Forget everything you know about your plans for August. It's time to re-plan things. Re-plan all the things. Make sure you're here because we're bringing you an unforgettable double bill this coming August 21st-24th. Between Rachel Ganz's The Dumb War and Kyle Capstick's I Don't Want To Dance With Straight People or The Wet Dream, we're devising the best ending to your summer you could have ever dreamed of.
If you've never met Ganz and Capstick, you've absolutely never met your most fun evening of your adult life so far. The two of them are the co-directors of our humble company and the most beautiful pairing of hyper-actively creative, energetic, fun and interesting writer-theatre-weirdos probably anywhere on the planet right now. Finally, they are joining forces to debut both of their newest works. Don't know them? No problem! HERE THEY ARE:
I Don't Want To Dance With Straight People or The Wet Dream is, though anything but simple, perhaps his most simplified piece. It is an odd, little bit creepy and absolutely endearing love story between a (perhaps very) old man and a young man. It is so strange and so alive and glitter and rave and there's a bathtub and swimming and language lessons and dance dance dance just keep dancing so very Capstick.
Ganz, on the other hand, was born and raised in Toronto. She is one of the co-founders of Newborn Theatre and has been writing and producing works since the company's inception in 2012. Ganz currently attends the National Theatre School of Canada where she has basically broken every dish in the institutional kitchen of theatre education by writing the creepiest theatre they've ever come to read. With perhaps too much gas in her engine, Ganz lets her characters tear into each other, trick each other, quickly quickly quickly spinning spinning spinning until, yes, another theatrical mess. She is also a theatrical mess. Love it.
The Dumb War is Ganz's first project out of NTS. In this show, simply put, two young girls have a territorial war over a bedroom they've been asked to share. Throughout the show, Ganz transforms their bedroom cat-fight into a full blown war on a field of blood, gore and deadened everything. Funny throughout, the show blasts through with rage and cynicism and fifteen-year-old-girl angst it is yes go go go and they go go go until everything is ruined.
How can you stay away from this double bill? The energy? Come on. The love and hate and passionate muscle of drama and laughter and tragedy and absurdity and everything entertaining. Ganz and Capstick will bring it all to you this coming August. You better be there!
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See you in August!