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The Other Mozart

The Other Mozart
4 Glen Morris Street, Luella Massey Studio Theatre
Time: Feb 13th, 8:00 pm End: Feb 15th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Sexual Diversity, Music, Faculty of , Italian Studies (FAS), German (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS)
Performance

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Humour, Play, and Games, and the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies are pleased to present:

The Other Mozart by Silvio Milo

Other Mozart poster

Performances:

  • Friday 13 February 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 14 February 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 15 February 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Admission:  free of charge.  Please email rsvp.dramacentre@gmail.com or call (416) 978-7987 for reservations.

Join us for a reception on Friday Feb. 13th following the performance at the Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College Street, 3rd Floor
 
How Could We Have Lost The Sister of Amadeus?
 
THE OTHER MOZART, is a dramatic new solo show written by Sylvia Milo and directed by Isaac Byrne. Nannerl Mozart was a child musical prodigy, a keyboard vir-tuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Set in and on a sweeping 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland), and amidst the Enlightenment and a climate of great social change that still resonates today, the play is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters. Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a female composer who inspired Nannerl), original music was written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble) using clavichords, music boxes, bells, teacups, and fans.
 
The University of Toronto is proud to bring this multi-sensual experience to its stage at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, where the audience will be transported into a world of outsized beauty and delight -- but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice, where, finally this other Mozart tells her story.

THE OTHER MOZART was developed at the Piccolo Spoleto festival and at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC as part of their All for One Festival. It was presented at the Berkshire Fringe in 2013 and in Austria, where it repeatedly returned in 2014 at the invitation of the Mozarteum Foundation and Mozarteum University in Salzburg. This past summer the play had its off-Broadway run at the HERE Arts Center in New York City, to critical acclaim. The costumes are by Magdalena Dąbrowska (dress) and Miodrag Guberinic (pannier/ corset sculpture); the lighting design is by Joshua Rose; the hair design is by Courtney Bednarowski. The choreographer is Janice Orlandi. The design concept is by Anna Sroka.

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