Edmond by David Mamet
In 1982 David Mamet unleashed a play considered to be among North America's most controversial texts. The Red One Theatre Collective, with The Storefront Arts Initiative gives you EDMOND, a brutal portrait of a middle class white man gone very, very wrong.
The Storefront Theatre never shies away from controversy and director Benjamin Blais promises this production will be one of our most provocative pieces to date.
Toronto indie stage powerhouse Tim Walker (Punch Up, Skriker, Savage in Limbo, Boeing Boeing) leads the charge as Edmond, as he encounters a New York by nightmare journey through the city's brothels, diners, and prison system. Walker is joined by a diverse cast of actors including Ryan Tilley (Copper, Lost Girl), Christef Desir (Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Unit 102), Jeff Hanson, (SHREW, CTP's Shakespeare Abridged), Christie Stewart (Bad Luck Bank Robbers, 4th Line Theatre), Gabby Lazarovitz (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Company, Company of Fools), Matthew Gouveia (Bout FRINGE) and introducing Maaor Ziv. National Ballet of Canada's Ashleigh Powell choreographs this tight ensemble on a set designed by Bronwyn Lily, lit by Storefront veteran Melissa Joakim. Classical composer Dimitar Pentchev teams up with local rock musician Carter Hayden to create a fascinating live soundscape depicting New York City at it's most beautiful and most grotesque.
Mamet's words are bold, uncomfortable, and challenging the actor and audience to play as witness. How precious it is, the veil of social decency Edmond struggles to maintain, and the repercussion of abandoning manners, decency and self-control.
You may love Edmond or hate it, but you will never forget it.
The Storefront Theatre (View)
955 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6H 1L7
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