LemonTree Creations presents a New Play by Raf Antonio

LemonTree Creations presents a New Play by Raf Antonio

Rope Running Out is the world premiere of a new play by Raf Antonio (Playwright's Guild of Canada's RBC Emerging Playwright Award winner, 2015) in the lemonTree {studio} at King & Bathurst from May 28th - June 10th, 2017. The ties of Nacio and Félix's love have begun to fray. Evolution is necessary for their non-physical sexual partnership - but something holds Nacio back. When a footloose drifter from his past appears, Nacio must make a decision: stay bound to the world he knows or let go completely.

This unflinching new work is sexy, intimate, and marks the world premiere for award winning playwright Raf Antonio. Directed by lemonTree's Artistic Producer, Indrit Kasapi (MSM [men seeking men], six BroadwayWorld Toronto Nominations), with dramaturgy by multiple Dora Winner Marjorie Chan, it features an all queer cast; Augusto Bitter (Our Town, Theatre Rusticle/Buddies), multidisciplinary performer Chy Ryan Spain (Monomyths, FADO/Progress) and introducing Allie MacDonald (Pure, CBC).

This production marks the first time lemonTree will produce a show inside our downtown {studio}, which will be beautifully transformed by production designer Joseph Pagnan (MSM [men seeking men], 52 Pick-up) and sound designer, Deanna Choi (Alien Creature, TPM) with stunning composition by Dora Award winner Dustin Peters (Malcolm by James Kudelka). This roving performance moves between various rooms in our venue, inviting the limited audience (maximum 25) to follow the performers from scene to scene. Seating is minimal, the audience can choose how to best experience the performance as they follow the action (seated, standing, crouching). Rope Running Out has been developed at the Soulpepper Playwrights Circle 2015 and in Cahoots Theatre's Hot House Creators Unit 2015-2016. Raf Antonio acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council through their Grants to Individual Playwrights 2016.

lemonTree creations brings rarely told stories to the stage by supporting artists in the development of new works through our residency program as well as in our productions.

We maintain a rehearsal studio in downtown Tkarón:to and we recognize the original caretakers of these lands and waterways as the Mississauguas of New Credit First Nation, the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples.

by Raf Antonio
directed by Indrit Kasapi
dramaturgy by Marjorie Chan
featuring Augusto Bitter, Allie MacDonald, Chy Ryan Spain
Lighting, Set and Costumes by
Joe Pagnan
Sound by Deanna Choi
Composition by Dustin Peters
Produced by Cole Alvis
Production Management by Deborah Lim
Stage Management by
Giuseppe Condello

May 28 - June 10, 2017

Preview: May 28th @ 7pm
Preview: May 30th @ 7pm
Opening: May 31st @ 8pm
Media Night: June 1st @ 8pm
June 1st @ 8pm
June 2nd @ 8pm
June 3rd @ 2 pm & 8pm
June 4th @ 2pm
June 6 - 8th @ 8pm
June 9th @ 8pm & 11pm
June 10th @ 2pm & 8pm
Buy Tickets lemonTree {studio} - 58 Stewart Street (King and Bathurst)
*The studio is not wheelchair accessible.
There is a set of 5 steps down to enter the studio.

Previews $15 / Regular $25 can be purchased online or at the door
LemonTree Creations presents a New Play by Raf Antonio

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