Diana McIntosh, photo by Mary Perdue.
On Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8 pm, musician/theatrical performer/composer Diana McIntosh will give a one-night-only performance of her provocative one-woman theatrical concert featuring her original work McIntosh the Stein Way. It offers a glimpse into the playful and profound mind of Gertrude Stein, as seen, felt and enjoyed by McIntosh. Also included in the program are her comical work Doubletalk, and her entertaining piece All-Too-Consuming, about a sensual meal in a restaurant where McIntosh ‘plays’ the dishes.
Described on Bravo television as a ‘national treasure,’ Winnipeg-based Diana McIntosh leads an active career as an innovative and witty composer and performer who has appeared widely across Canada and the USA and in the UK, France, Portugal and Kenya. Together with Ann Southam, she founded western Canada’s first contemporary music concert series, Music Inter Alia, and was its Artistic Director for fourteen years.
This concert will take place at the historic Heliconian Hall, home of the Toronto Heliconian Club of which Diana McIntosh is an out-of-town member. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear and experience one of Canada’s leading female composer/performers, in a witty and thoroughly original program of her own creation!
Admission $20 (students/seniors/members $15). Tickets will be available at the door. Show at 8pm.
Sister Annunciata’s Secret was written and will be performed by newly admitted Heliconian Nonnie Griffin. In August she took it to the Edinburgh Festival, and she will be performing it again for one night only at the Heliconian Hall under Heliconian Peggy Mahon’s direction.
A nun’s vow of chastity is a sacred one and never taken lightly. Sister Annunciata’s Secret is based on a true story, which took place in 1937 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Without intending to transgress her vow, Sister Annunciata falls in love with a pupil. Her near self-destruction leads her to a changed life and hard-won redemption.
Nonnie Griffin’s one-woman play is based on truth and offers a rare insight into the workings of the human heart. “Since no one in the Church seems to want to admit what they have done to innocent children,” she writes, “this nun, in her agony, found she had to deal with herself and her wrongdoing.”
This performance is in aid of the KAMI Foundation for Haiti. KAMI has developed stoves that are manufactured in Haiti and burn alternate fuels to prevent tree cutting. They plant trees that produce seeds from which oil is pressed and used in the stoves. Tickets are $20.00 at the Door.
To reserve tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 699 2856.