TORONTO, ON – On Friday October 19th, at the Collective Space (221 Sterling Rd.), The Shakespeare-In-Hospitals Program will knock it out of the park with the launch of their 2018 season opener celebration focusing on concepts home. Showcasing a script constructed out of over twenty different Shakespeare texts (along with some well-aimed baseball quotes) the team of fourteen talented emerging and established artists will share a taste of what’s in store for patients in hospitals across Toronto. To prepare the team to work and perform in non-traditional spaces like hospital waiting rooms, “all the world’s a stage” as, true to form, the ensemble brings performs in numerous spaces, including a fully outfitted baseball diamond-as-stage. The ensemble will be joined by past alumni, who will share stories and experiences from previous seasons. Together, the ensemble and guests will explore the question: “How do we decide on home?”
The night’s lineup includes works led by Stratford/Shaw regular Richard Beaune, Storefront Theatre Star Susan Lock (Director of Basket Day) Fringe superstars Ara Glenn-Johanson (director/creator of Flooded) and Alex Franks (The Ties That Bind And Gag). Featured artists includes a mix of film and theatre celebrities, including The Ponysitters Club’s Andrea Cabeza (Netflix/Discovery Kids) Sharmila Dey (Alice from Alice In Wonderland with Theatre Northwest) and Mark Kreder (Hugh in 4th Line Theatre’s Crow Hill: The Telephone Play) This powerhouse combination of artists promises to shake up Toronto’s definition of Shakespeare while providing a unique form of escape for the evening. Rounding out the night will be DJ SINergy and a silent auction, complete with the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the season. Grab a cheap drink and send these amazing artists off in style with some hearty well-wishes, all in the name of the Bard!
The Shakespeare-In-Hospitals Home-Opener at the Collective Space (221 Sterling Rd.) Pay-What-You-Want admission ($10 suggested) Doors @ 7 pm Performances @ 8 pm Ribbon-Cutting @ 9:45 pm All proceeds go toward the Shakespeare-In-Hospitals 2018 Program https://www.facebook.com/events/2173685366177882/?ti=as
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