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MAR 27 - APR 14, 2018
If clothes make the man, they can undo him. A spectacular new musical treatment of Gogol's beloved story.

20 years after it took the world by storm, Morris Panych and Wendy Gorling's landmark movement theatre adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's The Overcoat is re-born as a world premiere musical experience. Renowned playwright/director Panych joins forces with award-winning composer James Rolfe to bring a bold operatic voice to the beloved rags-to-riches tale of a lowly office worker and his beloved overcoat. Sparkling with spectacular choreography and darkly-funny storytelling, this genre-bending Overcoat is one of "the must-sees of the opera season" (The Whole Note).

"I think what's dazzling about it is the sweeping nature of the storytelling, and the way that it moves. It just goes. It's like a machine itself."

- MORRIS PANYCH, librettist/director.
Composer
James Rolfe

Libretto (BASED ON NIKOLAI GOGOL'S THE OVERCOAT) & Director
Morris Panych

Musical Direction
Leslie Dala

Choreography
Wendy Gorling

Set Design
Ken McDonald

Costume Design
Nancy Bryant

Lighting Design
Alan Brodie

PHOTO
Robert Catto

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Pre-show Chats

Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance


Friday October 16, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Marcia Blumberg, Associate Professor in English at York University, discusses Samuel Beckett’s repertoire and the significance of Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby.


Friday October 23, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Assistant Professor at University of Toronto’s Drama Centre T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko presents. Topic TBA.


Friday, October 30, 2015

6:15-6:45pm

Larry Switzky, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, discusses Beckett's love for visual art and the relationship between his late plays and sculpture.
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH TAPESTRY OPERA & VANCOUVER OPERA
COMMISSIONED BY TAPESTRY OPERA & VANCOUVER OPERA

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