Parts to Whole
written & directed by Adam Seelig
featuring Sochi Fried and Ben Irvine
Tickets & Info
With support from Canadian Stage
8pm, Monday, February 24, 2014
Canadian Stage Main Rehearsal Hall
26 Berkeley Street, Toronto
Free admission - RSVPs not required but appreciated via this link or by calling 416.368.3110
Part of the RBC Canadian Stage Director Program
PARTS TO WHOLE IS published by BookThug!!!
In Parts to Whole, a man and a woman discuss and explore their intimacy in ways so simple as to be radical.
Much like Adam Seelig's Like the First Time (praised in the Globe&Mail as "striking, fascinating and darkly comic"), Parts to Whole is written without punctuation so that the actors may choose how they emphasize the text, and the unorthodox spacing on each page is generated by the vertical alignment of certain letters and words, creating a tonal zone for the dialogue. Parts to Whole also marks Seelig's further exploration into his notion of 'charactor'.
Sochi Fried and Ben Irvine (pictured above), recently seen together in One Little Goat's The Charge of the Expormidable Moose, have been praised for their "great chemistry onstage" (Charlebois Post) as well as their "enchanting" "extraordinary" "hilarious" "moving" "splendid" "bravura" "tour-de-force" performances (NOW, Stage Door, Torontoist, Globe&Mail).
Sochi Fried is a graduate of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, Ryerson University Theatre School, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and Labyrinth Theater Company's Intensive Ensemble (NYC). Her recent credits include: Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare BASH'd); The Misanthrope (Guild Festival Theatre) and Stencilboy and Other Portraits (2014 Next Stage). Ben Irvine graduated with multiple awards and top distinction from the Dalhousie Classical Acting Program in Halifax. His recent credits include: No Great Mischief (Tarragon, Thousand Islands Plahouse), Alzheimer that Ends Heimer (Summerworks) and The Threepenny Opera (Opera NS).
Adam Seelig is a poet, playwright, stage director, and the founder of One Little Goat, with which he has premiered works by Yehuda Amichai, Thomas Bernhard, Jon Fosse, Claude Gauvreau, Luigi Pirandello and himself. Seelig studied English and Drama at Stanford University, and his numerous works include Every Day in the Morning (slow), Talking Masks (Oedipussy), Antigone:Insurgency and others.