Photo Flash: First Look at Young People's Theatre's MINOTAUR
Young People's Theatre will present the co-world premiere with Polka Theatre (England) and Clwyd Theatr Cymru Theatre for Young People (Wales) of Kevin Dyer's latest childhood adventure Minotaur. This modern spin on an ancient myth will be presented on the Mainstage now through April 13, opening tomorrow, March 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Award-winning British playwright Kevin Dyer fuses Greek mythology with the present to create a high-stakes, time-shifting adventure story. Freddie, a 12 year-old boy, receives urgent, cryptic text messages from his soldier Dad in an unnamed, war-torn country. While he attempts to decipher these, an Ogre and the Queen of Minos appear in his backyard, dragging him into the past in the role of Theseus, whose destiny is to slay the Minotaur and save his father, King Aegeus. Freddie embarks on an incredible quest, believing it is the only way he can save his Dad, who is trapped in a foreign war with no way out.
A recipient of a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award for Best Play for Children and Young People for The Monster Under the Bed, (presented at YPT in 2010), Kevin Dyer is the Associate Writer at Action Transport Theatre. A prolific writer, he has penned over 50 commissioned plays. He works as a dramaturg and leads inspirational sessions for writers and people who want to write.
Directed by Alan Dilworth. With Jakob Ehman, Cyrus Lane, Karen Robinson, Jeffrey Wetsch and Bahareh Yaraghi. Set Design by Jung-Hye Kim; Costume Design by Robin Fisher; Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell; Sound Design by Debashis Sinha; Dramaturgy by Stephen Colella; Stage Management by Marinda de Beer.
Performances: Mar. 24 & 25 @ 10:15 AM | Mar. 26 & 27 @ 1PM & 7PM | Mar. 29 & 30 @ 2PM | Apr. 1, 3, 8 & 10 @ 10:15 AM & 1PM | Apr. 2, 4, 9 & 11 @ 10:15 AM | Apr. 5, 6, 12 & 13 @ 2PM. Tickets: $15-$24 + HST & service charges | Online: youngpeoplestheatre.ca. Box Office: 416.862.2222.
Photo Credit: Cylla von Tiedemann