52 PICK UP – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

The Howland Company presents…

By: TJ Dawe & Rita Bozi
Directed by: Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster
& Paolo Santalucia

July 2nd – July 13th, 2014 at The Tarragon Theatre in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival

TORONTO (April 17th, 2014) – The Howland Company is proud to announce its inaugural production and Toronto premiere of 52 PICK-UP in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival.

52 cards. 52 scenes. 1 complicated relationship.

In a blend of sharp writing and improvisation 52 PICK UP swerves from romantic comedy to heartbreak at the drop of a card, as two people navigate through their relationship. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show two actors toss the cards in the air and the story unfolds in the order in they are picked up. No two shows will ever be the same!

Award winning playwrights, TJ Dawe (Medicine, The F Word/What if?) and Rita Bozi (Trouser Parts, Bloodline), highlight the hysterical and heartbreaking truth about falling in love in this 75-minute show.

Directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster & Paolo Santalucia (both recently seen in Soulpepper Theatre’s Idiot’s Delight and Of Human Bondage), 52 PICK-UP features an exciting alternating cast including; Alex Crowther, Ruth Goodwin, James Graham, Cameron Laurie, Adrian Morningstar, Hallie Seline, and Kristen Zaza.

About The Howland Company:

The Howland Company is a Toronto-based theatre ensemble made up of twelve artists. Our curiosity is in stories that impact our generation. Through our own development as an ensemble and by bringing people together through workshops and readings, we seek to build a community ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges.

Bi-weekly, The Howland Company hosts an open event called The Reading Group, where artists are encouraged to connect with fellow members of the Toronto theatre community and discover new plays together.

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