Two fourth-year students in York’s School of Arts, Performance, Media and Design are working with former chair of York’s Theatre Department, Robert Fothergill, on a new theatrical production opening Sept. 27.
Chelsea Driver (set and costumes) and Haley Duncan (sound) join a cast and crew for the production Let’s Go – A Godot Prequel that includes York alumni as well as current and retired faculty.
Fothergill, the playwright, presents the play for 12 performances at the Backspace of Theatre Passe Muraille from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8.
Timed to coincide with the last two weeks of the run of Waiting for Godot at Soulpepper, Let’s Go! introduces Gogo and Didi as an aspiring, and not very good, Vaudeville duo, on a tandem bicycle, in 1913 – 40 years before the first production of Samuel Beckett’s play, when the notion of Godot first enters their lives.
The plays is directed by York MFA grad Mark Cassidy, and stars York alumni Tony Ofori and Heather-Marie Annis. Producer Sarah Thorpe and Stage Manager Ana-Marija Stojic are also alumni, while former chair of York’s Theatre Department Liz Asselstine works as the lighting designer.
For tickets and showtimes, call 416-504-7529 or visit ArtsBoxOffice.ca.