Date: August 28, 2006
Location: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W
Eyes on Toronto is a Late Night Talk Show, filmed in front of a live Studio audience at a bar full of beautiful people. Come out and Watch in-depth interviews with some of Toronto's finest and most compelling artists. Hosted by the one and only Stephen Eyes the show. Is streamed live on the web for the world to see. This month's show includes interviews and performances from:
Comedian Fraser Young (fraseryoung.com)
Acclaimed Artist Bruno Billio (brunobillio.com)
Muscal performance from The Old Soul (myspace.com/originaloldsoul)
And A duel from The Pillow Fight League All-Stars (gopfl.com)
Date: June 18-29, 2006
Location: 48 Abell St, Toronto, one block east of Gladstone, and one block South of Queen St W
In their 2nd production DROPSHIP ENTERTAINMENT opens the doors to vivid world from our not to distant past...
Silver Johnny is the new singing sensation, straight out of a low-life Soho club land bar in 1958. His success could be the big break for two dead-end workers in the bar, if they play their cards right and trust the owner of the place to make a good deal with the local money mogul. Before they can dream what to do with all the money they'll make, the owner turns up dead, Silver Johnny disappears, the second in command takes over the bar and power positions are juggled about. Going through the uppers and downers filched from pocketbooks, and trying to keep a lid on the precocious anger of the dead owner's son, the band of losers figures out the law of the streets and who killed the boss, but not in time to save one of their own, and perhaps their souls.
Winner of the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
"The language, blunt and coarse and often hilarious, pours out of the characters with the force of the blaring jukebox rock that forms a leitmotif for the dark, violent action." - Chicago Tribune
"This is Beckett on speed, savagely funny, in fast forward, with no time to wait for Godot..." - Observer
"Brilliant might cover it." - The Daily Mail
Date: May 2 and 7, 2005
Location: The Whipper Snapper Gallery, 184 Front St
Director: Mac Fyfe
Based on the 1957 play by Harold Pinter, THE DUMB WAITER is set in the basement kitchen of a deserted rooming house, where eccentric hit men Ben (Benjamin Blais) and Gus (Joe Dinicol), wait impatiently for instructions on their next job. Unfortunately for them, their predicament takes a bizarre turn as unsettling messages are received from the presumably abandoned floors above.
Pinter's work is heavily influenced by Samuel Beckett, who used silence-filled pauses for a revolutionary theatrical effect. Pinter has spoken of speech as a stratagem designed to cover the nakedness of silence, and these aims are often evident in the dialogue of Gus and Ben. Ben's most prominent response to Gus's constant questions about the nature of their jobs is silence. Lurking underneath this silence is always the threat of violence, the anticipation of something deathly - the play ends as Ben trains his gun on Gus in silence.