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Don't miss Six Characters in Search of an Author (Premieres May 5)

Six Characters in Search of an Author. Luigi Pirandello. Adapted by Edward Storer.

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The curtain rises on stories left unfinished. During a routine rehearsal, six strangers show up unannounced declaring themselves fictional characters who would like a word with their author. Finding humour in the absurd, their family drama unfolds in a conflict between illusion and reality. Pirandello’s metatheatrical masterpiece navigates the human search for meaning and the personal desire for control. 

Audiences enjoy unlimited access to the audio drama from the premiere date until June 30, 2021. You will receive an email on May 5 with a link to log into your account and listen to an embedded audio file through your computer or device. To purchase a Passport Subscription and enjoy all eight productions, CLICK HERE.

Complimentary access for Front Line Workers  and members of our Free 25 and Under program sponsored by Sun Life. 


COMING SOON: CBC IDEAS - ITALY indepth Podcast (Premieres May 5)

IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. Using Six Characters in Search of an Author as a launching-off point, host Nahlah Ayed sits down with artists to discuss the cultural context to understand this Italian drama, and what it might have to say to our contemporary Canadian context. FREE

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The Theatrical Canon - Italy

9 OTHER PLAYS CURATED BY SOULPEPPER ARTISTS AND LOCAL SCHOLARS TO READ AND ENJOY! INQUIRE ABOUT THESE TITLES AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OR LIBRARY.

Il servitore di due pardoni (The Servant of Two Masters)
By Carlo Goldoni
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The Origin of the World, Interior Conversation Piece
By Lucia Calamaro
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Noccioline (Peanuts)
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All Home, Bed and Church
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Zorro
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Novecento (2003)
By Alessandro Baricco
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Mpalermu
By Emma Dante
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Tomba di cani
By Letizia Russo
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The Advertisement (1968)
By Natalia Ginzburg
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