Opening over the weekend is the sure fire hit, IDIOT'S DELIGHT, at Soulpepper. In the depths of winter this could very well be exactly what the Doctor ordered. DELIGHT is robust, colourful romance with an epic cast that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1936. We are already hearing great buzz so take yourself down to the Distillery and check it out! For more info and an in rehearsal video please scroll below and for tickets please CLICK HERE!
Robert E. Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize-winning Idiot's Delight is Soulpepper's 2014 season opener. This romantic comedy, with dance and live music, is set against the dawning of the Second World War. Albert Schultz directs a cast of wonderfully eccentric and international characters - countesses, arms dealers, showgirls, revolutionaries, charlatans and lovers - as they spend a fateful weekend stranded at a resort in the Italian Alps. Idiot's Delight runs fromJanuary 23 to March 1.
For the first time ever, past and current members of the Soulpepper Academy make up the majority of the cast and creative team on a Soulpepper production. Members of the 2013-2015 Academy involved include: Mikaela Davies, Peter Fernandes, Katherine Gauthier, Hailey Gillis, Gordon Hecht, Richard Lam, Oyin Oladejo, and Colin Christopher Palangio (cast); Anahita Dehbonehie and Shannon Lea Doyle (assistant designers); and Jordana Weiss (apprentice stage manager). Academy graduates in the cast include Raquel Duffy, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster, Gregory Prest and Paolo Santalucia. Academy graduate and Slaight Family Director of Music Mike Rossis the show's music director and academy graduate Lorenzo Savoini has designed the set and costumes.
The cast also includes: Soulpepper Founding Members Diego Matamoros and William Webster; Evan Buliung, Dan Chameroy and Jeff Lillico; and, in their Soulpepper debuts, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Tony DeSantis, and Salvatore Scozzari.