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Off-Broadway hit Fifty Words comes to the Freestanding Room

posted 17 Oct 2010, 19:41 by fsr admin   [ updated 2 Nov 2010, 19:45 ]
The team that brought you Women of Manhattan and Autobahn teams up with the director of My Pregnant Brother to bring you the Canadian premiere of Fifty Words by Michael Weller, a play about family, betrayal, and love in all its forms.

Directed by Jeremy Taylor (My Pregnant Brother, The Beekeepers, The King of Fifteen Island), Fifty Words stars Nicole Braber (Women of Manhattan, Autobahn) and Craig Thomas (The Lady Smith, Women of Manhattan, Autobahn) and will run at The Freestanding Room from October 21st to November 6th.

With their son at a friend’s place for his first ever sleepover, Adam and Janine Penzius have the house to themselves for the first time in nine years.  When the routines of parenthood are stripped away, what’s left to hold them together?  In this long night of secrets revealed and problems addressed, they’ll have no choice but to stare their relationship fully in the face … and they may not like what they see.

Words is the second in a trilogy of plays from Brooklyn-based playwright Michael Weller, author of Moonchildren, Spoils of War, and Loose Ends.  Fifty Words was nominated for a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Play in 2009 following its Off-Broadway World Premiere.

Words, by Michael Weller

Starring Nicole Braber and Craig Thomas
Directed by Jeremy Taylor
Stage Managed by Jen Jones
Photography and Graphic Design by Jorge Camarotti

October 21st to November 6th, Wednesdays to Saturdays, 8 pm
Playing at the Freestanding Room, 4324 St. Laurent , 3rd Floor

Tickets: $15 general admission (limited seating)
Reservations: 514-844-0068

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