301 Adelaide Street West
|Thursday August 4th||7:00 PM - 8:15 PM|
|Friday August 5th||8:00 PM - 9:15 PM|
|Friday August 5th||10:15 PM - 11:30 PM|
|Saturday August 6th||3:45 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Monday August 8th||7:00 PM - 8:15 PM|
|Monday August 8th||10:15 PM - 11:30 PM|
|Thursday August 11th||6:15 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Thursday August 11th||9:30 PM - 10:45 PM|
|Friday August 12th||12:00 PM - 1:15 PM|
|Friday August 12th||8:00 PM - 9:15 PM|
|Saturday August 13th||3:30 PM - 4:45 PM|
|Sunday August 14th||5:15 PM - 6:30 PM|
|Sunday August 14th||7:30 PM - 8:45 PM|
Latecomers permitted up until 15 minutes after the start of the performance.
Hot off of their sold out run at The High Performance Rodeo, Ghost River Theatre brings their award winning adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi short story Tomorrows Child to SummerWorks as a one-of-kind audio-only theatre experience. Audience members are blindfolded and then guided into the theatre to a swivel chair and experience a story that surrounds them through a thrilling sonic landscape created by GRT Artistic Director Eric Rose and Associate Artist Matthew Waddell. Bradbury’s classic short story presents two new parents in the imagined retro-future of 1988 confronting the realities of their newborn baby… who has been born into another dimension. Will they accept the divide between parent and child? Or find another solution?
“…your ears receive the audio equivalent of a five star dinner.” – Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald
“…an intriguing immersive experience combined with compelling storytelling.” – Jessica Goldman, CBC Radio
“Fucking awesome.” – Audience member.
Ghost River Theatre
Based on the short story by Ray Bradbury; Adapted from the story by Eric Rose, Matthew Waddell and David van Belle; Directed and Sound Design by Eric Rose and Matthew Waddell; Dramaturgy and Additional Writing by David van Belle; Original Music by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier (Noir) and Sarah Albu; Sculpture by Emily Promise-Allison; Assistant Directed by Evan Medd; Produced by Ayla Stephen and Ava Jane Markus; Performed by Anna Cummer*, Tyrell Crews* and David van Belle*; Photo by Timothy Archibald.
*Appear Courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity Association
Based on the short story “Tomorrow Child” by Ray Bradbury, originally published as “The Shape of Things” © 1947; renewed 1975 by Ray Bradbury. Performed by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.
Presented in partnership with Dual Audio, Koffler Centre of the Arts and Norton Rose Fulbright
"After bringing their gorgeous production, "One", to SummerWorks in 2011, Ghost River Theatre return to present a work that is disorientedly adventurous and extremely clever. Eric Rose is one of my favourite theatrical brains in Canada, and its thrilling to have him return to Toronto again." - Michael Rubenfeld