Thanks to all who came to see Pacamambo!
For those that missed it, here are some of the reviews:
Ken Gass is back. And that, my friends, is excellent news for Canadian theatre…Ken Gass’s comeback is eminently worth seeing and should be supported. Go see it — and give Growl a pat from me. – Toronto Star
director Ken Gass’s shimmering, suggestive production expertly contrasts the adult’s world of reason and logic and the child’s realm of instinct and spirit. Critic’s Pick, NOW Magazine
Ken Gass gets strong performances out of the four cast members: Robinson is engaging as the concerned and frustrated psychiatrist; Polak is endearing and convincingly canine as Growl, Harper is terrific in the role of the helplessly dead Marie Marie, and Keating carries the show as the charismatic, vulnerable and emotionally explosive Julie. - Theatromania
The 2014 Winter/Spring Season:
by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Shelley Tepperman
Directed by Ken Gass
Starring Kyra Harper, Amy Keating, Michelle Polak & Karen Robinson
January 18 to February 2, 2014
at The Citadel (308 Parliament Street)
English Language Premiere
Pacamambo is a lyrical, often funny and hugely life-affirming play about death. It tells the story of Julie, teetering between denial and rage, who disappeared for three weeks and was discovered in her grandmother’s apartment storage locker with her dog, Growl, and the decomposing body of her grandmother. Emotionally powerful, Pacamambo promises to be a magical experience for audiences of all ages.
WATCHING GLORY DIE
by Judith Thompson
Directed by Ken Gass
Starring Judith Thompson
May 15 to June 1, 2014
at Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs
Though deliberately fictional, Watching Glory Die takes a bold dramatic leap from recent news headlines re the treatment of chronically disturbed young women in our prison system to forge the kind of visceral lyricism that is the hallmark of Judith Thompson at her most powerful.
Written and directed by George F. Walker
Starring Nancy Beatty, Jerry Franken, Michael Healy, Haley McGee, Noah Reid & Julie Stewart
May 20 to June 8, 2014
at the Panasonic Theatre
A co-production with Mirvish Productions as part of the Off-Mirvish Season
Dean is a young ex-sniper, just back from Afghanistan, struggling to find work. His family is disintegrating before his eyes, his wife is ready to divorce him a second time, yet players on both ends of the political spectrum find Dean’s special talents oddly appealing. A killer comedy by a master playwright in top form.