Stage Door News
Toronto: Theatre Gargantua presents “The Wager” November 14-30
Monday, October 28, 2019
Responding to an era of rampant climate change denial, fake news, and increasingly fragile defenses of truth, THEATRE GARGANTUA is proud to announce the World Premiere of THE WAGER, written by Michael Spence, directed by Jacquie P.A. Thomas, featuring an exceptional cast of Olivia Croft, François Macdonald, Teiya Kasahara, and Michael Spence.
THE WAGER is a timely piece that takes its inspiration from a true story, where a 19th century scientist accepted a bet to prove that the planet earth is round rather than flat, only to have his proof rejected by the hostile flat-earthers. From here, connections are easily drawn between this episode and our current moment of climate denial, anti-vaxxing campaigns, and "alternative facts". Presented in a moment where the future of our earth is particularly uncertain, the “wager” of the title doubles as a provocation, asking to what extent we are willing to gamble on our own future.
The Wager World Premiere
November 14th – 30th | 7:30 pm
presented at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto
Cast & Crew
Conceived and directed by Jacquie PA Thomas
Written by Michael Spence
Featuring François Macdonald, Michael Spence, Olivia Croft, Teiya Kasahara
Stage Manager Milly Maguire
Lighting & Projection Design by Laird Macdonald
Costume Design by Sarah Delignies, based on original design by Melanie McNeill
Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne
Set Design by Michael Spence
Production Manager David Vanderlip
Produced by Sukaina Ibraheem
For tickets, visit ca.patronbase.com.