Gray - by Kristopher Van Soelen
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."
THE COMMONS THEATRE -- 587A College Street, TORONTO
Theatre Inamorata is proud to present the World Premiere of Gray by Kristofer Van Soelen. Inspired by Oscar Wildes masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Gray, the play explores the opulent and sensual world of contemporary art in present-day Toronto. Van Soelen asks us to question our indulgences, tastes, and the nature of human connection in this hard look at female identity and the implications of our society's obsession with beauty.
When Jane sculpts Dorian, a naive and exquisitely beautiful woman, it is perfection - until Dorian is swept into the hedonistic and morally ambiguous world of Opal, an upscale gallery owner. As Dorian becomes more and more self-involved and destructive, the sculpture begins to absorb her acts of cruelty, while Dorian remains young and beautiful. An examination of beauty, ageing and self-indulgence, Gray contrasts the themes of the classic novel with our modern world.
This venue is located on the 2nd floor and is unfortunately only accessible by stairs. We apologize for this inconvenience, but please feel free to reach out to us by email (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns in regards to accessibility. We will accommodate accessibility requests to the best of our ability.
Directed by: Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster
and introducing Sydney Violet-Bristow
Set and Costume Design: Lindsay Woods
Lighting Design: Steph Raposo
Sound Design: Andy Trithardt
Stage Manager: Hannah MacMillan
Producer: Michelle Langille
Associate Producer: Emma Westray
***This is a Canadian Actor's Equity Association production under the Artists' Collective Policy***
Artwork by: Stephanie Pehar
Wed, Sept 20 2017 8:00pm
Thur, Sept 21 2017 8:00pm
NO SHOW Fri, Sept 22 2017
Sat, Sept 23 2017 8:00pm
Sun, Sept 24 2017 2:00pm
Sun, Sept 24 2017 8:00pm
Wed, Sept 27 2017 8:00pm
Thurs, Sept 28 2017 8:00pm
Fri, Sept 29 2017 8:00pm
Sat, Sept 30 2017 8:00pm
Sun, Oct 1 2017 2:00pm
Sun, Oct 1 2017 8:00pm