Coming to Toronto Fringe 2009: The Sicilian

From Press Release

The Sicilian
Molière Comedy Features Stellar Cast at the 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival!

Lee Wilson directs an impressive cast for the 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival in Molière’s The Sicilian, a delightful but little-known comedy that examines the trials and tribulations of love and jealousy. Adapted by Nicolas Billon and starring Sarah Joy Bennett, Zoé Doyle, Seann Gallagher, Isaac Haig, Sarah Kitz, Trish Lindström, Brandon McGibbon, and Michael Rawley, the production opens at the Factory Theatre Mainspace on Thursday, July 2 at 6:30PM.

The Sicilian is a pitch perfect example of Molière’s trademark wit and physical comedy, illustrated by the hilarious efforts of a determined soul – and his faithful sidekick – to dupe a Don and free his beloved. Beneath the frenzy of dance and pantomime interludes lies a classic tale of love overcoming all obstacles. Soulpepper Academy alumnus Nicolas Billon’s fresh adaptation honours the vibrant spirit and antics of the original.

Adraste (Gallagher) and Isidore (Lindström) are madly in love, but so long as Isidore’s intended husband Don Pedro (McGibbon) watches over her like a hawk, they cannot be together. Adraste and his trusty servant Hali (Kitz) pull out all the stops to free Isidore from Don Pedro’s clutches. To aid them in their plight, they enlist the help of two bumbling musicians (Haig and Bennett), various servants, a painter, and even Adraste’s sister Climène (Doyle). But will their schemes be successful?

Director Lee Wilson (Resident Director of Resurgence Theatre) and playwright Nicolas Billon (The Elephant Song, Chekhov’s Three Sisters) helm an impressive production that includes Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee Brandon McGibbon, along with Dora winner and Stratford sweetheart Trish Lindström. Fringe audiences can look forward to rediscovering Molière’s The Sicilian, a comedic gem by a master of the form!

Show information for The Sicilian:

Factory Theatre Mainspace (125 Bathurst Street)

Thursday, July 2nd at 6:30PM
Saturday, July 4th at 11:00PM
Monday, July 6th at 1:00PM
Wednesday, July 8th at 7:30PM
Friday, July 10th at 9:15PM
Saturday, July 11th at 12:30PM
Sunday, July 12th at 3:30PM  

Tickets:    $10
Tickets can be purchased by phone 416-966-1062 or online at