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THEATRE OF THE SAIDYE BRONFMAN CENTRE presents
DE PROFUNDIS

January 15, 2004

GRAVY BATH PRODUCTIONS
presents


DE PROFUNDIS

by Oscar Wilde

Adapted and directed by Ivana Shein
Performed by Don Anderson JANUARY 15th thru 23rd 2004


Gravy Bath Productions is proud to present Ivana Shein’s latest creation, De Profundis. A recent graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada in playwriting, Ivana was the youngest member of the Tarragon Chalmers Playwriting Unit, (1999/2000). Her play Karma was produced in the Buncha Young Artists Havin' Their Say Festival, (Theatre Direct/Theatre Passe Muraille). Her plays: Rites of Passage, Riding the Dog and The Right Kind of Lover, all received staged readings at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. Her play The Muse was workshopped at The Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute in New York, where she also studied acting.

Gravy Bath Productions is an independent young theatre company dedicated to the creation of original works, the re-interpretation of important classical texts and the exploration of new theatrical styles. Now housed at the Saidye ‘B’ Off Centre, in partnership with the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Gravy Bath Productions is constantly evolving and exploring, searching for new ways to tap into the Theatre of the Imagination. Selected past productions include: The New Classical Theatre Festival’s Coriolanus and The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Ugly, Henry. Octobre. 1970., Top Gun Circus, Tempest: Forecast Disorder and Critic.

DE PROFUNDIS by Oscar Wilde, adapted and directed by Ivana Shein, designed by Lyne Paquette and performed by Don Anderson, is about the last letter written from prison when Oscar Wilde was at his lowest of times, where desperation, rage, longing and insanity are the only visitors in his dark, desolate cell. The walls themselves seem to talk to him, and the shadows at night are finding their way towards daytime shifts. His only salvation is to address the world through a letter to his lover. Welcome to the world De Profundis.

SAIDYE 'B' OFF CENTRE

ADDRESS: 5170 Cote Ste Catherine Rd, Montréal
(metro Cote Ste Catherine)
PREVIEWS: January 14th – 8 pm (pay-what-you-can)
OPENING: January 15th – 8 pm
RUN: January 15th thru 23rd 2004
ADMISSION: $10 (General), $8 Students/SBC Subscribers
INFO/TICKETS: (514) 540-0774