'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre

Description: If you knew your time was almost up, what would you do? This is the question Ben, the main character in Andrew Batton’s play, ‘Or Not To Be’, wrestles with and it’s the reality of it that ultimately inspires him to perform Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As humans, our ‘clocks’ are always ticking and most of us don’t have a clue about our expiry date. Why is it different when you’re told an approximate end-date for your wander on this green earth? And why do some people choose to spend their lives making/experiencing art? While the topic of imminent death seems like a pretty depressing focus for a play, ‘Or Not To Be’ brought a candid and intimate perspective. In fact, the play, directed by Julia Haist, shows a lovely relationship between the three characters. The lead Ben is played by Shawn DeSauza-Coelho; Andrew Robinson tackles Seb, a friend of Ben’s and Karen Scobie plays Sarah, Ben’s partner. Lisa Currie, stage manager, handled the light and tech at Leslieville’s RED Sandcastle Theatre for ‘Or Not To Be’, which ran for 3 weeks in January. Look out for productions at the RED Sandcastle, there’s always something fresh happening there! Photo credit: Andrew Batton

Start Time: January 20th, 2018 at 12:00am
End Time: January 20th, 2018 at 9:30pm
Location: Red Sandcastle Theatre
Address: 922 Queen St. E.

City: Toronto
Province: ON
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Website: www.facebook.com/events/1746730878702549/
'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre - Ben (Shawn DeSouza–Coelho) & Sarah (Karen Scobie) share an intimate moment Ben (Shawn DeSouza–Coelho) & Sarah (Karen Scobie) share an intimate moment 'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre - Shawn DeSouza–Coelho as Ben Shawn DeSouza–Coelho as Ben 'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre - Sarah (Karen Scobie) & Seb (Andrew Robinson) Sarah (Karen Scobie) & Seb (Andrew Robinson) 'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre 'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre - Karen Scobie as Sarah Karen Scobie as Sarah 'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre - Sarah & Seb struggle with Ben's determination to perform Hamlet Sarah & Seb struggle with Ben's determination to perform Hamlet 'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre - Best friends, Ben & Seb, working on their production of Hamlet Best friends, Ben & Seb, working on their production of Hamlet 'Or Not To Be' at the RED Sandcastle Theatre - 'Or Not To Be', by Andrew Batton 'Or Not To Be', by Andrew Batton