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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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The Theatre Reader calls Heretic “Stunning”!

12 Apr

Another great review, this time from The Theatre Reader:

A stunning one-woman show that picks your brain.  …  Heretic, directed by Matt Bernard, is a 50-minute one-woman show, tastefully scripted with feminine insight. Sarah Thorpe skillfully blends history with artistic interpretation in her portrayal of the emotionally gritty teenage Joan of Arc.  …  The script lends credence to broader questions of faith and patience in the human retelling of a brave 19-year-old girl who died for her country.   …  Audience members are captivated.

Read the full review here.

Don’t miss our final two performances! Today at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets available here, or in person at the venue.

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First Review! Heretic is ‘Bold’, ‘Thoughtful’, ‘Compelling’

9 Apr

The first review for Heretic is up! Veteran critic and prolific theatre-goer, Lynn Slotkin of the Slotkinletter.com, had this to say about the show:

Bravo to creator/actor Sarah Thorpe for setting herself the challenge.  …  Thorpe’s playing of Joan is compelling.  …  An agile performance  …  Thorpe is ably guided by director Matt Bernard who has a delicate but sure hand.  …  Scenographer, Claire Hill does wonders with a tight design budget. She has created the world of France for Joan.  …  This gritty, thoughtful, well done production is one of the many reasons I love indie theatre, and certainly the work of the feisty Soup Can Theatre Company adds to that feeling. Heretic is well worth a visit during this very short run.

Read the full review here!

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Heretic is Here!

8 Apr

The set is dressed, the props and costumes are arranged backstage, and the sandwich board is out. Heretic – a bold theatrical retelling of the story of Joan of Arc from acclaimed actor/director Sarah Thorpe – opens tonight! If you just can’t wait for a taste of what’s in store, here are the production photos hot off the presses from last night’s dress rehearsal! Also, Sarah recently sat down with the editors of Theatromania to talk about the joys and challenges of creating Heretic. If you’d like to read this insightful Q and A for yourself, head over here.

See you at the show!

 

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Sneak Peek Interview with Sarah Thorpe!

31 Mar

With Heretic – a bold theatrical retelling of the story of Joan of Arc – just over a week away from opening, we thought you might enjoy a little sneak preview of what’s in store! We sat down with with the charming creator/performer of Heretic, Sarah Thorpe, to talk about taking to the page and stage to bring life to one of history’s most compelling and controversial characters. Watch this insightful interview below!

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Heretic is Coming!

14 Mar

Heretic SquareSoup Can Theatre is proud to present Heretic; a theatrical retelling of the story of Joan of Arc from critically acclaimed actor/director Sarah Thorpe. Well known for her work as the director of such hit Soup Can Theatre shows as Love is a Poverty You Can Sell, Marat/Sade, No Exit, and Love is a Poverty You Can Sell 2: Kisses for a Pfennig, Thorpe takes to the stage to bring life to the story of one of history’s most compelling characters.

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The Critics are Raving about Circle Jerk!

13 Nov

With our opening weekend behind us, the critics are chiming in with some effusive praise for Circle Jerk! Here are just a few of their choice words and links to their full reviews:

  • My Gay Toronto
    • “Startlingly Clever” … “Audacious and Titillating” … “A Giddy Delight” … “Comedic Gold”
  • Mooney on Theatre
    • “Insightful and Thought Provoking” … “Bold and Intriguing” … “A Stunning piece of Theatre”
  • Jeremy Thinks Things
    • “Utter Brilliance” … “Laugh-out-loud Hilarious” … “Sexually Charged” … “Fascinating, Compelling” … “Nothing Short of Spectacular”
  • Burke Campbell
    • “Funny as Hell” … “Wildly Entertaining” … “Compelling, Sexy, and Not to be Missed”

There are only six performances of this daring show left! Get your tickets before it’s too late!

 

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Circle Jerk Caught on Film!

10 Nov

We just got our stunning production photos back from our lovely and talented friend Lauren Vandenbrook of LV Imagery. If you weren’t sure if you were going to join us for Circle Jerk before, maybe these will nudge you in the right direction 😉

 

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Circle Jerk: First Review!

8 Nov

Our first review is up and it’s a doozy! Jeremy Gardiner of Jeremy Thinks Things had some truly wonderful things to say. Here’s an excerpt of his glowing review:

For me, seeing Circle Jerk (produced in glorious collaboration by Soup Can Theatre, safeword, and Aim for the Tangent Theatre) was like having the most incredible tantric sex of my life. It titillated, excited, and stimulated me and then left me completely satisfied, satiated, gratified, and full. In the space of two and a half hours, the four one act plays that make up Circle Jerk prove the utter brilliance and supreme skill of the teams that created them.

Read the full review here!

 

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