Hart House 2013/14 Season Announcement

by Liza Mattimore

Hart House sent us an email a few weeks ago announcing their upcoming season. As U of T alumni Justin and I both love seeing what the Hart House Theatre is doing. And this season looks to be as exciting as ever.  Check out the line up below!

 Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, is proud to announce its 2013/2014 season. With a diverse mix of classical and contemporary work, Hart House Theatre continues its tradition of producing affordable and accessible high-quality productions for downtown Toronto audiences. The 2013/2014 Season features two Governor General's Award winning Canadian plays, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies and a deliciously quirky musical based on a popular film.

Bone Cage
By Catherine Banks
Directed by Matthew White
Sept 20 - Oct 5, 2013
Toronto Premiere

Winner of the 2008 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, Bone Cage explores the desolation and desperate struggle of a group of young adults striving to rise above the pillaged landscape of rural Nova Scotia. Through dark poetry and wry humour, Banks creates a world where all people are trapped in cages of their own construction - as inescapable as their own bodies.

Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Matthew Gorman
Nov 6 - 23, 2013

 Shakespeare's beloved comedy begins with a shipwreck and ends with marriages, reunions and some good old-fashioned revenge - with plenty of hijinks and hilarity in between. Featuring some of the Bard's most memorable comedic characters, Twelfth Night is classic comedy at its best, full of mistaken identity, disguise, intrigue and, above all, the search for love.

The Wedding Singer
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
Directed by Luke Brown
Jan 10 - 25, 2014

The Wedding Singer, the musical based on the popular film starring Adam Sandler, is the story of Robbie Hart, a wedding singer whose own luck in love leaves him desolate, blind to the perfect woman standing right in front of him. Chock full of salutes to 80s pop culture, The Wedding Singer transports us to the New Jersey shore to find true love in a sea of tulle, layered cakes and first dances.

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
By Ann-Marie MacDonald
Feb 28 - Mar 8, 2014

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama and the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) tells the other-worldly, comedic story of Constance Ledbelly, an overlooked academic striving to prove her theory about two of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Through Constance's often-hilarious subconscious journey of self-discovery, Shakespeare's archetypal heroines are shown in a new light as they try to untangle issues of identity, sexuality and self-worth.

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