TCDS Presents: The Third Story


The Third Story, written in 2008 by American playwright and actor Charles Busch, is equal parts surreal comedy, family drama, and film pastiche. In the 1940's, in a quaint Nebraskan home, hardboiled and out of luck screenwriter Peg tries to convince her burnout son Drew to collaborate on one last screenplay. At the same time, the film in their imagination unfolds before us. Part film noir and part sci-fi schlock, the story eventually becomes a genre-confused romp with gangsters, zombies, clones, and the kitchen sink. All the while, we become privy to a third story; the Russian fairly tale that Peg would tell Drew as a child. As the other stories develop, this tale of a shy princess and vulnerable witch becomes more and more familiar. Inspired by the story, and by their own lives, Peg and Drew try their best to finish the movie and to mend their fractured relationship. Show Times: November 19, 8:00 pm November 20, 8:00 pm November 21, 8:00 pm November 22, 8:00 pm in the George Ignatieff Theatre [15 Devonshire Place] Running time of 110 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission. GET TICKETS HERE: http://www.uofttix.ca/view.php?id=1132 CAST: Stephen Lubin - DREW/STEVE Leah Sutton - PEG/DR. RUTENSPITZ Ola Okarmus - QUEENIE BARTLETT/QUEENIE 2/BABA YAGA Callum Middleton - VERNA/VASALISA Mirka Loiselle - DR. CONSTANCE HUDSON Chaitanya Valladares - ZYGOTE

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