secret Annex will be premiering this season at RMTC, will give us a hit of her new play, She’s Not There, featured alongside another emerging playwrights’ work, Megan Andres’ Only Just. Expect to see the talents of directors Heidi Malazdrewich and Meg Fergusson, as well as TPM student rep, Lia Zarillo. Top it up with the acting superpowers of Heather Thomas, Samantha Walters, Ray Strachan, Liz Whitbread, Naomi Cronk, Lindsay Johnson, Ferron Guerreiro, Brittany Thiessen and TPM’s own student rep, Christina Heather.
Join us at 7pm on Monday, December 2nd. Admission is free for season passholders and by donation for civilians – but come early – there’s limited seating. Bring your coins for the (cheap) cash bar!
A Big Thanks and Looking Ahead. . .
We, along with Zone41 Theatre, want to send a huge hug, handshake and a thank you to the cast, crew and everyone who came out to see The Miser of Middlegate. What a hilarious way to start our season! We were tickled by the audience’s- as well as our own- response to the show, and we were even more delighted to present an entirely new, completely homegrown piece of theatre. Although there are artists we love working with from other parts of the country, we are humbled by the wealth of artistic talent right here in Manitoba. Lucky us! Lucky you!
Speaking of artists we love from elsewhere, we are about to welcome Iris Turcott into our midst. Where do we begin explaining how amazing Ms. Turcott is? She is a dramaturg extraordinaire (a person who works with a playwright to develop a new script), having worked with some of Canada’s leading playwrights, including Judith Thompson, Daniel MacIvor, Brad Fraser and, very soon, Deb Patterson! Next week, Iris and Deb will plunge headfirst into workshopping Deb’s new piece, Sargent & Victor & Me, set to premiere at TPM in February. We cannot wait to see what they come up with!
“Witty, energetic, racy!”
The Miser reviews are coming in! We just love this thoughtful and delightful piece by Chandra Mayor for The Winnipeg Review. She writes:
“Inspired by Moliere’s L’Avare and structured as an homage to the stylish screwball movie comedies of the ’30s, Gray’s script is a comedy of manners with no manners at all. It’s witty, energetic, mildly racy, and well-paced, including jokes about the Fort Garry Hotel, vibrators, lobster-throwing… and money. Director Krista Jackson keeps the show zipping from line to smart-aleck line, maintaining that taut divide between farce and comedy. This production allows the actors to fully exploit their proficiencies with physical comedy, including a dinner party during which the well-dressed guests are seated on giant rolling pilates balls.”For the whole piece, please visit The Winnipeg Review’s website. Thanks, Chandra!