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Seminar the play

Just booked a ticket to see this with Wayson – the story of an angry, abusive writing teacher, fascinating, and played by the wonderful Tom McCamus. Sent a recommendation about it to my longterm students, and got this back from Chris:

I saw this on Broadway a couple of years ago with Alan Rickman in the lead role, and it was very entertaining. Coming away from it you will realize that the instructor is about as different from Beth as one can get. Also the students pay thousands of dollars to work with him and each one is a bit of a case. In the production I saw, one of the women whipped her T-shirt off in the first scene.
Other than that it could be Beth’s class.
ESTAGE || Mirvish Productions Newsletter
SEMINAR is a class in wit, brains and guts
See it early & save! Tickets From $19

$19/$49 Sat Nov 14, 8PM & Sun Nov 15, 2PM
$19/$59 Nov 17-Dec 4, Tue to Fri 8PM

Or call 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
Use code SEM59

Remember that grade 9 report on the Mayan civilizations that you had to read out in social studies class? We’ve all been in situations where we’ve had our work judged by others. It even happens in our adult work life.

Imagine being a young writer desperate to improve your craft and looking to a “genius” novelist for advice and insights.

How much would you pay for such an opportunity? What if the cost was $5,000 and you were one of only four students?

And what would happen if that genius also turned out to be malicious, self-involved and sex-obsessed? What if your career’s success depended on his approval?

SEMINAR is a hilarious comedy about such a writing workshop. It opened on Broadway a few seasons ago and was an instant success.

Now it is finally getting its Canadian premiere. Starring the brilliant Tom McCamus, arguably one of the country’s finest actors, SEMINAR recently started performances at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg. This is what the critics had to say:

“A SNAPPY, SOPHISTICATED COMEDY with a bright, tight ensemble. Tom McCamus brings his considerable stage presence to bear as the shaggy, oversexed instructor.” – Winnipeg Free Press

“SHARPLY FUNNY AND CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING! Playwright Teresa Rebeck has a knack for smart dialogue and writing scathing one-liners, producing moments that are simultaneously cringeworthy and laugh-out-loud funny. Tom McCamus gives a devastatingly good performance.” – Joff Schmidt, CBC Winnipeg


$19/$49 Sat Nov 14, 8PM & Sun Nov 15, 2PM
$19/$59 Nov 17-Dec 4, Tue to Fri 8PM

Or call 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
Use code SEM59

On stage Nov 14-Dec 6
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street
Recommended Age: 14+
Strong language, partial nudity, mature content



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