Dancock’s Dance – February 1 – 5

Photo of performers in the BallroomDancock’s Dance
a play by Guy Vanderhaeghe
(adapted by Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal, with original music by Paul Humphrey)

Tickets: $30
Available online: http://dancocksdance.brownpapertickets.com 

Performances:
February 1 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 2 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 3 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 5 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT

NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED: February 5 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
DANCOCK’S DANCE is an exciting new piece of immersive theatre from the creative team behind 2016’s smash hit HOGTOWN: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE (which made the ‘must see’ and ‘top ten’ list for Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, NOW Magazine, among others).

World War One soldier John Carlyle Dancock returns from France shell-shocked and haunted by the sins of war. He is also judged unfit for society, and so is committed to an insane asylum, trapped by his own conscience and by the rigid rules of authority. In his struggle to survive, Dancock manages to find redemption and deliverance – and the possibility of love – when he connects with a fellow inmate, the mysterious Dorothea Gage. 

In this groundbreaking production of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s play, THE HOGTOWN COLLECTIVE re-imagines Dancock’s Dance with original music and dance. This immersive show takes place in Toronto’s historic Campbell House Museum, transforming it into the mystifying asylum. Audience members are once again invited to experience the play from room to room in the newly-converted asylum, brought to life with powerful performances and eye-popping set & lighting design. Dancock’s Dance will leave you breathless, thanks to the stark lyricism of Vanderhaegue’s poetry. It will also redefine the possibilities of what theatre can be, and what theatre can do.  Audiences will lose themselves in Dancock’s Dance, and discover an unforgettable evening.

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Elizabeth-Darcy returns to Campbell House

The smash hit Elizabeth-Darcy returns for another holiday season!

Elizabeth – Darcy features returning cast Kate Werneburg (Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale), and a new performer, Peyton LeBarr. Ms. LeBarr is a core creator for Spiel Players Theatre Collective and was nominated for Outstanding Actress for a 2015 My Theatre Award for her performance as Viola in Twelfth Night for Alehouse Theatre. Other team members include director Tom Arthur Davis (Governor General’s Award winning Mamoud, Situational Anarchy), stage manager and patron shepherd Steve Vargo (Seams, The Harvester), and co-producer Isidra Cruz.

After selling every ticket before opening night in December 2015, this immersive comedy has become a beloved Toronto holiday tradition. Three more performances have been added to this year’s run to meet public demand for tickets. Audiences have proved themselves eager to engage with Elizabeth – Darcy’s playful, spirited style, which remains true to Austen’s classic story while invigorating it with a refreshing, gender-bending twist.

“A delight. NNNN” – NOW Magazine

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: www.elizabeth-darcy.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets also available at Campbell House Museum box office by phone: 416-597-0227 ext. 2.

Show times:

December 13th, 8pm
December 14th, 8pm
December 15th, 8pm
December 16th, 8pm
December 17th, 2 and 8 pm
December 18th, 2 and 8 pm

Please note patrons must be able to climb stairs.

The original version of the Elizabeth-Darcy stage play was co-created by Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg and premiered in July of 2013. Kate Werneburg and Peyton LeBarr appear with the permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association.

HOGTOWN takes over Campbell House!

The Hogtown Collective and Campbell House Museum present Hogtown: The Immersive Experience, July 6-August 28, http://hogtownexperience.com

 

Fresh from a successful, sold-out run in January, HOGTOWN is a site-specific multi-storied musical set in 1920’s Toronto. It boasts a cast of over 30 actors, featuring some of the city’s brightest stars including David Keeley (URINETOWN, ASSASSINS, MAMMA MIA, ROCK OF AGES), Gabi Epstein (ONCE, FUNNY GIRL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), and Lori Nancy Kalamanski (MY MOTHER’S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING, e-DENTITY, GLADSTONE VARIATIONS).

Price: $39-$45
Dates: July 6-August 28 (Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm)
For more information: hogtownexperience.com
For tickets: hogtown.brownpapertickets.com

Some of the gentlemen of Hogtown

Jerome Bourgault as Thomas Foster, Dov Mickelson as Tracy Doyle, and Allan Price as Lol Solomon

Please note, there will be no tours of the museum on weekends throughout the run of Hogtown because of the matinee performances.

SLOW FOOD: CRAFT MACARONI & CHEESE

A program in partnership with the Textile Museum of Canada

February 03, 2016
6:30 – 8 pm

SOLD OUT!

Explore the roots of contemporary food culture in nineteenth century heritage foodways during a special visit to Campbell House Museum. Discover what the iconic contemporary comfort food, macaroni and cheese, reveals about evolving tastes, class and economic systems over time. Enjoy samples prepared by culinary historian and curator Liz Driver in the historic kitchen of the oldest remaining house from the original town of York. Highlighting an alternative to the evolution of slow food to fast food, Conscious Consumption participants will be introduced to models of food processing and local production that can help us understand issues of sustainability today.

 

Conscious Consumption is presented with the support of TD Friends of the Environment as well as the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.