SHADOWS to Open April 11 at Videofag

SHADOWS to Open April 11 at Videofag
Videofag and Parry Riposte Productions present Shadows, a play by Margo MacDonald, running Friday, April 11th- Satuday, April 19th, 2014 at 8pm at Videofag (dark Monday), 187 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market, Toronto.

This is a lost story. This is a true story.

In 1930s New York, at the height of her career, the English-born Queen of the American stage, Eva LeGallienne, is outed in the press as a lesbian. She escapes to a country retreat with her lover, Josephine Hutchison, only to be disfigured and nearly killed in a terrible explosion. The story slips back and forth in time as Eva struggles with art, disfigurement, alcoholism, sexuality, and acceptance. She battles with Broadway, critics, and her personal demons, while tormented by the overwhelming question: If her public and private battles destroy her happiness but nourish her art, will it have been worth it?

This multi-award winning play has been called "a work of art...not to be missed", "captivating and utterly convincing" by CBC Radio, and "sumptuous and gripping" by the Ottawa Citizen. It was the runaway hit of the 2010 Ottawa Fringe Festival and the 2011 Great Canadian Theatre Company's Undercurrents: Theatre Below the Mainstream festival.

It has sold out every performance to date. This is the first production of the show in Toronto.

Written by Margo MacDonald
Direction & Sound Design by Diana Fajrajsl
Performed by Margo MacDonald & Sarah Finn
Set, Lights & Stage Management by Rae Powell
Costumes by Judy DeBoer

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