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Charlie Chaplin's daughter among talent in Canadian Stage 2014/2015 season

December 17, 2013 - 1:53 PM

TORONTO - A theatre production from the daughter of comedy legend Charlie Chaplin is among those in Canadian Stage's new season.

The 2014/2015 lineup announced Tuesday includes the circus piece "Le Cirque Invisible," created and performed by Victoria Chaplin and Jean-Baptiste Thierree. It will run at the Bluma Appel Theatre next November.

"What Makes a Man," created by Justin Ellington and renowned director Jennifer Tarver, explores the life of French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour. It's set for an October 2014 opening at the Berkeley Street Theatre.

The season kicks off at the Bluma Appel Theatre Oct. 1 with "Kiss & Cry," a dance production from Belgium created by choreographer Michele Anne De Mey and acclaimed filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael. It features two hands — one male, one female — captured live on camera as they portray a pair of lovers dancing around a set of miniature landscapes.

Multimedia is also used in "Helen Lawrence," conceived and directed by acclaimed visual artist Stan Douglas and penned by screenwriter Chris Haddock of "Da Vinci's Inquest." The story is set in post-war Vancouver and includes computer-generated simulations of historical sites.

Other shows in the new season include the Broadway drama "The Other Place," by Sharr White with direction from Siminovitch Award winner Daniel Brooks.

Famed actor Eric Peterson stars alongside Yanna McIntosh and Tom Rooney in the play "The Seagull," by Anton Chekhov with direction from Chris Abraham.

Artistic and general director Matthew Jocelyn will helm the Canadian premiere of the play "Harper Regan" by British playwright Simon Stephens.

The season will end in March 2015 with a remount of Robert Lepage's hit "Needles and Opium."

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