Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion, New Play About the Fallout of WWI, Gets Toronto Workshop | Playbill

News Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion, New Play About the Fallout of WWI, Gets Toronto Workshop
Tarragon Theatre in Toronto is testing Stephen Massicotte's new play, The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion, in its WorkSpace program, culminating in public readings July 7-8 and July 14-15.

Richard Rose directs the developing work, which will get its premiere this fall in a co-production between Tarragon and Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa.

The summer cast includes Jonathan Crombie, Victor Ertmanis, Michelle Giroux, Paul Rainville and Tom Rooney.

According to Tarragon, "The Great War is over and the world can finally forget. Except some can't forget. Some like poet, Robert Graves, have a piece of shrapnel in their lungs. And some, like T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), can't bear to see his beloved Arabia falling into the morass of civil war while Britain breaks its promises to its former Arab allies. What can a pair of rebels do, except take to the rooftops of Oxford? A timely exploration of the consequence of war from the author of Mary's Wedding."

All performances are at 8 PM in the Tarragon Studio (the WorkSpace). Tickets are $10.

As part of GCTC's Mainstage season, the play will preview Oct. 10 and open on Oct. 12 and close on Oct. 29. In Toronto, at Tarragon's Mainspace, the production will begin Nov. 7, open Nov. 14 and close on Dec. 17.

For more information, call (416) 531-1827 or visit www.tarragontheatre.com.

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