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IDIOT'S DELIGHT, THE GIGLI CONCERT & More Set for Soulpepper's 2014 Season

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced Soulpepper's 2014 season (Jan. - Sept., 2014), including eight new plays, three Soulpepper favourites and three partner presentations.

The season begins in January with Robert E. Sherwood's Idiot's Delight followed by Tom Murphy's The Gigli Concert, and Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca. In the spring Soulpepper will also present the first-ever stage version of W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage, adapted by Governor General's Award-winner Vern Thiessen. In June, Reginald Rose's jury-room drama Twelve Angry Men will be staged, followed by Molière's Tartuffe, and a modern, moving reworking of Shakespeare with A Tender Thing by Ben Power. In August Soulpepper shines the spotlight on Canadian legend Glenn Gould, with David Young's Glenn.

The three returning Soulpepper favourites are Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests (Table Manners, Living Together, and Round and Round the Garden), Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, Parts I and II, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika.

Soulpepper's 2014 partner presentations are: A Brimful of Asha (Why Not Theatre); Trudeau and the FLQ (VideoCabaret); and Borne, a new work from Judith Thompson and RARE Theatre Company. A secondary announcement will take place in the spring of 2014 to announce Soulpepper's Oct. - Dec. lineup of productions and festivals. All Soulpepper performances take place at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Subscription tickets are on sale as of Nov. 12, 2013. Single tickets go on sale Dec. 3, 2013. Visit soulpepper.ca for more details.

"In 2014, Soulpepper will take a fresh look at two of the masters of the canon, as well as exploring five twentieth-century gems from Canada and around the world," said Schultz. "Continuing our work in commissioning adaptations and translations by Canadian writers, we will also present the first-ever stage adaptation of one of the great novels of the English language: W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage, adapted by Governor General's Award-winner Vern Thiessen. The season will launch with Robert E. Sherwood's gorgeous romp Idiot's Delight. This romantic comedy, with music and dance, is set against the coming of the Second World War. 2014 is the year in which we remember the beginnings of the two world wars 100 and 75 years ago that have defined all of our lives, and the lives of our nations. Throughout this year, with additional programming to be announced in the spring, we will remind ourselves of the sacrifices made and the freedoms won by the generations before us."

"At Soulpepper we celebrate work that shares our values of excellence and rigour, and our desire to introduce audiences to new voices in our community. Soulpepper continues to program great work from local companies we admire, including Why Not Theatre's A Brimful of Asha, the smash-hit family comedy from Soulpepper Resident Artist Ravi Jain. We're also offering a home to Toronto's iconic VideoCabaret, and a remount of their riveting Trudeau and the FLQ. And for the second year of a three-year residency, we support Judith Thompson and RARE Theatre Company as they develop brand-new works exploring the world of Canadians with disabilities. This year's incredible Borne features and focuses on individuals living with spinal cord injuries."

"This year also continues our repertory trend of being flexible to audience demand, as we remount three of our most popular and celebrated works: The Crucible, The Norman Conquests, and Angels in America."

Soulpepper Theatre Company is located at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, in the Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON.

Subscription tickets are on sale as of Nov. 12, 2013. Single tickets go on sale Dec. 3, 2013. Tickets range from $29 - $74 (prices include 13% HST and service charge) and are available by calling the Young Centre box office at 416.866.8666 or by visiting soulpepper.ca. $23 tickets are available for 21-30 year-olds at stageplay.ca as of Dec. 3, 2013. StagePlay is sponsored by TD Bank Group. The $23 Rush Ticket / $5 Youth Rush program is sponsored by Sun Life Financial.

2014 Soulpepper Lead Sponsors are: Scotiabank Group, TELUS and the Michael & Karen Vukets Family Foundation. Trudeau and the FLQ is sponsored by BMO Financial.

Soulpepper gratefully acknowledges annual operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and project support from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Government of Ontario.

Music programming at Soulpepper is supported through The Slaight Family Music Program by Gary and Donna Slaight. 2014 Production Sponsorship is generously provided by Polar Securities, Middlefield Group and MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc.


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