The Canadian Premiere of Poison at Coal Mine Theatre
|November 13, 2017||Filled under Events||
Where: The Coal Mine, 1454 Danforth Avenue
When: November 15 – December 3, 2017
Cost: On sale now – all tickets $42.50 + hst (previews $25 +hst) at www.brownpapertickets.com/TheCoalMine
Details: The Canadian Premiere of Euro-hit Poison by award-winning Dutch playwright Lot Vekemans with translation by British writer Rina Vergano, marks the first commissioned translation by Coal Mine Theatre. The production is directed by Peter Pasyk and stars Ted Dykstra and Fiona Highet.
Alone in a room for the first time in years, a couple is brought back together again after a harrowing breakup. As old wounds are re-opened, new truths surface and the real reason behind their separation is learned. Tender yet hard-hitting, Poison holds up a (hopeful) mirror to humanity where love and humour can still be found in the midst of so much brokenness.
Poison has since been translated into eight languages and staged across Europe, Russia, South America, China, South Africa, Mexico, and received its American premiere at the Beckett Theater in New York in 2016. A Dutch film version, one of the many planned international film adaptations, is due in 2018.
Director Peter Pasyk returns to the Coal Mine after helming the Coal Mine hit and Dora Award-nominated Killer Joe in the 2015-16 season. More recently he has directed The Circle by Geoffrey Simon Brown at Tarragon Theatre, and the world premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Late Company at The Theatre Centre. Coal Mine Co-Chief Engineer Ted Dykstra co-stars with Fiona Highet in this taut two-hander.
Coal Mine Theatre presents fearlessly challenging plays, produced, directed, designed and performed at the highest possible level. With less than 100 seats available per performance, Coal Mine is inspired by the intimacy and excitement of the off-off-Broadway experience. The Coal Mine’s fourth season under Chief Engineers Diana Bentley and Ted Dykstra premiered with The Aliens by Annie Baker and continues with Poison by Lot Vekemans; Rumours by Fleetwood Mac: A Coal Mine Concert; and Category E by Belinda Cornish.