Now What Theatre to Take KARA SEVDA on International Tour

Now What Theatre has announced its inaugural international tour of the play Kara Sevda. Written by Lisa VillaMil and directed by Kat Haan, the tour will begin performances at the Ithaca Fringe Festival on April 21.

The multi-fringe tour will include stops in Washington DC, Toronto, Tampa, and culminate with a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Kara Sevda debuted in 2016 as part of the Edinburgh Free Festival Fringe, and has been parlayed into an interNational Theatre Company by graduate students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Kara Sevda is currently booked on a seven city Fringe Festival tour.

The cast and crew of this tour includes Tierney Nolen (Celia), William Foote (Rhys), Kaija Pellinen (Stage Manager & Marketing), Lisa VillaMil (Playwright/Producer) and will see Director Kat Haan step into the shoes of Celia for the Toronto leg of the tour. Ross Somerville will take on Rhys for Toronto and Masa Gibson will be exploring the character in Ithaca.

In Kara Sevda, nuclear winter has descended upon the globe. The last train south out of Paris is boarding. But not everyone will be drawn in the lottery. When Celia and Rhys find themselves awaiting the lottery results on the same bench, they strike up a challenging acquaintance amidst falling bombs and a nameless war, asking the question 'what kind of world do we live in now...' and what happens if they don't catch the train at all?

The current tour schedule is as follows:

Ithaca, NY | 21-23 April

Circus Culture

116 W Green Street

Ithaca, NY, 14850

Tampa, FL | 12-14 May

Silver Meteor Gallery

2213 E 6th Ave, Ybor City, FL 33605

Virginia, MN | 18 May- 12 June

Lyric Center for the Arts

510 Chestnut Street

Virginia, MN 55792

Portland, ME | 17-21 June

Portland Stage Studio Theater

25A Forest Ave

Portland, ME 04101

Toronto, ON | 5-16 July

St. Vladimir's Theatre

620 Spadina Ave

Toronto, ON, CA

M5S 2H4

Washington, DC | 6-23 July


1231 Florida Ave NE

Washington DC 20002

Edinburgh, UK | 4-26 August

Greenside Venues - Mint Studio

6 Infirmary Street

Edinburgh, UK


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