THE REAL WORLD?
by Michel Tremblay
translated by Bill Glassco and John Van Burek | directed by Richard Rose
"When can we expect the great revelation?”
Tarragon Theatre proudly presents Michel Tremblay’s groundbreaking classic The Real World? in an English translation by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco, which originally premiered at Tarragon almost 25 years ago.
The final show of Tarragon’s 2011-2012 season, The Real World? is directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Richard Rose and previews April 24, opens May 2 and closes June 3, 2012 in Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace. Tickets range from $20-$51 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com
This new production of The Real World? features a powerhouse cast: Matthew Edison, Cara Gee, Sophie Goulet, Tony Nappo, Cliff Saunders, Jane Spidell and Meg Tilly.
The mother of a precocious young playwright takes issue with his latest play: not only does it put private family matters centre stage, it liberally blends fiction with truth. Should or can playwrights truly "write what they know"? If they use their family members as characters in a play, what happens when those family members object to their theatrical selves? A play within a play, The Real World? remains a groundbreaking work about art, autobiography and authority.
Tarragon Theatre presents
The Real World? by Michel Tremblay
translated by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco
directed by Richard Rose
starring Matthew Edison, Cara Gee, Sophie Goulet, Tony Nappo, Cliff Saunders, Jane Spidell and Meg Tilly
Set and Costume Design by Charlotte Dean, Lighting Design by Kevin Fraser
Sound Design by Emily Porter, Stage Management by Marinda de Beer
Opens May 2 and runs to June 3, 2012 (Previews from April 24)
Tarragon Theatre's Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue
Tuesday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2:30pm, Saturday matinees May 5, 12 and 19 at 2:30pm.
Tickets range from $21-$51 (including discounts for students, seniors and groups).
For tickets, call the box office at 416.531.1827 or visit www.tarragontheatre.com
Added by dwcommunications1 on April 16, 2012