February 2, 2012 4:43 PM
Cabbagetown Theatre Company presents the 2012 edition of No Sweetheart Required, the Valentine’s festival for people with and without sweethearts, Thursday, February 9 through Tuesday, February 14 at 8 p.m. at Whistler’s Grille and Cafe, 995 Broadview Avenue at Pottery Road. It’s a cabaret evening of short and sassy comedies plus musical interludes. Tickets are only $20 with a $10 “Sweet Deal” offered on February 9 and 13. A number of Triple Take alumni are featured at this event.
Buy a ticket and you’ll be entered into our nightly Sweet Prize draw! Reserve by calling (416) 653-5870. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more. Reservations for dinner at Whistler’s Grille and Cafe can be booked at (416) 421-1344. No Sweetheart Required is a licensed event.
Billed as a budget-conscious Valentine’s alternative, this year’s “No Sweetheart” of a line-up features a mix of music and comedy, including the vocal talents of Arlene Paculan, Larissa Koniuk and Hilary Hart, dancer Erin Cowan and comedian Liam Doherty.
Theatrical selections include the wry and slightly ribald A Wedding Tale, directed by Kim Sprenger and featuring the talents of Stephen Flett (It Was Kit, Last Dance of the Dark Cloaked Avenger), Stefne Mercedes and Basil Tamkei. It’s joined by the highly entertaining chronicle of two young lovers (Sarah Cody and Spencer Robson) who are truly “stuck” on each other in Letting Go, written by Neale Kimmel and directed by Joanne Williams.
Brent Barkley’s (Watching Mr. Body) LOL story of a dejected Cupid with no arrows left to sling features NSR favourites Liam Doherty, Leeman Kessler, Hilary Hart and Alex Samaras, directed by Blake Thorne (Bitter). And finally, Patricia Delves directs talented, triple-threat Danielle Capretti and the ever-fabulous Greg Corkum (Last Dance of the Dark Cloaked Avenger) in Dialogues of the Gods.