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ITALIAN MIME SUICIDE // THREE RED DAYS
Wed, 19 October 2016, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
Book your tickets for free, watch the show, and decide afterwards what you want to pay based on your experience/income/etc.
***Tickets must be picked up ten minutes prior to the beginning of the performance or they wll be released.
Dora award winning company BAD NEW DAYS presents the world premiere of their latest artistic odyssey in theatre of poetic gesture, unlike anything you will see on Toronto stages this fall.
ROME: an Italian mime jumps off a building claiming no one appreciates his art. MOSCOW: in his cramped apartment composer Shostakovich & his wife live through the grotesque, carnivalesque paranoia of Stalin’s Russia, awaiting imminent arrest.
After a smash hit success at this year’s Summerwork’s festival with Empire Of Night, Bad New Days returns with yet another provocative genre bending piece, their first full-scale production since multi-Dora winner The Double. Italian Mime Suicide// Three Red Days is an exciting new double bill based on two true anecdotes from the lives of two very different artists, exploring the intersection of art, politics & ideology; the relationship between melancholy and levity; and ultimately asking how can art remain vital in times when culture itself is endangered?
Directed by Bad New Days founder, Adam Paolozza, (Spent - Bad New Days/Theatre Smith-Gilmour/Why Not Theatre; The Double - Bad New Days, Tarragon Theatre, NAC, Melancholiac - SummerWorks.) this production continues the company’s experimentation fusing music, image and gesture to create a space for physical, non-traditionally narrative based storytelling.
In an additional exercise of the non traditional, Bad New Days is working to change our relationship with regards to payment structures for art. There will be no admission fee for Italian Mime Suicide// Three Red Days. Audience members will be able to watch the show “for free” and decide afterwards how much they want to pay based on their experience/income/etc. The show will be accessible to anyone while also challenging the ideology that art is a commodity to be bought and sold.
CAST / CREATORS
- Viktor Lukawski
- Miranda Calderon
- Rob Feetham
- Adam Paolozza
- Adam Paolozza - Director/Concept
- Karen Knox - Producer/Publicist
- Kari Pederson - Dramaturge
- Anahita Dehbonehie - Set/Projection Designer
- Andre Du Toit - Lighting Designer
- Allie Marshall - Costume Designer
- Sam Sholdice - Sound Designer
- Arif Mirabdolbaghi - Musical Director/Bass
- Justin Ruppel - Drums
- Bruce Mackinnon - Arranger/Sax/Keyboards/Accordion
- Deborah Lim - Production Manager
- Dylan Tate-Howarth - Stage Manager
- Lorenzo Savoini - Original Design Concept
- Daniele Bartolini - Creator/Past Performer
With one eye on the past and one eye on the future, Italian Mime Suicide // Three Red Days’ unconventional, physically charged and highly imagistic storytelling promises to challenge our notions of what an evening at the theatre can be.