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MAR 27 - APR 14, 2018
If clothes make the man, they can undo him.

Twenty years after it took the world by storm, the first-of-its-kind silent-theatre blockbuster The Overcoat is re-fashioned into a wholly original musical experience for the 21st century. Joined by award-winning composer James Rolfe, celebrated Canadian theatre innovator Morris Panych and his original creative team return to the drafting table to re-pattern Gogol's 19th century tale of a lowly office worker whose life is turned upside down when he's robbed of his new overcoat. Boasting a joyously transporting score, this Overcoat is a bold symphony of voices and movement, comedy and tragedy that addresses the universal human need for compassion, and our unfortunate tendency to deny it.

"Panych and Gorling... have delivered a work that grows richer on each subsequent viewing, a creation that combines laughter with pathos and exhilaration with despair"

- TORONTO STAR (ON 2007'S THE OVERCOAT)

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Libretto & Directed by
Morris Panych

Music by
James Rolfe

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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