Hart House Theatre  
September 30, 2014 / Issue 12, 2014/2015 Season
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Earnest is a hit!
Audiences and critics alike are loving this timeless comedy
Photography by Daniel DiMarco
4.5 stars! "
Wilde's classic mockery of late Victorian London's traditions and social customs is more hilarious and enchanting than ever before in this production, rounded out by an excellent cast and beautiful costumes...a highly enjoyable and entertaining production." -Theatromania

Photography by Daniel DiMarco "Earnest is exactly the kind of show that Hart House does extremely well...there's some strong acting and moments of outstanding chemistry here..." -Mooney on Theatre

"I loved this play...It was well-acted by the entire cast, all of whom obviously trusted in the guidance of their director. I think the play came together Photography by Daniel DiMarco beautifully. This just might be my favourite Hart House production to date!" -Theatre Isn't Dead

"Charming and witty, hilarious and enjoyable, the cast kept the audience entertained, never breaking character even as they walked off the stage. The Importance of Being Earnest is a winning comedy, fit for audiences of every time period." -The Varsity

Photography by Daniel DiMarco

You only have five more chances to catch this wonderful play! The Importance of Being Earnest runs until this Saturday evening, October 4, 2014.
The King is back!
The star of our acclaimed production of King Lear, returns this fall to play Shakespeare's great sorcerer, Prospero.
Peter Higginson as King LearWe are so pleased to announce the return of one of our most beloved performers, Peter Higginson. Peter was first seen on our stage in 1975 playing the role of Mereia in Caligula. Since then, he has played several leading and supporting roles in Shakespearean plays as well as lending his talents to contemporary scripts.

Here's what the critics had to say about his performance in Lear :

Peter Higginson as King Lear "NNNN - Peter Higginson demonstrates a deep understanding of the title role" -NOW Magazine

"Peter Higginson's King Lear is incredibly expressive; he showed off Lear's turbulent emotions in a controlled yet heart-wrenching manner...all worthy of the audience's standing ovation." -The Medium

"Stage veteran Peter Higginson was the perfect Lear." -Mooney on Theatre

Peter Higginson in Criminals in Love Peter has and continues to be a great mentor to our young, emergent company and we look forward to what will no doubt be a spectacular performance of Propsero in The Tempest.

Click here for the full cast list and their incoming bios.
A student winner!
We love giving sweet swag to students!
Sid Smith Selfie Winner Each year we are lucky to attract some stellar work study candidates and this season is no exception! Coco Lee and Kristian Kletke arranged to have a prize table at Sid Smith last week and gave away prizes to students while offering them the chance to join in the dress-up fun of theatre.

Congratulations to Chelsea for her winning entry! Enjoy your free tickets to see William Shakespeare's The Tempest on stage November 5-22, 2014.

Keep checking with us throughout the season for more opportunities to join our outreach work study students at Sid Smith and WIN!
Escape from Happiness
Already seen Earnest and looking for more great theatre?
Now on stage at the Alumnae Theatre is George F. Walker's hit play from his East End series, Escape from Happiness.
Escape from Happiness
Click on image above to view teaser trailer
Here's what audiences are saying so far: 

"Highly recommend #EscapeFromHappiness @alumnaetheatre. Spectacular night of theatre. Check it out!"

"Attention #Toronto Theatre Tweeps I'm giving @alumnaetheatre 's prdctn of George F. Walker's #EscapeFromHappiness a #MUSTSee Rating"

"Thank you all for a wonderful evening at the theatre last night !! Escape from Happiness is a roller-coaster ride, with great direction and fight choreography, awesome original score, amazing comedic and dramatic moments, and a plot that keeps you guessing where it's going to end up, all the way to the end." -Audience Member

"Alumnae Theatre's production of Escape From Happiness is a chaotically insightful and darkly funny ride, featuring a kick-ass cast. Get yourselves over there to see this." -LifeWithMoreCowbell

Don't miss this hit Canadian play directed by our very own Andrea Wasserman...hey! That's me!

More information here >>

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