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“The Miser” selected for our 50th anniversary season in 2019

Frontispiece by Pierre Brissart
Frontispiece by Pierre Brissart from the 1682 edition of “The Miser”

La Troupe des Anciens de l’Université de Toronto is pleased to announce it has selected The Miser (L’Avare), a five-act comedy in prose by Molière, as the play for the 50th anniversary of its annual show in French to be performed in April 2019. Artistic Director of La Troupe des Anciens Paulette Collet said: “Working together with our various stakeholders, especially our loyal secondary education public, we chose The Miser for its timeless story of family, marriage and all-consuming avarice.” For more information about the school matinée and evening performances, see our website or follow us on social media.

Photos by Nicolas Bézier of the 2018 production of “Scapin’s Deceits”

Here are some more photos from our April 2018 show, a selection from “Scapin’s Deceits” (“Les Fourberies de Scapin”) by Molière. Once again, they all were taken by our friend Nicolas Bézier. Hope you enjoy them!

Photos by Nicolas Bézier of the 2018 production of “A Week in the Country”

We’re going to be presenting photos from our April 2018 productions of “A Week in the Country” (“Huit jours à la campagne”) by Jules Renard and “Scapin’s Deceits” (“Les Fourberies de Scapin”) by Molière over the coming weeks, starting with this selection from “A Week in the Country”. All photos are by our friend Nicolas Bézier. Hope you enjoy them, and stay tuned for more coming soon!

Victoria College students part of this year’s Troupe

Victoria College students Landon Bryson and Caitie Collins on stage

We may be “La Troupe des Anciens” — the Alumni Troupe — but we also have two second-year students at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, both with French language and linguistics as part of their programs of study, as actors this year. Landon Bryson is playing Octave in Scapin’s Deceits, returning after having played Cléonte in The Would-be Gentleman last year. Caitie Collins is joining us for the first time and is playing Marie in A Week in the Country by Jules Renard. We are proud of the long tradition of the Troupe offering students — and adults alike — the opportunity to take part in French in the classics of the theatre.

Join us this evening, Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 8 PM, at the George Ignatieff Theatre as Landon, Caitie and the rest of the Troupe take to the stage one last time this year for the final performance of A Week in the Country and Scapin’s Deceits. Consult the information page and contact the box office for tickets.

 

Sales Update – very few seats Friday, more on Saturday

There are very  few seats remaining for Friday evening’s performance. There are more seats available on Saturday. You can view the availability on the seating plan by clicking to embiggen the graphics below. This information is current as of April 19, 2018. Contact our box office team for tickets or the latest information.

Sales Update – Few seats Friday, more on Saturday

There are few seats remaining for Friday evening’s performance. There are more and good seats available on Saturday. You can view the availability on the seating plan by clicking to embiggen the graphics below. This information is current as of April 10, 2018.

For tickets, please contact our box office by telephone or by email, or buy your tickets online.

Tickets now on sale on-line

Would you like tickets to our 2018 show, but don’t want to wait for the opening of our telephone ticket line on April 9? You can purchase them on-line right now, 24 hours a day. After purchase, a member of our Box office team will select the best seats from those remaining to fulfill your order, and will then confirm by email shortly thereafter that your order has been completed. If you have a special request, for example you need seats with a better view of the projected surtitles in English, you can contact the Box office team by email after making your purchase.