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Toronto: Crow’s Theatre will present the Here For Now Theatre’s production of “Girls & Boys” January 26-February 12, 2023

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Crow’s Theatre has announced that it will present the Here For Now Theatre production of Girls & Boys by Dennis Kelly starring Fiona Mongillo. The show will run January 26-February 12, 2023, at the Streetcar Crowsnest. Here For Now gave the play its Canadian premiere in Stratford this year during Here For Now's summer season.

Girls & Boys

by Dennis Kelly

An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family.

But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.

Note: Girls & Boys is intended for a mature audience and contains graphic descriptions of violence.

Cast and Creative:

Written by: Dennis Kelly

Directed by: Lucy Jane Atkinson

Cast: Fiona Mongillo

Lighting and Sound Design: Stephen Degenstein

Costume and Set Design: Bonnie Deakin

About Dennis Kelly:

Work for theatre includes Debris, Osama the Hero, After the End, Love and Money, Taking Care of Baby, DNA, Orphans, The Gods Weep, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Girls and Boys and The Regression. For television, he has written and created Utopia, Pulling (co-written, co-created), The Third Day (co-created) and Together, and for film he wrote the screenplay for Black Sea. He also wrote the book for the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Matilda: The Musical and in 2010 DNA became a set text on the GCSE English Literature syllabus.

About Fiona Mongillo:

Fiona is the Artistic Director of Stratford’s Here For Now Theatre Company and this season is performing in the Canadian Premiere of Girls & Boys. Selected Theatre Credits: Angelina in Whack! (Here For Now), Senta von Schrader in Framed (Lighthouse/ HFN), Louise in The Enchantment (HERE Arts, NYC); Bessie in The Young Ladies of Baddeck (Theatre Baddeck); Rose in Eigengrau, Summer in A Fountain Troubled, Elisabeth in Laundry and Bourbon (Here For Now); title role in Hamlet, Flaminia in The Double Inconstancy, Lady Fancifull in The Provok'd Wife (LAMDA); Hilde in The Master Builder (Yorick Theatre/ UBC). Selected Film Credits: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). Directing: Post Alice (Here For Now). Training: BFA in Acting, UBC; MA in Classical Acting, LAMDA

About Lucy Jane Atkinson:

Lucy is an experienced and award-winning director and dramaturg. She trained on LAMDA’s postgraduate directing course and the National Theatre Directors’ Course. Her work focuses on new writing, and in 2018 she was named number 1 on The Stage’s Top Talents To Watch.

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