art & lies productions to Present Eugene Ionesco's THE KILLING GAME, 10/14-18
After launching an incredibly successful first season, art & lies productions is delighted to launch their second season by presenting Eugène Ionesco's absurd and darkly comedic The Killing Game.
With their first season, art & lies productions brought several shows onto the stage. Many of their productions received high acclaim including: Death - a Play by Woody Allen, In Adagio by new Portuguese-Canadian playwright Jessica Salgueiro and No Exitby Jean-Paul Sartre.
Death - a Play was performed to sold out houses; In Adagio received a five star review from the CBC; No Exit garnered rave reviews and almost sold out every performance.The Killing Game by Ionesco launches their thrilling second season, with art & lies hoping to see many more enthusiastic audiences.
Inspired by Punch and Judy shows and riddled with vaudevillian antics, this production ofThe Killing Game offers a fresh, funny and at times scathing treatment of our society. From our growing fears of global annihilation and the threat of war, to our basest fears of disease and death, is a timely and must-see show.
Following the appearance of a mysterious Black Monk and the arrival of a devastating plague, a once gossipy burg quickly dissipates into packs of angry mobs, hypocrisy, crass opportunism, and arrant selfishness. Tragedy blends with the hilariously absurd. Clichés bend to controversy, as audiences bear witness to the extremes these citizens will go to in order to ensure their own survival. Only one thing is certain: there will be death.
The Killing Game is directed and choreographed by Rosanna Saracino, with additional choreography by Melanie Windle, original music by Micky Myers and Luke Letourneau, lighting design by BRyan Steele, costumes by Katrina Carrier and Rosanna Saracino, fight direction by Nate Bitton and features a cast of 18 incredibly talented performers, some emerging, some who have garnered recent acclaim on stages in Toronto and across Canada.
Performing at the Annex Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, one block south of Bloor.
Monday, October 14th, 8pm
Wednesday, October 16th, 8pm
Thursday, October 17th, 8pm
Friday, October 18th, 7pm and 10pm
www.totix.ca or at the door
$22.00 General Admission, $18.00 Students/Seniors/Arts workers