Soulpepper 10th Anniversary SeasonA fund-raising flyer arrived, including the plans for next year; I am now hoping I live through June at least.
The plans are:
Salt-Water Moon by David French, starting in January. The NY Times review calls it an
intermissionless two-character work of flabbergasting uneventfulness.
OK January I can devote to other companies. And it is Canadian, to boot.
February - Shakespeare! As You Like It! I have never seen it and it is time especially after reading that great book about 1599.
February - The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.
Hmmm - Albert Schultz and Diego Matamoros - who will be Oscar and who Felix? I am tempted.
May - 'Night Mother.
Mother-daughter casting of Megan Follows and Dawn Greenhalgh. Tempting. The movie version gets a high rating. A strong maybe.
June - Uncle Vanya.
Nobody hits Chekhov quite like Soulpepper for me, except maybe Queen's University many years ago . I do hope Diego Matamoros will reprise his Vanya of a few years ago. I would probably go see it three times!
July - Congreve's The Way of the World.
Yes! I must contrive my summer travels so I do not miss this.
July - Under Milk Wood, featuring Kenneth Welsh.
Another definite maybe.
August - Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy, and Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound.
The latter has one great line "This is rough justice indeed", as I recall it, so this looks like a lot of fun.
August - Anouilh Ring Round the Moon.
Not so sure.
October - A Raisin in the Sun
October - Caryl Churchill's Top Girls
Seeing it twice this year was enough
November - A Christmas Carol
The idea of Joseph Ziegler as Scrooge is almost attractive. We shall see.