George Brown Theatre Season of Plays 2016/2017

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CAVALCADE

CAVALCADE

By Noel Coward
Directed by James Simon
November 9 – 19, 2016

A Cavalcade of English life from New Year’s Eve 1899 until 1930 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners, the Marryot family, a quintessential British family, and their servants, the Bridges. Coward’s epic play shows us the dramatically changing world set against major historical events of the period, including the Boer War; the death of Queen Victoria; the sinking of the Titanic; and World War I and its aftermath. Coward’s sprawling and poignant portrait of a rapidly changing world.

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MUNSCH ALL OVER

BUNCH-O-MUNSCH

Based on the stories of Robert Munsch
Directed by David Storch*
November 30 – December 10, 2016

George Brown’s 30th annual children’s show celebrates the world of Canada’s best loved children’s author, Robert Munsch! Our theatre-for-young-audience shows have introduced thousands of GTA children to the magic of live theatre over the past three decades. Robert Munsch’s charming stories continue to enchant young readers, as well as old! Please join us we bring to the stage the delightful, and spirited, world of Munsch!
* suitable for children 3 years of age and up.

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A Winterlude of Shakespeare

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aaron Willis
February 8 – 18, 2017

A story of order and disorder, reality and appearance, and love and marriage. On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted and bewitched forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince, and a gaggle of friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck ensures the course of true love is anything but smooth. Games of fantasy, love, and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling, and well loved, comedy.

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AS YOU LIKE IT

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Geoffrey Pounsett
February 8 – 18, 2017

The story of lovers Rosalind and Orlando who, when forced to flee into the Forest of Arden, become ensnared in a game of romance and mistaken identity. Frenzied and beguiling, this charming play toys with our understanding of love, gender roles, nature, and politics, where sudden infatuation is as confusing as it is beautiful. As You Like It has everything we adore about Shakespearean comedy: mistaken identity, cross-dressing, madness, mayhem, rage, lust, laughter, and of course plenty of romance, both heartbreaking and joyous. As You Like It is romantic comedy at its most delightful.

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Spring Repertory Season

THE PENELOPIAD

THE PENELOPIAD

By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Sue Miner
April 11 – 22, 2017

As portrayed in Homer's 'Odyssey', Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting while her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. During his absence, Penelope fights off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as a brief footnote in Homer's original story, ruthlessly hangs Penelope's twelve maids. Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life’s story and the murder of her twelve handmaidens by her vengeful husband. Atwood’s clever storytelling brings one of history’s most powerful myths to the contemporary imagination. A provocative new look at a woman’s longing, lust and culpability.

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A FLEA IN HER EAR

A FLEA IN HER EAR

By George Feydeau
A new Version by David Ives
Directed by Todd Hammond
April 11 – 22, 2017

Raymonde Chandelbise suspects her husband, Victor, a placid and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair. She confides her doubts to her friend, Lucienne, who suggests a trick to test him: write a letter, from a fictitious and anonymous admirer, suggesting a rendezvous at a shady, notorious hotel. What ensues is classic Feydeau: mistaken identity; whispers of infidelity; elaborate plots that go awry; and impressive physical comedy. Winner of the 2006 Jefferson Award for best adaptation, Ives’ translation of the original’s dazzling plot is crisp and lovingly ridiculous.

TICKETS

Box Office 416 866-8666
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
50 Tankhouse Lane (at the corner of Mill and Cherry Streets)
www.youngcentre.ca
Please note that prices include all taxes and service charges.

  • Adults: $20.00
  • Seniors, George Brown Staff & Alumni: $15.00
  • Students: $8.00

Rush tickets available for each performance - CASH ONLY
Groups of 10 or more please contact 416 866-8666

Season Pass

Adults and Seniors save 20% when you purchase 3 or more plays. Choose your plays now or later.

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*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance.Opera.Theatre policy (DOT).