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BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens in One Week

After years spent under copyright, Aldous Huxley's enduring classic Brave New World will come to life on a Canadian stage for the first time in decades. Produced by Litmus Theatre and Kabin and with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM), Brave New World previews September 27-28, opens September 29 and runs until October 16, 2016.

Brave New World features a dynamite ensemble, including many actors who have been with the show since its first workshop back in 2014. The ensemble brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and years of experience. The ensemble for Brave New World is: Nehassaiu deGannes, Jesse Dwyre, Sofia Fabiilli, Carlos González-Vio, Eli Ham, Ryan Hollyman, Adriano Sobretodo Jr., Zoë Sweet.

Known for their innovative approach to space, Litmus Theatre will transform the striking Theatre Passe Muraille post-industrial space, once a bread factory and stable house, into the World State that Huxley imagined in 1932. Dora Award-winning director Matthew Thomas Walker and two-time Dora Award-winning designer Patrick Lavender will draw on the post-industrial character of Passe Muraille's architecture to inspire an imaginative production activating rarely used space surrounding and above the audience.

Led by Artistic Directors Adriano Sobretodo Jr., Claire Wynveen and Matthew Thomas Walker, Litmus Theatre first made a splash with the daring Matchbox Macbeth, which was set in a ramshackle shed in downtown Toronto and named one of the best shows of 2010 by NOW Magazine. Litmus' next show, Birth of Frankenstein, was nominated for four Dora Awards and won for Best Indie Director. Litmus Theatre will be using the same fearless ingenuity to enliven Brave New World.

Brave New World is known for its iconic contributions to culture, such as the euphoric drug SOMA, the conveyor-belts full of human embryos, the predetermination and sleep-teaching techniques, and the infamously promiscuous culture. Litmus Theatre will introduce new audiences to these iconic ideas that Huxley dreamed up in the 1930s, while also moving beyond the tropes to mine the deeper meanings at the core of the text.

Brave New World will be the hot-ticket indie theatre event of the fall. Audiences will witness Litmus Theatre's most accessible show ever - all of the company's previous shows have been staged in extremely intimate spaces and have been runaway hits and sellouts. This is Toronto's opportunity to meet one of the city's most acclaimed up-and-coming theatre companies at one of the birthplaces of Canadian theatre.

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Brave New World

Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.

Produced by Litmus Theatre and Kabin
With the generous support of Theatre Passe Muraille.

Previews: September 27 & 28, 2016
Opening Night & Media Night: September 29, 2016 at 7:30pm
Shows: September 30 - October 16.

Tickets on sale now via Theatre Passe Muraille's box office.
Click here or call 416.504.7529.

Ticket Pricing: (including HST):
General Admission: $38
Senior (60+): $31
Students + Artsworkers: $25
Previews: $22

Director - Matthew Thomas Walker
Adaptation by - Matthew Thomas Walker
From the novel by - Aldous Huxley
Featuring - Nehassaiu deGannes, Jesse Dwyre, Sophia Fabiilli, Carlos González-Vio, Eli Ham, Ryan Hollyman, Adriano Sobretodo Jr., Zoë Sweet.
Dramaturg - Claire Wynveen
Consulting Dramaturg - Andy McKim
Set/Lighting Designer - Patrick Lavender
Costume Designer - Lindsay Woods
Sound Design - Nick Storring
Stage Manager - Sarah O'Brien
Associate Producer - Kevin Matthew Wong
Production Manager - Jason Golinski
Production Assistant - JP Faienza
Graphic Design - Atanas Bozdarov, Heshaka Jayawardena
Artistic Advisor - Andy McKim
Production Advisor - Régine Cadet

Litmus Theatre is a resident company with both Theatre Passe Muraille and Generator.

About Litmus Theatre:
Litmus Theatre is a Dora Award-winning indie theatre company based in Toronto, Canada. Known for such hits as Matchbox Macbeth (Now Magazine "Top Ten Play of 2010") and Birth of Frankenstein (nominated for four Dora Awards, winner of Best Indie Director), Litmus Theatre creates intimate and surprising site-specific shows. Having produced plays in ramshackle sheds and Ladies' Parlours in gothic churches, Litmus has developed a unique methodology for building a show around a unique space - clashing classic stories against forgotten spaces in this beautiful city.

About Kabin:
Kabin is a new multi-disciplinary arts incubator and studio based in Toronto's East End.

About Theatre Passe Muraille's "Within Our Walls" Guest Company Series
Theatre Passe Muraille values collaboration in all its forms. As well as producing their own plays, TPM also hosts other companies "within their walls". In this season's Guest Company Series they have both chosen, and invited, two independent companies to produce at TPM, with their institutional support. They believe in these artists and are hosting them in order to help increase their profile and support the advancement of their plays, while introducing their work to TPM audiences.

You can view the show's trailer here.

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