George Brown Theatre spring repertory season

LOCATION: 50 Tankhouse Lane, Toronto
DEPARTMENT: Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology
PHONE NUMBER: (416) 866-8666


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April 10 - 21, 2018

The Provoked Wife

By John Vanburgh

Directed by Blair Williams*

Sir John Vanbrugh’s 1697 comedy is an outspoken portrayal of sex, marriage, temptation and revenge in the 17th century. Lord and Lady Brute married in haste, she for money, he for sex, and are now trapped and looking for diversions. This high energy restoration comedy is full of witty observations which, over three hundred years later, audiences will find full of controversial wisdom and contemporary concerns.

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

By Bertolt Brecht

Translated by John Willett

Directed by Rosanna Saracino

Written while in exile in Denmark, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, is one of Bertolt Brecht's most famous plays and the first of his openly anti-Nazi works. John Willett has fashioned his translation into a chilling series of sharp vignettes offering insight into the speed and voracity with which Nazis took control of Germany. Counterpointed with poetry and every day situations, the play reinforces Brecht’s point that Nazism was not simply a force of nature but a political movement that could have been stopped.