[Source: press release]
The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), in association with the Magnetic North Theatre Festival (MNTF), is pleased to present This Is What Happens Next, created by Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks, a Necessary Angel production, at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, 1233 Wellington St. West. Following two preview performances on May 24 and 25, This Is What Happens Next officially opens on May 26 and runs until June 12. Performances from June 7 to 11 are also a part of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.
One of the most potent and influential partnerships in Canadian theatre, Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks have reunited in their first collaboration since 2005. Written and performed by MacIvor with direction and dramaturgy by Brooks, This Is What Happens Next is a dark fairytale for adults in search of a happy ending. With the virtuoso juggling of multiple characters that has made him famous, MacIvor takes a journey deep into the Kingdom of Kevin. Accessible only through a magic forest of addiction, divorce, Schopenhauer, The Little Mermaid and the life of John Denver, This Is What Happpens Next is MacIvor’s most autobiographical work to date.
Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks’ previous collaborations include some of the most influential and produced Canadian plays of the last 20 years: Here Lies Henry, House, Monster, and Cul-de-Sac. MacIvor received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in 2006 for his collection of plays I Still Love You and in 2008 he was awarded the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, the largest award in Canadian theatre, for his writing. Brooks received the same award for his directing work in 2001.
In addition to MacIvor and Brooks, the creative team includes a lighting design by Kimberly Purtell with music and sound designed by Richard Feren. The stage manager is Rob Harding. Frequently called, “Canada’s National Festival of Contemporary Canadian Theatre in English”, Magnetic North Theatre Festival is back home to Ottawa for the 2011 season. The Magnetic North Theatre Festival is produced by the Canadian Theatre Festival Society and co-presented by the National Arts Centre English Theatre.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.gctc.ca or call the Box Office at 613-236-5196. For more information about Magnetic North Theatre Festival, along with special performance dates and times, visit www.magneticnorthfestival.ca or call 613-947-7000.