Centaur Theatre 2012-2013 Season to Include GOOD PEOPLE, TRAD, DANCE ME TO THE END
Centaur Theatre's 2012-2013 Season will open with the North American Premiere of an international Dance/Theatre/Music/Performance work directly from Aarhus Denmark inspired by the music and lyrics of Leonard Cohen Dance me to the end on/off Love. A Granhøj Dans creation, Oct 2 - Oct 21 and November 13 -18, 2012.
Centaur follows with the Canadian Premiere of the Broadway hit comedy/drama Good People by Pulitzer Prize- winning author David Lindsay-Abaire, November 6 - December 2, 2012.
In February, in co-production with The National Arts Centre, we stage the poignant story that rocked Canada in 1959, Innocence Lost: A play about Steven Truscott, by Beverley Cooper running January 29th to February 24th prior to its Ottawa run.
Next up, in time for St Patrick's Day, is SideMart Theatrical Grocery's riotous Irish yarn TRAD, by Mark Doherty, Feb 26th - March 24, 2013.
The Quebec English-language Premiere of August, An Afternoon in the Country by three-time Governor General's Award winning Franco-Ontarian playwright, Jean-Marc Dalpé, gives a look at four generations of a Quebecois family, beautifully translated by Maureen Labonté, March 26 - April 21, 2013.
Centaur ends the season with a raucous ride on a city bus with Axis Theatre's The Number 14, an international hit created in Vancouver and celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a North American tour playing Centaur, April 30 - May 26, 2013.
Ancillary events include Brave New Looks: Scapegoat Carnivale presents The Bacchae, October 11 – 20, 2012; Urban Tales, our antidote to holiday sweetness, December 6 - 15, 2012; and the hottest two weeks in winter to bring the New Year in, the annual Wildside Festival, Sweet 16 Edition. January 3 -13, 2013.
Centaur's 44th Season Lineup
October 2 – 21 & November 13 - 18, 2012
North American Premiere
DANCE ME TO THE END ON/OFF LOVE
By the Granhøj Dans Company
A performance steeped in the seductive and evocative music of songwriting legend Leonard Cohen. Combining theatre, dance, visual arts and live music, this work explores the architecture of the body and abandons itself to the irresistible sensuality, longing and melancholy that define the lyrics and music of Dance Me to the End of Love and other songs by Leonard Cohen. Created by the Granhøj Dans company in Aarhus,Denmark and ounded by Artistic Director and Choreographer Palle Granhøj, the thirteen member company has toured extensively around the world.
November 6 - December 9, 2012
By Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Roy Surette
Production Co-Sponsor: Norton Rose Canada
Set in Boston's tough, working class, Irish neighbourhood known as 'Southie', Good People is the powerful and ferociously funny story of a single mom who loses her job at a dollar store. Desperate to provide for her disabled adult daughter and avoid eviction, she tracks down an old flame and begs him for work. He is a successful doctor who has escaped his Southie past and lives in wealthy Chestnut Hill. Their opposing worlds collide, revealing what it means to be destitute in a culture that pursues the American dream and believes opportunity comes to those who work hard enough.
January 29 – February 24, 2013
INNOCENCE LOST: A play about Steven Truscott
By Beverley Cooper
Directed by Roy Surette
Featuring the NAC English Theatre Acting Company
Centaur Theatre Company / National Arts Centre co-production
Production Sponsor: The Montreal Gazette
In the summer of 1959, a sleepy town in rural Ontario was rocked by a tragedy that changed the community forever and sent shockwaves around the world. A 12-year-old girl named Lynne Harper was found raped and strangled to death. Days later, 14-year-old Steven Truscott was charged with her murder. After a two week trial by jury, the boy was found guilty and sentenced to hang, making him the youngest person to sit on Canada's death row. The riveting and poignant true story is seen through the eyes of a fictional character named Sarah, a fellow classmate of Steven and Lynne's as she deals with her own loss of innocence, her world turned upside down and a personal journey to find truth and justice. The play examines the nature of community and how good people make bad choices. Finalist for the 2009 Governor General's Award for Fiction.