Here For Now Theatre Announces 2023 Season
[From their press release.]
On Monday, March 1st, HERE FOR NOW THEATRE announced their exciting 2023 SEASON of SIX CANADIAN ONE ACTS to be presented June 28th– September 23rd, in Stratford Ontario at a BRAND NEW beautiful outdoor venue behind the STRATFORD PERTH
This SEASON OF MERCY focuses on the importance of recognizing that we are all imperfect beings in the messiness of life and examines how we can work towards being gentler with each other and ourselves. Featuring six one acts, five of which are WORLD PREMIERES.
The 2023 Season will open June 28th with MYTH OF THE OSTRICH a raucous comedy by Toronto–based playwright, Matt Murray. What begins as a social call between two polar–opposite mothers, quickly takes a bizarre and hilarious turn. Directed by Sheila McCarthy. Closes July. 15th
Second in the line up, MARGARET REID (world premiere) by Madeleine Brown. An encounter in a parking lot forces pre–teen public speakers Cora and Debbie into a decade long entanglement with a certain Margaret Reid, and with each other. Directed by Monique Lund. July 12th – July 29 th
Third up is a musical offering, FROG SONG (world premiere) by Taylor Marie Graham and William Rowson. This joyful new children’s opera is an innovative collaboration with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra about facing your inner fears and discovering your inner song. Suitable for young audiences. July 26th–August 12th.
August 9th brings LIFE WITHOUT (world premiere) by Steve Ross. This play explores the journey of a loving family as they try to move forward after tragedy strikes. How do you start to forgive, when you’re not sure you can forget? Directed by Jan Alexandra Smith. Closing August 26th.
Inspired by a D.H. Lawrence short story, THE FOX (world premiere) by Daniela Vlaskalic, is a riveting story of two young women’s struggle for independence, as WW1 ends and the men return home. Directed by Kelli Fox. August 23rd – September 9th
Closing the season, QUEEN MAEVE (world premiere) by Judith Thompson is a searing, often hilarious story of an ordinary woman in a drab nursing home who when triggered, transforms into Queen Maeve, Irish Warrior Queen. Directed by Murdoch Schon. Runs September 26th–23rd
HERE FOR NOW will also be presenting a variety of other offerings throughout the season for limited engagements. One of these offerings will be Mixtape: The
Field Sessions by Zorana Sadiq. In this piece, which had its original production at Crow’s Theatre, Sadiq invites her audience into a life experienced through
sounds, and an obsession with making them. Directed by Chris Abraham.
HERE FOR NOW is an independent professional theatre company that aims to challenge and inspire its audiences by producing a bold annual theatre season, comprised of new or underproduced plays. Here For Now focuses on the stories of women and also seeks to amplify all unheard voices.
Tickets available immediately at www.herefornowtheatre.com. Use Code HFN10 before April 1st for 10%off