Monday, March 17, 2008

CRAFTY HAPPENING: stitch - an a cappella opera for 3 women & 3 sewing machines

A note from The Theatre Centre.

STITCH: an a cappella opera for 3 women & 3 sewing machines

Juliet Palmer music
Anna Chatterton text
Ruth Madoc-Jones direction
Sarah Armstrong set & costume
Kimberly Purtell lighting
Marie-Josée Chartier movement
Jim Ruxton special effects design
Shauna Japp production stage manager

Hemmed in by the language of sewing and the inexorable rhythm of the machine, Stitch gives voice to the unseen women who clothe us. Performed by Christine Duncan "…smooth as honey throughout her five-octave range" (Globe and Mail) Patricia O'Callaghan "the most promising cabaret performer of her generation" (Billboard) and Neema Bickersteth "amazing control of her vocal palette…warm and sensual" (Opera Canada).

"Imagine an opera presented outside a theatre, without a stage or orchestra. It doesn't seem like opera at all – until you realise how much a librettist, composer and three vocalists can accomplish with the simplest of means. That's an art." — Toronto Star

A co-production by urbanvessel and The Theatre Centre presented by The FreeFall Festival in partnership with
Harbourfront's World Stage at The Lennox Contemporary, 12 Ossington Ave.
March 13 7:30pm
March 14 8pm
March 15 2:30pm & 8pm
March 16 2:30pm & 8pm

Tickets: $10 matinee, $20 evening performances.
Advance tickets: tel. 416-973-4000

Online ticket purchase
Same day tickets: The Lennox Contemporary, 1 hour before show-time For further information please visit

Funded by The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.


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