Kafka and Son has successful return to Edinburgh

“[Kafka and Son] is a masterclass in the economy of truth, complete character immersion and storytelling…. This is an impeccable piece which delivers with confidence and clarity from start to finish, and a must-see for anyone moved by the simple purity of words well-delivered.” Read other 2022 reviews here, or here, and below.

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Alphonse makes an impact on the Fringe.

“Alphonse. This play is everything I had hoped to see at the fringe this season. Flawlessly written, beautifully executed.” So begins one of many rhapsodic, five-star reviews of Theaturtle’s production of Alphonse at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Read more here, or here, or below.

 

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Gabe Maharjan as Alphonse

Theaturtle sending Alphonse and Kafka and Son to Edinburgh 2022!

Alphonse by Wajdi Mouawad, and Kafka and Son will be performed at the 2022 edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Richard Jordan Productions, in association with the Pleasance, will present these two hit Canadian productions. Alon Nashman returns in Kafka and Son after a sold-out run in 2017, while Alphonse features Edinburgh newcomer Gabe Maharjan.

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Theaturtle’s “Peddler” highlight of Kensington Market tour

Ishai Buchbinder, dressed as “a Jewish peddler straight out of the 1930s,” surprised over 3000 TDSB students as they were taken on a historical tour of Kensington Market in May of 2022. That performance, written and directed by Theaturtle’s Alon Nashman, contributed to winning the Heritage Toronto Public History Award.

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Alphonse a Runaway Hit Across Ontario

In these times of isolation and uncertainty, a production of Alphonse seems a perfect fit. Gabe Maharjan gives a sensitive, ethereal performance playing several characters. The production is pure joy.”

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Alphonse in the Park one of TOP TEN Theatre Stories of 2020

“How fitting that the first live, in-person theatre performance in Toronto following the spring lockdown should be a revival of Wajdi Mouawad’s life-affirming solo work about the importance of imagination and freedom.”

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Kafka and Son wins Critics Choice Award at Orlando Fringe Winter Fest

“In “Kafka and Son,” Canadians Mark Cassidy and Alon Nashman have adapted Kafka’s famed letter to his father into a one-man meditation on the effects of a father’s actions on a son. It’s stylishly designed, directed with verve by Cassidy and performed with unswerving dedication to the material by Nashman, who plays both father and son.”

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Charlotte Celebrated in Europe

Theaturtle’s singspiel ‘Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music’, with music by Aleš Březina, libretto by Alon Nashman, direction/scenography by Pamela Howard, and movement direction by Marie-Josée Chartier, “leads the way towards a renaissance of opera,” according to one of Europe’s top critics.

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Wajdi Mouawad’s Alphonse “Hot Ticket” In South Africa

“Theaturtle brings Alphonse to South Africa after touring festivals and theatre stages internationally…. It is a tapestry of stories within stories, with characters ranging from a regal vacuum cleaner to a melancholy cave, featuring one man, 27 characters – and loads of popcorn!”

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Pamela Howard Tells the Story Behind Charlotte to Czech Arts Journal

“It was completely sold out and people were sitting on the stairs. I’ve never experienced such a standing ovation – and I’m eighty… I felt we were telling people the story we owed them.

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