Big hair and shoulder pads? Cocaine and Flock of Seagulls? Having multiple 80s flashbacks. And, uh, no – I never did cocaine.
Last night (Nov 6), Alumnae Theatre’s Main Stage, just vacated by the Toronto Irish Players, was crammed with actors crowded around tables set up in a square. I think there were 13, but may have lost count. It was the first read-through of Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance, which will run January 25 – February 9, 2013.
Also present for the read were producer Kathryn Binnersley (who provided yummy snacks) , executive producer Ramona Baillie, stage manager Margot Devlin, sound designer Angus Barlow, dialect coach John Fleming (who had to leave at 8pm to go to the Studio for a Drowning Girls rehearsal – he’s also dialect coach for that production, which opens Nov 16), assistant stage manager Sangeeta Wylie (who read the stage directions), and wardrobe supervisor JulieDa Costa (who answered an ad on Craigslist…).
Director Paul Hardytold the cast that…
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