New Show “Swimming Solo” supporting the Theresa Foundation!

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://www.mainlinetheatre.ca/en/spectacles/swimming-solo

FOR STUDENT/SENIOR TICKETS, CALL 514-849-3378 or GO IN PERSON TO St-Laurent, just below of Duluth.

Autodidacts’ Concordia Theatre (A.C.T.) is pleased to invite you to the Montreal premier of its debut original play, “Swimming Solo”! A.C.T. is a student-run theatre company dedicated to contributing to the proliferation of Montreal community theatre and the enrichment of student life through theatre. Founded in 2015 by four Concordia undergraduate students from different programs, A.C.T. started as a theatre club for students from any program, faculty, or level of experience, and has grown into a community for students to engage in the multi-faceted process of creating a play. Concordia students have contributed to every part of this show, from the writing, acting, production and everything in between, and could not be more proud.

“Swimming Solo” is a dram-edy about a group of young adults gathered in an apartment for their friend’s going away party, when suddenly the host realizes that her pet fish has died. So begins a night the group will never forget, as the man-hunt for the fish-killer spirals out of control and the real tensions between the friends swim to surface amid tele-novella drama and drug-addled hallucinations. As they confront each other with their feelings of love, despair and separation, the bonds they share will be tested. A play about growing up and moving on, “Swimming Solo” is sure to get you laughing, crying, and maybe confused. Who knows? Come watch and find out!!

Starring:
Alexander Luiz Cruz
Tyson Fraleigh
Hannah Halcro
Sarah Iorio
Elijah Lee
Theodore Michael
Lexi Mott
Nina Prentiss
Pavlo Tull
Mairi Watson

All proceeds will go to the Theresa Foundation which raises funds for grandmothers and AIDS orphans in over 20 villages in Malawi.

Click here to learn more: www.theresafoundation.com/

Shows
May 18th at 7:30
May 19th at 7:30
May 20th at 2:00
May 20th at 7:30

Tickets
$10 -general admission
$5 – student and seniors
Tickets available: http://www.mainlinetheatre.ca/en/spectacles/swimming-solo

Mother’s Day Campaign!

Dear friends,

Mother’s Day is just a few short weeks away!

If you are still searching for a unique and meaningful gift for May 14, 2017, consider making a donation in honour of that important woman in your life to the Theresa Foundation, which is devoted to meeting the needs and improving the lives of grandmothers and orphaned children of AIDS victims in the village of Mnjale, Malawi, and its surrounding communities.

If you make a donation to the Theresa Foundation, we will send a printed card or ecard to the important woman in your life that you choose to honour.

But hurry! The deadline for Mother’s Day donations is Friday May 5th!

Make a Donation

Please visit the Theresa Foundation’s Canadahelps page (the ‘Make a Donation’ button above) for more information on how you can make your tax-deductible Mother’s Day donation!

Upcoming DTC Show Benefiting the Theresa Foundation – May 10 to 13

On MAY 10, the DAWSON THEATRE COLLECTIVE will debut its 10th Anniversary play:

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For the past 10 years, The Dawson Theatre Collective has produced the compelling and original plays: HomoSimian (2016) This Is Not a Drill (2015), Looking For Virgil Swift (2014), Hamlette: The Melancholy Dame (2013), Lysistrata (2012), Not Julius Caesar (2011), A Midsummer Night’s Kick-Ass Dream (2010), Rhinoceros (2009), and Uphill Both Ways (2008).

In our exciting student-written play Oedipus Rox, this year’s 35-member cast offers up a hilarious and heartbreaking take on a timeless masterpiece. Sophocles’ 2,500 year old murder mystery tells the tragic story of a man cursed by a dreadful fate that he has done nothing to deserve. Or has he? Set in Thebes, the “wild west” of ancient Greece, Oedipus solves the riddle of the bewitching Sphinx and is rewarded with the crown and the widow of the former king. But the terrible prophecy he flees continues to haunt him. As he tries to save his city from plague, he runs headlong into his own destiny. Will his search for the truth save his city or lead to its ultimate destruction? Oedipus Rox is a love story about free will versus fate and blindness versus sight. Can we ever truly see the path we are meant to take? Can we choose to go a different way? At what cost?

Whether you love the original play or if it haunts you like a curse from high school English class, we guarantee you’ll enjoy the DTC’s reimagining, replete with feuding Greek gods, gender-shifting prophets, and even an appearance by Sigmund Freud himself. Featuring student-composed original music and lyrics, Oedipus Rox promises to be our most inventive and unforgettable production to date.

Created by: Alex Covelli, Takeshi Fukushima, Ann Lambert, Jasper Round, MasonRost
Music & Lyrics: Jasper Round, Erin Dunlop, CheyenneSchaub
Directed by: Ann Lambert
May 10 & 11 at 8pm & May 13 @ 2 & 8 pm /$10 Students & Seniors/ $15 General
@ The New Dawson Theatre/2000 Atwater

To Reserve: dawsontheatrecollective2017@gmail.com or Text/Voicemail Sam @ 438-838-8518
***For text message or voicemail: Please specify the name under which the tickets are to be reserved, number of tickets, which show you wish to attend. Reserved tickets will be held up to 15 minutes before the show and then released to the general public. So please be 30 minutes early***