New Theatre Prints
We are delighted to introduce beautiful new prints of all four Mirvish theatres by illustrator and actor Bianca Alongi.
Through her Casabianca online gallery, she has created whimsical Toronto street scenes of popular and out-of-the-way coffee shops, food markets, boutiques, neighbourhoods, parks, bookshops, bars, street posts, park benches, shop windows, and even an assortment of bicycles leaning against brick walls. Drawn in black ink and watercolours, each illustration is printed on museum-quality thick and durable matte paper.
Exclusively for us, Bianca has captured the facades of the Royal Alex, the Princess of Wales, the Ed Mirvish and the CAA theatres in solo prints as well as one that features all four with the title “Toronto Theatre”.
They are offered to you for $20 each, or buy a collection of all four solo prints for $60. Each print is 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Perfect to display in your home or as a gift for family and friends.
Shipping is an additional $12 per order. Or choose free curbside pickup from the Princess of Wales Theatre.
(A footnote: “Casabianca” is an appropriate name for artist Bianca Alongi’s gallery as it means the house of Bianca, but it is also the name of an 1826 poem by Felicia Dorothea Hemans about an actual incident that occurred on August 1, 1798 during the Battle of the Nile between British and French fleets. Aboard the French flagship, L'Orient, was the 12-year-old son of the ship's commander, Luc-Julien-Joseph Casabianca. Giocante, following his father’s strict instructions not to move until he was told to, remained at his post even though the ship had caught fire and all around him was chaos and mayhem. Giocante did not realize that his father was already dead, but such was his love and obedience for his dad that he did not move. When the fire reached the ship’s gunpowder magazines a massive explosion destroyed it, everyone on it, and damaged many nearby ships. The poem’s first two lines — "The boy stood on the burning deck/ Whence all but he had fled” — was for many generations of British schoolchildren as well-known as the Lord’s Prayer.)