Tikva’s Orchestra – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release


Award-winning artists create a new story of hope.

lab le jeu presents Tikva’s Orchestra: the story of a Jewish cellist who is determined to save the players in her orchestra during the Nazi attacks of Kristallnacht in WWII. Directed by Ginette Mohr (The Truth about Comets – ‘Best of Fringe’ 2013), and starring Thomas Morgan Jones (Dora Guthrie Award Winner) and Alisa Walton (TVO’s Polka Dot Shorts – GEMINI Award Winner), Tikva’s Orchestra is a new collaboration that incorporates physical theatre, aerial acrobatics and original music.


Tikva’s Orchestra speaks to personal and universal truths about the human spirit and perseverance in the face of unimaginable difficulties. Moreover, the play includes phenomenal acrobatics, elegant physical theatre, a newly composed orchestral work by composer David Mesiha (Jesse Award Winner) and lighting design by Jason Hand (Siminovitch Prize in Theatre) for an engaging and enthralling performance.

Through long hours and a sense of adventure, we have been devising the play and bravely delving into new territory to create imagery with bungee and rope apparatus. We are investigating the artist’s relationship to their art as a source of sustenance and perseverance, and how and where humans draw strength in the face of extreme discrimination.


Lab le jeu inc.

in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival proudly presents

Tikva’s Orchestra

Written by Alisa Walton, Ginette Mohr and Thomas Morgan Jones

Directed by Ginette Mohr

Performed by Alisa Walton and Thomas Morgan Jones

Stage Managed by Tamara Protic

Music Composition/Sound Design by David Mesiha

Lighting Design by Jason Hand

Wardrobe and Prop Design by Ellen Roach


001 Alisa Walton in  Tikvas Orchestra . photo by Ginette Mohr

Alisa Walton in ‘Tikva’s Orchestra’, photo by Ginette Mohr


Opens JULY 2nd and runs to JULY 11th

The Annex Theatre – 730 Bathurst Street, Toronto




Wednesday, July 2 @ 10:30pm

Saturday, July 5 @ 5:15pm

Sunday, July 6 @ 12:30pm

Monday, July 7 @ 6:45pm

Wednesday, July 9 @ 4:00pm

Thursday, July 10 @ 9:15pm

Friday, July 11 @ 12:00pm


Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.




At-the-door tickets are $10 and available at The Annex Theatre one hour prior to show time – cash sales only.

Advance tickets are $12 and go on sale June 12th, 2014.


Purchase online: fringetoronto.com

By Phone: 416-966-1062

In Person: At the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St W).


For interviews and high resolution images, contact Ginette Mohr media@tikvasorchestra.com 647-386-2428


Visit www.tikvasorchestra.com


lab le jeu’s mandate is to create new work and pioneer apparatus and the ensuing movement vocabulary to elevate theatrical imagery in unexpected ways. Bravery and strong imaginations are at the heart of this company, and the people who work with us show a dedication to pushing physical and emotional limits.


2 thoughts on “Tikva’s Orchestra – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release”

  1. I saw the first show on Wednesday. It was wonderful. The physicality was mesmerizing and the score stunning. Bravo!

  2. I saw the first show on Wednesday. It was wonderful. The physicality was mesmerizing and the score stunning. Bravo!

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