Soulo Theatre and Katie Ford present THE RETURN OF SUPERLADY!

It's 2017 and the world is going to hell in a pussy hat. And the super hero that came here to save us from ourselves is giving up.
"Superhuman strength with human weakness, that's a screw over," says Cherie (Superlady). Raised in a small Ontario town with no idea of her destiny, our Gen X Superlady has been fighting evil and her own neurotic family for years - and now she's done. She longs for her true home but must lighten her heart before she can go back - unless a major super villain or working on intimacy kills her first.

SOULO Theatre and Katie Ford present a POP-UP SHOW! The Return of Superlady runs at the RED Sandcastle Theatrefor 6 performances only from Wednesday March 29-Sunday April 2. SOULO Theatre Artistic Director Tracey Erin Smithstars as Superlady Cherie in this new dark comedy (with hints of light) by Katie Ford (Ms. Congeniality, Desperate Housewives), along with Christopher Sawchyn, Savoy Howe and Caitlin Driscoll. The award-winning Anita La Selvadirects.
MEET THE CAST:
Tracey Erin Smith (Cherie): SOULO Theatre Artistic Director Tracey Erin Smith is an award-winning performer, writer and teacher who believes in crazy-wisdom and practices reverent irreverence. Smith is the founder of the award-winning SOULO Theatre Company, the Artistic Director of Toronto's SOULO Theatre Festival, SOULO NYC and the Co-Founder of the Totnes SOULO Theatre Festival in England. Smith won a Broadway World Toronto Award for her latest solo show, MEMENTO MORIthat she brought to the Toronto Fringe in 2014. Her plays have been Critic's Pick in BackStage Magazine NYC, a two-time winner of 'Best of the Toronto Fringe Festival,' and the 'Audience Choice Award' in New York City's Frigid Festival. Smith presents SOULO Theatre Workshops internationally. www.soulo.ca

Christopher Sawchyn (Paul/Valtor): A physical comedy vet, Christopher Sawchyn's character work has rocked from New York City to Toronto and points throughout Ontario. He is currently creating a solo work with Sonia Norris. Superlady marks Sawchyn's third collaboration with both LaSelva and Smith respectively. Voted by NOW as an "Artist to Watch," he was last seen in Persephone and Echoes, both at The Fringe 2016.

Savoy Howe (Reggie): Savoy Howe is a writer, performer and head coach of the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club.

Caitlin Driscoll (Cindy): Caitlin Driscoll is a Toronto-based actor, writer and dialect coach. Some theatre credits: Jan inBedroom Farce (Soulpepper Theatre); Brenda in Punch Up (Theatre Brouhaha); Anna/Lonnie in Laws of Motion (small elephant co-op/Dora nomination). TV/film: Working the Engels (Global/NBC); The Neddeaus of Duquesne Island (CBC); Reign(CW).

Anita La Selva (Director): Anita La Selva is an accomplished actor, theatre creator and teacher. She won the My Entertainment World Award for Best Direction and Production for FeverGraph's Look Back in Anger. She is a Gemini and Dora Award nominee and has directed all five of Tracey Erin Smith's solo show that have toured across Canada and in New York City.

Katie Ford (Playwright):
Stolen from a facebook post by Jane Ford, her twin sister: "Katie Ford grew up reading Edward Albee at 13 and Sam Shepard when she was 18. She wrote a play called By Your Side that starred Nadia Ross and Keanu Reeves when she/we/they were 20. Then when she was 22, her next play, called Out in America was done at the Wallenboyd Theater in LA, with Hilary Shepard and Lisa Zane (and the rest, like Gilligan's Island). It was frickin' brilliant. The LA Times named it one of the "10 Best Plays of the Year." Then everyone said playwriting was a waste of time...wouldn't pay the bills. But guess what? She did it anyway - the New York production of Out in America starred Daryl Hannah and she wrote another one called Inside Edge Citywhich happened in L.A. with Jennifer Grey. She is a brilliant playwright, part Sam Shepard, part Edward Albee, some Christopher Durang...poignant, funny, smart, human. And her most recent play, The Return of Superlady, is going to have a limited edition exclusive-like POP UP run!"
THE RETURN OF SUPERLADY
by Katie Ford, directed by Anita La Selva
starring Tracey Erin Smith, Christopher Sawchyn, Caitlin Driscoll, Savoy Howe
A POP-UP SHOW!
*6 PERFORMANCES ONLY*
Wednesday, March 29 to Sunday April 2, 2017
Wednesday-Saturday at 9pm; Sunday 4pm & 8pm
Red Sandcastle Theatre - 922 Queen Street East, Toronto
At the Door: $20.00 Cash (Seniors/Students/Arts Workers/Clergy/Exotic Dancer: $15.00)

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