The Story at Christie Pits Park
|December 9, 2017||Filled under Events||
Where: Christie Pits Park (Christie Station on the Bloor Line). Meet up at the south/east corner of the Park at Christie and Bloor.
When: December 11-30, 2017, @ 7:30pm, opening Night is December 13. No performances on December 17, 24, 25, 26
Cost: No Advance Reservations Required. Admission by Donation.
Details: Common Boots Theatre returns to outdoor winter theatre with Martha Ross’s award-winning The Story, presented in association with Soulpepper Theatre as part of their annual Family Festival. With hope and humour, the production imagines the nativity as a parable for modern times. The audience follows three wise men as they navigate a complicated world of existential shepherds, imperial soldiers, charming thieves, a bumbling angel, a deranged tyrant, and a lost choir. They are all in search of a headstrong young woman, and her baby born in a trash heap, hiding out in Christie Pits.
One in four children in Toronto is living in poverty. As the chasm between the rich and the poor continues to grow and the global refugee crisis rages, this serious comedy about a young woman facing poverty and persecution is more timely and compelling than ever.
Written by Martha Ross and directed by Jennifer Brewin and Katrina Darychuk. The all-new cast and creative team, which includes members and alumni of the Soulpepper Academy are: Alex Bulmer, Christef Desir, Shakura Dickson, Dan Mousseau, Marcel Stewart; directors Jennifer Brewin and Katrina Darychuk, music director John Millard, lighting designer Glenn Davidson, set designer Shannon Lea Doyle, and costume designer Alexandra Lord.
Common Boots Theatre’s annual outdoor winter production is a 60-minute processional play, performed entirely outdoors throughout December. The audience follows the actors from scene to scene across spectacular urban landscapes. Local choirs serenade audiences as the show plays out.