The Montreal independent theatre company starts off its 2017 season with the Tony Award and Pulitzer PrizeWinning Play by Michael Cristofer
Montreal – April 4, 2017. d² productions in association with MainLine Theatre present The Shadow Box, by Michael Cristofer, directed by Dale Hayes at Mainline Theatre, 3997 Boul. Saint-Laurent, April 19th-30th, 2017.
With humour and grace, three families struggle with the inevitability of death and their inability to express everything they want to. Set in a pastoral hospice, this poignant play examines questions not only of death and loss, but also of love, identity, and each person’s place in the world. Although the play’s subject deals with death and what it feels like to face impending death, it also celebrates the joy of living.
“In my quest to find a play to produce for the opening of our 2017 season I came across The Shadow Box. As I read it, I thought about my aging mother, and I was compelled to tell this story. The journey, at times, was a difficult one for all of us. The talented cast approached each rehearsal with honesty and surrender. This story is as much about living as it is about death. After all, ‘this moment’ is all anyone can truly count on.” –Dale Hayes, Director
The Shadow Box features an ethnically-diverse ensemble of local talents, including Teneisha Collins, GentiBejko, Susan Corbett, Anthony Schuller, Sofian Lahyanssa, Max Mehran, Alexandra Valassis, Helena Levitt, and Nadine Cayer. The creative team includes Dale Hayes, Dan Liboiron, Caleigh Crow and Max Mehran.
April 19-23 at 8pm
April 27-29 at 8pm
April 30 at 2pm
Following the performance on Friday, April 21 Professional Social Worker, Leigh Ann Taylor will moderate a Talkback and informal discussion on grief and loss with the audience and cast.