SOULPEPPER ON 42ND STREET: CANADA CROSSES THE BORDER
In July of 2017, Soulpepper heads to New York City for four weeks of programming at The Pershing Square Signature Center, on 42nd St, designed by Torontonian Frank Gehry!
Soulpepper’s New York presence will coincide with the beginning of the company’s 20th anniversary season and Canada’s 150th anniversary as a nation. The Soulpepper festival will be one of the largest concentration of Canadian artistic expression in New York in the year of Canada’s 150th. With a full company of artists, and full use of the Center, Soulpepper will showcase and enhance the relationship between cities, countries, and artists with a rich celebration of Canadian talent.
July 1 - 29, 2017
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036, USA
Stay tuned for ticket details – available in March 2017. We hope you will celebrate with us!
Written by Soulpepper Academy graduate Ins Choi, this comedy-drama is the most successful new Canadian play in recent history, and depicts the life of a Korean Canadian family making a new life in a corner store in downtown Toronto. This award-winning work is in the process of becoming a television series on Canada’s national CBC network.
"There are many reasons to cheer... join the celebration"
– TORONTO STAR
OF HUMAN BONDAGE
For the first time anywhere W. Somerset Maugham’s classic novel is adapted for the stage by Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen, and directed by Albert Schultz. In 2014 this production set a record by winning seven Dora Awards (Toronto’s Tonys) including Best Production, Best Play, Best Direction, Best Ensemble and Best Design.
“Achingly beautiful…An eerily gorgeous production"
– THE GLOBE AND MAIL
ADAPTED BY MIKE ROSS & ALBERT SCHULTZ. COMPOSED BY MIKE ROSS. BASED ON SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY BY EDGAR LEE MASTERS
An original musical based on the Spoon River Anthology by American poet Edgar Lee Masters. Adapted by Albert Schultz and Mike Ross, with original music by Mike Ross. In 2015 this production was named Best New Musical at both the Dora Awards and at the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards.
"A magical, musical celebration of the power of theatre. [A] once-in-a-lifetime show. See it, hear it, celebrate it."
– TORONTO STAR
POEMS BY DENNIS LEE. CREATED AND DIRECTED BY INS CHOI, RAQUEL DUFFY, KEN MACKENZIE, GREGORY PREST AND MIKE ROSS
An award-winning Soulpepper Adaptation of the wonderfully whimsical children’s poems of Canada’s “Father Goose”, Dennis Lee (also known for writing the lyrics for Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock). This delightful piece of music theatre is a delight for the child in all of us.
“[An] amazing hour of music, poetry and sheer theatrical invention”
– TORONTO STAR
(RE)BIRTH: E.E. CUMMINGS IN SONG
An original Soulpepper collective creation based on the legendary American poet, essayist, painter, and playwright E.E. Cummings, this compelling and humorous musical exploration of Cummings’ extensive canon is an ode to the depth and imagination of his work. It’s an innovative, immersive and highly theatrical perspective on one of the pre-eminent creative voices of the 20th century.
“Filled with pleasure and surprises”
– POST CITY MAGAZINES
CREATED BY DIEGO MATAMOROS, LORENZO SAVOINI & RICHARD FEREN
The stage, any stage, even the one within our head, is a cage... that defines, limits, reveals. What is visible and invisible, sounds and the silence that makes sound possible, all co-existing. The ordinary and the miraculous. Our human zoo. Performed by Soulpepper Founding Member Diego Matamoros and co-created with designers Lorenzo Savoini and Richard Feren, Cage asks us to re-think, and re-experience what it is to see and hear and be.
A BRIMFUL OF ASHA
WHY NOT THEATRE
After winning over crowds around the globe, A Brimful of Asha makes its New York debut. Soulpepper Associate Artistic Director Ravi Jain shares the stage with his real life non-actor mother, Asha, to tell each other’s side of a Asha’s attempt to arrange Ravi’s marriage.
“Pioneering in its intimacy and unapologetically heartwarming”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
SOULPEPPER CONCERTS & CABARETS
A series of original works mixing music, narrative and visual design to create unique “docu-musical” events.
This project was supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.