November 19-28, 2015
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
Gotcha is a gripping hostage drama. The Kid is a 16-year-old graduating student exhausted by his anonymity within the school system, a system that has apathetically denied him any opportunity for advancement or development. On his last day of school, he holds three teachers hostage by holding a lighted cigarette over the open gas tank of a motorbike.
This production will contain coarse language, smoking of non-tobacco products and partial nudity.
Gotcha will be performed in English with Russian subtitles.
Спектакль идет на английском языке с русскими субтитрами.
Saturday, November 21 performance at 7:00PM includes a post-event meet and greet with the artists and reception.
September 16, 2015
For Immediate Release
The Cast and Creative Team Announcement for Gotcha
Barrie, ON…The cast for the highly anticipated production of Gotcha, which will open TIFT’s season in November, was announced today.
Gotcha will star the three-time Dora Award nominee Jakob Ehman (The Philanderess at the Toronto Fringe and Nature of the Beast at the Storefront Theatre) as the Kid, Katie Lawson (Having Home at Home at Neptune Theatre and Stag and Doe at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre) as Lynne, Andrew Moodie (Ensemble Member at the National Arts Centre and multiple television and film appearances) as the Headmaster and Trevor Pease (Heroes Reborn and Suits) as Ton.
Making his directorial debut, the celebrated Russian actor Alexey Serebryakov will helm the production. One of the most popular theatre and film actors in Russia today he was nominated for the Best Actor Award at the European Film Awards, reaped the Best Actor Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, as well as the “White Elephant” from the Russian Association of Film Critics for starring in Leviathan. The film is a widely acknowledged masterpiece and was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA Award for Best non-English Film, won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as many other awards and nominations.
Gotcha is written by Barrie Keeffe. The play follows a teenager, who on his last day of school, holds three teachers hostage by holding a lighted cigarette over the open gas tank of a motorbike.
The rest of the team will include Assistant Director Herbie Barnes (director of a long-running hit Tales of an Urban Indian and ensemble member at the National Arts Centre), Set and Lights Designer Joe Pagnan (Stop the World- I Want to Get Off! and The Wakowski Brothers), Lindsay Dagger Junkin (The Prince of Homburg and Outside the March’s Mr. Burns), Stage Manager Barry W Cook (Stop the World – I Want to Get Off! and Odyssey Theatre) and Associate Producer Eugenia Protsko.
Gotcha is co-produced with Talk is Free Theatre. It previews on November 19, 2015, opens on November 20, 2015 and runs to November 28, 2015, with a special gala performance on November 21, 2015.