★★★½ out of 4: “Extremely affecting” – Toronto Star
★★★ out of 4: “Moving; beautifully acted.” – The Globe and Mail
NNNN: “Brilliant; makes you feel as much as it makes you think” – NOW Magazine

Hannah Moscovitch’s Dora Award-winning play returns to Tarragon Theatre

December 12, 2016, TORONTORichard Rose, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre, is excited to announce the return of smash hit Infinity. The piece, written by Canadian theatre sensation and Windham-Campbell Literature Prize winner Hannah Moscovitch, and directed by two-time Siminovitch Award finalist Ross Manson (Volcano Theatre), returns to Tarragon after its world premiere in the 2014/15 season. Infinity, co-produced by Volcano Theatre, runs January 4 – 29, 2017 (opening January 4) in the Extraspace.

How does a new Theory of Time change everything we know about ourselves? Three brilliant minds – a musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist – smash together like colliding particles in an accelerator. Together they learn that love and time are connected in ways they couldn’t have imagined. Infinity is a shocking, funny and revelatory play about love, sex, and math by Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Hannah Moscovitch developed with Volcano Theatre. Back by popular demand from Tarragon’s 2014/15 season.

Written during her time as Tarragon’s playwright-in-residence, Moscovitch’s Infinity resonated with audiences throughout Toronto when it debuted as part of the 2014/15 season. Infinity proves relatable and thought provoking as characters get to the emotional core of issues of love, sex, family and math in a postmodern, millennial culture.

This remount of Infinity features returning performances by Amy Rutherford (Tarragon/ Volcano’s Goodness, Global’s “Remedy”), Paul Braunstein (Tarragon’s Kilt) and celebrated violinist Andrea Tyniec who will be playing a 1689 baumgartner stradivarius valued at $5.5 million, joined by Vivien Endicott-Douglas (Tarragon’s The Circle).

“She [Moscovtich] often describes the play as the most personal piece of writing she’s ever done and that, more than anything else, is what makes the play so utterly captivating,” notes Ross Manson, “With Infinity’s subject matter and presence of music, it operates equally on the right brain and left brain of the audience. So an audience member might reflect on their enjoyment of the play immediately after seeing it, but it also sticks with them, puzzling and compelling their brains long after the show.”

Infinity is on tour with Volcano Theatre throughout southern Ontario in February and March 2017. For more information on Infinity’s Ontario tour please visit www.volcano.ca/on-tour.

Infinity                                 
Back by popular demand from the 2014/15 season
Extraspace
by Hannah Moscovitch
original score composed by Njo Kong Kie
directed by Ross Manson
co-produced by Volcano Theatre
featuring Paul Braunstein as Elliot Green, Vivien Endicott-Douglas as Sarah Jean Green, Amy Rutherford as Carmen Green and Andréa Tyniec as violinist
January 4 – 29, 2017
Not sold on subscription.

How does a new Theory of Time change everything we know about ourselves? Three brilliant minds – a musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist – smash together like colliding particles in an accelerator. Together they learn that love and time are connected in ways they couldn’t have imagined. Infinity is a shocking, funny and revelatory play about love, sex, & math by Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Hannah Moscovitch developed with Volcano Theatre. Back by popular demand from Tarragon’s 2014/15 season.

Dora Award Winner – Best New Play (2015)
★★★½ out of 4: “Extremely affecting” – Toronto Star
★★★ out of 4: “Moving; beautifully acted.” – The Globe and Mail
NNNN: “Brilliant; makes you feel as much as it makes you think” – NOW Magazine

CAST + CREW
Written by Hannah Moscovitch
original score composed by Njo Kong Kie
directed by Ross Manson
featuring Paul Braunstein as Elliot Green, Vivien Endicott-Douglas as Sarah Jean Green, Amy Rutherford as Carmen Green and Andréa Tyniec as violinist
production manager Peter Eaton
lighting designer Rebecca Picherack
set & costume by Teresa Przybylski
consulting physicist Lee Smolin
stage manager Isabelle Ly
assistant director Michela Sisti

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Showtimes are Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2:30pm, and select Saturdays at 2:30pm.

Tickets range from $29 – 60 and can be purchased online at www.tarragontheatre.com, or by phone at 416-531-1827. Discounts are available for seniors, students, groups and arts workers.

Tarragon offers the most flexible subscription packages in the city with savings of up to 40%, allowing patrons to choose their productions, change their dates free of charge, and offering many different price points to suit all schedules and budgets. Visit the website or call Patron Services today for more information. Tarragon Subscribers can purchase specially-priced $33 tickets for Infinity in the first two weeks of the run.

Rush tickets are sold for $20 cash only, in person at the theatre two hours before showtime. This year Tarragon will also be offering online rush tickets at varying discounts, 24h prior to the show. Both Rush ticket options are subject to availability.

For more information on Tarragon’s events and activities, visit www.tarragontheatre.com/calendar. For more information on Volcano, visit www.volcano.ca.

Tarragon Theatre’s 2016/2017 Season Sponsor is BMO Financial Group. The 2016/17 Season Media Sponsors are NOW Magazine, Jazz FM Radio, and Zoomer Radio/Classical 96.3.

Volcano’s 2016/2017 season is generously sponsored by BMO Financial Group. We also extend a special thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the Metcalf Foundation for their project and operating support.

Tarragon Theatre gratefully acknowledges annual operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.

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ABOUT TARRAGON THEATRE

Tarragon Theatre is Canada’s home for groundbreaking contemporary playwriting. For 46 years, Tarragon Theatre has created, developed and produced new plays by home-grown artists as well as significant works from the world stage, vitally contributing to the important legacy of a Canadian culture. Tarragon assists 30+ emerging and established playwrights each year through residencies, grants, dramaturgical support, and training programs. Patrons of all ages attend lectures, workshops, talkback weeks, play readings, and other events designed to engage audiences with new work. Since its founding, over 190 works have premiered at Tarragon and over 500 scripts have been created and workshopped, receiving 34 nominations and 11 wins for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Richard Rose has been the Artistic Director since 2002. For more information visit www.tarragontheatre.com.

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ABOUT VOLCANO

Volcano is an international award-winning theatre company based in Toronto. We stage experimentally crafted yet highly accessible live performance works that deal with essential questions in today’s world. We build our work carefully over long development periods, and keep it alive much longer than is the norm through touring – both across Canada and globally. The company has been widely recognized at home and abroad, having either won or been nominated for over 60 awards at local, national, and international levels.

In addition to staging live theatre, Volcano conducts several professional development programs including the Volcano Conservatory, a week-long intensive that offers classes in international and alternative performance techniques for professionals; 12-month long arts management internships within our organization; an associate artistic director mentorship position; and an annual creation lab called inFORMING CONTENT.

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