The Disruptors - Windfall

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The Disruptors - Windfall

Four plays. Four nights. Campbell House Museum will be buzzing in September, when ‘The Disruptors’ take over.

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Campbell House Museum 160 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 3H3 Canada

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Four plays! Four nights! It’s going to be a fabulous fall...

The Disruptors is a chance to see new work writen and performed by artists you may never have seen before – and some whose work you already know and love. It’s theatre at its best – affordable, approachable and provocative.

The Disruptors play readings will take place September 28 – October 1 at Campbell House Museum. The proceeds from all four shows – after very modest expenses – are going to Ukraine’s Donetsk Regional Drama Theatre of Mariopul. Ticket prices for Janet Wilson Meets the Queen, Kate and Bianca and Windfall are pay-what-you-can, with $10/$20/$30 options.

The reading of Shakespeare Club is also part of the week-long benefit for Ukraine’s Donetsk Regional Drama. The ticket price of $50 incudes both the show and an after-party in Campbell House’s historic kitchen and Robinette pub.

For the safety of our actors, who will be unmasked, we have reduced the number of seats in the ballroom and ask that audience members remain masked during the performance.

This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.

September 30 – Windfall

Co-created by Vince Deiulis and Genna Giampaolo.

Director: Ryan G. Hinds

Performers: Chick Reid, Genna Giampaolo, Vince Deiulis

January 1968: 64-year old mining magnate and entrepreneur, Viola MacMillan is found guilty and sentenced to prison. Her crime? Being a successful woman in a male-dominated industry.

In Windfall, Viola transports the audience to the height of her success and relives an important interview with a young Maclean’s journalist, Christina McCall – all the while grappling with her new reality during the first hours at Toronto’s Don Jail.

Other Shows in The Disruptors' Series:

September 28 - Janet Wilson Meets the Queen

by Beverley Cooper

Director: Sue Miner

Performers: Nora Sheehan, Deborah Drakeford, Dan Mousseau, and Emma Nelles

It’s 1969. A year where everything is so political: music, fashion, the Vietnam war, Trudeaumania, the FLQ. Housewife Janet Wilson is desperately trying to uphold the social status quo and keep her dysfunctional family together. But when a draft-dodging nephew shows up at her door, Janet’s once-stable world turns upside down.

A pre-pandemic hit at Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company, Janet Wilson Meets the Queen is a black comedy about political apathy.

Buy Tickets: Janet Wilson Meets the Queen

September 29 - Kate and Bianca

by Marcia Johnson

Director: Chantal Forde

Performers: JD Leslie, Philip Akin, Liisa Repo-Martell, Rachel Cantin, Vince Deiulis, Niama Sundiata

Women’s strength is at the very heart of Kate and Bianca.

Marcia Johnson has taken the historical hoax of Toronto’s James Mink, a 19th century Black millionaire, and mashed it up with The Taming of the Shrew. In this radical retelling, Baptista offers a dowry for his daughter Kate, hoping to give her a better chance in life if she marries a white man. Sure enough, one appears – a shifty horse trader who spirits his bride south across the border – and into slavery.

Buy tickets: Kate and Bianca

October 1 - Shakespeare Club + Gala Night

by Dave Carley

Director: Severn Thompson

Performers: Kyra Harper, JD Leslie , Elva Mai Hoover

An ice storm has locked in Peterborough. The streets are impassible. Hydro lines are being brought down by ice-heavy branches. Nevertheless, a determined trio of women is gathering in one of their homes to study Shakespeare’s The Tempest. But everyone has an agenda – and soon the storm raging outside the meeting is matched by conflict inside…

Based on the true story of a century-old group, Dave Carley’s Shakespeare Club is a tale of a power structure splitting, and minds cracking open.

The reading of Shakespeare Club is part of a benefit for Ukraine’s Donetsk Regional Drama Theatre of Mariupol. The ticket price of $50 incudes both the show and an after-party in Campbell House’s historic kitchen and Robinette pub.

Buy Tickets: Shakespeare Club + Gala Night

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