Dancing With Rage
February 5th – 17th 2013
Firehall Arts Centre - 280 E Cordova
Tues to Sat 8pm
Matinees - Sun Feb 10 & 17, 2pm
Talkbacks After - Thurs Feb 7 & 14, 8pm
VocalEye performance: audio description for the visually impaired - Tues Feb 12
Firehall Arts Centre Box Office
By Phone - 604-689-0926
Written and Performed by Canadian Icon Mary Walsh
Co-Directed by Andy Jones and Mary Walsh
Canadian actress, comedienne and social activist Mary Walsh unleashes her rage at pop culture, politics and capitalism, and does battle on a grand scale in this one-woman show. Dancing with Rage sees Walsh blend autobiographical tales with the stories of some of her most famous characters, including Marg Delahunty: Warrior Princess, Dakey Dunn, Mom Reardon and Connie Bloor. Written and performed by Mary Walsh and directed by Walsh and Andy Jones, Dancing with Rage incorporates current events, making each performance fresh, exciting and always up to the minute.
“A kick at the darkness by one of our most talented performers” The Scene Magazine
Hailing from St. John’s, NL, Mary Walsh was an original member of the infamous CODCO sketch comedy series, which ran on CBC Television from 1987 to 1992. In 1992, she began to work with Rick Mercer, creating and starring in the highly acclaimed series This Hour Has 22 Minutes, where Mary's Warrior Princess character Marg Delahunty became famous for ambushing politicians and submitting them to satirical interviews. In 2011 she reprised the role of Marg Delahunty, conducting the now infamous ambush interview of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at his home. Mary Walsh is the recipient of 25 Gemini awards, the Order of Canada award and in 2012 she received a Governor General's Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.
Andy Jones has been a professional writer, actor and director for over thirty years. He has written five critically acclaimed one-man comedy shows, which have toured extensively across Canada, the UK, and Ireland. Andy was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland where he co-founded the Resource Centre for the Arts at the L.S.P.U. Hall, co-writing, acting in, and directing many original productions. He is well known in Canada as one of the groundbreaking Newfoundland comedy troupe CODCO, in both its theatrical and television incarnations. Andy’s numerous awards include two Gemini awards, five Gemini nominations, two Emmy nominations, two Genie nominations, election to the Newfoundland Arts Council Hall of Honour, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Award of Excellence, and the ACTRA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement.
Photo courtesy of RCA Theatre
Presented by Touchstone Theatre and the Firehall Arts Centre
Set Design Stephen Osler
Lighting Design Boo Noseworthy
Costume Design Marie Sharpe
Sound Design George Robertson
Stage Manager Victor Tilley
Originally Produced by Theatre Passe Muraille & RCA Theatre Company.
Originally Directed & Dramaturged by Karen Carpenter
Mary Walsh is represented by Michael Oscars – Oscar, Abrams, Zimel & Associates
DANCING WITH RAGE is represented by Tammy Fox – The Collection Agency Entertainment