Dora-nominated Toronto theatre company Down n’ Out Productions is bringing Ontario heritage sites and museums alive this spring, with a new play based on life in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. From March 26 to 28, the company is thrilled to be returning to Campbell House Museum for a brief engagement prior to touring the province, following their completely sold-out January run during Winterlicious 2013.
The company's original play When the Ice Breaks explores the inner workings of one prominent York household during the winter of 1813, offering audience members a unique perspective on the events of the war, as experienced by the common settler. One domestic servant’s personal story of sacrifice and redemption comes alive in an intimately staged production written by Madeleine Donohue, featuring performers Nathan Carroll, Mary Krohnert, Carys Lewis and Clinton Walker. Directed by Aaron Willis (Convergence Theatre), the production is 80 minutes long, and is appropriate for audiences ages 10+.
This recent venture marked Down n’ Out’s fourth partnership with the Sir William Campbell Foundation, having previously joined forces for The Dining Room and All in the Timing. This production is made possible in part by the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.