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Swell Broad & The Homemaker Double Bill
The Storefront Theatre
Toronto, ON
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SWELL BROAD
Written by Brooke Banning
Directed by Laura Anne Harris
Starring Janelle Hanna and Philip Furgiuele
Fight direction: Louisa Zhu
Fight assistant: Erick Fournier
Consulting dramaturg: Polly Phokeev
Publicity photos: David Leyes

THE HOMEMAKER
Created and performed by Laura Anne Harris
Directed by Morgan Norwich and Assistant Directed by Darcy Stoop
Publicity photos: Neil Muscott

Both productions Stage Managed by Julia Rocchi

Live at the Storefront Theatre (955 Bloor St. West)

Tuesday April 8th 8pm
Wednesday April 9th 8pm
Thursday April 10th 8pm
Friday April 11th 8pm
Saturday April 12th 8pm
Sunday April 13th 4pm

Tickets: $20 General Admission
$15 Student/Arts Worker

Set in the early 1950s, Swell Broad is the story of Stuart and Delilah's unlikely rendezvous. Delilah, a young woman with an inquisitive mind and a quick wit, has a reputation for being cold towards men; word around town is that her ideas about love and commitment are downright reprehensible. But when the unsuspecting romantic, Stuart, stumbles into her life and finds himself smitten, both characters are forced to reexamine their assumptions about love and romance. Brooke's short play, Swell Broad, received a workshop presentation at the Lab Cab Festival in July 2013 under the direction of Laura Anne Harris and will receive its international premiere at the Downstage Theatre this January.

Based on folklore in Ms Harris' family, The Homemaker follows Janette Pettitpas, a French-Canadian homemaker from Albertville, Saskatchewan who wants to share her life story as a show! The story of her marriage to her husband and to alcohol is told through cabaret 'acts' of poetry, dance, puppetry, song and intoxicated flashbacks all within her kitchen. For the past two years Ms Harris has been training in clown and physical theatre with John Turner, Helen Donnelly, Adam Lazarus, Giusspeppe Condello and Francine Cote. Even though this play does not use the traditional red nose, "red nose clown" and bouffon directly influences the playful nature of the storytelling.
This play acts as a tribute to Ms. Harris' relative and examines the struggles of being a 1960s homemaker, the justifications for some of Janette's life decisions, the damaging affects of addiction and mental illness, as well as the limitations of an unbalanced marriage.
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Location

The Storefront Theatre (View)
955 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6H 1L6
Canada

Categories

Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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