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Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre announces its 2022 season
Monday, February 14, 2022
Guild Festival Theatre (GFT) will welcome audiences back to Scarborough's Guild Park through July & August of 2022. GFT will present two beautiful main stage productions and a festival for young audiences, with in-person performances held outdoors at the iconic Greek Theatre.
The 10th anniversary season was a massive success with sold-out runs and a waiting list all summer. In 2022, GFT will build on that with a two-month long celebration of creativity and curiosity.
Opening the season is Family Fest, a festival of performances for the young and young at heart. There will be performances for family audiences at the Greek Theatre as well as workshops and activities throughout the park. Acts include Puppetmongers, The Grand Salto Theatre, Odin Quartet, and Metis fiddler Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, with more to come!
The main stage productions present two playful takes on classical themes. The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) by Governor General Award-nominated playwright Mieko Ouchi is a bittersweet love story featuring enchanting music, an enigmatic countess, and Antonio Vivaldi. GFT is closing the season with Chekhov's Shorts, a vaudeville-inspired take on four short comedies by Anton Chekhov, freshly adapted by GFT's co-Artistic Directors Helen Juvonen & Tyler J. Seguin.
"This season represents the next step in GFT's evolution," says Co-Artistic Director Helen Juvonen. "We are reimagining classics in ways that will connect with even more members of our community and I'm excited to be bringing the passion of Mieko Ouchi's play to the Greek Theatre."
"2022 is an opportunity to showcase even more artists, including original work by GFT," continued Co-Artistic Director Tyler J. Seguin. "Guild Festival Theatre's first production was Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, and as we embark on our second decade, Chekhov's Shorts will be our own unique take on the playwright's material with music hall stylings and sharp look at gender roles."
Season at a Glance
July 6 - 10
The Red Priest (Eight Ways To Say Goodbye)
by Mieko Ouchi
directed by Helen Juvonen
July 26 - August 7
adapted by Helen Juvonen & Tyler J. Seguin
directed by Tyler J. Seguin
August 16 - 28
Performances take place at the The Greek Theatre in Guild Park & Gardens
201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
Box office and ticketing details are coming soon. Season Tickets can be purchased at guildfestivaltheatre.ca
About Guild Festival Theatre:
Guild Festival Theatre is Scarborough's only professional theatre company. For the past ten years the company has enchanted nearly 15,000 patrons at our beautiful open-air productions at Guild Park’s Greek Theatre. GFT is proud to champion local arts and culture in Scarborough and has been honoured with numerous awards and commendations including “Best Live Theatre” (Scarborough Mirror), 2017 OAC Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (nomination) and the Urban Hero Award (Metroland Media).
Guild Festival Theatre performs at Guild Park & Gardens
201 Guildwood Pkwy, Scarborough, M1E 1P5
For more information, please visit www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca.