Welcome to our 2012/2013 Season.
Over the past two years as Hart House Theatre’s artistic director, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Hart House Theatre grow as a cultural hub for the University of Toronto while continuing its historic role as one of the great cultural destinations in the city. With a roster full of the best emerging theatrical talent this country has to offer, we continue our dedication to developing dynamic productions for a diverse and discerning modern audience.
The season begins on September 21st with the modern classic Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by the leading intellect of contemporary theatre, Tom Stoppard. Both hilarious and thought provoking, Stoppard’s first masterpiece tackles the theory of probability in a brilliant and accessible look into the story of Hamlet.
In October we present a limited engagement of a play based on the letters, poetry and diaries of a young student who went to protest the conflict between Israel and Palestine and lost her life to a bulldozer. My Name is Rachel Corrie is a heartfelt, touching and surprisingly humourous play that raises serious questions about the nature of conflict and the issues surrounding North American intervention.
Our November offering is the much-loved Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Told with the youthful exuberance of its central characters, Romeo and Juliet is a seminal coming-of-age story by the master of English theatre.
We’re kicking off the New Year with an original Canadian musical: Robin Hood – The Legendary Musical Comedy. A hugely popular show from the east coast of Canada, this madcap romp through Sherwood Forest is sure to be a crowd favourite.
To close our season, we bring you Martin Sherman’s Bent. This was the first play to delve into the Nazi persecution of homosexuals in the Second World War. This groundbreaking piece is not only culturally important, but also one of the great love-tragedies written this past century.
The 2012/2013 season is sure to delight with a line-up that is both socially and artistically compelling, contemporary and daring.
Artistic Director, Hart House Theatre