SOMETHING FOR THE BUOYS
BY ELI PASIC
Directed by ELI PASIC
George Ignatieff Theatre
15 Devonshire Pl, Toronto
October 8-20, 2019
Larry Silverberg presents a Sapling Production in Association with Bygone Theatre.
In 2019 Bygone Theatre joined Sapling Productions to help them mount an ambitious production, a new musical called Something For The Buoys. While Bygone was not involved in the creative aspects of this production, we leant our producing experience to this fledgling company to support their first full-length production.
Rob Sapienza as Jimmy
Thomas Finn as Larry
Alison Beckwith as Sarah
Jacquie Martin as Betty
Kathleen Doerkson as Doris
Anthony Botelho as Captain
Justan Myers as Sailor #1
Robert Popoli and Sailor #2
Written and Directed by Eli Pasic
Music Direction By Jackson Seib
Choreography By Alayna Kellett
Lighting Design By Wesley Babcock
Sound Design By Shaun McPherson
Hair and Makeup By Sinéad Plunkett-Blazi
Stage Management By Kaitlind Gorman
ASM By Kathleen-Sonja Mooney-Childs
Produced By Bryan Kling of Sapling, Emily Dix and Conor Fitzgerald of Bygone Theatre.
Executive Producer Larry Silverberg.
A starry-eyed sailor named Jimmy feels lonely and wants nothing more than to find his true love. Accompanied by Larry, his womanizing best pal, he sneaks ashore and enters the wonderful world of New York City. Of course, Jimmy immediately stumbles upon his true love. But between a big-time Broadway offer and a cranky captain with an Alka-Seltzer addiction, will Jimmy sail into the sun and live happily ever after before the final curtain? Who Knows!
THE PARTY LINE
Bygone Theatre had been preparing for an exciting production at the historic Campbell House Museum set to run in June 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production needed to be delayed, and is now planned for April 2021, exact dates TBA.
The Party Line is an ambulatory opera that invites audience members to move throughout Campbell House museum and witness musical vignettes, all set in different time periods and employing different styles of music, but connected by the themes of isolation and its relation to technology, in particular, the telephone. The title comes from the old "party line" telephones that existed in small communities, and allowed homes to have access to a phone without a private line. Anyone on the line could pick up and listen to a conversation, creating interesting dichotomies; distance and connection, privacy and display. The Party Line will tell small, intimate stories about larger issues of isolation and globalization, that, while they are often topics today, have existed for decades.