In the Room Productions
Georgia & Leona
Written by Misha Bower and Directed by Lara Mrkoci
Georgia & Leona, the new play from In the Room Productions, is about two women who are strangers with a lot in common – especially tonight, as both return home from a bizarre and unexpected reunion with the past.
Georgia comes home after catching up with her friend Donna, a well-known wild card who surprises Georgia with news of her recent marriage. Leona comes home from a night with Barry, who arrives with a mysterious bundle of letters written by their lifelong friend, Carl “The Leveller” Levalier, who died two years ago to the day. Both women confront their pasts and their relationships with troubled friends; and each woman in her own way, takes on the strange and undeniable sense that because of tonight’s events, everything in her life is about to change.
Best friends and collaborators since high school, Misha Bower and Lara Mrkoci produced two of Misha’s one-act plays in 2004 at the Glen Morris Studio in Toronto. Following that, the two were driven to different artistic pursuits–Lara toward film and television production following her graduation from York University’s film program and Misha toward music, which led to her founding popular Toronto-based folk band Bruce Peninsula. Misha and Lara have now found their way back to the theatre, and will be reuniting on the stage with Georgia & Leona this June.
Starring Misha Bower as Leona and Lara Mrkoci as Georgia
Factory Theatre Studio, 125 Bathurst Street (at Adelaide St.)
Friday, July 2 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, July 3 @ 3:45pm
Sunday, July 4 @ 1:45pm
Monday, July 5 @ 4:45pm
Tuesday, July 6 @ 8:30pm
Thursday, July 8 @ 12:15pm
Saturday, July 10 @ 10:30pm
All tickets are $10 at the door, or book in advance by calling the Fringe Hotline at 416-966-1062 or online at www.fringetoronto.com. For show info please visit www.intheroom.ca.