VICTORIOUS RUN EXTENDED TO END OF MAY
LAST CHANCE TO ENJOY THIS EPIC BLAST
VIDEOCAB TAKES OTTAWA
The War Of 1812 has been delighting Toronto audiences and critics alike – everyone agrees:
"Powerhouse performances", "Gorgeously designed", "Brilliantly staged".
The run of The War of 1812 has been extended by two weeks, and will play at the
Young Centre for the Performing Arts (Distillery District) until the end of May.
MUST CLOSE SATURDAY JUNE 1st.
Tickets for Toronto run: 416-866-8666 / www.youngcentre.ca
After 30 years of writing, conceptualizing, developing, directing and producing a body of work that is unmatched in Canadian theatre history, Playwright/ Director Michael Hollingsworth makes his Ottawa debut. The VideoCabaret Ensemble heads directly from Toronto to the nation’s capital for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, where The War of 1812 will be showcased from
June 7 to 15, at the Arts Court Theatre.
WAR of 1812
||Since 1985, Hollingsworth and his VideoCabaret collaborators have created twenty-one celebrated plays, collectively known as THE HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE OF THE SMALL HUTS, which chronicle Canada’s history from Donnacona and Cartier, through to Brian Mulroney and Bush the First. The works are praised in equal parts for trenchant writing, virtuoso performances, spectacular design, and distinct style of staging.
The War of 1812 is the first of these celebrated, uniquely Canadian plays to play Ottawa.
Tickets for Ottawa run: 1-888-991-ARTS www.ticketmaster.ca/magneticnorth
When America declares war on Britain and her empire, a Native confederation led by the
Shawnee chief Tecumseh defends its own territory by joining in the defence of Canada.
After three years of bloodshed on land and lake, the Yankees have burned York,
the Yorkees have burned Washington, and everyone has burned the Natives.
PRAISE FOR THE WAR OF 1812
"A knockout ... The writing (by Michael Hollingsworth) is pungent, the staging (also by Hollingsworth) is brilliant, the set and lighting (Andy Moro) are superbly precise and economic, the costumes (Astrid Janson) are even more superbly garish."
"A rollicking, radical, rambunctious retelling of the history of Canada ... a stunning achievement ... I've seen nothing quite like [their approach] in many years of theatre-going ... do yourself a favour, old chum. Come to the VideoCabaret."
-Globe & Mail
"Michael Hollingsworth's viciously funny lampoon of our country's only armed conflict with its southern neighbour ... If you've never seen a play in the Small Huts cycle, this is a rip-roaring introduction."
“Visually stunning and endlessly funny … NNNN”
"A cross between Spitting Image and Bertolt Brecht ... a rollicking good ride."
The History of the Village of the Small Huts 1812-1815
Written and Directed by Michael Hollingsworth
Starring Paul Braunstein, Aurora Browne, Richard Alan Campbell, Richard Clarkin,
Derek Garza, Jacob James, Linda Prystawska
Associate Director Deanne Taylor, Set and Lighting Andy Moro
Costume Design Astrid Janson, Music Brent Snyder, Sound Jake Blackwood
Ass't Costume Design Melanie McNeill
Props Brad Harley, Wigs Alice Norton, Stage Manager Andrew Dollar
Ass't Stage Manager Laurie Merredew Production Assistant Adam Barrett
Production Photography Michael Cooper
Producers Jim LeFrancois, Deanne Taylor