Theatre Atrium, a local champion of international classics and playwrights, offer Toronto audiences a rare opportunity to delve into the perplexing world of A Miracle of Saint Antony by Maurice Maeterlinck. Consider this- your beloved, old, and extremely wealthy aunt has just passed away leaving you a substantial fortune. In the midst of her funeral a stranger appears on the front door step claiming to be St. Antony of Padua and is chomping at the bit to revive your dear old aunt from the dead. An immediate and careful struggle of conscience ensues- the promise of a miracle vs. the promise of a fortune, greed vs. love, faith vs. skepticism. How would a sensible person react?
A Miracle of Saint Antony explores questions of fatalism, mysticism and human nature at the hand of Maurice Maeterlinck, a Belgian poet, playwright, essayist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911. The adaptation of this work by the company preserves the timelessness of the themes in Maeterlinck’s work while bringing the audience on an intriguing journey to the heart of some thorny questions common to us all.
Dates: December 5- December 13, 2008
Previews: December 3 & 4, 2008
Times: Monday-Saturday 8pm, there will be a Saturday matinee December 13, 2008
Ticket Prices: Regular $21.50, Students/Seniors $15, Saturday Matinees PWYC
Venue: Tank House Theatre, Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Box Office Number: 416-866-8666
Web Page Address: www.atriumtheatre.com
Official Website: http://www.atriumtheatre.com
Added by erikarueter on October 7, 2008