Loving the Stranger or How to Recognize an Invert – Toronto Next Stage 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

As part of The Next Stage Theatre Festival, Ecce Homo Theatre presents Loving a Stranger or How to Recognize an Invert

Award winning company Ecce Homo Theatre (Of a Monstrous Child: a gaga musical, The Pastor Phelps Project) present an updated remount of Alistair Newton’s  Loving the Stranger or how to recognize an invert based on the incredible life story of Montreal’s Peter Flinsch: theatre designer, visual artist, and survivor of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, arrested in 1942 for kissing a friend at a Christmas party. 

From the cabarets of 1920s Berlin, to the ongoing battle over gay marriage, all the way to the office of the Prime Minister; sexuality, spectacle and satire launch a musical blitzkrieg on apathy. With an ensemble of four performing over thirty characters and featuring Hume Baugh as Peter Flinsch.  ‘…a politically charged musical about the modern construction of the homosexual that’s ambitious in scope, well-researched, and aesthetically brilliant’. – NOW Magazine

The Next Stage Festival
January 4 – January 15, 2012
Factory Theatre Mainspace (125 Bathurst Street @ Adelaide Street)


Thursday, January 5, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, January 7, 2012 @ 2:45pm
Sunday, January 8, 2012 @ 5:15pm
Monday, January 9, 2012 @ 6:15pm
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 8:30pm
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 9:00pm
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 5:15pm
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 7:00pm

Ticket prices: $15 Evening Performances (7:00 PM and after start time)
$12 Afternoon Performances (6:50 PM or before start time)

Tickets go on sale on November 15, 2011 and are available by phoning the NSTF Box Office at
(416) 966-1062 (ext. 1) or at www.fringetoronto.com or in person at the Factory Theatre day of show.