Saints and sinners

There are a couple of rather unusual shows coming up on the weekend of May 22nd to 24th.

anna-gates-distilleryA new group, The Friends of Gravity, are putting on Weill’s Die Sieben Todsünde ~ The Seven Deadly Sins.  Projected photography and film stand in for the original production’s ballet. Silent film-style title cards will translate the German text and illuminate the dramatic back-story. Stephanie Conn sings the role of Anna I on stage and acts as Anna II in the pre-taped footage.  The other singers include Christopher Wattam, Charles Fowler, David Roth and James Levesque.  A seven piece band will play Scott Gabriel’s arrangement of the score.  It’s on on May 22nd and 23rd at 8pm at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, 509 Dundas Street East.  Tickets are $25 ($15 for students) and are available at or

At more or less the same time The Toronto Consort are putting on a fully staged version in English translation of the 13th century Latin work The Play of Daniel.  David Fallis directs the Consort medieval players with a cast that includes Kevin Skelton in the title role, Olivier Laquerre as King Belshazzar, Derek Kwan as King Darius, Michele DeBoer as the Queen, and John Pepper as Habakkuk.  This one runs at Trinity St. Paul’s on the 22nd and 23rd at 8pm and the 24th at 3.30pm.  Tickets and info at

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