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December 20, 2013, by

Rifles is Coming

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Rifles Director Michael Wheeler and Producer Aislinn Rose in The Next Festival Program

Hello Praxis Friends,

Happy Holiday Season to everyone.

We are hard at work on our newest creation, Rifles as part of The Next Stage Theatre Festival this January at The Factory Theatre in Toronto.

In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, Senora Carrar refuses to pick sides: her husband died in combat and she’s determined to keep her two sons alive and out of the conflict. But as Franco’s army marches towards their village, her resolve is challenged.

Performances Times:

Wed Jan 8 9:30pm, Thu Jan 9 5:00pm, Sat Jan 11 2:30pm, Sun Jan 12 7:00pm, Mon Jan 13 9:15pm, Wed Jan 15 7:00pm, Thu Jan 16 5:00pm, Sat Jan 18 7:00pm, Sun Jan 19 9:30pm



Rifles playwright Nicolas Billion. Winner of the 2013 Governor General’s Award for Drama.

This new adaptation is based on Brecht’s little-known masterpiece, Senora Carrar’s Rifles, written in 1937, which Michael directed last year as his Shaw Festival Director’s Project.

This is Nicolas’ first script for the stage since winning The 2013 Governor General’s Award for Drama for his trilogy Fault Lines.

Look for more about the show in this space leading up to the show in January.

Playwright: Nicolas Billon
Director: Michael Wheeler
Producer: Aislinn Rose
Cast: Kate Hennig, Cyrus Lane, Araya Mengesha, Barbara Gordon, Hume Baugh, Philip Graeme, Zoë Sweet, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Matthew Hines
Original Composition: Beau Dixon
Set and Costume Designer: Erin Gerofsky
Lighting Designer: Rebecca Vandevelde

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  1. Nicole St. Martin says:

    What a fantastic team!! Really looking forward to it.

  2. Denise Mader says:

    Wonderful! Very much looking forward to seeing this. Good luck with your final preparations.

  3. Michael Wheeler (@michaelcwheeler) says:

    Thanks Nicole and Denise!

  4. Glen Molto says:

    Dear Sirs:

    I just purchased two tickets for tickets for Saturday’s performance of Rifles but was wondering where and when I would pick these up. Shall I assume that they will be waiting for me at the box office just before the performance and that I only need to identify myself by name?

    Glen Molto

  5. Hi Glen,

    Yes. That is correct. They will be waiting for you at box office. Glad you can make it.