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Theatrefront presents the World Premiere of THE ORANGE DOT

Theatrefront presents the World Premiere of THE ORANGE DOT
Theatrefront
presents the World Premiere of
THE ORANGE DOT
Written by Sean Dixon • Directed by Vikki Anderson
Starring Daniela Vlaskalic and Jeremy Proulx
March 16 – April 1, 2017 • Streetcar Crowsnest

Two city workers are called to take down a large tree blighted with termites. The equipment they are meant to use is stuck in traffic, so they wait . . . armed with their smartphones, a stethoscope, an ancient arrowhead, a soupçon of boredom, and a large dose of existential dread about what the world is
coming to.

They talk, argue, flirt and while away the morning together. At times, Natalie seems overcome by the tree. At other times, she just seems unable to cope. Joe tries to understand but is ultimately bewildered, until the unthinkable transpires.

An unsettling comedy in the vein of Becket’s Waiting for Godot and Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, THE ORANGE DOT is a blend of absurdity and realism that delves into the dynamics of power, the nature of partnerships and the modern human condition.

Sean Dixon is a playwright, novelist, actor, and banjoist whose plays include, Aerwacol, Falling Back Home, The District of Centuries, The Girls Who Saw Everything, and A God in Need of Help which was published by Coach House Press and produced at Tarragon Theatre in 2014.

A Toronto theatre director, designer and producer, Vikki Anderson is currently the Artistic Director of Theatrefront for which she directed The Mill Part 4: Ash. Recent credits include Top Girls (Shaw Festival), Psychosis 4:48 (Necessary Angel) and Good People (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). Vikki was the founder of DVxT Theatre whose critically-acclaimed productions include Ibsen’sThe Doll House, Beckett’s Happy Days, and the Henry James novella-inspiredThe Turn of the Screw.

Daniela Vlaskalic is a co-creator of and performer in The Drowning Girls(Tarragon Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Persephone Theatre, Citadel Theatre, MTC Warehouse), which was published by Canada Playwrights Press.  She has appeared on stages across the country
including Canadian Stage, Stratford Festival, Citadel Theatre, and the
National Arts Centre.

Jeremy Proulx is a multi-disciplined artist of both Anishnabe (Ojibwe) and Haudenosaunee (Oneida) descent. Canadian theatre credits include From the Aztlan to the Zocalo (Banff Centre), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Western Canada Theatre and the National Arts Centre), King Lear (National Arts Centre), Where the Blood Mixes (Teesri Duniya Theatre), and Bent Boy (Centre for Indigenous Theatre). Jeremy will be making his Chicago theatre debut with the Goodman Theatre in the upcoming season.

Theatrefront has been a dynamic part of Toronto’s theatre community for over 15 years creating stories that are relevant to modern audiences–exploring themes of personal and political identity–and producing award-winning and stylish theatre productions, led by the vision of Artistic Director, Vikki Anderson.

Theatrefront
presents the World Premiere of
THE ORANGE DOT
Written by Sean Dixon • Directed by Vikki Anderson
Starring Daniela Vlaskalic and Jeremy Proulx
Set and Costume Design by Joanna Yu
Lighting Design by Siobhán Sleath • Sound Design by John Gzowski
World Premiere | March 16 – April 1, 2017
Opening Night: March 17, 2017 @ 8pm
MondaySaturday @ 8pm, Saturday matinee @ 2pm
Streetcar Crowsnest, Guloien Theatre, 345 Carlaw Avenue
Ticket prices range from $20-$35
For more information and to purchase tickets visit
theatrefront.com/now-playing/
Connect at FB/theatrefront • @theatrefront  #orangedot
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