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THE rear window

written & Directed


A remount of our popular 2019 production

Hart House Theatre presents the Bygone Theatre production of The Rear Window


May 2024

Hart House Theatre | 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

Oliver Georgiou as L.B. Jefferies

Kate McArthur as Lena Hall

Cayne Kitagawa as Charles Thomas

Antonino Pruiti as Lars Thorwald



Simone Matheson as Mrs Thorwald

Sean Jacklin as The Working Stiff

Trinity Lloyd as The Newlywed Wife

Jacob Dowdall as The Newlywed Husband

Rachel Frederick as The Dancing Girl


Matt Richardson - Fight Director
Wesley Babcock - Set and Lighting Designer

Emily Dix - Sound, Prop and Costume Designer

Bria Cole - Projection Designer

Julia Edda Pape - Stage Manager

Ayesha Maria Khan - Assistant Director 

Aria Kowal - Assistant Set Designer

Arianna Skirzynska - Assistant Lighting Designer

Kaleb Harrison - Assistant Projection Designer

Athen Chloe Go - Scenic Design Assistant

Olia Kashevarova - Wardrobe Assistant

Cheryl Ng, Rida Riyas, David Oduro - Assistant Stage Managers

Bygone Theatre | The Rear Window
Bygone Theatre | Broadway World Toronto Award Winner 2019


Conor Fitzgerald and Emily Dix
Isabella Cesari - Producer-In-Training 

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Recuperating from a broken leg, a news photographer spends his days cooped up in his New York apartment, watching his neighbours through the rear window of his home. The intense summer heat wave, a growing addiction to his painkillers, and the kind of delirium brought on by boredom and lack of sleep leads him to create fanciful stories about those he spies on, but when the line between truth and reality begins to blur, he finds himself questioning whether he has just witnessed a brutal murder, or whether his demons have finally gotten the best of him.


Based on the short story It Had To Be Murder by Cornell Woolrich, the same tale that inspired the 1954 Hitchcock film, Rear Window (James Stewart, Grace Kelly), The Rear Window takes a new look at this classic tale of a "peeping Tom" who saw more than he wanted to see. A gripping, psychological thriller that will leave you guessing until the final moments whether or not what we're seeing can truly be believed.

"(an) engaging and unexpected take on a story many of us thought we knew"
- Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine

Nominated for eleven 2019 Broadway World Toronto Awards, including;
Best Play (Equity); Best Independent Production; Best Direction (Emily Dix); Best Original Set Design (Emily Dix); Best Original Lighting Design (Wesley Babcock); Best Original Costume Design (Emily Dix); Best Performance by a Lead Actor (Tristan Claxton); Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Tristan Claxton, Alex Clay); Best Performance by a Lead Actress (Kate McArthur); Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role (Kate McArthur).
winner of four 2019 Broadway World Toronto Awards, including;
Best Direction (Emily Dix); Best Performance by a Lead Actor (Tristan Claxton); Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role (Kate McArthur); Best Original Lighting Design (Wesley Babcock)

"a tense look into solitude and desperation...What really drives THE REAR WINDOW is its strong script and solid delivery...a strong thriller that takes cues from the best of the genre - and still finds ways to implant little twists and turns to keep it fresh"
- Isabella Perrone, Broadway World, Toronto

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