In addition to the Toronto premiere of Yasmina Reza's The Unexpected Man (Oct. 5-Nov. 7 in the Extra Space) and the Canadian debut of Private Jokes, Public Places by Oren Safdie (directed by Alisa Palmer in the Mainspace Sept. 14-Oct. 24), Tarragon invites back Helen's Necklace by Carole Fréchette, in an English version by John Murrell (in the Extra Space Nov. 16-Dec. 12) starring Susan Coyne and Sanjay Talwar.
Bea's Niece by David Gow makes its Toronto premiere Dec. 28, 2004-Feb. 6, 2005, in the Mainspace. In it, "Anne, a novelist, must choose between the truth and her own perceptions of reality in order to survive mental illness. She finds safety and comfort in visits from others, including her Aunt Bea, who provides practical and hilarious advice." From the writer of Cherry Docs "comes this comic, psychological and spiritual mystery."
The world premieres include:
Alice's Affair by Susan Coyne, directed by Eda Holmes, in the Mainspace April 19-May 29. "A group of old friends retreat to a cottage after the funeral of a revered university professor. Awash in a sea of longings – for love, for meaningful work and for escape from their lives – they find themselves on the verge of either giving up their youthful ideals or reinventing themselves." A new play by the author of Kingfisher Days. For information about Tarragon Theatre, call (416) 531-1827 or visit www.tarragontheatre.com.