Toronto – Cue6 Theatre, dedicated to introducing Toronto to intimate and challenging work from artists around the world, is pleased to announce their 2017/18 season. The season features the much sought-after revival of their 2015 Best of The Toronto Fringe hit, Mark Ravenhill’s pool (no water), and is followed by the Toronto premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel’s provocative and vividly honest play Dry Land.
“Both plays investigate the complexities of friendships and the influences, both good and bad, that they can have on our lives,” says Cue6 Artistic Director Jill Harper. “Stylistically these two plays couldn’t be more different, but thematically they’re very much aligned. Both confront audiences with shattering, life-changing events, and then remind us that life continues despite them. It’s both an excruciating and a comforting thought.”
Cue6’s 2017/18 Season Details:
pool (no water) – Written by Mark Ravenhill
Directed by Jill Harper with Choreography by Patricia Allison
Returning September 27th-October 15th (Opens September 29th)
Generously Supported by the Toronto Arts Council
When a famous artist invites her old friends to her luxurious pool, for one night the group is back together. But celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers a horrific accident. As the victim lies in a coma, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be their next work of art?
Winner of the 2015 Best of the Toronto Fringe Festival, Cue6’s production of pool (no water) will run at Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie’s Citadel Theatre (304 Parliament St. Toronto, ON). Featuring a celebrated cast including Allison Price, Chy Ryan Spain, Daniel Roberts, Eva Barrie and Nickeshia Garrick.
For anyone who’s ever felt the poisonous sting of jealousy, or the forbidden excitement of tragedy, Cue6 invites you to wade in the darkest waters of the human experience.
NNNN Fast-moving, intellectually and morally stimulating, and filled with angry humour, this show is going to be a Fringe hit. – Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine
★★★★ ½- The Torontoist
Advance Tickets for pool (no water): $22-$35
Online at cue6.ca or by phone through Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006
For Media Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dry Land – Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by Jill Harper
Toronto Premiere May 2018
Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land is a play about abortion, female friendship, and resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.
Making waves across the United States, Cue6 will produce the first Canadian professional production of this topical and hard-hitting new play.
“This portrait of an unlikely friendship under uncommon pressure is tender, caustic, funny and harrowing, often all at the same time.” —NY Times.
“Dry Land avoids Mean Girls clichés, turning familiar terrain into something new and vaguely scary.” —NY Post.