Gray by Kristofer Van Soelen
Directed by: Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster
and introducing Sydney Violet-Bristow
Set/Props/Costume Designer: Lindsay Woods
Lighting Designer: Steph Raposo
Sound Designer/Composer: Andy Trithardt
Design Assistant: Tycoda Gileckey
Stage Manager: Hannah MacMillan
Producer: Michelle Langille
Associate Producer: Emma Westray
Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."
Theatre Inamorata is proud to present the World Premiere of Gray by Kristofer Van Soelen. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Gray, the play explores the opulent and sensual world of contemporary art in present-day Toronto. Van Soelen asks us to question our indulgences, tastes, and the nature of human connection in this hard look at female identity and the implications of our society's obsession with beauty.
When Jane sculpts Dorian, a naive and exquisitely beautiful woman, it is perfection - until Dorian is swept into the hedonistic and morally ambiguous world of Opal, an upscale gallery owner. As Dorian becomes more and more self-involved and destructive, the sculpture begins to absorb her acts of cruelty, while Dorian remains young and beautiful. An examination of beauty, ageing and self-indulgence, Gray contrasts the themes of the classic novel with our modern world.
This venue is located on the 2nd floor and is unfortunately only accessible by stairs. We apologize for this inconvenience, but please feel free to reach out to us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns in regards to accessibility. We will accommodate accessibility requests to the best of our ability.
This is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Artists' Collective Policy.
The Commons Theatre (View)
587A College St
Toronto, ON M6S 4B5
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|