Monday, March 4, 2024

Tune Of The Cicadas Delves Into The Depths Beneath The Floor Of An ‘Odd’ Life


Scenes from Song of the Cicadas (Photos courtesy of the production)
Scenes from Tune of the Cicadas (Images courtesy of the manufacturing)

An abused girl, a struggling single mom in a brand new land… do the small print of an “peculiar” life make for good theatre? Tune of the Cicadas is a one-act play that tells the story of an immigrant actress who faces home abuse. She’s a mom who’s come to a brand new nation hoping for a greater life, and finds discrimination at her humorous accent and methods.

The one-woman present delves deep into the feelings of the character, revealing the highs and lows, the humour and the bittersweet. From jazz to opera, background music is woven into the narrative. It’s a private story that factors to points within the society round her which can be usually missed, such because the therapy of newcomers, and the hidden crimes of home abuse.

It’s a narrative about resilience, and about turning to self-reliance somewhat than bitterness. The play runs chosen dates from June 16 to July 20 on the Reflection Theatre Stage.

The Inventive Staff

Simeon Dimitrov, director and co-dramaturge/playwright

Simeon Dimitrov has an intensive background as a poet, director, playwright and pedagogue in his native Bulgaria. He’s a graduate in Bulgarian philology and philosophy from the celebrated Sofia College “St. Kliment Ohridski”, and started his profession in theatre quickly after. He has taught at a number of establishments such because the Music Academy Plovdiv, and has gained quite a few awards for his work, which has included directing chamber music.

Simeon has additionally revealed a number of books of poetry, and gained the Golden Danube Pen Literary Prize for Poetry. He’s created greater than 200 theatrical works, and two of his college students have been nominated for Oscars (Maria Bakalova for a supporting position, and Ilian Ivanov as a producer of a brief movie, each in 2021).

Maria N. Angelova — Co-Dramaturge/Playwright, Actress (Krista)

Bulgarian-Canadian actress Maria Angelova took inspiration from her personal life story in creating the present. Knowledgeable actress on the age of 18, she’s a graduate of the Institute for Library Research in Sofia, and holds a level in Performing for Theater and Movie from the Nationwide Academy for Theater and Movie Arts. She immigrated to Canada in 1990, and in 2015, helped to discovered a Bulgarian theatre group in Toronto. Since creating Tune of the Cicadas with Simeon Dimitrov in 2018, she has carried out the present within the US and Bulgaria. Her 2020 collection of Bulgarian fairy tales on her YouTube channel has garnered 1000’s of views.

George Yaneff, set design

Freelance Bulgarian-Canadian artist George Yaneff usually works in a vibrant palette of wealthy colors and textures. With a level in tremendous artwork from the Nationwide Academy of Arts in Sofia, his work are included in a number of personal collections in Europe and North America. He has created many posters in his three a long time as an artist and designer, together with the one for this present.

Canadian actor and theatre skilled Vitan Pravtchev acts as translator and producer for the present. A graduate of The Inventive Faculty of Toronto Metropolitan College as valedictorian in 2017, he’s carried out in a wide range of musical and theatre productions in Toronto; most lately, with Maria Angelova in an award-winning present at New York Fringe.

Tickets and extra data obtainable [HERE].

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