Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Anton in Show Business

Rhízōma Productions presents the madcap comedy ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS by Jane Martin (Winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics Steinberg New Play Award). A cast of eight talented actresses will take the stage in this production directed by Danka Scepanovic (Out of Gas on Lover's Leap) and workshopped by Danielle Bourgon. Opening August 27th (8pm) and running until Sept. 7th, ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS will play at Sterling Studio Theatre. 

The story follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into the strangely familiar Wonderland that is Theatre. As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they're whisked through a maelstrom of "good ideas" that offer unique solutions to the Three Sister's need to have life's deeper purpose revealed.

In the tradition of great backstage comedies, ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of "putting on a play.” Theatre goers and lovers of the stage will particularly enjoy this satire on the theatre. The story engages both characters and the audience in an exploration of the world of Art vs. Business.

"A smart, acerbic crowd pleaser... Simultaneously a love letter and a poison pen letter to the American theatre." - Variety

"Funny, smart, wry and poignant." - Miami Herald

Directed by Danka Scepanovic
Workshopped by Danielle Bourgon

Kirsten Alter
Teresa V Leja
Shadi Shahkhalili
Zerha Leverman
Caroline Millen
Jess Salgueiro
Danka Scepanovic
Melissa Story

August 27th - September 7th
Sterling Studio Theatre - 163 Sterling Road, Toronto

Ticket Prices:
$20 for Adults, $15 for Artists and Students -
Evening Shows at 8pm
$10 Matinees - August 31st & September 7th at 2pm
August 26th PWYC Preview - 8pm

Buy Online: www.sterlingstudiotheatre.com

Painting made by me for Anton in Show Business


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