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spring 2011 april–june

2011 lead sponsors


Dear Theatre Lover,

Welcome to Soulpepper’s Spring Season.

In the next three months Soulpepper will have eight amazing productions playing together in the intimacy of our beautiful home in the Distillery Historic District. The spring playbill at Soulpepper includes a blend of brand new productions and celebrated Soulpepper favourites. This year we have initiated the Soulpepper Family Series so please consider bringing the young people in your life to the theatre. As Toronto’s only year-round repertory company we have many more offerings throughout the year. Please visit our website to learn about summer and fall at Soulpepper. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Young Centre! Yours, Albert Schultz, Artistic Director p.s. We are very excited about the partnership with Luminato which has supported the most encompassing repertory season in Toronto’s history.

“Soulpepper is the finest theatre company in the  history of Toronto.”

— robert fulford, National Post

soulpepper founding members: Diego Matamoros Martha Burns Nancy Palk Susan Coyne Albert Schultz Ted Dykstra Robyn Stevan Michael Hanrahan William Webster Stuart Hughes Joseph Ziegler Diana Leblanc Leslie Lester, Executive Director


New— Soulpepper Spring Flex-Pack!

4 tickets to USE any way you like Book your dates now or choose later SAVE 10% OFF FULL PRICE TICKETS It’s the ultimate in flexibility! Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Premium Seating Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Regular Seating Earlybird and Weekday Matinée All Seating

PRICE $232.60 $178.60 $178.60

hst $30.24 $23.24 $23.24

total $262.84 $201.84 $201.84

Call the box office at 416.866.8666 and redeem your vouchers for the performances that suit you! Vouchers are valid for performances up to and including June 21, 2011. The Fine Print: Price includes a Young Centre facility fee and all service charges. Flex-Pack vouchers are valid only for performances up to and including June 21, 2011, after which time they become void. Please note: Space is subject to availability, book early to avoid disappointment. See page 13 for additional fine print.

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Gregory Prest, Tatjana Cornij and Karen Rae . photos: cylla von tiedemann

double bill

april -june

Two absolutely magical theatrical creations full of humour, music, and life itself.

(re)birth: e.e. cummings in song

An innovative and highly theatrical celebration of one of the pre-eminent voices of 20th century poetry. featuring

Ins Choi, Tatjana Cornij, Trish Lindström, Ken MacKenzie, Abena Malika, Gregory Prest, Karen Rae, Jason Patrick Rothery, Mike Ross and Brendan Wall

Spring Premiere 4 

Window on Toronto

Master director László Marton and the ensemble show us our vibrant and often hilarious city from the perspective of a hot dog vendor at Nathan Phillips Square. directed by

László Marton featuring

Ins Choi, Tatjana Cornij, Trish Lindström, Ken MacKenzie, Gregory Prest, Karen Rae, Jason Patrick Rothery, Andre Sills and Brendan Wall


illustration: Chris silas neal

FRONTERAS AMERICANAS  GUILLERMO VERDECCHIA Winner of the Governor General’s Award for best drama, Fronteras Americanas is written and performed by renowned Argentinean Canadian artist Guillermo Verdecchia. A brilliant and very funny examination of immigrant identity, Fronteras exposes the raw nerve of living with one’s heart in multiple places.

may -june

directed by

Jim Warren featuring

Guillermo Verdecchia

Spring Premiere

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diego matamoros. photo: cylla von tiedemann

one act play

THE ALEPH DIEGO MATAMOROS & DANIEL BROOKS The Aleph is a thought-provoking adaptation of a short story by Argentinean master Jorge Luis Borges created by three of Canada’s finest theatre artists, director Daniel Brooks, designer Michael Levine, and actor Diego Matamoros.

