Maureen Hunter's play Atlantis, which closed Dec. 15 at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, will have another production at the Canadian Stage Company in Toronto, beginning Jan. 6, 1997.
In Atlantis, two people are consumed by unquenchable desire. Middle-aged Ben abandons all he knows to lose himself on the island of Santorini. There he meets Mircea, a Greek virgin and the island's personal saint. The two cast aside language to become lovers "unleashing a passion and hunger that outrages the tiny village. But heals their personal and spiritual wounds."
Atlantis premiered at the Manitoba Theatre Center in February 1996. Other plays by author Maureen Hunter include Footprints On The Moon, Beautiful Lake Winnipeg and Transit Of Venus, which was staged by London's Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as at Canadian theatres.
Janet Wright directs Atlantis, which stars Lally Cadeau and Robert Haley, and features a score by John Raymond, sets and costumes by Brian Perchaluk and lighting by John Munro. Cadeau received the 1995 Gemini Award for playing the lead in The Road To Avonlea. Haley's last role at Canadian Stage was as Ben in A.R. Gurney's Later Life.
Atlantis opens Jan. 9 and runs at the Canadian Stage's Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto through Feb. 8. For tickets (C$23-$52) and information call (416) 368-3110. -- By David Lefkowitz