Illusions at Crows Theatre
|April 18, 2017||Filled under Events||
Where: Crows Theatre, 345 Carlaw Avenue
When: April 21 – May 7, 2017, Previews April 19 & 20 at 8:30pm
Cost: $35 (student and seniors $25) and can be purchased in person at Crows Theatre Box Office, by calling 647-341-7390 ext. 1010 or online at www.crowstheatre.com
Details: Award-winning Canadian theatre company, SideMart Theatrical Grocery is proud to present the English language Canadian premiere of Illusions by one of Russia’s foremost playwrights, Ivan Viripaev.
The production proudly boasts an all-star cast of two real life couples Brett Donahue, and Gemini Award-winner Laurence Dauphinais, as well as Marie-Ève Perron, and Andew Shaver. These actual relationships add a true-life dimension to the complex tale of four intertwining lovers.
Passion and death, loyalty and betrayal, truth and fiction, hope and despair, ILLUSIONS playfully unravels the paradoxical lives of two couples. A story of friendship, and crossed loves, this is the first English translation of the work of one of Russia’s foremost contemporary playwrights.
Ivan Viripaev (playwright) is a Russian playwright, director, screenwriter, film director, actor and art director of Praktika Theatre in Moscow. Artistic Director of SideMart Theatrical Grocery, Andrew Shaver (co-director/second man) is an Award-winning performer, producer and stage director. For thirteen years, Paul Flicker (co-director) served as the producer and then artistic producer of the Segal Centre for the Arts in Montreal, where he produced countless theatre, music and dance productions.