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Here For Now Theater Company announces 2022 season with nine plays and theatrical readings

Theater company Here For Now has announced its 2022 season lineup featuring nine plays and theatrical readings, seven of which will be world premieres.

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After expanding from pandemic-induced necessity to an outdoor theater festival behind the Bruce Hotel, theater company Here For Now will stage its entire 2022 season of nine plays and theatrical readings inside the Falstaff. Family Centre.

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With tickets now available for purchase at www.herefornowtheatre.com for all nine productions, including seven world premieres, the 2022 season includes more than 100 performances featuring approximately 50 actors from July 5 to September 11.

“I think the season in general…has a real sense of a kind of cheeky honesty,” art director Fiona Mongillo said. “There’s a real kind of unshakable truth and diving into uncomfortable conversations that a lot of these pieces do and it’s done with a lot of compassion, a lot of love, and even a lot of laughter.”

By playwright Mark Weatherly beer wivesabout two female beer brewers tackling the patriarchy in a small English village in the 1300s, in Andrea Scott and Nick Green’s Every day she got upwhich debuted in Toronto in 2019 and focuses on the political divisions between two housemates during the 2016 clash between Toronto Pride Parade organizers and Black Lives Matter protesters, Mongillo said this Season doesn’t shy away from tackling tough conversations in an effort to find truth and understanding amid some of the most contentious issues of our time.

“I think that’s the great thing about us producing new parts,” Mongillo said. “We take the pulse of how people feel because the pieces are created in real time. So really, it’s always so enjoyable for me when I start to see the themes emerge from the shows as we pick them. …Last year it was about love stories – I think everyone just wanted to think about love and think about getting together – and this year it’s really about going deeper, tell the truth, to look at it in a very nuanced and honest way and see if we can actually bridge the gaps between us and have the uncomfortable conversation.

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As the company has done in previous seasons, some of the plays that will be performed this summer are not yet fully written.

The Granada Project, for example, is a play currently being written by Stratford actors Jessica B. Hill and Marion Adler about three women living together underground – or maybe they’re not. The trio could be in a mental hospital or maybe they live in Hades, the mysterious Greek underworld. Wherever they are, they bicker and chatter, reminisce and complain, and plot their impossible escape.

“It’s just being written, so it’s very difficult for me to talk about it,” Mongillo said of the play, which will be presented this summer as a dramatic reading instead of a production. fully theatrical.

“They will write it until the moment he goes on stage. This is brand new work,” she said.

While the cast and crew of Here For Now are thrilled to be on stage at the Falstaff Family Center Community Hall, which will allow cast and directors to do things that were simply not possible at the Outside, Mongillo said the company is once again working closely with Huron Perth Public Health to ensure the health and safety of the public and cast.

Visit the Here For Now theater company website to see the full lineup for the 2022 season.

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