Theatre Ad Infinitum Canada launches with the Canadian premiere of
THE BIG SMOKE
A poetic waltz with death inspired by the lives of Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton
The inaugural presentation of Theatre Ad Infinitum Canada, in association with Why Not Theatre, features the Canadian premiere of The Big Smoke, a one-woman a cappella performance by Amy Nostbakken, co-written by Nostbakken and director Nir Paldi. Performances run February 22 to March 4 at Factory Studio Theatre.
Inspired by the lives of Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, The Big Smoke is a stunning experience that walks the fine line between sanity and psychosis.
In a courageous physical performance, Amy Nostbakken is captivating as Nathalie, a young artist from Toronto who has everything to live for: good looks, talent, a loving family, amazing scholarships and a career just waiting to take off. But just as she is rising to the heights of her potential, she begins to spiral down into the depths of depression and her descent into madness unfolds.
Critical Praise from UK performances of The Big Smoke:
“I was convinced I'd seen something special: a one-woman play about the sudden onset of depression, and a story delivered entirely in song. I was captivated for an hour by Amy Nostbakken's warbled narrative, and clapped and whooped accordingly at the end… This play was excellent.” - Tom Lamont, The Observer (The Guardian, UK)
“* * * * * 'This performance left me transfixed, overwhelmed and weeping. Utterly stunning”
- Miranda Fay Thomas, What'sOnStage.com (UK)
Theatre Ad Infinitum Canada, in association with Why Not Theatre, presents the Canadian premiere of
THE BIG SMOKE
An award-winning, one-woman a capella performance
written by performer Amy Nostbakken and director Nir Paldi
Opens February 22 and runs to March 4, 2012 (preview February 21)
at Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street
Tuesday to Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2:30 PM
Tickets: Tuesday-Saturday $25 (Student/Senior $18), Sunday Pay-What-You-Can (suggested donation $15.00)
Tickets are available through Factory Theatre Box Office at 416 504-9971 or on-line at factorytheatre.ca
Added by dwcommunications1 on February 13, 2012