16 Ryerson Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2P3

Necessary Angel presents Michael Ondaatje’s
Divisadero: a performance

Necessary Angel presents Divisadero: a performance, Michael Ondaatje’s adaptation of his Governor General’s Award-winning novel, directed by the company’s Artistic Director Daniel Brooks.

Divisadero: a performance tells the riveting story of a family that is forever changed by a single, violent event, and examines themes of memory, identity, love and the grip of the past on the present. The production combines music, performance and story-telling, exploring the intimacy between the speaker and the listener, and language's ability to weave a magical spell. Divisadero: a performance runs February 8-20 at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace.

Collaborating with Brooks and Ondaatje on Divisadero: a performance are Liane Balaban, Maggie Huculak, Tom McCamus, Amy Rutherford and Justin Rutledge – the Juno-nominated musician who has created music specifically for this piece.

Necessary Angel welcomes Michael Ondaatje’s return to the stage with his first full-length play in over two decades. Ondaatje is one of Canada’s leading novelists and poets. Best known for The English Patient, he has won the Governor-General’s award four times as well as the Booker Prize, the Giller Prize and the Prix Medics. He was named to the Order of Canada in 1988.

Necessary Angel presents
Divisadero: a performance
Text by Michael Ondaatje
Directed by Daniel Brooks
Songs written and performed by Justin Rutledge
Set & Costume Design by John Thompson
Lighting Design by Andrea Lundy
Music & Sound Design by Alexander MacSween
Stage Managed by Crystal Salverda
Featuring Liane Balaban, Maggie Huculak, Tom McCamus, Amy Rutherford and Justin Rutledge
Produced in association with The Film Farm

Performances February 8-20, 2011 at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue
Tuesday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm
Tickets: Tuesday – Thursday $25, Friday $30, Saturday $35, Sunday Matinee – Pay-What-You-Can
Call the Theatre Passe Muraille Arts Box Office: 416-504-7529 or visit: www.necessaryangel.com

Official Website: http://www.necessaryangel.com

Added by dwcommunications1 on December 29, 2010