SEXY LAUNDRY OPENS AT THEATRE AQUARIUS

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Hamilton, Ontario, October 13, 2006 … 

 

"The play does, of course, deal with matters sexual and uses some objectionable language, but in the light of the subject matter, that is virtually inevitable. What makes the play ultimately worth watching, apart from its very real comedic aspect, is its assertion of traditional values of trust, openness, and love"

 

                                                                                - The B.C. Catholic Herald

 

 

Starring in Sexy Laundry……

 

Jerry Franken (Henry) last appeared at Theatre Aquarius as Morgan in The Drawer Boy directed by Miles Potter. Recently, he has appeared as Jack Skepian in After the Orchard by Jason Sherman at the National Arts Centre, Frank in Over the River and Through the Woods at The Globe Theatre, Regina, and Jacob in Of the Fields Lately directed by Brenda Bazinet at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. He arrives in Hamilton after spending the summer at the Blyth Festival acting various roles in The Ballad of Stompin' Tom and the Patriach in Another Seasons Harvest.

 

 

Deborah Grover (Alice) is pleased to be returning to Theatre Aquarius where she was last seen in The Cocktail Hour. She has performed in theatres across the country from Theatre New Brunswick, CanStage, the Manitoba Theatre Centre, Théâtre Francais de Toronto, and Prairie Theatre Exchange. She continues to work in TV and film, most recently as a series regular on 11 Cameras, two episodes of Jeff Ltd., Under the Dragon's Tail, and Still Small Voices (M.O.W.). She is currently shooting the Roxy Hunter series. Her most recent film work includes A Lobster Tail, Six Figures, and Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies.

 

 

The creative team for Sexy Laundry…..

 

Michele Riml (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright from Vancouver, BC. Her work has been nominated for more than ten Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards and her first play, Souvenirs, won the BC Young Playwright Search. Michele came to the attention of Vancouver audiences with her critically acclaimed play Miss Teen. Her play Under the Influence went from a sell-out Fringe production to an audience-favourite at The Arts Club and was most recently produced in Quebec. Her work for Green Thumb Theatre for Young People includes The Children's plays The Invisible Girl and The Skinny Lie, which continue to be produced throughout Canada and The USA. Sexy Laundry has been a breakout hit, selling out at the Belfry in Victoria and at The Arts Club in Vancouver. A firm believer in the transformative power of theatre, her most recent play RAGE explores the difficult issues of violence and bullying in high school. In 2005, RAGE won The Sydney Risk Award for Outstanding New Play and the Jessie Award for Outstanding Large Theatre Production. Michele is currently completing a new commission for The Arts Club, Poster Boys.

 

 

Sue Miner (Director) is thrilled to be back at Aquarius after having so much fun directing Real Estate last year. A graduate of The National Theatre School's acting section in 1983, Sue is both a freelance director and co-artistic director of Pea Green Theatre Group with her husband, Mark Brownell. Last season Sue directed Much Ado About Munsch for George Brown Theatre and Arthur Schnitzler's The Affairs of Anotol for Glastonbury West. Other notable productions include Bella Donna (Toronto fringe), Women Beware Women (Theatre Erindale), Sunday in the Park with George (George Brown/Equity Showcase), Titus Andronicus and Measure for Measure (Shakespeare in the Rough), Big Head Goes to Bed (Night Kitchen), and James O'Reilley's WORK. Sue has garnered several Dora nominations, been thrice nominated for the Pauline McGibbon Award for body of work in directing and was touted as one of Toronto's Top-Ten theatre artists by NOW Magazine.

 

Sexy Laundry is designed by Jackie Chau (Set & Costumes), Kevin Fraser (Lighting), and Kirk Palmquist (Sound). The stage management team is Beth Bruck (Stage Manager) and Matthew MacInnis (Apprentice Stage Manager).

 

Tickets for Sexy Laundry can be ordered by calling the Theatre Aquarius Box Office at 905.522.7529, toll free 1.800.465.7529, or in person at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William Street, Hamilton.  Visit the Theatre Aquarius website at www.theatreaquarius.org.

 

Sexy Laundry is generously sponsored by Hamilton Cleaners and media sponsors 900 CHML and

Cable 14.

 

 

Please note: Sexy Laundry contains occasional strong language and adult situations.

 

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