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