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Artword Theatre
Program 1999- 2000

Artword's new theatre
opens April 15, 1999!

Artword Theatre75 Portland St. Toronto
(one block east of Bathurst, south of King)
Admin: 416-408-1146

Artemis Theatre presents an on-going investigation into the arts
Facetious Penguin Inquest
Produced by Carole Logan
April 15-17, 1999: performances by Nova Bhattacharya, Ed Hanley and Maria Gould, with a film by Keith Cole
June 24-26, 1999: performances by The MadriGALS, a trio of singers, a dance work by Vivine Scarlett, a play about women and coolness, with Julia Gray, Samantha Booker and Rosemary Rowe and other surprises
October 3 & 4, 1999: Dancer Michael Sobreira joins actor Bruno Gaudette, cellist Brenda Muller, bharatanatyam dancer Nova Bhattacharya and actress Gillian Stovel.
Artword Theatre opens the new space with
The Artword Festival:A Five-Night Celebration, June 8 to 12, 1999
Tues June 8: Dance
Wed June 9: Storytelling
Thur June 10: Poetry Plus
Fri June 11: Music
Sat June 12: Theatre

AfriCan Theatre Ensemble presents
The Gods Are Not To Blame
a Nigerian classic by Ola Rotimi
directec by Bayo Akinfemi
An African retelling of Oedipus Rex by the noted Nigerian playwright Ola Rotimi, set in a pre-colonial Yoruba village. Written in the dark days of the Nigerian Civil War, The Gods Are Not To Blame is a warning to people to take responsibility for what is happening to them, rather than blaming everything on forces beyond their control. The play has a cast of 30, including two drummers, and features music, dance and authentic African costumes.
June 16 to 20, 1999
Artword Theatre presents Revealing Gestures
four dance works that push the edge of movement
A fFIDA off-site dance event
August 3, 8 & 10, 1999
A double bill of two new plays:
Somewhere by Conor Green, produced by Big Smoke Productions
American Dream Queen, by Edward Griffith, produced by Nova’s Wake Theatre
August 11-14, 1999
Amati Quartet Rush Hour Concerts
Joseph Peleg, Peggy McGuire, David Miller, Mark Childs
5:30 refreshments, 6-7 pm music, Wednesdays
1999: Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Dec. 1
2000: January 19, February 23, April 5 and May 3.
Actors' Repertory Company
in association with Artword Theatre presents
by August Strindberg
directed by John Neville
featuring Brenda Bazinet, Alan Jordan and Chuck Shamata
September 30-October 17, 1999

Post-Hippie, post-Yuppie, Baby Boomer father...
written and performed by Bill Usher
October 19-24, 1999
An Artword revival of a stunning dance work
Dancing Barefoot with Patti
choreography by Michael Du Maresq
danced by Leanne Dixon
poetry and music by Patti Smith
October 27 to 30, 1999
Mizu Tubig Thani
A dance/music collaboration
by Meiko Ando, Roderick Zalameda,
Cyrus Sundar Singh and Go Hirano
Saturday November 6, 1999

Hear Here presents The Green Pants
by Dr. Seuss
a family-friendly new music event
with dancerYvonne Ng as the Green Pants
Monday November 15, 1999

Back by popular demand! The Artword hit:
Cu'Fu (So Who Did It?)
Stories of a Sicilian Familty
written and performed by Charly (Calogero) Chiarelli
directed by Ronald Weihs
November 10 to December 18, 1999

Que Sera:
the life of Doris Day - a play with music
by Claudette Williams, starring Morgonn Ewen as Doris
January 26-February 13, 2000
(How To Grow Up Jewish in Smiths Falls)
If Cows Could Fly
written and performed by Allan Merovitz
February 16 - March 12, 2000 (run extended)
Sat. Feb 19, 8 pm
North York Harvest Food Bank Benefit,
tickets $10 + 5 canned goods
Sun. Feb 27, 7:30 pm
Matti Baranovsky Memorial Fund Benefit,
tickets $20/$15, all proceeds to the Fund
Benefit screening for the CFMDC Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Smack, a film by Steve Sanguedolce: Part documentary, part fiction ... funny, frightening -- and real --
stories in voice-over with hand-processed, vividly hand-toned images.
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 and 9 pm
The Offering
by Anton Piatigorsky,
directed by Chris Abraham
with Gary Reineke, Mark Ellis and Dean Gilmour
a new three-act play from the stories of Genesis
March 19-April 9, 2000
March 21 - 25 at 8 pm in the Artword Alternative Theatre
The Soul Walking by Sara Tilley,
directed by Kyle Brough
March 27, 8 pm
One Night Stand a benefit for the Playwrights Union of Canada
Sunday, April 16, 8 pm
Timothy Minthorn, piano
free concert to celebrate the release of the CD Tidal Storm
Autumn Leaf Performance presents
Pierrot Lunaire / Transfigured Night
by Arnold Schoenberg
directed by Thom Sokoloski
Featuring mezzo soprano Fides Krucker and dancer Sara Porter
April 19-29, 2000
The Pleiades Theatre presents
The Game of Love and Chance (Le jeu d'amour et hasard)
by Marivaux,
translated and directed
by John Van Burek
with Colombe Demers, Oliver Dennis, Scott Nichol, Adam Paolozza
Alex Poch-Goldin, Amy Price-Francis, Graeme Somerville
May 9-28, 2000

The AfriCan Theatre Ensemble presents
Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again
a comedy by Nigerian playwright Ola Rotimi
about a military man with policital ambitions, ... and three wives!
directed by Bayo Akinfemi
June 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 2000
The Fringe -- Toronto's Theatre Festival -- July 6 to 16, 2000:
100 theatre companies from around the world and
more than 725 performances in 9 theatres in 11 days.