Feb 25 - March 1, 2014
Tue - Fri: 8pm, Sat: 5pm & 9pm, Wed: 1pm
Artist Talkback Thurs Feb 27
PWYC Wed Feb 26
This Stratford Festival smash hit brings to life the world of legendary theatre genius John Hirsch. Orphaned by the Holocaust at age 13, Hungarian refugee Hirsch lands in Canada and finds a new home in the world of theatre, where his fierce talent, stormy temperament and uncompromising drive propel him to great heights but also challenge his existence.
PRAISE FOR HIRSCH
‘A brilliant triumph’ – Ottawa Citizen.
‘Reorients our perception of where the magic really comes from’ – New York Times.
“An engaging and nuanced tribute to a giant of Canada’s cultural scene, a touching love letter to theatre itself, and a welcome homecoming for John Hirsch.” CBC Winnipeg
“Nashman fills the stage with a stirring performance… a fitting evocation of [Hirsch’s] lasting impact on Canadian theatre.” ★★★★1/2 Winnipeg Free Press
A Theaturtle Production. Created and conceived by Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson. Directed by Paul Thompson.
Presented by the Firehall Arts Centre, Chutzpah! Festival & Touchstone Theatre.
Produced with the support of Richard Jordan Productions, Liz Bradley Arts Enterprises, in association with the Pleasance.
WATCH A PREVIEW VIDEO
FROM OUR BLOG
Hirsch’s gift to future generations of directors – Katrina Dunn
Hirsch & CBC Drama – Stuart Aikins
How Hirsch’s The Three Sisters Changed My Life – Stephen Heatley