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Monday, May 23, 2011

EVENT: Callback (Fringe 2011)

By American playwright and screenwriter Bill Svanoe
CALLBACK is the story of an actress and a director whose paths cross at auditions over a 40 year period. They each go through struggles, heartbreaks, triumphs and unexpected discoveries along the way, bound together on and off the stage by many things but, most of all, their overwhelming love of the theatre. 
In association with La Tigressa Productions
Directed by: Ira S.
Starring: Christine Rodriguez and Jeff Brown
Live music performed by : Ira S. with Dalia and Mona Lisa
Stage Manager/Tech: Daniel Torchinsky
Opening: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
June 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15
8PM every show.
4465 St-Laurent Boulevard
(Corner Mount-Royal St.)
Admission: $12BOX OFFICE: 514-849-FEST • Tickets online at: HYPERLINK ""
Callback is two - act play. Approximate running time:  90 minutes  with an intermission after Act I.
Media Contact: Ira S. 4-2140 Grey Ave., Montreal (Québec) H4A 3N4
514.934.0535 HYPERLINK ""
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The Director:
Ira S. is the founder and driving force behind Gleams Theatre. She is also a multi-faceted artist: a musician, a composer, an actor and a singer.  She’s appeared as a lead in many of Gleams Theatre’s productions including the one-woman show The Guitar Woman by Jon Fosse which was performed in Montreal and at Ottawa’s International Writers’ Festival in 2005; Mother And Child by Jon Fosse; Marriage Play by Edward Albee and Rockaby by Samuel Beckett.  Although Ira’s always been a strong creative force behind the scenes in Gleams’ past productions, Callback is her first foray as a director.  She shows a keen eye for character nuance and an ability to unearth the underlying subtext beyond the written page.
About Gleams Theatre
Gleams Theatre was founded in March 2004 with the following objective: to introduce new, seldom, or not yet produced European, Canadian and American dramatic works to the Montreal theatre community.  The founders bring more than twenty-five years of European experience from working in Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Norway in theatre, music and film.  Ira Sokolova and Constantin Sokolov have combined knowledge and a European aesthetic with energy and talent to teach and entertain resulting in some of the following highlights:
2004/2005 North American premiere of The Guitar Woman adapted from The Guitar Man by award-winning Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse. 
2009 Secluded Spots – North American premiere of My Child by British playwright Mike Bartlett and Canadian premiere of Riverside Drive by Woody Allen at the Mainline Theatre.
2008 The Bald Soprano – Montreal English premiere at Espace 4001.
2007/2008 A series of short plays at the Diamond Bookstore including the Canadian premieres of English Made Simple and Sure Thing by David Ives, and Miss You by David Auburn.
2007 EndGame by Samuel Beckett and the Canadian premiere of Central Park West by Woody Allen at Mainline Theatre.
2006 Beckett 100 – A Celebration of Samuel Beckett’s 100th Birthday with 3 short plays: Play, Rockaby and What Where, at Mainline Theatre.

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