ANTE Up Productions Brings AND NOW, THE END to 2014 SummerWorks Festival, Beginning Today

ANTE Up Productions Brings AND NOW, THE END to 2014 SummerWorks Festival, Beginning Today

ANTE Up Productions presents And Now, The End, a new Canadian musical playing at Theatre Passe Muraille as part of the 2014 Summerworks Festival, beginning today, August 7, and running to 17th.

Asteroid AXS-667 is headed for Earth. With the announcement of the coming apocalypse, the citizens of Roxton, a small Canadian town, struggle to come to terms with their imminent doom as society crumbles around them. Childhood friendships are tested, personal convictions compromised, and love becomes the ultimate sacrifice. The stillness is coming- what would you do with the time you have left?

Written by Victoria Houser, Emily Nixon, Drew O'Hara, Zach Parkhurst and Jake Vanderham. Music and Lyrics by Jake Vanderham

Tamara Bernier Evans: War Horse (Mirvish) and Mamma Mia (Mirvish/Broadway)
Troy Adams: Angels in America, Parts 1 & 2 (Soulpepper)
Paulo Santalucia: Of Human Bondage and Idiot's Delight (Soulpepper)
Jeff Yung: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare BASH'd) and The Forbidden Phoenix (YPT) Ruth Goodwin 52 Pickup (The Howland Company, Toronto Fringe) Lost Girl (Showcase), Amir Haidar: Bloodless (Theatre 20)
And Introducing Kaleigh Gorka, Hugh Ritchie and Zach Parkhurst

Esther Jun, the director (Bremen Rock City, Song Trolley; Cowboy Mouth, Heart in Hand) is a John Hirsch Director's Award Nominee and was one of NOW Magazine's Top Ten Artists to Watch in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. Other SummerWorks credits: Associate Producer, Maria Gets a New Life, 2013; Co-Director Strange Mary Strange, 2011, and Director, Fear & Misery of the Third Reich, 2009.

The design/production team includes Beth Kates (Design), Dale Yim (Sound Design), Nic Vincent (Lighting Design), Jennifer Jakob (Costume Design) and Neha Ross (Stage Manager).

ANTE Up Productions presents AND NOW, THE END

Opening August 7 and playing until August 17, 2014

Theatre Passe-Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave (one block northeast of Bathurst & Queen), Toronto.

Single ticket prices: $15, available through SummerWorks Festival box office online at, by phone at (416) 907-0468, at the SummerWorks Hub in the Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St West), or at the door starting one hour before the show.

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