Hart House Theatre  
February 3, 2015 / Issue 21, 2014/2015 Season
In This Issue:
This is for You, Anna
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The closing weekend of Jesus Christ Superstar lived up to all expectation - full houses, standing ovations and an energized, riveting cast. As the best attended production in recent Hart House Theatre history, we are sad to see Jesus' departing sandals and skinny jeans, but are thrilled for what's coming next!

In this issue, we give you the first notice of the guests participating in the Discussion Forums scheduled after each performance of This is for You, Anna, link you to the play synopses of the nine new plays to be presented at the U of T Drama Festival, introduce you to our new gift packages and tell you a bit about the student production on stage this week, Fiddler on the Roof.
Announcement: Discussion Forum Guests
The line-up that'll get us talking
This is for You, AnnaIn celebration of International Women's Day and to encourage a dynamic discourse around our next production, we are pleased to offer a Discussion Forum after each performance of This is for You, Anna.

Once the curtain comes down on this one-act (60 minute) show, there will be a brief intermission to set the stage for these distinguished guests and our audiences to explore the important topics raised in the play. All evenings will be moderated by Professor Kathleen Gallagher (Canada Research Chair in Theatre, Youth, and Research in Urban Schools at the University of Toronto) and/or Grace Smith (a third year PhD student at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto).


Friday, February 27, 2015:  Professor Ramona Alaggia takes us through the growth and development of the feminist movement in her talk Feminism 101.*

Saturday, February 28, 2015: Comedian Jessica Beaulieu will perform a stand-up act before joining panelists Barbara LaRose (President of Alumnae Theatre) and Michelle Alexander (Associate Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre) to discuss Women in Performance.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Join the cast, crew and director of This is for You, Anna and members of Theatre Inamorata as they discuss the challenges and rewards of Collective Creation.

Thursday, March 5, 2015: One of the original creators of This is for You, Anna, Dr. Banuta Rubess, talks on the Building of the Anna Project.

Friday, March 6, 2015
: Cheryl Champagne (Assault Counsellor/Educator at U of T) and Nijiba Sardar (VP, Equity for UTSU- student union) discuss Campus and Community Resources for women in all forms of distress and answer the question - how can you help a friend in need?

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - matinee: Join the cast and director of the show as they discuss the Research and Building of this production.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - evening show: Anoodth Naushan (from METRAC - Action on Violence) gives an address on Rape Culture and Victim Blaming.

More details will be available in the coming weeks.

*Please note: Particular titles of the talks may change, but the subject matter will remain the same.

The 23rd Annual U of T Drama Festival
On stage next week!



Below is just a tease of the synopsis for each play. To read the full synopses, please visit our site here>>



Thursday, February 12


Dream, As You Will, St. Michael's College/Troubadours: "a devised piece of theatre exploring Shakespearean characters who have less than optimal endings."


Let My Mind Run Dry, Hart House Players: "How do you hide from a reality no one can see?"


Chase Williams and the Case of the Missing Fixture, Victoria College Drama Society: "a farcical crime comedy following the titular Chase Williams in his latest and greatest caper."


Friday, February 13


Ond, St. Michael's College/Troubadours: "meet a somewhat traditional, wealthy, 19th-century Norwegian family, the Ranks."


Guillotine, Trinity College Drama Society: "not a misspelling: the play features 18th-century physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, whose name somehow became eponymous with a device he did not invent, with a symbol of exactly the cruelty he wanted to abolish."


The Bacchae, Woodsworth Performing Arts Collective: "Dionysus has returned to Thebes..."


Saturday, February 14


Fanny, Fluff and Dandruff, UTM: "Froggie's losing her hair and Fanny's losing his mind."


Swim to the Moon, UC Follies: "a ritualistic journey through space and time."


Evening of the Dead, UC Follies: "Four friends band together to try and survive a zom-pocalyptic Toronto, and each other."


Click here for more information on this year's adjudicator and how to arrange for tickets.
Gift Packages
Making a great Valentine's Day gift look even better!

Gift Packages Bills come in envelopes - don't let your generous Valentine's Day gift get lost with the mail! The Hart House Theatre Ovation Gift Package is an easy way to upgrade and add flair to any UofTtix Box Office purchase. Give the gift of an experience with keepsakes to cherish.


Only $15 ($25 value!)

Add your UofTtix Tickets to the package containing:

  • Candy selection featuring Theobroma Chocolat Dark Truffle Bar
  • Hart House Theatre Logo Mug*
  • Hart House Theatre Logo Pin*

*logo designed by Group of Seven Member J.E.H. MacDonald


Visit UofTtix (located in the lower level of Hart House) for more information and to see the packages in person.


Gift Packages  

Fiddler on the Roof
St. Michael's College produces a classic on our stage

When Tevye's eldest daughter, Tzeitel, begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter's happiness & those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Meanwhile, there are other forces at work in Anatevka - dangerous forces which threaten to destroy the very life he is trying to preserve.

A classic musical based on the short story "Tevye & His Daughters" by Sholem Aleichem.


On stage February 5-7, 2015.


More information and tickets here >>

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