By Lori Bosworth
Are you a theatre lover? You might be interested to know that Soulpepper Theatre, which performs at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District, has announced its playbill for 2014. Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, unveiled Soulpepper’s 2014 season, which features eight new plays, three Soulpepper favourites and three partner presentations.
The 2014 Soulpepper season features the following performances:
Robert E. Sherwood’s Idiot’s Delight is on stage January 23, 2014. The play focuses on a menagerie of guests assembled at a Swiss hotel against the backdrop of War.
Tom Murphy’s The Gigli Concert is on stage March 28, 2014. An Irish contractor engages the services of JPW King to teach him how to sing like tenor Beniamino Gigli.
Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca is on stage April 30, 2014. An elderly woman in South Africa turns her house into a work of art with a controversial reaction.
W. Somerset Maugham’s greatest novel, Of Human Bondage, adapted by Governor General’s Award-winner Vern Thiessen is on stage on April 15, 2014.
Reginald Rose’s jury-room drama Twelve Angry Men is on stage in June 11, 2014.
Molière’s Tartuffe translated by Richard Wilbur is on stage August 7, 2014.
A modern, moving reworking of Shakespeare with A Tender Thing by Ben Power is on stage August 14, 2014.
David Young’s Glenn, a portrait of Toronto’s own Glenn Gould is on stage August 26, 2014.
The three returning Soulpepper favourites are Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests (Table Manners, Living Together, and Round and Round the Garden), Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, Parts I and II, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika.
Soulpepper’s 2014 partner presentations are: A Brimful of Asha (Why Not Theatre); Trudeau and the FLQ (VideoCabaret); and Borne, a new work from Judith Thompson and RARE Theatre Company. Soulpepper’s October to December lineup of productions and festivals will be announced in the spring of 2014.
All Soulpepper Theatre performances take place at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District. Subscription tickets are on sale as of Nov. 12, 2013. Single tickets go on sale Dec. 3, 2013.