French Farce Montréal Style for Theatre Erindale!

For the first time ever, as its next offering in the 2013-14 “Uppity Women” season, Theatre Erindale is turning to French Farce.  But this French farce has a special twist. One of those ‘uppity women’ – Dorothy Lees Blakey – has set her translation in Montréal! The hilarious result, A Stitch in Time, runs January 23 to February 2 at the Erindale Studio Theatre. It’s almost the end of the 1800s, and well-heeled young doctor Robert Moulineux has been married for six months. But he’s not getting everything a young husband craves – he and his wife sleep in separate bedrooms. So naturally he goes off in search of hanky-panky … and gets himself all tied up in measuring tape, as his intended love-nest turns out to be a former dress-making salon, and the string of would-be clients includes his mother-in-law! Mistaken identities, outrageous excuses, frantic escapes – a snoopy butler,… Read More

Theatre Erindale Announces Season Casting

Theatre Erindale has announced the casting for its 2013-2014 “Uppity Women” season, set to open with The Crucible on October 25th. Season Memberships – featuring five mainstage plays plus the Beck Festival for the price of four – are selling rapidly. The Crucible is one of the greatest dramas of the twentieth century.  It is directed by special guest Aaron Willis of Convergence Theatre and the Stratford Festival, features the entire graduating class of the Sheridan-UTM Theatre & Drama Studies Program, and is already half way through rehearsal. During the Salem witch hunt, Christian Tribuzio and Megan O’Kelly (the cuckolded officer and his headstrong wife from In the Midst of Alarms) face off again as John Proctor and Abigail Williams, while Kaitlyn Alexander (Mistress Quickly in Midsummer Night’s Dream) as John’s wife Elizabeth is put on trial for her life. Their implacable adversary Governor Danforth, in another neat reversal of… Read More