New spin on Romeo and Juliet for TIFT

Talk is Free Theatre’s 2013/14 season will bring forbidden love, vaudeville, Chekhov and dreams for a better life to Barrie for the theatre’s 12th season.
The season begins with a transfer of ‘Possible Worlds’ by John Mighton, directed by Mitchell Cushman, to BeMe Theatre’s John Mighton Festival in Munich, Germany, in October. The performance is part of the current 2012/13 season, running from April 11-20.
The first show in Barrie, at the Mady Performing Arts Centre, is The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov, directed by Marti Maraden and starring Lucy Peacock. It will run from Nov. 28 to Dec. 7, 2013.
‘The Last of Romeo and Juliet,’ about love among seniors in a Canadian retirement home, is scheduled for Jan. 9 to 18, 2014, while ‘The Wakowski Brothers – A Canadian Vaudeville’ takes to the stage March 20-29, 2014. The musical ‘Floyd Collins,’ will play from April 10-19, 2014.
In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. One of the most acclaimed in recent years, this revolutionary musical­ tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.
Miss Caledonia, written and performed by Melody A. Johnson, will round off the home season, playing between May 23 and 31, 2014. Desperate to escape the stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of 1950’s life on Rural Route 2, Peggy Ann Douglas dreams of becoming a movie star.

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