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The Second Stage Series - Bold, Original, Exciting New Theatre

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Mirvish Productions launches a series of acclaimed new productions from our own community, local productions of award-winning international new plays and original productions of new works from the world festival circuits.

The inaugural series is composed of TERMINUS from Outside the March theatre company, Anthony Rapp’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit WITHOUT YOU, the multi-award-winning CLYBOURNE PARK from Studio 180 Theatre, and Mary Walsh’s new show DANCING WITH RAGE.

Explains David Mirvish: “The Toronto theatre community is one of the most vibrant in the world. The wealth and breadth of talent here is astonishing. For a long time, we have been looking at ways to celebrate this community and to bring its work to a larger audience. That’s why we have started the Off-Mirvish Series.

“The shows in our first season all share a commitment to artistic excellence, and an exploration of language, action and ideas that will be challenging, innovative and provocative. But they are also highly entertaining.

 “The series is an amazing bargain. The four-show package is $99; even the top price is only $199. But we are only allowing a limited number of packages to be sold. At these bargain prices we can’t afford to fill all seats at these rates. So, as they say: DON’T MISS OUT! HURRY!”


“The series is also an amazing bargain. You can see four shows for as little as $99; even the top price is only $199.”

The four outstanding shows of the series are:

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by Mark O’Rowe
Directed by Mitchell Cushman
Starring Maev Beaty, Ava Jane Markus, Adam Wilson

An Outside the March production
Nov 21 to Dec 9, 2012 • Royal Alexandra Theatre

The hottest ticket at this year's Summerworks Festival and the winner of the festival's Best Production Award, TERMINUS tells three interwoven stories set in contemporary Ireland, all told in heightened language and in rhyming verse. Powerful, thought-provoking and utterly beautiful to look at and listen to, TERMINUS will be performed at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in a way never done before: the action of the play will happen at the lip of the stage, performed for an audience of only 200 seated on the theatre's storied stage.



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Written by and Starring Anthony Rapp
Directed by Steve Maler
A Menier Chocolate Factory production

Dec 13, 2012 to Jan 6, 2013 • Panasonic Theatre

One of the original stars of RENT, Anthony Rapp, uses the backstory of the creation of this landmark musical to launch into a very personal exploration of love and loss. Punctuated with songs and accompanied by a five-member band, Rapp's virtuoso performance won accolades at the recent Edinburgh Festival and then transferred for a sold-out run in London. This will be the show's North American debut before moving to New York.



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by Bruce Norris
Directed by Joel Greenberg
Starring Audrey Dwyer, Michael Healey, Sterling Jarvis, Jeff Lillico, Mark McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec, Maria Ricossa.

A Studio 180 Theatre production

Feb 12 to March 3, 2013 • Panasonic Theatre

The most-acclaimed new play of this century; the winner of the Tony, Olivier, Evening Standard and the Pulitzer Prize, CLYBOURNE PARK is a hilarious look at race and real estate that asks questions many of us may not want to confront. Produced by Studio 180 Theatre, the company that also brought us STUFF HAPPENS and THE NORMAL HEART, CLYBOURNE PARK is essential theatre for all who love theatre that matters.



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Written by and Starring Mary Walsh
Originally Directed by Karen Carpenter
Originally Co-Produced by Resource Centre Arts Theatre Company & Theatre Passe Muraille

 March 5 to 24 • Panasonic Theatre

Canada's favourite comedian, Mary Walsh, has created a new show that incorporates all the characters she has played over the years, including the infamous warrior princess, Marg Delahunty, with her armour-plated breasts and razor-sharp wit to “cut through all the BS.” Outrageous, original and totally honest, DANCING WITH RAGE will have you jumping for joy.