good old neon. presents The Two-Character Play by Tennessee Williams

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2016

JANUARY 11, 2016. Toronto, ON. Hot on the heels of its sold-out run of Potosí, Good Old Neon returns with the second play of its inaugural 2015/2016 season, Tennessee Williams’ little-known masterpiece, The Two- Character Play. The production is helmed by Amy Keating (Core member, Outside the March, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, Passion Play, Mr. Marmalade) in her directorial debut in Toronto, and will be presented as the first show in the Tarragon Theatre’s new black box, the Workspace.

The Two-Character Play is an enormous shift from the popular notion of Tennessee Williams’ style: featuring a non-linear plot, heavy metatheatrical elements, and a nearly apocalyptic view of human life, the story follows Clare and her brother Felice as they find themselves abandoned by the theatre company of which they were members, alone on an “unknown stage in an unknown state.” Desperate, they stage “The Two-Character Play,” a half-improvised Beckettian tragedy that calls into serious question what is true and what is illusion, and hints at a profound trauma at the heart of two broken siblings.

The play will feature acclaimed actors Nicole Wilson (Potosí, The Hystericon¸ Nina in The Seagull – Berkley Street/Chekov Collective) and Matt Pilipiak (Pea Green Theatre’s Three Men in a Boat, A Game of Kings, Comedy of Errors and Macbeth – Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan) in a radically and vividly imagined production that will bring Williams’ text to dazzling new life in 2016, aided by Dora-nominated and Toronto Theatre Critics Award-winning designer Lindsay Dagger Junkin (Mr. Burns, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off).

Good Old Neon is a Toronto based theatre performance company committee to investigating moral, political, and social paradoxes by integrating avant-garde aesthetics with traditional story telling. Its core members are Alexander Offord (Co-Artistic Director), Nicole Wilson (Co-Artistic Director), and Matt Pilipiak (Artistic Producer). For more information about our inaugural 2015/2016 season please visit www.goodoldneon.ca

The Two-Character Play

Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Amy Keating
Featuring: Nicole Wilson & Matt Pilipiak

Designed by Lindsay Dagger Junkin
Stage Managed by Katy Jones
Opens February 17th 2016 runs to February 28th, 2016
at Tarragon Workspace, 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto

Performances:
Wednesday February 17 – Friday February 19, 8:00pm
Saturday February 20, 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sunday February 21, 8:00pm
Tuesday February 23, 8:00pm
Wednesday February 24, 8:00pm
Friday February 26, 8:00pm
Saturday February 27, 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sunday February 28, 8:00pm

Running time is approximately 90 minutes.
Ticket Prices: General Admission: $25
Arts Workers: $20

Tickets: Media please arrange tickets by emailing patronservices@tarragontheatre.com

 

Production Media Reference: Alexander Offord
Phone: 416 509 2400
Email: info@goodoldneon.ca