All Most Be Longing (Staged Reading)
in the Workspace
All Most Be Longing is a work in progress by award winning playwright, Andrea Scott that’s being directed by Nina Lee Aquino. Started as a 12 minute piece at Wrecking Ball #18 in 2015 it has evolved into a full length play about the immigrants that helped to build this city. Starting with the Anti-Greek riots of 1918, lynchings in the US South and the Irish Easter Rising it evolves into an examination of police brutality, the nursing crisis and the mental health epidemic facing black men with St. Michael’s Hospital as a silent observer. This is a Greek Tragedy about the black man and it’s about time. November 6, 2pm at the Tarragon Theatre Workspace (upstairs).
On one of the hottest days of the year Toronto exploded into the largest anti Greek riots in history. Lasting 3 days and causing 1 million dollars in damages to Greek owned businesses, the public’s anger changed the Toronto landscape forever. Trapped in a small restaurant on Yonge street is a disparate group of unlikely allies against the mob outside. Over the course of 100 minutes and 100 years we see how the public turns its rage on various groups who eventually become the status quo. How can one belong when held at arm’s length?
“I want to see whatever she’s writing” Tony Kushner pointing to Andrea Scott on May 9, 2016
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino (Banana Boys, Factory Theatre). Peyson Rock (Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, Factory Theatre/Obsidian Theatre), Rong Fu (The Marquis of O, SummerWorks), Meghan Swaby (Venus’ Daughter, Obsidian Theatre), John Cleland (A Line in the Sand, Factory Theatre), Indrit Kasapi (Les Moutons, Corpus Dance Projects), Beau Dixon (Beneath Spring Hill: The Maurice Ruddick Story, Dora Award Winner), Tova Roo (Dolores, Friends and Artists), Sehar Bhojani (Letters to My Grandma, Teesri Dunya Theatre). Written by Andrea Scott (Better Angels: A Parable ~ SummerWorks Best Production Award; Don’t Talk to Me Like I’m Your Wife ~ Outstanding Performance at SummerWorks).
Call Me Scotty Productions have been described as “intense, raw, cathartic & transforming” – Charlebois Press, “beautifully written”- Mooney on Theatre, “sharp, funny and thought-provoking” – NOW Magazine.
Tickets: $11 General Admission $8 Arts Worker/Student
Available at the door or online here.
All Most Be Longing is supported by Toronto Distillery Co. Join us after the reading for a complimentary tasting of their great new First Barrels Straight Canadian Whisky!