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November 2007

Canadian Premiere: Trad
December 4 - December 18, 2007, 8:30 pm
tickets: $20, info@sidemart.ca
“Intelligent and imaginative, this is richly pleasurable theatre” Irish Times

A surreal comedy about tradition in a mad place, Trad is the hilarious tale of the very old Thomas and his even more ancient Da. When Thomas reveals that he once fathered a son in a long-ago fling, the pair set off across the Irish countryside to seek the unknown child, with 3 arms and legs between them.

Trad received endless 5 star reviews during its Dublin, Edinburgh, Adelaide and London premieres. The SIDEMART premiere promises more of the same.

SIDEMART is ecstatic to bring in Irish director Bryan Quinn from Dublin to helm the production. Playwright and filmmaker Mark Doherty will also make the trip from Ireland and audience members will have the opportunity to speak with Bryan, Mark and the entire SIDEMART ensemble during mid-run talk-backs.

Featuring: Patrick Costello, Graham Cuthbertson and Andrew Shaver.

SIDEMART Theatrical Grocery is an ensemble of Montreal artists dedicated to the production and development of innovative and thought-provoking contemporary theatre in Montreal. Mixing naturalism and the absurd, SIDEMART creates bold and intimate work.

SIDEMART is unwavering in its belief in the importance of fostering a strong, vibrant and self-sufficient independent theatre community in Montreal and is at the heart of this exciting reaction.

SIDEMART’s debut production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo earned the company 4 MECCA nominations (yet to be decided), including; Best Director, Best Actor, Best Ensemble and Best Production. SIDEMART’s most recent production, the Montreal Premiere of Morris Panych’s The Dishwashers, ran 4 sold-out weeks in the basement of BU:Bar-a-Vin on St. Laurent and was called “a runaway hit…not to be missed” (Montreal Gazette).

“Some of Montreal’s hottest young stage artists.” Montreal Gazette

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