On Thursday night the Mutual Friends Co-op celebrated the Canadian Premiere of Christopher Shinn's Other People. The show tells the story of three New Yorkers struggling with sex, desire and their art. Featuring a cast of nine talented up and comers, the play has received rave reviews in the UK and buzz surrounding its Canadian debut has been extremely positive.
Ultimately this is a show about the struggle to connect and make art, told through the eyes of three separate characters and their friends. Stephen (played by Ben Lewis) is a frustrated writer, Petra (played by Tatiana Maslany) is his roommate and was most recently employed as a stripper, and Mark (played by Indrit Kasapi) is Stephen's ex who is currently crashing on his couch.
The show opened to tremendous feedback and support from the arts community, and has been playing to sold out houses in the intimate Tank House Theatre at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts. On opening night, stars of Canadian film, TV and theatre came out in support of the event, and BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photos from the after-party.
When and Where?
The Young Centre for the Performing Arts - Tankhouse Theatre
January 19th - 28th
Monday -Saturday at 8PM, Saturday Matinee at 2:30PM
Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 416-866-8666 or online at www.otherpeopletoronto.com
Photos by Matt Del Biondi
Indrit Kasapi, Tatiana Maslany and Ben Lewis
Sarah Gadon and Guest
Sook-Yin Lee and Adam Litovitz
Mike McPhaden and Christine Horne
Larry Wasser, Zaib Shaikh, Kirstine Stewart, Sook-Yin Lee, Marla Wasser, and Derek Wasser
Clement Virgo & Guest, Tom Cullen
Lauren Collins and Adam Ruggiero
Richard Lee and Nina Lee Aquino
Calum Shanlin and Mercedes Grundy
Adamo Ruggiero, Lauren Collins, Ben Lewis, and Mercedes Grundy
Annie Clark and Ben Lewis
Sarah Gadon and Ben Lewis
The Cast & Crew of "Other People"