Monthly Archives: March 2013

One Week Left to see As I Lay Dying

aild211Theatre Smith-Gilmour’s fantastic new show, As I Lay Dying, is playing for one more week at Theatre Passe Muraille.

This show is epic, touching, emotionally wrenching and humanely funny. It has an incredibly strong cast and carries an equally incredible vision of what theatre can be. And really, there is no one in Toronto doing the kind of work that Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith have been doing for over thirty years! Go see this show and learn about theatre. Learn about life.

Info on tickets etc here:

…From the TSG website:

Theatre Smith-Gilmour’s As I Lay Dying has hit the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainstage and the reviews are in! Audiences love this gothic tale of the Bundren family’s grotesque journey across the Mississipi.

“A wonderful and vivid translation of William Faulkner’s As I lay Dying. You will swear you have seen live horses and rivers in flood and barns on fire as well as the strangest and most heartbreaking family on that Passe Muraille stage.”
– Michael Ondaatje

“Theatre Smith-Gilmour has created another triumph in As I Lay Dying by staging what many would consider an unstageable novel, successfully bringing out all its complex themes and cruel ironies.”
– Christopher Hoile, Stage Door (4 out of 5 Stars)
March 14, 2013

“The nightmarish landscape of As I Lay Dying is home territory for the remarkable Theatre Smith-Gilmour, which has been entertaining and challenging Toronto audiences for 30 years with consistently satisfying, imagistic theatre.”
– Robert Crew, Toronto Star (3 out of 4 Stars)
March 15, 2013

“Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith, principals of the long-running Theatre Smith-Gilmour, prove to be more than capable of meeting in a new stage adaptation that had its world première on the Theatre Passe Muraille mainstage Wednesday.”
– John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun (4 out of 5)
March 18, 2013

“The members of the cast are the future of theatre in this town. And I had forgotten the sheer and simple pleasure of the magic of live performance.”
– Joe Fiorito, Toronto Star
March 20, 2013

“Beautiful work, well done, I loved the physicality , compositions, and rhymes. “
– Kim Collier, Canadian Stage



We are proud to announce that our Dora Award winning production of Dostoevsky’s The Double has been included in The Tarragon Theatre’s 2013/14 season. And in such esteemed company!

We are currently in the middle of a 3-week Workspace at Tarragon developing the piece further. Thanks to Richard Rose and all the Tarragon gang for their continuing support.

The Double will be running in October and November 2013.

Stay tuned for dates, times and ticket information

photo by lacey creighton

photo by lacey creighton


Adapted for the stage by Adam Paolozza, Arif Mirabdolbaghi and Viktor Lukawski (with the assistance of Norah Sadava, Lisa Marie DiLiberto and Coleen MacPherson)

Directed by Adam Paolozza

Original Music by Arif Mirabdolbaghi (from the Juno nominated Canadian Metal band Protest The Hero)

Featuring Arif Mirabdolbaghi, Adam Paolozza and Viktor Lukawski

Lighting Design by Andre Du Toit

Set Design by Ken Mackenzie