Hail Mary, full of gossip…
School is in session at the Bad Dog Theatre Company! Our Lady of St. Gordon of Levitt Catholic school welcomes its students back for another year of gossip and giggles, sisters and sinning. Helmed by internationally acclaimed improviser Becky Johnson (Iron Cobra, The Sufferettes, catch23 IMPROV), WAYWARD brings together a truly remarkable cast of women for this completely improvised upstairs-downstairs grown-up soap opera overrun with nuns and school girls.
Director Becky Johnson, who moved to Toronto 13 years ago, was inspired to stage this show to celebrate the multiple generations of outstanding female improvisers she has encountered in the city.
“Although WAYWARD may touch on themes of religion, it is really about women. The girls’ school is devised as a means to support interactions. It’s a construct to create inter-generational communication - to create a world wherein the best and worst of us can come forward in a comedic light. WAYWARD is also about expectation and rebellion. It is about the out-of-control forces in us all and the ways in which we triumph over them and triumph with them.”
WAYWARD pairs veteran comedic powerhouses like Aurora Browne (Video Cabaret’s The War of 1812), Lisa Merchant (Theatresports), Jen Goodhue (Comedy Inc.), Carolyn Taylor (writer This Hour Has 22 Minutes), and Christy Bruce (the SOAPS!, Blind Date) with recognizable talents, Ashley Comeau (Second City Mainstage), Ann Pornel (FILTHY), Alessandra Vite (The Sketchersons), Jess Bryson, Evany Rosen and Kirsten Rasmussen (all of the Bad Dog Repertory Players). Our Lady of St. Gordon of Levitt’s band leader is indie-pop songstress Laura Barrett (Sheezer, The Hidden Cameras).
Wednesdays, 9:30 pm
Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2 & 9
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. West
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$12 adults, $10 students