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World Stage 2008 Ticket Packages and Single Tickets Now On Sale

Toronto, January 8, 2008Harbourfront Centre is pleased to announce two additional companies have been confirmed to perform as part of World Stage 2008 January 22-May 7, 2008. With the addition of Scotland’s renowned Traverse Theatre Company and Canada’s Daniel Barrow – part of the 21st annual Images Festival – this brings to 16 the number of companies/artists participating in this magnificent World Stage programme. With the schedule now finalized, ticket packages of four or more productions go on sale Tuesday, December 18 through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 or at

Single tickets go on sale January 2, 2008. For media info visit

Scotland’s Traverse Theatre Company returns to Toronto with a commissioned work by one of that country’s leading contemporary playwrights, David Greig. Damascus, runs April 22-26 in the Premiere Dance Theatre. This story of language, love, meanings and misunderstandings is set in the jewel of the Arab world, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities at the crossroads of the Middle East. A Scottish businessman finds himself at the centre of laughter, romance and tragedy.

“A beautiful, simmeringly tense production…that rarest of things: a well-made and hugely entertaining contemporary comedy…” The Scotsman

Traverse Theatre Company is Scotland’s new writing theatre, noted for producing contemporary theatre of the highest quality. This visit and production marks a preview of an annual focus of contemporary Scottish culture at Harbourfront Centre. The Scotland Funds and The Traverse Theatre will join other Scottish supporters partnering with Harbourfront Centre in the ongoing development and import of Scottish culture to Canada in the months ahead.

In the Brigantine Room, April 10-12, Winnipeg-based media artist, Daniel Barrow presents the World Premiere of his live animation presentation titled Every Time I See Your Picture, I Cry. The piece traces and develops the interior dialogue of a jaded garbage man/artist as he wanders aimlessly through the city streets collecting garbage. Traversing the streets, drawing pictures of people as they sleep and gleaning what he can of people’s lives through their trash, what he doesn’t know is that a deranged lunatic is trailing him, killing off each citizen he records in his book, thus rendering his catalogue efforts obsolete. Barrow, who works in performance, video and installation, uses an overhead projector to relay ideas and short narratives, creating and adapting comic book narratives by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on mylar transparencies. This show is presented as part of the 21st annual Images Festival, one of Canada’s premiere media arts festivals, showcasing excellence both on and off the screen.

Australia’s C!IRCA, (the space between) adds a unique, all-ages performance event on May 7 at the Premiere Dance Theatre entitled 46 circus acts in 45 minutes. This exclusive matinee performance, intended for the whole family includes intrepid acrobats and circus masters playing sharp with the clock as they test their own limits as they tumble, fly, contort, juggle and balance in this delightful and joyous spectacle of stage performance.

46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes is presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits programme and is open to the public.

Harbourfront Centre is proud of this partnership with the Images Festival. In addition to Daniel Barrow’s performances in World Stage, there are Images Festival events and exhibitions happening at Harbourfront Centre and across the city. See the website: for programming details.

World Stage 2008 performances begin January, 2008. Media information, high resolution images and artist links are provided on the Harbourfront Centre’s website at

World Stage 2008 season tickets:
On sale dates - Dec. 18: packages
Jan. 2: single tickets
Tickets - $30, $40
Student/Senior 13/13 rush ticket programme: students and seniors can purchase one $13 ticket, per valid ID, cash only, 13 minutes before curtain (subject to availability)
Package discounts up to 20%.
For tickets and information call 416-973-4000 or online

World Stage presents a diverse collection of innovative and exciting performing arts events in one visionary series. The season features a number of the world’s most exceptional artistic endeavours stretching both form and function of contemporary performance.


Media Contacts:

Linda Liontis

Shane Gerard
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