Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Theatre Tuesday: Mighty Mighton Returns

Tonight Half Life opens at Theatre Passe Muraille, the first new play by Canadian playwright-cum-mathematician John Mighton in eight years. Directed by Daniel Brooks, set and costumes by Dany Lyne, a cast that includes Carolyn Hetherington, Diego Matamoros and Eric Peterson. Six performances only. I am pumped.

I've never been a huge fan of Mighton, but I have a good feeling about this work. This is the first play he's workshopped with actors right from the beginning of the process. Also, Mr. Brilliant Brooks, who fixed Mighton's parallel-universe play Possible Worlds when he remounted it in 1997, has acted as a dramaturge throughout the writing of Half Life. (Canada is full of fine playwrights who could be great if we just had better dramaturgy and would seriously invest in the development of new plays.)

Here's my short profile of Mighton from last week's Post.

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