Spring Premiere

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may -june directed by

Daniel Brooks featuring

Diego Matamoros


  “This show is not  — Globe and Mail

to be missed”

 — Toronto Star

“BILLY BISHOP CHANGED MY LIFE…PERFECTION”  — NOW Magazine

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generously supported by

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billy bishop goes to war john gray with eric peterson

jun e–

eric peterson. photo: cylla von tiedemann

family series


 “hilarious… remarkable”

   – Eye Weekly

“impossible not to love”  – National Post

 “go see it”

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the time of your life william saroyan

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 – Toronto Star

2008 Dora Awards–Outstanding Performances for Stuart Hughes & Joseph Ziegler. photo: sandy nicholson

WINNER – BEST ACTORS STUART HUGHES & JOSEPH ZIEGLER


family series

 “soulpepper triumphs …pure theatre you’ll never forget”  — Toronto

Star

“soulpepper at its best”  — CBC

Radio

“perfect”  — National Post

ril –j un e

our town thornton wilder

generously supported by

ap

2006 Dora Award–Outstanding Production of a Play. albert schultz. photo: sandy nicholson

WINNER – BEST PRODUCTION


AND laughs…  delightful”

   – Globe and Mail

 – Toronto Star

 “simply fantastic”  – Toronto Sun

the Fantasticks book & lyrics by tom jones music by harvey schmidt

generously supported by

William Webster, Krystin Pellerin, Derek Boyes, Jeff Lillico and Michael Hanrahan. photo: cylla von tiedemann

 “full of heart

“You fall in love with love, life and… theatre”

ma y– jun e

family series


Rush to see this show”

  

 – Toronto Star

 “truly enchanting”   “highly amusing!”    – NOW Magazine

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a midsummer night’s dream william shakespeare

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 – Eye Weekly

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trish lindstrÖm and oliver dennis. photo: cylla von tiedemann

 “Bold and Beautiful.

family series


Coming up in 2011: JULY–DECEMBER:

The Glass Menagerie (tennessee williams) THE KREUTZER SONATA (Leo Tolstoy, adapted by Ted Dykstra) Exit the King (eugène ionesco) / White Biting Dog (judith thompson) The Price (arthur miller) / The Odd Couple (neil simon) Ghosts (henrik ibsen, adapted by morris panych) Parfumerie (miklos László, adapted by Adam Pettle & Brenda Robins) visit soulpepper.ca for full performance schedule

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Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Premium Seating Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Regular Seating* Earlybird** & Weekday Matinée All Seating Students All Seating

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Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Premium Seating Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Regular Seating* Earlybird** & Weekday Matinée All Seating Students All Seating

4 PLAY

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FULL LENGTH Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Premium Seating Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Regular Seating* Earlybird** and Weekday Matinée All Seating Students All Seating

PRiCE‡ $60 / $65 $45 / $50 $45 $28

ONE-ACT Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Premium Seating Mon–Sat Eve & Sat Mat Regular Seating* Earlybird** and Weekday Matinée All Seating

PRICE‡ $30 / $35 $25 / $30 $25

Sun Life Financial Rush Tickets Group Discounts Subject to availability, 30 minutes prior to curtain at the Young Centre Box Office (in person, cash only). Regular Rush $22 / Youth Rush $5 (21 years and under)

21 to 30? Save with StagePlay

Become a member of StagePlay and get tickets to Soulpepper productions for $22. Register at stageplay.ca.

Groups of 12 or more receive a 10% discount. To book, call the Young Centre Box Office at 416.866.8666. Student group tickets are available for $20 including HST per ticket for groups of 14 and up. To book, contact the Education Department at 416.203.6264 x.157.

FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE!

family series

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The Fine Print: Subscription prices include a Young Centre facility fee and all service charges. Subscriptions cannot include One-Act shows, special events or Opening Nights. Subscription discounts are compared to single ticket prices plus applicable service charges. Soulpepper cannot issue refunds for returned tickets. A tax receipt can be issued for returned subscription tickets for the face value of the tickets, provided the tickets are voided and returned to the box office, either in person or by mail (faxes will not be accepted) at least 48 hours prior to your performance date. † Subscriber exchanges can be made only within the same production. Subscribers may exchange once per production free of charge. Subsequent exchanges will incur a service charge of $5 (plus HST) per ticket. Upgrade charges may apply. ‡ Single ticket prices include a Young Centre facility fee and are subject to applicable service charges and HST. Single tickets are final sale and the Young Centre cannot issue refunds or exchange tickets. Rush and StagePlay ticket prices include all service charges and HST on the total. Student tickets are for full-time students only, ID required. All prices are subject to change without notice. *Regular seating is side seating only in the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre and the first and last row in the Michael Young Theatre. **Earlybird shows are generally the first 5 performances only (excluding Opening Nights). All theatres are wheelchair accessible. Please call the box office for details. Please note: Space is subject to availability, order early for the best seats!  13 To view seating maps go to soulpepper.ca. All artists and dates are subject to change. All sales are final. HST# 869698449


spring 2011 performance calendar April sunday MONDAY 27 28

TUESDAY 29

WEDNESDAY 30

THURSDAY 31

6 Dream (1:30) Time (7:30) 13 Town (7:30)

7 Town (7:30)

visit soulpepper.ca for full performance schedule through December 2011

FRIDAY 1 Dream (7:30) 8 Dream (7:30)

