16 Ryerson Ave
Toronto, Ontario

April Productions proudly presents the critically acclaimed
The Vindication of Senyora Clito Mestres
starring Dora-nominated Dragana Varagic

April Productions is proud to present The Vindication of Senyora Clito Mestres, starring Artistic Director Dragana Varagic. Over a decade after its original premiere, the production nominated for an Outstanding Performance Dora Award is re-worked and presented as a new staging with direction by Varagic. This tragic yet powerful one-woman story runs March 21-25 at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Backspace with an additional performance March 31 at the Isabel Bader Theatre.

Presented on the heels of International Women's Day, The Vindication of Senyora Clito Mestres speaks in fragile tones about a woman who finds herself unexpectedly at a crossroads, facing the loss of her husband, her child, her homeland and her identity, but finds salvation in her return to theatre.

In this new staging, Vargaric integrates text-based and image-based theatre while crossing live-action and video, allowing boundaries between fiction and reality to become blurred.

Here's what critics had to say when Varagic first performed the piece:

“So passionately alive in Varagic’s hands” - Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

“Our theatre is not starved of powerful actresses but Varagic, loud or soft, is plainly capable of taking on the best.” –Robert Cushman, National Post

“Varagic is exceptionally good…the technique is flawless…she is by turns funny, bitchy, poignant and graceful, creating a complete, believable human being.” –Robert Crew, The Toronto Star

“Varagic burns with quiet intensity….She’s the queen of subtext…” –Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine

“Varagic plays with heart…. Varagic’s acting is truly great in this play – she has impeccable timing, and her thick layers of intonation load a ton of subtext into the most innocuous line.” –Rebecca Todd, eye weekly

April Productions presents The Vindication of Senyora Clito Mestres
Directed and performed by Dragana Varagic
Set, Costume and Lighting Design by Snezana Pesic, Video by Bojo Vasic, Projection Design by Vojin Vasovic
Opens March 21 and runs to March 25, 2012 at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Backspace, with an additional performance March 31 at the Isabel Bader Theatre
Wed-Sat 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave.
Saturday March 31 8:30pm at Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W.
Tickets: Wed - Sat $25, Sat & Sun Matinee $18
For tickets to Theatre Passe Muraille performances March 21-25: Call Arts Box Office at 416-504-7529 or visit online www.artsboxoffice.ca
For tickets to Isabel Bader performance March 31: Call 416-828-2390 or visit online at www.systementertainment.com

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