Spring Break Cabaret and Fundraiser!

16 Feb

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Tired of those grey skies and it getting dark by five o’clock? Shake off the winter blahs with our Spring Break Cabaret and Fundraiser!

On March 10, join us at The Steady Cafe & Bar for a rocking night of music, comedy, burlesque, and side show feats! Take home some freebies! Make bids on some sweet swag in our silent auction! Soak up some sun and have beach-themed fun!

Featuring the epic talents of:

What do you get for just showing up? A gift bag of goodies including:

  • a Ticket to #Hashtag‘s March 16 show!
  • a $10 Voucher from Paintlounge!
  • a Coupon from Panago Pizza!
  • A Promo Code for a Discount off your FIRST Uber ride! (If you’ve used Uber before, give it to a friend who hasn’t!)

What else do we have?

  • $1 Pizza Slices! Snacks!
  • Gift Bags of Candy!
  • Delicious Drinks from the Steady Bar!

And don’t miss out on our epic silent auction! You can take home some sweet prizes like:

Where & When & How Much

Thursday March 10
The Steady Cafe & Bar – 1051 Bloor St W
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm

Tickets are only $10 online (no service fees!) or $12 at the door (cash only). Order advance tickets here!

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Share the event on social media with hashtag #SpringBreakCab
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Twitter & Instagram: @soupcantheatre

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Congratulations to Sarah Thorpe!

2 Jan

HERETIC Stills by LD (5)We are thrilled to announce that Soup Can’s own Sarah Thorpe has been nominated for a My Entertainment World Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Solo Performance’ for her moving portrayal of Joan of Arc in this year’s production of Heretic! Congratulations to Sarah and all the other nominees!

Winners are partly determined based on feedback from the public, so if you saw the show and would like to put in a good word, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section of the nominee page, or via My Entertainment World’s Facebook page or Twitter using the hashtag #MyTheatreAwards.

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More Eye-Catching Images of this “Winning” and “Powerful” Show

18 Nov

The only thing possibly better than the amazing reviews that keep pouring in for HERETIC, are these new production shots courtesy of LD Photo & Video. HERETIC only runs until Sunday November 22nd, so don’t miss out! Tickets are still available!

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More Stellar Reviews for ‘HERETIC’!

15 Nov

HERETIC Stills by LD (7)The Theatre Reader says: “Powerful  …  A winning one-woman show  …  Thorpe shine[s]. She brilliantly slips out of Joan’s skin and into a slew of others.  …  Thorpe’s talent extends beyond the stage and onto the page. Her exploration of Joan humanizes the saint as the audience feels her fear and fierceness throughout her quest to fulfill God’s word.” Read the full review here.

Life with More Cowbell says: “Poignant  …  Thorpe does a lovely job with the many facets of Joan, an earnest, driven young woman who dares to put on men’s clothes and throw herself into the fray – always with Joan’s humanity at the core of her performance.” Read the full review here.

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Mooney on Theatre and Barcza Blog Love ‘HERETIC’!

14 Nov

HERETIC Stills by LD (8)More praise from Toronto press!

Barcza Blog says: “Brilliant  …  Inspired  …  Thorpe has brought this story back from the dead  …  HERETIC tells a story I’ve known all my life, but in a genuinely new version.  …  If for no other reason than to struggle with the meaty ideas in this story, you owe it to yourself to see HERETIC.” Read the full review here.

Mooney on Theatre says: “A mesmerizing one-woman show  …  It’s a lot of fun to watch Thorpe throw so much of herself into her performance.  …  What stands out the most about the story of Joan of Arc is simply this young woman’s defiance and willingness to stand up for what she believed in during a time when that stood in direct opposition of the church. What Joan of Arc represented is timeless and Thorpe does fine work capturing this.  …  The use of sound and lighting made the small space come to life and I have to hand it to lighting designer Randy Lee and sound designers Wesley McKenzie and Jakob Ehman for giving life to the space.” Read the full review here.

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Stage-Door.com gives ‘HERETIC’ Four Stars!

13 Nov

HERETIC Stills by LD (5)The always thoughtful and constructive Christopher Hoile of Stage-Door.com gives HERETIC  FOUR STARS (★★★★) and says this:

“Thorpe’s retelling of the story of Joan of Arc makes this iconic figure, already the subject of numerous plays and films, seem fresh and new.  One major reason is the absolute simplicity of the production.  Another is the winning naturalness of Thorpe’s acting.  …  Thorpe shows us Joan is a human being, capable of fear and doubt, but she also shows us Joan an is illuminated from within by her goal.  …  Thorpe gives an eloquent performance that rises to enacting energetic battles that range throughout the entire theatre to solemn reflection on whether she is really guilty of pride and why men should suddenly be so cruel.  It’s quite a journey for play only 70 minutes long, but you will leave feeling that you know this important figure better than you ever have before.  …  Lighting designer Randy Lee and sound designer Wesley McKenzie combine forces to create the magical effect of Joan’s first vision.  Lee makes imaginative use of warmth and coldness of light to reflect Joan’s mood and of squares of light diminishing in size and brightness to portray her inevitable defeat at her trial.”

Read the full review here!

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Stunning shots of a “Stunning Show”

12 Nov

Many thanks to Laura Dittmann of LD Photo & Video for these gorgeous production shots of HERETIC! Please take a moment to check out Laura’s other wonderful work!

 

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More insightful interviews with Sarah Thorpe!

12 Nov

SarahThorpe (4) - for webWant to know more about the writer/performer of HERETIC, and about the creative process behind this ambitious one-person show? In the Green Room and Radio Regent were kind enough to sit down with Sarah Thorpe to talk shop (and art, and life). You can read In the Green Room’s interview here, and Radio Regent’s interview here.

 

 

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Ten Questions with Sarah Thorpe

2 Nov

SarahThorpe (4) - for webBarzca Blog sat down with HERETIC writer/performer Sarah Thorpe recently to ask her about her creative inspiration, the ups and downs of being an independent artist, and even what her favourite guilty pleasure on TV is (hint: it’s from across the pond). Check out this insightful interview here!

 

 

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Heretic is Back!

12 Oct

Heretic SquareSoup Can Theatre is excited to announce the return of HERETIC; a modern theatrical retelling of the story of Joan of Arc from Soup Can’s own Sarah Thorpe (Love is a Poverty You Can Sell, Marat/Sade, No Exit). After our critically-acclaimed workshop production in April 2015, HERETIC has been further revised and developed, and Thorpe will once again take to the stage to bring one of history’s most compelling and emblematic characters to life in a new and expanded production that will run from November 11th to 22nd at the historic Theatre Passe Muraille backspace.

HERETIC illuminates this iconic character in a fresh new light by presenting Joan not as a religious saint or zealot, but as a complex and headstrong yet fallible young woman who dared to declare herself an equal, challenged the patriarchal power structure of the time, and remained unwavering in her principles despite the ultimate consequences.

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