**Warning: Loud abrupt noises and brief strobe.**
February 23 - March 16 in the new East End Arts Space at St. Matthews Clubhouse
Award-winning theatre company ARC is pleased to present the North American premiere of HUMAN ANIMALS, a timely and provocative play about humankinds precarious place within the natural world, by one of the UKs most exciting young female dramatists Stef Smith. Suspense-filled, enigmatic, and darkly comic, HUMAN ANIMALS will be performed in the newly launched East End Arts Space housed in the historic St. Matthews Clubhouse, fittingly located on the eastern edge of Riverdale Park. Onstage February 22 - March 16, 2019 (Media night: February 26)
With HUMAN ANIMALS, ARC revisits the fertile territory of dystopian near-futures that have become a company signature (last successfully explored in their acclaimed production of POMONA). Instead of considering the ongoing extinction of species, Smiths bracing play imagines an overcrowded city in which nature is getting out of control. The mice are scratching between walls, the pigeons are diseased, and the foxes are beginning to rule the streets. The problem is growing. It's contagious. And though no one seems to know what started this crisis, the city makes it clear that it must be stopped at all costs.
Directed by ARC Artistic Producer Christopher Stanton, the cast includes ARC resident artists Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Deborah Drakeford, Carlos González-Vío, Ryan Hollyman, Andre Sills, and Arlen Aguayo Stewart. Acclaimed designers Nick Blais and Jackie Chau will help bring this strange world to life.
Arlen Aguayo Stewart
Writer: Stef Smith
Director: Christopher Stanton
Stage Manager: Tamara Vuckovic
Set & Lighting Design: Nick Blais
Costume Design: Jackie Chau
St Matthews Clubhouse (View)
450 Broadview Ave
Toronto, ON M4K 2N1