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Monday, September 19, 2011

EVENT: The Arrangement

La Tigressa Productions presents:
The Arrangement
An original play by Christine Rodriguez
Ines Fernandez. Jaya Patel. Faye Richardson. Anca Baboescu. Barbara Adams.
5 women. 5 friends. Well... sort of. When one of the women succumbs to cancer, an odd arrangement she strikes before her death ignites long-standing rivalries between the friends and leads to secrets unravelling.
A play audiences have called:
Espace 4001
4001 Berri Street
October 24 to 30, 2011
Directed by: Jacqueline van de Geer
With: Julie Barbeau, Luiza Cocora, Michaela Di Cesare, Marie‑Noëlle Dufour, Leigh Ann Taylor
Set design: Stéphanie Lambert
Light design: Jody Burkholder
Musical director: Daniel Loyer
Technical director: Rachel D. Woods

Tuesday, October 25 (preview): pay-what-you-can
Wednesday, October 26 (premiere) to Saturday, October 29: 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 to Sunday, October 30: 2 p.m.
Tickets: $25 (seniors, students, QDF and PWM members, $20)
Running time: 90 minutes
Reservations highly recommended. Space is limited.

About playwright Christine Rodriguez:
An emerging Montréal artist, Christine most recently appeared in Callback at the 2011 Montréal Fringe Festival, and Beyond Man which played at the 2011 Montréal World Film Festival. In May, Christine had the privilege of working on excerpts from her newest play, Dreaming In Autism, with Djanet Sears at Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) Since Moma Done Get Off The Couch Playwright Conference. Christine holds a Certificate of Professional Screenwriting from UCLA. Her feature screenplay The Arrangement, (inspired by the play) was a finalist in the 2009 Latino Screenplay Competition while her feature screenplay Maya Rising was a finalist in the WILDSound Fall 2010 Feature Screenplay Contest and a finalist in the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival. Christine’s work is largely informed by her mixed raced heritage and her multicultural environment.
About director Jacqueline van de Geer:
Jacqueline van de Geer is an accomplished, multi-faceted artist from Holland: 

“[She] directed a solid production of Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker at Théâtre Ste-Catherine...”
Stage and Page with Pat Donnelly, March 30, 2010
Ms. van de Geer also directed Holy Mothers by Austrian playwright Werner Schwab:

A “truly engaging production,... a unique and provocative evening.”
Anna Fuerstenberg, Rover Arts, March 4, 2010
Ms. van de Geer, who Anna Fuerstenberg describes as “a remarkable artist,” has also received great reviews for her most recent one-woman show The Paperbag Queen, which played at Montréal’s Infringement Festival and Toronto’s Fringe Festival. Ms. van de Geer has also been recognized for her acting as part of the 2010 MECCA nominated ensemble of Domestik.

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