After starting his career in the film world directing such films as The Trotsky and Good Neighbors Montreal native Jacob Tierney is now turning his attention to the stage. To do this he has chosen to take on Tom Stoppard’s play, Travesties. The play is an historical comedy and has earned some Tony Awards in the past. It will enjoy a run at the Segal Centre from April 12 – May 3, 2015.
Within Travesties you get wit, wordplay, plot twists, and mix-ups. In other words, everything you need to have an enjoyable time at the theatre. The farce looks at the wolds of art, philosophy and politics as it imagines the meetings of the minds of Irish author James Joyce, Soviet communist leader Vladimir Lenin and Dadaist poet Tristan Tzara. It happens in Zurich, Switzerland during World War I. We learn of the men through the memory of British consulate, Henry Carr.
The play dates from 1974 and it recreates some moments from the plays of the brilliant Oscar Wilde. You might recognize parts of his plays like The Butler, Gwendolyn and Cecily. Putting all this into blender and mixing it up you end up with a wonderful farce dealing with aging and memory.
-Dates: April 12 – May 5, 2015
-Venue: Segal Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.segalcentre.org
-Ticket Prices: $24.50 – $59.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Times: 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.