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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Theatre in the neighbourhood: William Mastrosimone's Extremities

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surface/underground theatre
By William Mastrosimone
Directed by Peter Pasyk

Shannon Taylor / Nick Abraham / Janick Hebert / Dana Rogers

EXTREMITIES by William Mastrosimone,
Dates: February 6th- February 16th, 2008
@ 8pm Wed-Sat, Sun 2pm PWYC
Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Tickets: $20 • ($15 artists /students with ID). TICKETS ON SALE NOW. Tickets can be purchased online at For groups of 10 or more call 647-881-9116
WARNING: Sexuality, Violence and Coarse Language

In this production Mastrosimone tells an unforgettable story that is a gritty, raw, and unnervingly honest insight into the pathology of rape, the inequities of the justice system, and the unlikely relationship between victim ( Shannon Taylor - Sound of Music, Inherit the Wind, Stratford Festival) and attacker ( Nick Abraham - the Underground New Voices Festival, Bella Donna Toronto Fringe-Audience Pick). First produced in 1982, this internationally acclaimed and controversial play was the recipient of both the Outer Critics Circle and the John Gassner Awards.

• A portion of every ticket sale will be donated to Interval House, a local facility for abused women and children providing services that help victims escape violence and rebuild their lives. (
• William Mastrosimone has honoured surface/underground theatre with a newly updated version of the play for the Toronto production.

Extremities is being presented at the new location of the Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor St. West). We will be the first event at this new performance space.

surface/underground theatre is dedicated to engaging audiences through challenging and provocative work that addresses contemporary issues and ideas. As a company founded by actors we feel it our responsibility to examine all sides of a story by investigating the truth of every moment. We are committed to introducing Toronto to some of the city's most talented up-and-coming theatre practitioners.

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