Unit 102 Presents Canadian Premiere of MISS
UNIT 102 ACTORS COMPANY has just announced its long-awaited return to Toronto's indie theatre community by presenting the Canadian premiere of Miss by Dora Award-nominated playwright Michael Ross Albert (Tough Jews, The Spadina Avenue Gang with the Storefront Theatre).
Set in the aftermath of a shocking accident at a boarding school, Miss explores the tenuous connection between a high school teacher, her fiancé, and a troubled student whose lives have been irrevocably changed by tragedy. A tense showdown between three highly damaged individuals, Miss is a taut and explosive new drama about loss, grief, guilt, and revenge.
This production begins Unit 102's residency in the new ASSEMBLY THEATRE, located at 1479 Queen Street West in the heart of Parkdale, which will serve as the new home for both Unit 102 Actors Company and Leroy Street Theatre.
Directed by Unit 102's founding co-artistic director David Lafontaine (Of Mice and Men; Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train), the Canadian premiere production will feature Wayne Burns (Romeo + Juliet, Shakespeare in the Ruff; "Olympus," Syfy Network), Trevor Hayes (Amadeus, The Segal Centre; "21 Thunder," CBC), and Nola Martin (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Unit 102; "Hannibal," NBC).
Produced in association with THE SPADINA AVENUE GANG, Miss will be the first full production in the Assembly Theatre; it will also be the first original play produced by Unit 102 in their almost decade-long history.
The production will feature set design by Adam Belanger (Tough Jews; Of Mice and Men, Dora Award nominations) who will also serve as assistant director. Dora Award winner Lindsay Dagger Junkin (Tough Jews; The Chasse Gallerie, Kabin/Soulpepper/Storefront) will provide the costume design. Lighting will be designed by Steve Vargo (Old Times - winner, MyTheatre Award, "Outstanding Lighting Design").
The world premiere of this new drama in the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival prompted Theatre is Easy to comment that the play "could be shocking to the faint of heart." With a creative team comprised of heavy-hitters from Toronto's indie theatre community performing in a brand new performance venue, the Canadian premiere of Miss is sure to be a must-see event in the Fall theatre season.
To purchase tickets, visit: unit102actors.com.