October 16 to 26, 2008

Artword Theatre presents
its 2008 production of

You Are What You Do

a celebration of working men and women in story and song

wirtten and directed by Ronald Weihs
produced and designed by Judith Sandiford

Thurs at 7:30 pm, pwyc
Fri & Sat at 7:30: $15 reg / $10 std/sen
Sun at 2:00 pm: all tickets $10

at The Pearl, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton
Running time is about 90 minutes.

"You Are What You Do", a musical play, launches the Artword @ The Pearl theatre season

Artword Theatre's first production in its new home, Artword @ The Pearl, is an original musical play celebrating the lives of working people. You Are What You Do, written and directed by Artword's Artistic Director Ronald Weihs, is a theatrical collage of stories gathered from men and women about how work has shaped their lives. The result is a high-spirited ensemble production, with a cast of six, that uses songs, mime and inventive staging to celebrate the energy and imagination of real people.

performed by Paula Grove, Valeri Kay, Tanis MacArthur, Allan Merovitz, Gordon Odegaard, Nea Reid
with Jennifer Lockman on piano and Ronald Weihs on fiddle

Back in 1994, You Are What You Do was Artword Theatre's first production in its first home on Portland Street in Toronto. After 12 years of intense activity in Toronto, Artword has moved to Hamilton and teamed up with The Pearl Company. Artword's co-founders, Ronald Weihs and Judith Sandiford, chose You Are What You Do as a fitting way to inaugurate their new home in Hamilton.

"This is the kind of theatre we like to do. We use an ensemble approach in which the actors and musicians together interpret the life of the people around them. We believe in a theatre that is full of fun and theatricality, while it deals with things that matter." says director Ronald Weihs.

For more information about Artword Theatre, call Judith Sandiford at 905-543-8512.