Deathwatch

June 17 - 20, 2009

The classic play by queer French playwright Jean Genet gets a new treatment from lemonTree Theatre Creations and Ten Foot Pole Productions. This theatrical team-up took place in the basement of XPACE Cultural Centre in June 2009 and was an official event of Toronto Pride. It was a huge success with audiences and was completely sold out. 

Three hot young criminals share a prison cell. One faces execution, one nears parole, and all three are charged with desperate sexual desire. 

Working from Genet's last published French version of the play, this production brings to the fore the raw sexual and racial tensions Genet imbued in the original text.
Cast & Crew
WRITTEN BY
Jean Genet
DIRECTED BY
Jonathan Seinen
STARRING
John Bryans, Indrit Kasapi, Cole J. Alvis, Ryan Symington
co-production
lemonTree Creations, 
Ten Foot Pole
Designer/Stage Manager
Beckah McNeil
Literary Consultant
Rob Salerno
Photography
Tavishe Coulson
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