Theodore Bikel Takes On Title Role in Jeff Baron's Visiting Mr. Green, Beginning Jan. 28 in Toronto

News   Theodore Bikel Takes On Title Role in Jeff Baron's Visiting Mr. Green, Beginning Jan. 28 in Toronto Tony Award nominee Theodore Bikel (The Sound of Music) stars in the title role in the Toronto premiere of Jeff Baron's Visiting Mr. Green beginning Jan. 28, prior to an official opening Jan. 31, at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.

Theodore Bikel
Theodore Bikel

Directed by Jen Shuber, the limited engagement at the Jane Mallett Theatre continues through Feb. 18. The play also features Aidan deSalaiz (Romeo and Juliet at Stratford Festival) as Ross Gardiner.

Here's how HGJTC bills the show: "Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into a gripping and poignant drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds opened."

Other members of the creative team include set and costume designer Cameron Porteous and lighting designer Lesley Wilkinson.

Following Mr. Green, Marion Ross ("Happy Days") will star as Grandma Kurnitz in Lost in Yonkers, which will play a limited engagement May 12-June 10. Additionally, Mandy Patinkin's (Evita) critically acclaimed Broadway theatre concert, Mamaloshen, will close the season. The concert will be held June 16 at 8 PM and June 17 at 2 PM.

Founded in 2006, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company is Toronto’s only professional theatre company established to celebrate, illuminate and share Jewish culture.

The Jane Mallett Theatre is located at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front Street East in Toronto. For more information visit www.hgjewishtheatre.com.

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