HART HOUSE THEATRE UPDATE

Issue 15, 2017/2018 Season | November 28, 2017
Goodbye Spellers!
Many, many thanks to the cast, crew and amazing audiences of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This was a universally loved production that both tickled the funny bone and pulled at the heart strings. Thank you Spellers!
Meet the Director
Next in our season is Arthur Miller's pivotal work, The Crucible. At the helm of this epic work is Hart House Theatre alum, Michael Rubinstein. Michael last worked with us as an Assistant Director to Adam Brazier on our much-loved 2012 production of Cabaret.

Michael has worked in the theatre, film and television industry both in Canada and internationally as a Director, Casting Director, Producer, Actor and Agent. He is a graduate of the Ryerson University Theatre program. His experiences as an intern for British West End and Broadway Theatre Producer, Sonia Friedman and International Actor and Producer, Kevin Wallace, have certainly fed into his love for the work. Michael currently runs a talent agency called M2 Talent Agency.

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Michael Rubinstein

Read more about Michael and his theatrical experiences here >>
Spring Awakening on stage
Each year, Hart House Theatre is home to several student productions from the various clubs and groups on campus. This fall, we are pleased to host the U.C. Follies production of Spring Awakening.

From the producers: "This controversial rock musical is a harrowing and euphoric exploration of youth and sexuality. Adapted from the play by Frank Wedekind and set in 1891 Germany, Spring Awakening is a coming-of-age story. It follows a group of young teenagers as they experience sexual awakening and discover their own identities."

On stage Dec. 1-9, 2017. More information and tickets here >>
We salute an old friend
Martin Hunter
Martin Hunter, an imaginative, passionate and generous theatre creator, passed away earlier this month. We remember him fondly as Hart House Theatre's Artistic Director from 1972-1978, but also as a more recent collaborator on projects such as Stephen and Mr. Wilde and The Gentleman Caller.

"Born at a seminal time for Canadian theatre, such were Martin's contributions that he received the Order of Canada in 2013 for his efforts in this lifelong passion. Martin Hunter was a man of many talents and a true sophisticate. Exceedingly social, generous, tolerant, smart and fun loving, he kept in touch with hundreds of friends for decades. He had a number of disparate careers including stints at the Department of External Affairs and his father's paper business (Buntin Reid). Perhaps the apex of his life was the decade he was Artistic Director at Hart House Theatre, U of T, performing works of Brecht, Shakespeare, Euripides and Chekhov with actors including R.H. Thompson, Rod Beattie and costume designer Martha Mann. His playwriting included a Governor General's award. He wrote for stage and was active in journalism, radio production, filmmaking and philanthropy – The K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation." - from the published obituary.

To read more about Martin's work with Hart House Theatre, we recommend a read of a recent graduate project, found here >>

For the full obituary, read here >>
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