Written by Jennifer Tremblay
Translated by Shelley Tepperman
Directed by Kelly Thornton
Starring Allegra Fulton
October 11 to November 6, 2010 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
Produced by Nightwood Theatre in co-production with Canadian Stage
Toronto, ON… Nightwood Theatre opens its 31st season with the 2008 French Language Governor General’s award-winning play, The List. This Toronto premiere by Quebecois dramatist Jennifer Tremblay, translated by Shelley Tepperman, tells the story of a woman who, through her neglect of a friend’s request, inadvertently
becomes responsible for her death. The List stars Allegra Fulton best known for her solo tour-de-force Frida K. which garnered her international acclaim, winning awards in New York City, Toronto, Mexico City and across Canada.
Astounding and simple, the Governor General’s Award jury called The List: “Absolutely inspired…a syncopated tale of everyday to-do lists in which the essential and the ordinary are inextricably entwined. Jennifer Tremblay achieves the universal with economy and lucidity”. The List resonates and reverberates. The woman and her husband have moved from the city to the country with their three small children. She is isolated from her community and struggling in her marriage when she reluctantly makes a friendship with a neighbour named Caroline. Caroline requests a favour, which the woman adds it to her to-do list. It is a rare slip-up, a misjudgment of importance that ultimately leads to tragedy. Kelly Thornton, Nightwood Artistic Director and director of The List, remarks, “It is this ranking from insignificant to imperative that fascinates me and speaks volumes to how we overlook our most vital human relationships, while navigating through our busy lives.”
The List stars seasoned theatre, film and television veteran, Allegra Fulton.
October 11 to November 6, 2010
Monday to Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday 1:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs, 26 Berkeley Street
Tickets are available by calling (416) 368.3110 or www.nightwoodtheatre.net
Tickets $22-$49 (Limited pay-what-you-can on Mondays)
INFORMATION: www.nightwoodtheatre.net or canadianstage.com
Official Website: http://www.nightwoodtheatre.net
Added by nightwoodtheatre55 on September 22, 2010