By Lawrence Aronovitch
Directed by Joël Beddows
March 2-11, 2017 (Preview March 1)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
A premiere of a new script! (Scroll down to read about special offers and post-show events.)
Love makes us cross oceans, throw over birthrights, overturn dynasties—or put the final touches on a bespoke suit.
Come back with Bear & Co. to 1972, when being out of the closet outside one’s home can get you jailed. But inside a Jewish tailor’s shop, all secrets are on the measuring table, as the tailor puts the finishing touches on a morning suit. Eavesdrop with us as he remembers—and mourns—the two great loves of his life: a young, brash Irish actor, and an enigmatic, battle-weary Duke.
Don’t miss this tailor-made love story from the award-winning team of playwright Lawrence Aronovitch and director Joël Beddows.
Cast: Isaac Giles, Matt Pilipiak, David Whiteley
Designers: Ivo Valentik, Angela Haché, AL Connors, David Magladry
Stage Manager: Lauriane Lehouillier
Assistant Stage Manager: May Abu-Shaban
SPECIAL OFFERS AND EVENTS:
Q&A with Playwright Lawrence Aronovitch
Join the creative force behind Finishing the Suit for an in-depth look into the process of creating this brand- new play and the mysterious tailor who inspired it.
–after the 7:30 show, March 3
–after the 2:30 show, March 4
Being Jewish and Queer: 1970s to Present
Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton offers her unique take on the relationship between faith and identity, and how attitudes have shifted in the past 40+ years.
–after the 2:30 show, March 5
Tailor-made Show & Tell: Finish the Suit!
Quilters, weavers, spinners, knitters, garment makers and fibre and fabric artists* of all kinds are invited to share their work onstage, following the performance
–after the 7:30 show, March 8
All fibre and fabric creators are welcome to take advantage of The Gladstone Theatre’s “Artist’” rate for any performance between March 2 and 11.
Finishing the Suit is presented by:
Visit Bear’s website to learn more.