FOXFINDER is  a gripping and unsettling parable, a darkly comic exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar. William Bloor, a ‘foxfinder’, arrives at Sam and Judith Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected contamination. He is driven by his education and beliefs to unearth and destroy an animal that threatens man’s civilisation, and to remain free from its influence himself. As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives – for ever. Who do you blame when your country is faced with failing crops and starvation? A chilling tale set in the not too distant future.

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REVIEW – The cast in this production put on great performances, especially Michael Pearson as the stoic Foxfinder, William Bloor. I often found myself drifting into “Twin Peaks” mindset, as I found the not-so-futuristic tale was often comical in a darkened humour sense. It also had an Orwellian 1984 (2084?) vibe to it as well, and I guess you could also toss in a bit of “50 Shades of Grey” and your choice of horror plot, as the play goes from mundane to monumental with the flick of a switch.

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I also find it quite amazing what this theatre company can do with such a small stage, but the surprise is always welcoming. Be sure to catch Foxfinder before it ends March 19th. Talk Back Night March 17

 

Village Playhouse
2190E Bloor St West (just east of Runnymede Station)
CALL 416-767-7702 FOR RESERVATIONS!

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Written by  Dawn King, and winner of the 2011 Papatango New Writing Competition

Directed By Nicole Arends

CAST:
Bronson Lake as Samuel Covey
Michael Pearson as William Bloor
Holly Easton as Judith Covey
Naomi Peltz as Sarah Box

TICKETS:
Adult — $22.00
Student — anytime $18.00 (with student card)
Child under 12 — $18.00
Senior (Wed/Thurs/Sun only) — $18.00
Group rate $18.00 — (10 or more people on Wed, Thurs, or Sun only. Must be pre-paid)

Coming up – THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY by Ken Ludwig (April 22 to May 14, 2016)
director: Katherine Bignell; producer: Steve Minnie
Nothing like a relaxing game of golf . . . when there’s some “green” at stake. Another hole-in-one comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor.

 

 

 

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.