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“My Night With Reg” – Feb 10 to 26, 2017 (Toronto)
MY NIGHT WITH REG originally premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1994, and now its getting its Canadian premiere at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto. The story begins in the summer of 1985. Old friends and new gather to party through the night. What they don’t realize is that their world is about to change forever. Despite the play’s status as a classic of contemporary British drama, it has not often been produced in North America until this current stage adaptation from Studio 180 Theatre, presented by Mirvish Productions.
The Telegraph provided the following review of London’s West End revival production from 2015.
“The action is set at the new London flat of the house-proud Guy who, at the beginning of the play, has invited two of his former university friends, now in their mid-thirties, to a housewarming party. He has always held a torch for John, a rich, languid public school type, but poor Guy has lived a life of almost complete chastity. The play is set in the mid-eighties when anxiety about AIDS was at its peak. The one person you would put money on not getting infected is Guy. As one of his friends puts it, he is so fastidious that he even wears Marigold-brand gloves when masturbating. Needless to say Guy’s hopes of romance come to nothing, for John has just begun an affair with Reg, the long-term partner of his best friend Daniel, the other guest at the housewarming bash.”
MY NIGHT WITH REG is directed by Joel Greenberg and stars Tim Funnell, Alex Furber, Martin Happer, Jeff Miller, Gray Powell and Jonathan Wilson; with Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell; Set & Costume Design by John Thompson and Sound Design by Garth Helm.
Read an exclusive interview with Joel Greenberg in the last issue of theBUZZ, available online and on the streets.
MY NIGHT WITH REG
February 10 – 26, 2017
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street , Toronto
Tickets: $39 – $92 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
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