Glacity Theatre Collective Explores Life and Death

Posted Jan 14th, 2008 by Irene Alby  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Toledo, January 14, 2008: Humorous, poignant and chilling by turns, this new play tells several inter-related stories of people forced from their comfort zones when death crops up unexpectedly in their lives. Written by England’s hottest new playwright, Laura Wade, Breathing Corpses “…tackles the human fascination with the transition from life to death. It is actually about the way people live,” according to Director Cornel Gabara. The play features a cast of seven actors: Risa Beth Cohen, Dave DeChristopher, Brad Arner, Holly Monsos, Irene Alby, Richard Furlong and Ben Pryor. With set design by: James S. Hill; costume design: Holly Monsos; stage manager: Katie Thomas and director: Cornel Gabara. Breathing Corpses opens January 25 at 8 p.m. at 1811 Adams Street (The former Frame Shop) and continues with evening performances January 26, 31 and February 1, 2 at 8 p.m, with one matinee performance Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $15, cash or check only. Please call (419) 530-2254 for ticket reservations and information.

Wade herself states that her work is about the art of living. “It is about people trying to live and deal with what life throws at them – the desperate fight for happiness,” she says, “I’ve always been fascinated by those newspaper reports about people out walking the dog who discover a body in the bushes.” Breathing Corpses premiered at the Royal Court to rave reviews. The title of the play is taken from Sophocles’ quote: “When a man has lost all happiness, he’s not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.”

The Glacity Theatre Collective is a company comprised of professional local theatre artists. The company’s mission is to provide an artistic home for professional theatre artists in the Northwest Ohio region; to provide the Toledo community with high-quality theatrical productions that reflect contemporary social concerns; and to provoke discussion and foster communication among diverse groups within our region. The company had its first production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? last May, which starred Founding Artistic Director Sue Ott Rowlands as Martha.

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