Exhibition Honours Canada's First Alternative Theatre

News   Exhibition Honours Canada's First Alternative Theatre There are several exhibitions running concurrently with Toronto's international du Maurier World Stage Festival.

There are several exhibitions running concurrently with Toronto's international du Maurier World Stage Festival.

One of the more fascinating offerings is courtesy of the new Canadian Theatre Museum, a project spearheaded by former Globe and Mail critic Herbert Whittaker and several dedicated theatre people, who have been working on establishing these archives for several years.

The Museum launches with a retrospective of the now defunct Toronto Workshop Productions and George Luscombe, founding artistic director of TWP, this country's first "alternative theatre" (founded in 1959 and based on the principles and techniques of British theatre pioneer, Joan Littlewood).

The exhibition features maquettes, photographs, written material, video and Theo Dimson's stunning, award-winning posters, collected over a period of 29 years.

The display is at the du Maurier Theatre Centre from tomorrow through May 2. Call 416-973-4600 for tickets.

By Mira Friedlander
Canada Correspondent

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