VideoCabaret presents The Life and Times of Mackenzie King

VideoCabaret presents
The Life and Times of Mackenzie King
The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1918-1939
Written and Directed by Michael Hollingsworth
Starring Paul Braunstein, Greg Campbell, Richard Alan Campbell, Mac Fyfe,
Jacob James, Linda Prystawska

The award-winning VideoCabaret proudly presents The Life and Times of Mackenzie King, The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1918-39, by Co-Artistic Director Michael Hollingsworth. The tour dé force is at The Cameron House, starting October 30 for a limited run.

The Life and Times of Mackenzie King spans the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, and resonates powerfully in our boom/bust times. Power-brokers, war vets, socialites, fascists, communists, gangsters, work-camp hobos, crystal ball readers, booze-smugglers, and other Canadians are featured in this play about Canada’s most eccentric and enduring Prime Minister.

VideoCabaret’s most recent installment of The History Plays: The Great War received rave reviews last year. The Toronto Star said “VideoCabaret is at the top of its game … The staging is remarkable.”

The Globe & Mail raved that it “Skillfully negotiates a bayonet’s edge between farce and tragedy … brilliant.”

In VideoCabaret’s signature ‘black box’ staging, the performers conjure up more than forty charcters in tiny shards of light with Dervish-level choreography. Wearing outlandish costumes by Astrid Janson, the actors magically appear and vanish in the stage design by Andy Moro. The acting company this year features virtuosos of the style: Paul Braunstein (as King), Greg Campbell, Richard Alan Campbell, Mac Fyfe, and Linda Prystawska; joined by VideoCab newcomer Jacob James.

A recent winner of the Silver Ticket Award for lifelong dedication to the arts, Michael Hollingsworth has written and directed twenty-one plays dramatizing Canada’s history from Chief Donnacona and Jacques Cartier to recent times – stories that capture Canadian society high and low, seized by powerful ideas and passions.

VideoCabaret presents
The Life and Times of Mackenzie King
The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1918-1939
Written and Directed by Michael Hollingsworth
Starring Paul Braunstein, Greg Campbell, Richard Alan Campbell, Mac Fyfe
Jacob James, Linda Prystawska

Previews from Sunday October 30, Opens Thursday November 10 for a Limited Run
Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm, Sunday 2:30pm
VideoCabaret at The Cameron House, 408 Queen Street West (just west of Spadina), Toronto
Tickets: Previews, Tuesdays & Wednesdays $20,Thursdays & Sundays $30, Fridays $35, Saturdays $40
Box Office: 416-703-1725 For more information: www.videocab.com
Date(s): 2011-10-30 14:30 to: 2011-12-10 20:00
City: Toronto Province: ON

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