SATURDAY 2 Time (7:30) 9 Town (1:30) Time (7:30) 15 16 Town (1:30) Town (1:30) Dream (7:30) Time (7:30) 22 23 Town (1:30/7:30) Dream (1:30) Town (7:30) 29 30 Town (7:30) Double (8:00)

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4 Time (7:30)

5 Dream (7:30)

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12 Town (1:30)

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20 Town (1:30)

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27 Time (7:30)

28 Town (7:30)

TUESDAY 3 Dream (1:30)

WEDNESDAY 4 Double (8:00)

THURSDAY 5 Town (1:30) Double (8:00)

FRIDAY 6 Front (7:30)

12 Town (7:30) Double (8:00)

13 Town (1:30) Double (2:00) Front (7:30) Aleph (8:00) 20 Front (7:30) Double (8:00)

May sunday MONDAY 1 2 Town (7:30) Double (8:00)

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9 Front (7:30) Double (8:00)

10 Town (7:30)

11 Front (7:30) Double (2:00/8:00)

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16 Front (1:30) Aleph (8:00)

17 Time (7:30) Aleph (8:00)

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23 Double (8:00)

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30 Aleph (8:00)

24 Front (1:30) Aleph (2:00) Double (8:00) 31

18 19 Front (1:30/7:30) Double (2:00) Double Fan (7:30) (2:00/8:00) Aleph (8:00) 25 Fan (1:30) 26 Aleph (2:00) Aleph (8:00) Front (7:30) Double (8:00) 1 2

June sunday MONDAY 29 30

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12 13 Front Billy (7:30) (1:30) Dble (2) Aleph (8) 19 20 Billy (7:30) 26 27

27 Front (7:30) Double (8:00) 3

TUESDAY 31

WEDNESDAY 1 Billy (7:30) Aleph (2:00)

THURSDAY 2 Front (7:30)

FRIDAY 3 Billy (7:30)

7 Billy (7:30)

8 Front (1:30)

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14 Fan (7:30) Double (8:00)

15 16 Time (1:30/7:30) Town (7:30) Aleph (2:00/8:00) Double (8:00)

10 L  uminato June 10-19 Time (7:30) Aleph (8:00) 17 Billy (7:30) Aleph (8:00)

21 22 Billy (1:30/7:30) 28 29

Fan — The Fantasticks Dream — A Midsummer Night’s Dream Time — The Time of Your Life Town — Our Town

SATURDAY 7 Front (1:30) Double (2:00) Time (7:30) 14 Fan (1:30) Time (7:30) Aleph (8:00) 21 Fan (1:30) Aleph (2:00) Front (7:30) Double (8:00) 28 Town (1:30) Double (2:00) Fan (7:30) Aleph (8:00) 4

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SATURDAY 4 Fan (1:30) Front (7:30) Aleph (2:00/8:00) 11 Billy (1:30) Aleph (2:00) Front (7:30) Double (8:00) 18 Fan (1:30) Aleph (2:00) Town (7:30) Double (8:00) 25

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Double — Double Bill ((re)Birth/Window) Front — Fronteras Americanas Aleph — The Aleph Billy — Billy Bishop Goes to War

opening night (not for sale) talk back tuesdays earlybird & WEEKDAY MATINéE Pre-Performance Chats (subscriber exclusive)


SOULPEPPER GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT OF 2011 lead sponsors

foundation supporters

government support

production sponsors

media sponsors

piano sponsor

stageplay program sponsor

hotel sponsor

in the schools esl program sponsor

curtain up sponsor

Soulpepper Repertory produced in association with

restaurant sponsor

in the schools elementary program & school matinees sponsor


box office: 416.866.8666

cover illustration: Chris Silas Neal Design Direction: Anthony Swaneveld, Sandwich Creative

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2011 Spring Brochure