Event type: Ages 12+
WRITTEN BY JORDAN TANNAHILL
DIRECTED BY KWAKU OKYERE
MAY 15-26, 2024
VENUE: Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
36 King Street W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
ABOUT THE SHOW:
“We came here with good intentions.”
Debora and Michael, grappling with the loss of their son, Joel, make an unconventional decision in an attempt to find closure. Their path towards healing involves a tense dinner gathering with surprising guests. As the evening unfolds, questions of forgiveness and revenge come to the forefront, blurring the lines between acceptance, accountability, and retaliation.
Written with sensitivity and humour by the Award-winning author and playwright, Jordan Tannahill, Late Company explores the complexities of human relationships and the challenges of finding peace balanced with the need for retribution.
Kwaku Okyere who starred in GLA’s 2019 presentation of The Seat Next To The King returns to the Region to make his solo-Directorial debut with this production. He recently received the Montreal English Theatre Award as Associate Director, Redbone Coonhound and co-directed the acclaimed production, Fairview in Vancouver and is completing his time as part of the distinguished Langham Directors Workshop at the Stratford Festival where he was Assistant Director on Richard II.
The cast includes Ryan Hollyman (Mirvish, National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre), Tanisha Taitt (Obsidian Theatre, Soulpepper, and current Artistic Director, Cahoots Theatre) and Green Light Arts Co-Founders, Carin Lowerison and Matt White.
The show runs May 15 to 26th at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Kitchener.
“Tannahill's script makes his characters abandon their pretenses, pick them up again, and then set them on fire." — Mooney on Theatre
“This is theatre in its purest form: a cathartic cleansing ... a palpable mix of hostility and pity on all sides ... Late Company weighs heavily on your mind in the days following the performance.” — The Independent (UK)
“Late Company … is excruciatingly good theatre: it feels like open heart surgery.” —Vancouver Courier
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: This play deals with discussions of suicide, queerness, bullying, and features strained family relationships. Recommended for Ages 13+ years.
RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes with NO INTERMISSION.
ABOUT GREEN LIGHT ARTS
Green Light Arts uses theatre to help make sense of the world, explore the challenges of contemporary society, illuminate hope, fuel possibility, and ignite imagination.
Founded in 2014, Green Light Arts is a theatre company based in Waterloo Region. We deliver well-crafted, provocative theatrical projects and pair artistic programming with purposeful outreach events to deepen community conversations about the ideas we put on stage. To date, we have delivered 25 theatrical productions to Waterloo Region and beyond. Recent productions include Izad Etemadi: Let Me Explain, This is How We Got Here, WE COULD BE, Guarded Girls. For more information, visit: www.greenlight-arts.com.
The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
36 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
Playwright JORDAN TANNAHILL
Director KWAKU OKYERE*
Performers CARIN LOWERISON*, DIETER LISCHE-PARKES, MATT WHITE*, RYAN HOLLYMAN*, TANISHA TAITT
Associate Producer ANGELO FELICIANO
*Appears courtesy of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
**Appears courtesy of the Associated Designers of Canada.
The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts is equipped with power doors, an elevator, accessible washrooms, and accessible seating to accommodate persons requiring mobility assistance. Guide dogs or other service animals are always welcome. We welcome all patrons with disabilities. Support persons will receive a complimentary ticket. Please contact Steven Jackson (email@example.com) to coordinate any specific accessibility needs for your visit.
The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts does not currently have a COVID-19 policy in place, but GLA welcomes audience members to wear masks if preferred. GLA will be responsive to any public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19 and update this section accordingly.
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May 15, 2024 - May 26, 2024
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Cutoff is Friday, May 17, 2024 5:59 pm EDT unless it sells out earlier.