Montreal's English-language Centaur Theatre is offering a new twist on a Shakespeare play called A Gone With The Wind Twelfth Night, directed by Gordon McCall. The press blurb claims that the music of the American Civil War and ante bellum mansions have more to do with this popular comedy than we might imagine. It runs to February 22.
Concluding the season are three other productions. The first is Taking Sides, a play by Ron Harwood about Wilhelm Furtwangler, the outstanding German conductor who chose to stay during Hitler's reign and evoked strong reactions from his colleagues because of this controversial decision. The production is directed by Joel Greenberg and runs February 24-April 5.
Lee MacDougall's spirited High Life, about four dope addicts whose bank hold-up goes wrong, drops in on its cross-country tour, March 31 - April 26. The production is directed by Jim Millan and features Tony award-winner Brent Carver.
And beginning May 5 is Part Two of Tony Kushner's AIDS epic, Angels in America. This incarnation will be directed by Gordon McCall, and runs through May 31.
For info and tickets to the Centaur call: 514-288-8575 By Mira Friedlander