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Canadian actor/director Alon Nashmon with popcorn kernels falling around him.

Wajdi Mouawad's Alphonse Will Play South Africa's National Arts Festival, July 2-4, 2018

"With the impeccable delivery of Mouawad’s writing, Nashman practices storytelling at its finest." (Edinburgh Spotlight)

"A surreal, mystical journey into the imagination, beautifully performed by Alon Nashman." (Three Weeks, UK)

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Czech composer Ales Brezina, British director/scenographer Pamela Howard, and Alon Nashmon

Charlotte's Outstanding UK Review

Theaturtle's new "Chamber Musical" CHARLOTTE: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music premiered in 2017 at Toronto's Luminato Festival, with music by Ales Brezina, libretto by Alon Nashman, direction and scenography by Pamela Howard. Read review by Judi Herman.

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Alon Nashman in "Kafka and Son"

Kafka and Son Featured as Part of Rockport Chamber Music, June 16, 2018

Rockport Mass. (near Boston) boasts one of the most spectacular performance venues in the world. Kafka and Son will perform there, in the presence of composer Osvaldo Golijov, who created the haunting string quartet music used in the show.

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Alon Nashmon in "Kafka and Son"

Kafka and Son Coming to Banff, Sept. 2, 2018

International hit will be performed as part of Banff International String Quartet Festival.

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The cast of "Charlotte"

Active Political Music Theatre Pushing Boundaries

"Wildly experimental, pushing the envelope... Works like CHARLOTTE: a Tri-Coloured Play with Music... are essential to the survival of the human spirit."

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Maggie Smith and Alon Nashmon

Alon Nashman takes Kafka and Son and Hirsch on the road

Touring is a big part of what THEATURTLE does, and the international conversations enrich our work in Toronto. This Martin Knelman article predated a couple of European tours, which originated in the kaleidescopic Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Photo above is of Dame Maggie Smith with Alon after a performance of Hirsch.

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