2009 Toronto Fringe Festival
Things Base & Weill
...Love Can Transpose!
A Collection of Shakespeare’s words
...and Kurt Weill’s songs
Premièred in Hermione Presents 2006 season
Conceived and Directed by
Choreographer and Co-Producer, Christina Gordon
Fight Director, Matt Richardson
What happens when you
words by William Shakespeare
and songs by Kurt Weill?
Hamlet and Ophelia do the Youkali Tango. Falstaff sings September Song. Romeo and Juliet get Lost in the Stars. Step into the provocative worlds of two great geniuses as they collide, and watch the sparks fly! Theatre Counterpoise presents edgy music, divine text and a little sword play.
This newly conceived show by Toronto director and educator Luisa Appolloni, explores the base [and vile] themes of war, lust, greed, revenge, and love. The show features a talented cast of versatile actors-singers-dancers-musicians and sword fighters:
(click on names for photos and biographies)
Stuart Constable – fresh from the Citadel Theatre’s recent production of The Wizard of Oz
Christina Gordon – 6 seasons at Stratford Shakespeare Festival & loudest woman in the under five foot category
David Kirby – 8 seasons at Stratford Shakespeare Festival & flying the skies as a Class III Instructor
Charlene Nafziger – Stratford Shakespeare Festival, accompanist, composer, musical director, & studio musician
Eileen Smith – Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canadian Opera Co., & founder of Hermione Presents
SEE YOU AT THE FRINGE!
Company photos and biographies will soon be posted here.
Click on the artists' names.
We look forward to seeing you in Toronto.