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Jul03

“Piecing Together Pauline” at the Toronto Fringe – opens in 2 days!

Fire and Air Productions (www.fireandair.ca) proudly presents Piecing Together Pauline by Chris Coculuzzi and Roxanne Deans as part of the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival (90 minute play).  Many friends and alumni of Triple Take involved, including Chris and Roxanne, Tara Baxendale, Rob Candy, Stephen Flett, Brenda Somers, and Blake Thorne.

Venue: Tarragon Theatre Main Space

Performance Dates:
Thurs, July 5 at 8:15pm
Sat, July 7 at 5:15pm
Sun, July 8 at 10:00pm
Tues, July 10 at 10:30pm
Wed, July 11 at Noon
Thurs, July 12 at 7:30pm
Sun, July 15 at 5:15pm

Tickets are $10 at the door, $11 in advance.
By Phone: 416-966-1062 or 1-866-515-7799
Online at www.fringetoronto.com
Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted.
No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Latecomers Admitted.
Piecing Together Pauline is a new herstorical drama about opera singer Pauline Garcia Viardot (1821-1910): a charismatic personality and performer who was arguably the foundation for the modern artist and career woman. Author and feminist George Sand saw in her the ideal artist: a priestess with a divine mission to be a conduit for Truth and Beauty. Novelist Ivan Turgenev saw in her his muse, and spent his life being inspired by her, following her and her husband throughout Europe. With Turgenev’s help, Pauline became a one-woman publicity machine for Russian literature and music, paving the way for such influential artists as Chekhov and Tchaikovsky. Featuring Genie Award and Actra Award nominee Elva Mai Hoover and Kristen Zaza, sharing the title role, Piecing Together Pauline reveals the impact of this extraordinary woman, rescuing her legacy from a historical footnote.

Piecing Together Pauline also features Bil Antoniou, Tara Baxendale, Rob Candy, Stephen Flett, Damien Gulde, Chris Irving, Alex Karolyi, Scott McCulloch, Shannon Shura, Brenda Somers, Steve Switzman, and Blake Thorne. It is stage managed by Megan Courneyea, Jennifer Courneyea, and Rochelle Richardson.

Chris Coculuzzi and Roxanne Deans’ first producing and writing collaboration for the Toronto Fringe was the critically acclaimed abridged version of Cyrano de Bergerac (2004). Chris was also the producer and co-writer of the Shakespeare’s Sports Canon series of plays (2001-2005) and Roxanne successfully produced and performed in the critically acclaimed Lear’s Daughters (2000) and Cloud Tectonics (2002).