Shaw Festival, an Ontario Theatre, Announces 2009 Principal Casting
Shaw Festival Theatre Welcomes Back Theatre Favourites & Newcomers to the Ensemble
The Ontario Theatre welcomes back favourites Evan Buliung, Patricia Hamilton, Corrine Koslo, Jim Mezon, Steven Sutcliffe and Wendy Thatcher return after absences from the Shaw’s stages. Newcomers Kyle Blair, Saccha Dennis Kelly Wong and Jenny Young are warmly welcomed to The Shaw’s Ensemble.
In making the announcement, Jackie Maxwell noted: “The creativity and multi-faceted character of our world renowned Ensemble of actors, directors and designers allows us to embark with great brio on an ambitious season. The staging of Tonight at 8:30, in particular, requires great versatility in the acting company and innovation and imagination from our directors and designers. I’m thrilled to welcome to The Shaw Festival Theatre for the 2009 season – and to welcome back – many of Canada’s top theatre artists.”
The Niagara on the Lake theatre is also pleased to announce that Blair Williams will direct the Tonight at 8:30 production Ways of the Heart, which will include The Astonished Heart, Family Album, and Ways and Means, in the Court House Theatre. A veteran Shaw actor, Mr. Williams made his directorial debut at The Shaw in 2008, to great critical and audience acclaim, with Ferenc Molnár’s The President. For detailed information on creative teams and primary and secondary castings, visit .
Shaw Festival tickets for the 2009 season go on sale to Festival Members on November 8 and sales to the general public begin January 5 by mail, fax or online and on January 10 by phone or in person. For online tickets and information about Niagara on the Lake hotels and related travel information, visit .
Tonight at 8:30 is generously supported by Lombard Insurance, Media Partners CTV and The Globe and Mail, and Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.