JANUARY 15 - 29
“…Flacks is being hailed everywhere as an exceptional talent.”
— The Toronto Star
Should women abandon religion?” Four female panelists face-off in a wild, whip-smart public debate about religion and misogyny. With opinions flying from a feminist Muslim, an Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader, an excommunicated nun and a lesbian atheist pundit, Unholy delivers a hilarious, no-holds-barred look at contemporary women in organized religion.
Diane Flacks is an Emmy, Gemini and Dora nominated writer/performer, known for her theatre work, her four smash hit solo shows, her TV series, and her book: Bear With Me. Diane has been doing new work at Buddies for almost 25 years, including her solo show, Random Acts, produced by Nightwood and most recently, Body Politic. Her play Waiting Room, which premiered at Tarragon will be published this fall.
photo of Bahareh Yaraghi & Diane Flacks by Tanja-Tiziana.
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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly welcomes a Nightwood Theatre production
by DIANE FLACKS
directed by KELLY THORNTON
starring DIANE FLACKS, BARBARA GORDON, NIKI LANDAU, BLAIR WILLIAMS + BAHAREH YARAGHI
lighting design by BONNIE BEECHER
set + costume design by LINDSAY C. WALKER
sound design by RICHARD FEREN
projection design by LAURA WARREN
movement direction by VIV MOORE
production managed by JACQUELINE COSTA
stage managed by CHRISTINA CICKO
assistant lighting design by NOAH FEVER
assistant sound design by DIANA CHOI
assistant direction by SADIE ESPTEIN-FINE
Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8:00pm // Sunday at 2:30pm
Sunday, January 15 // 2:30pm (preview)
Tuesday, January 17 // 8pm (preview)
Wednesday, January 18 // 8pm (preview)
Thursday, January 19 // 8pm (opening night)
Friday, January 20 // 8pm
Saturday, January 21// 2:30pm
Saturday, January 21// 8pm
Sunday, January 22 // 2:30pm
Tuesday, January 24 // 8pm
Wednesday, January 25 // 8pm
Thursday, January 26 // 8pm
Friday, January 27 // 8pm
Saturday, January 28 // 2:30pm
Saturday, January 28 // 8pm
Sunday, January 29 // 2:30pm
Tuesday, January 31 // 8pm
Wednesday, February 1 // 8pm
Thursday, February 2 // 8pm
Friday, February 3 // 8pm
Saturday, February 4 // 2:30pm
Saturday, February 4 // 8pm
Sunday, February 5 // 2:30pm
As Canada’s foremost feminist theatre, Nightwood provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women. Founded in 1979, Nightwood Theatre has created and produced award-winning plays, which have won Dora Mavor Moore, Chalmers, Trillium and Governor General’s Awards. The company is led by Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown, who have received public acclaim in artistic excellence, advocacy, and their successful training and development of emerging female talent.
Buddies’ audiences will remember Nightwood from their epic production of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad in 2012 and 2013. Our two companies have enjoyed a decades-long relationship, dating all the way back to the 1980 Rhubarb Festival and including such hits as Diane Flacks’ Bear with Me and Maja Ardal’s HER2.
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