Paul Gross and Martha Burns to Reunite on Stage for First Time in 30 Years

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Toronto's Company Theatre, in partnership with Canadian Stage, has announced that stage and screen stars and real-life couple Paul Gross and Martha Burns will be reunited on stage for the first time in 30 years for the Canadian premiere of Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris' Domesticated.

The play, about a political couple embroiled in turmoil, is set to play the Berkeley Street Theatre from Nov. 17 through Dec. 13.

Domesticated had its world premiere Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater in 2013 starring Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Goldblum. The play follows politician Bill Pulver, played by Gross, whose reputation is damaged when he is found at the bedside of an injured prostitute. Burns will play his dedicated but not dependent wife, Judy.

The Company Theatre co-artistic director Philip Riccio will direct. Burns is currently featured in the Global TV series "Remedy" and Gross is completing "Hyena Road," a feature film he wrote and directed following his award-winning "Passchendaele."

"Paul Gross and Martha Burns are both brilliantly talented and totally distinct," said Riccio in a press statement. "Neither of them is afraid to push a performance to the edge, which in the context of Bruce Norris’ play has the potential to be incendiary. I am equally excited that we are able to continue our relationship with Canadian Stage to bring this explosive story about the challenges of marriage and modern gender politics to life for the first time in Canada."

Norris was awarded the Tony Award for Best Play for his 2012 critically acclaimed hit Clybourne Park, also recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The cast in Toronto will also feature Sarah Dodd, Maria Vacratsis, Salvatore Antonio, Akosua Amo-Adem, Nicola Lipman, Kelly McNamee and Vanessa Smythe. Nicholas Blais is set designer, and lighting design will be by Kevin Lamotte.

For more information visit CompanyTheatre.

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