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Toronto: Crow’s Theatre extends “The Master Plan” by Michael Healey to October 8
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
The 2023.24 Crow’s Theatre 40th anniversary season is starting off strong with THE MASTER PLAN extended before its official opening night!
A Crow’s Theatre commission, THE MASTER PLAN—the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the best-selling book Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, recently nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prizeriting, by The Globe and Mail journalist Josh O’Kane, and directed by Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham—is a biting satire about the messy affair between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs as they attempt, but inevitably fail, to build a smart city in Toronto.
Opening tomorrow night, THE MASTER PLAN resonated with audiences immediately, selling out all eight preview performances.
Chris Abraham has assembled the formidable cast of Christopher Allen, Ben Carlson, Philippa Domville, Peter Fernandes, Yanna McIntosh, Tara Nicodemo, and Mike Shara. The award-winning design team includes set and props designer Joshua Quinlan, costume designer Ming Wong, lighting designer Kimberly Purtell, sound designer Thomas Ryder Payne, and video designer Amelia Scott.
Michael Healey is a five-time Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning playwright. The Drawer Boy, his first full-length play, premiered in Toronto in 1999, winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. His other award-winning works include Rune Arlidge, 1979, and his trilogy on Canadian values and politics Generous, Courageous and Proud.
A Crow’s Theatre Production
THE MASTER PLAN
Written by Michael Healey
Based on the book Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy by Josh O’Kane
Directed by Chris Abraham
September 5 to October 8, 2023
Opening Night: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
THE MASTER PLAN runs Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1:30pm.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit crowstheatre.com or call 647.341.7390 ext. 1010 or email email@example.com or drop by 345 Carlaw Avenue (at Dundas Street East).
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