David Gow's Bea's Niece, About a Novelist in Transition, Gets Toronto Premiere Dec. 28

News   David Gow's Bea's Niece, About a Novelist in Transition, Gets Toronto Premiere Dec. 28 Richard Rose directs the Toronto premiere of Bea's Niece, David Gow's magic-laced play about visitors to the hospital room of an ailing novelist, starting Dec. 28 at Tarragon Theatre's Mainspace.

The cast includes John Bourgeois, Patricia Hamilton, Fiona Highet and Maria Ricossa. Bea's Niece opens Jan. 4, 2005, and continues to Feb. 6. Playwright Gow was a member of Tarragon's 1993 Playwrights Unit. He developed the play Friedman Family Fortune while in the unit, and it was subsequently produced by Montreal's Centaur Theatre. His next play was the critically acclaimed Cherry Docs, which has had numerous productions across Canada and made its American debut at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. Bea's Niece premiered at the 25th Street Theatre in Saskatoon.

Designers are April Viczko (set and costumes), Kevin Fraser (lighting), Ben Grossman (sound). Tom Baxter is the production's magic consultant.

For information, call (416) 531-1827 or visit www.tarragontheatre.com.