JUST LIFT YOUR FEET – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From press release:

A woman encounters a dying animal on a lonely road, and realizes she is facing the loss of something within herself. Part myth, part reality, JUST LIFT YOUR FEET is a mesmerizing fable of a woman, a creator, an artist who longs to deeply connect to others, to embrace and embody life… but suddenly realizes the connection, the embrace… is gone.It’s Just A Stage theatre company presents JUST LIFT YOUR FEET, a one-woman show by Heather Allin,playing July 3-13, 2013 at the Robert Gill Theatre as part of the Toronto Fringe FestivalTickets are available beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

“Creativity is what gets me up in the morning. It’s the soul and heart of my life and living,” says Toronto actor and emerging playwright Heather Allin. For Heather, living a life without living creatively is a kind of starvation.  “It feeds us, nourishes us, and inspires us. It calls us to relate to others, but more importantly, it calls us to relate to ourselves.” It is this view of life and the importance of the creative experience that is the subject of her new play, JUST LIFT YOUR FEET, due for its debut in July at the upcoming 2013 Fringe Festival.

JUST LIFT YOUR FEET is the creation of Heather Allin (TV – The Listener; Rookie Blue; Flashpoint; Stage –Lying on the Escarpment; Richard III; The Comedy of Errors). Directed by Dennis Hayes (Behan, Grolli’s Whore, Spaces, The Yellow House at Arles). Fight Direction by Daniel Levinson (Rapier Wit; Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre). Costume Design by 7-time Dora nominee Angela Thomas (Modern Times; Topological Theatre; Shadowland)Choreography by Nicole St. Martin (Enough Rope, The Brothers Karamazov, The Trojan Women; TV – The Smart Women’s Survival Guide), who also co-produced JUST LIFT YOUR FEET with Julie Florio (Rhino Productions, New Ideas Festival, Decoder Ring Theatre) and Heather Allin. Stage Managed by Alexa Carroll (Living With Henry, New York Music Theatre Festival; Underbelly Diaries, Off Broadway). Sound Design by Chris Irving (Lying on the Escarpment, It’s Just a Stage; Dr. Jekyll and Mr, Hyde, Amicus Productions) and Social Media by Angelica Lisk-Hann (Half Baked; Kick Ass 2;Resident Evil: Retribution).

More information is available via liftyourfeet.com

Show information for JUST LIFT YOUR FEET:

Venue:   Robert Gill Theatre
214 College Street Toronto (College at St. George)
Performances: Wed July 3 – 10:30pm
Fri July 5 –5:15pm
Sat July 6 – 7:30pm
Mon July 8 – 3:00pm
Tues July 9 – 8:30pm
Wed July 10 – 2:00pm
Sat July 13 – 10:30pm
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 www.fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062 ext. 1

Photography by Grace Paulionis and Lars Keffer