The Rover Closes Erindale Theatre Season

Spring Break Italian-style, as horny youngsters of both genders descend on Naples at carnival time – with sex and violence around every corner. Swordfights! Disguises! Seductions! Courtesans! – the first woman in the world to earn her living with her pen created a party that never stops!  And that’s the party that will draw the curtain on Theatre Erindale’s “Uppity Women” 2013-2014 Season from March 13 to 23. Aphra Behn was one of the most successful playwrights of the Restoration, the period when the King had returned, the theatres had re-opened, and women had at last been allowed onto the stage. Though she enjoyed brief careers as an actor and a spy, it was as a playwright and novelist that she made her mark. Her most famous comedy, The Rover, held the stage for a hundred years, but by the late eighteenth century it was thought too wicked to produce… 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

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