Inge Snapshots: Mid-America Mid-Century – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


From press release:

“Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find 
Strength in what remains behind.” 
William Wordsworth

Two lovers, haunted by their former romance, see each other again after many years. Have the years apart brought anything more than pain and emptiness?  The Remnants present INGE SNAPSHOTS: MID-AMERICA MID-CENTURYtwo of noted American playwright William Inge’s one-act plays – BUS RILEY’S BACK IN TOWN and GLORY IN THE FLOWER – performed as a double-bill at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival July 3-13, 2013. Tickets are available beginning June 17 via, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

Can coming to terms with the past bring hope for the future? Welcome to INGE SNAPSHOTS: MID-AMERICA MID-CENTURY. Playwright William Inge explored the same ground in two different versions of the same story – one a youthful reunion set against the optimism of early 1950’s America, and one through a more mature lens, set against the burgeoning change of the late 1950’s. INGE SNAPSHOTS offers an elegiac portrait of small town life, the fullness of first love and its aftermath. Presenting both plays with the same acting company, in a twist on the old model of repertory theatre, The Remnants ask the question:  How does a reunion change when a pair of lovers reunite later in their lives? How does time affect feelings of loss and regret?

INGE SNAPSHOTS features a stellar cast of award-winning actors: Jeff Gruich (The Mysterious Mr. Love,Globus Theatre; The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare in the Square; Art, Globus Theatre), Katharine McLeod (Dear Harvey: A Play About Harvey Milk, Diversionary Theater/FringeNYC; Pride and Prejudice ,Actors Theatre of Louisville), David Mackett (The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare Bash’d/Toronto Fringe Festival; Aftershock, Theatre on the Verge/SummerWorks), Suzette McCanny (The Trojan Women, Alumnae Theatre; Bloom, Steam Powered Theatre), Tim MacLean (The Emotionalists, SummerWorks 2010), andJoseph Mottola (Euripides’ Cyclops, Toronto Fringe Festival).  

INGE SNAPSHOTS is produced and directed by veteran theatre artist Rod Ceballos (Shakespeare Festivals of Chicago, Cincinnati and Idaho, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Rose Theatre/Flower City Theatre Festival, The Empty Space Theatre, Fly on the Wall Theatre, BirdLand Theatre). Stage managed and associate-produced byAllison Bjerkseth (Six Acts, Prague Quadrennial).

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Show information for INGE SNAPSHOTS: 

Venue: Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse Theatre
79 St. George Street, Toronto (St. George just below Harbord)
Performances: Wed July 3 – 6:30pm
Fri July 5 – 8:45pm
Sun July 7 – 1:30pm
Wed July 10 – 11:00pm
Thurs July 11 – 7:45pm
Fri July 12 – 1:45pm
Sat July 13 – 12:00pm
Please note there is absolutely no latecomer seating.
Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only)
Or $11 in advance ($9 + $2 SC, Visa or MasterCard)
beginning June 17 via or 416-966-1062 ext. 1


Photo by Allison Bjerkseth.