LACTORS' Studio Presents WATCHING SEANA McKENNA WATCH PAINT DRY, 6/4-7/13
Part Waiting For Godot, part Title of Show, with a splash of Twelve Angry Men, WATCHING SEANA McKENNA WATCH PAINT DRY asks the big dramatic questions: what is art? What is life? What is the nexus between them? And what's that woman on stage doing, anyway? Starring eleven real lawyers (and a faux Seana McKenna**), it's a hilarious slice of comedic metatheatre. WATCHING SEANA McKENNA WATCH PAINT DRY plays at the George Ignatieff Theatre as part of the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets are available via www.fringetoronto.com, by phone at 416-966-1062 ext. 1, or at the door.
The Premise: One of the most widely-acclaimed and best-loved actors of our time stars in a play that is rocking the theatrical world. The reviewers have called it "spectacular", "thought-provoking", "moving" and "deep". It plays to sold out houses every night. But! Is it really such amagnum opus? Or does the empress onstage have no clothes? Two friends attend a performance, and fall into a heated debate. Soon the whole onstage audience is drawn into the fray: tempers flare, insults are hurled, and all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, the show goes on, and the performance continues - even after the paint has dried.
Written by practising lawyer Peter Hamiwka and novelist/writer/retired lawyer Diane Baker Mason, with much creative input from the Company, WATCHING SEANA McKENNA WATCH PAINT DRY will change the way you look at theatre (and maybe at lawyers too). Directed by lawyer Llana Nakonechny. Stage managed by cat-herding non-lawyer Aline Madian.
** Presented with the gracious permission of the real Seana McKenna,who asks to know only one thing: "What colour is the paint?"
All proceeds going to Lawyers Feed The Hungry www.lawyersfeedthehungry.ca.
Dates & Times:
Fri, July 4 @ 8:45pm
Sat, July 5 @ 5:15pm
Mon, July 7 @ 6:45pm
Tue, July 8 @ 10:30pm
Thu, July 10 @ 4:00pm
Fri, July 11 @ 11:30pm
Sun, July 13 @ 1:45pm
$10 at the door (cash only) or $12 in advance (Visa or MasterCard, service charge included)
Beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.
Show running time is 60 minutes. **Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating**