Hart House Theatre  
February 28, 2017  / Issue 22, 2016/2017 Season
In This Issue:
7 Stories
Ticket Information

Single Tickets

Adults: $28
Seniors: $17
Students: $15

$12 student tickets every Wed night!
7 Stories Opens Friday
The final production in our season
Closing off our fantastic season is an all-time Canadian-made favourite by Morris Panych, 7 Stories. As the final touches get put on the technical elements for the show, we'd like to share a little tease of the design for the show:

7 Stories enjoys a limited run from March 3-11, 2017 so don't delay in booking your seats to this meta-theatrical gem. Book now >>
Playwriting Competition
Last days for U of T students to submit their scripts to win cash prizes!
U of T Spotlight Playwriting U of T Spotlight is dedicated to supporting student playwrights. An adjudication panel will select one winner and two runners-up after the conclusion of the contest. Winning scripts are awarded cash prizes and student playwrights of all experience levels are encouraged to submit their original, unproduced works.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS until midnight of March 1, 2017.

Interested participants are encouraged to read more here >>
and complete the required entry forms.
Other U of T Spotlight Events
A Workshop for the Poets and the Managers
UofT Spotlight - Workshops Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
When: Monday, March 6, 7-9 pm
Where: University College Room 53 (basement level)

Spoken Word brings performance and poetry together in a powerful, word-play rich mode of expression. Come to Spotlight's first Spoken Word workshop, led by Patrick de Belen, to find out more and learn some tips and tricks!

Registration is open for U of T students only. Register here >>

UofT Spotlight - Workshops Stage Management Workshop
When: Tuesday, March 7, 7-9 pm
Where: Hart House Theatre, Stage Door

For anyone who's ever been interested in what goes on behind the curtain, join us to learn valuable skills that you can put to use in your next campus production. Highly recommended for students planning to stage manage in future, or students looking to hone their skills.

Registration is open for U of T students only. Register here >>
Céilí (kay-lee): an Irish social event
AKA: another Hart House party like no other!
Ceili 2017 What can you expect at our Céilí?  Live musical performances from Ena O'Brien and our headliners, The O'Deadlys, folk dancing (the dances are guided, so everyone can join in!) and of course, Hart House's famous food and drink menu, inspired by all things Irish.
Join us at Hart House for a modern take on an old tradition, and find out why everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day - Craic agus Ceol!

When: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Where: Great Hall, Hart House
Cost: $10+tax / Tickets here >>
New Ideas Festival 2017
See the work of our friends showcased at Alumnae Theatre's annual festival of new works
New Ideas 2017 The New Ideas Festival is an annual, three-week, juried festival of new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre, with a different program of plays each week and staged readings on Saturdays at noon. The 2017 festival takes place in the Studio at Alumnae Theatre and runs from March 8-26, 2017. Quite a few of the artists that have participated in our recent seasons are involved in productions throughout the festival. Here are just a few:

Rebecca Ostroff Our Interim Education and Production Coordinator, Rebecca Ostroff is making her directorial debut in the first week of the festival with a play by Rosemary Doyle named CallAs an assistant director, Rebecca has worked on Hart House Theatre's productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Boeing Boeing, as well directing a staged reading of a play she wrote, Shaken Ground, at the University of Toronto. The cast of Call also features the talents of Hart House Theatre alumna, Shalyn McFaul. More about the show here >>

Paige Foskett Also included in the schedule of the first week of the festival is Teach Her My Name by Michael Kras directed by Paige Foskett. Our audiences will recognise Paige from her stand-out performance as Norma in Carrie:the musical. More about the show here >>

Cassidy Sadler Taking the stage in the third week of the festival is The Ballad of Sadie Wong by Andrew Lee, directed by U of T student Cassidy Sadler. Cassidy last appeared on our stage in this season's opener, Tideline, and has been involved in several campus theatre events as an actor and director. This show also features the talents of Remi Long, a recipient of the Donald Sutherland Award for Best Performance at the U of T Drama Festival in 2015.

Other friends of Hart House Theatre to watch for in this year's festival:
  • Rob Candy in Professionally Ethnic by Bobby Del Rio. Seen at Hart House Theatre in Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Faly Mevamanana in a reading of Who You Callin Black, Eh? by Rita Shelton Deverell. Seen at Hart House Theatre in Carrie:the musical.
  • Connie Guccione is the writer of Who Knocks? Connie played Merle in the 2015 production of George F. Walker's We the Family.
  • Kristoffer Pedlar in Thistlepatch by Katherine Frid. Seen at Hart House Theatre in Romeo and Juliet and Yellowface.
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