2b theatre company - engaging the power of memory and communityCreated by Christian Barry, Steven McCarthy and Michelle MonteithConceived and Directed by Christian BarryPerformed by Steven McCarthy and Michelle MonteithSound and Music by Richard FerenStage Managed by Louisa AdamsonApril 4-19, Brigantine Room at York Quay Centre*Limited Capacity*Tickets: $25“...gorgeously elegant in its simplicity, with the lightness and luminescence of a soap bubble.” - NOW MagazineA man and an audience are gathered around a table. The man weaves a story of a town from the fabric of his memory. He conjures characters from the town, as he revisits his life in a search for deeper meaning. The table serves both as the stage and as a shared space that invites connection and evokes community. Revisited is inspired by the works of great early American writers, including Willa Cather, Walt Whitman, Edgar Lee Masters, and Thornton Wilder. It is a story of love, loss, and all the details in between - an exploration of the divine inherent in the trivial, and the eternal inherent in communion.Revisited, a Harbourfront Centre co-production in association with 2b theatre company of Halifax, takes place in Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room in the York Quay Centre April 4-19 at various times. For information and tickets call 416-973-4000 or go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nws .Halifax, 2b theatre company’s artistic co-director Christian Barry directed a sold-out run of his production Revisited at The Free Fall Festival, produced by Toronto’s The Theatre Centre in early 2006. The show was hailed a hit by critics and audiences alike. NOW magazine called Revisited: “The discovery of the festival…The skilled artists told the story, gorgeously elegant in its simplicity, with the lightness and luminescence of a soap bubble.” At their most recent Toronto appearance at the 2006 Summerworks festival, 2b theatre's Invisible Atom picked-up an honourable mention award as a participant in the Canadian Pavilion.This director-driven company was founded in 1999 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and its first production became a sold-out hit at that year's Atlantic Fringe Festival. 2b theatre company vision is driven by creating works that challenge. They create and produce theatre that both engages and excites. The company is distinguished by innovation in how the components of process are dealt with from the script to the final curtain. Concentrated thought goes into every part of staging, design, and the virtuosity in performance.This edition of New World Stage converges with Luminato, Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity, June 1-10 with a number of leading edge international performances including Risk Everything (TR Warszawa), Back Home (Urban Theatre Projects) and Shen Wei Dance Arts (China/USA). As a finale for New World Stage and the welcoming social hub for Luminato, TheSpiegel Show takes over the Spiegeltent’ntavern. Harbourfront Centre’s New World Stage is a dynamic, world-class, signature programme presenting a new, contemporary format featuring 17 productions, that encompass multiple performance disciplines including theatre, dance, music, cabaret and more. The performance series runs January 24 through June 10, 2007.Luminato, Toronto’s inaugural multidisciplinary arts festival, connects the creative spirit to every corner of the city for 10 inspiring days with more than 90 events in venues and locations citywide.For tickets and information call 416-973-4000 or go onlinewww.harbourfrontcentre.com/nws .Westin Harbour Castle is the official host hotel of New World Stage.New World Stage is supported by Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity 2007, Canadian Heritage, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
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