A Marguerite Duras Double Bill: Savannah Bay & Le Shaga
Two plays you’ve likely never had a chance to see in an intimate
storefront theatre in Toronto’s east end.
Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm;
Matinees Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes including one intermission.
Savannah Bay is an evocative portrait of two women discovering a
common bond in a lost mother and daughter. Exploring love, grief, and
the overwhelming power of memory, Savannah Bay is a delicate, lyrical
and haunting piece of theatre.
Le Shaga is: 3 outcasts, 1 encounter. 2 outcasts speak English. 1
speaks Shaga – a made-up language that nobody knows. They talk some,
and they talk some more, and talk incessantly for an hour, desperately
seeking common ground. Take the journey into a no man’s land where the
boundaries of language and nonsense are mixed into a high energy,
Original adaptations of these two theatrical works by famed French
filmmaker, novelist and dramatist, Marguerite Duras (writer of
“Hiroshima mon amour” and “The Lover”) are brought to Toronto for the
first time by Spiel Players, an artist-founded theatre company who
adapt and translate classics and create cross-disciplinary work.
Our Creative Team
Director: Joanne Williams
Designer: Joe Pagnan
Design assistant: Christine Groom
Cast: Deborah Grover, Lisa Hamalainen, Peyton Le Barr, Johnathan Sousa
Stage manager: Carin Ann Crabtree