by Geoffrey Simon Brown
directed by Peter Pasyk
October 18, 2016 – November 27, 2016
Welcome to Ily’s high school garage party: there’s the genius, the drug dealer, the runaway, the kid with ADHD, and the son of a priest. Everyone’s a total mess, but it’s better than being alone on a Friday night in suburbia. This remarkable debut by 26-year-old playwright Geoffrey Simon Brown is an explosive SOS from an orphaned generation desperately looking for a place to belong.
“The Circle is a wild, sometimes hilarious, sometimes brutal expression of anger and angst; [gives] life and voice to recognizable, relatable characters.” – The Toronto Star
“Fine work by the cast; Director Peter Pasyk shows again how skilled he is with emotionally raw characters, knowing how to reveal their pain along with their menace.” – NOW Magazine
“Terrific production.” – Lynn Slotkin
“Very real, very now and unexpectedly poetic; It’s hard not to like this feisty comic drama.” – The Globe & Mail (Calgary production)
“Gritty, ground breaking theatre; electrifying.” – Calgary Sun
Please note – The Circle contains mature subject matter including graphic violence & explicit language. The approximate running time is 85 minutes.
Watch ‘The Circle in 3 Words’ trailer here.
Cast and Crew
Writer – Geoffrey Simon Brown
Director – Peter Pasyk
Actors – Nikki Duval , Jakob Ehman , Daniel Ellis , Vivien Endicott-Douglas , Brian Solomon , Jake Vanderham
Set Designer – Patrick Lavender
Lighting Designer – Rebecca Picherack
Sound Designer – Thomas Ryder Payne
Costume Designer – Joanna Yu
Fight Director – Steve Wilsher
Stage Manager – Sandy Plunkett
Apprentice Stage Manager – Victoria Wang