By MICHAELA DI CESARE
Directed by TAMARA BROWN
Thur. April 26 & Sun. April 29
Following the performance.
Audiences are invited to stay
after the show for a lively Q&A
Sunday April 15 @ 12:30pm
Join Editor in Chief, Lucinda Chodan, in conversation with with Playwright Michaela Di Cesare about her impressive body of work.
In collaboration with the Montreal Gazette
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From the playwright/performer behind the hit comedy 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived, and Wildside Festival favourite In Search of Mrs. Pirandello, comes a new family saga about two second generation Italian-Canadian brothers: an uptight, upwardly mobile lawyer running for office and his kid brother, who’d rather party than work. After the sudden death of their parents, they must decide whether to hold on to the family home, a rundown relic stuffed to the gills with memories, secrets and a lifetime of worthless junk. To move forward, they need to let go but at what cost to their relationship?
Dramaturg - Micheline Chevrier
Set & Costume Designer - Diana Uribe
Lighting Designer - Audrey-Anne Bouchard
Sound Designer - Peter Cerone
Fight Choreographer - Anita Nittoly
Stage Manager - Merissa Tordjman
Apprentice Stage Manager - Brandon Hepworth
Centaur Stage: Were you always interested in writing for theatre?
Michaela Di Cesare: I wrote and performed a lot as a child and teenager, which I attribute to what I call my "Only Child Syndrome". I wrote a short story in grade 3 about my grandmother's passing and was accused of getting my parents' help. My mom had to come to the school to set the teacher straight and that year, I won the English Proficiency Award from the Ministry. I went on to write and perform poetry, published a few poetry anthologies and even wrote a novel when I was sent to the library for solo study during all of Grade 9 English; it was an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I also wrote a screenplay between high school and Cegep, so I dabbled in other genres.
Carlo Mestroni, Tara Nicodemo, Davide Chiazzese photo Andrée Lanthier
Davide Chiazzese, Gita Miller photo by Andrée Lanthier
Davide Chiazzese, Carlo Mestroni photo by Andrée Lanthier
Gita Miller, Carlo Mestroni, Davide Chiazzese, Tara Nicodemo photo by Andrée Lanthier
Gita Miller, Davide Chiazzese, Tara Nicodemo, Carlo Mestroni photo by Andrée Lanthier
Gita Miller, Davide Chiazzese, Carlo Mestroni, Tara Nicodemo photo by Andrée Lanthier
Carlo Mestroni and Davide Chiazzese photo by Andrée Lanthier
Tara Nicodemo and Carlo Mestroni photo by Andrée Lanthier
Carlo Mestroni & Davide Chiazzese photo by Andrée Lanthier
Davide Chiazzese, Gita Miller & Carlo Mestroni photo by Andrée Lanthier
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