Strolling Player was named in NOW Magazine's round-up as one of the "Best Productions" and "Best Performances" of the 2013 Toronto Fringe. It received a NOW rating of NNNN.
Glenn Sumi of NOW called the show a “charming, moving, spellbinding memoir of a life in the theatre.”
Mooney on Theatre wrote: “The writing is beautiful. The language is perfect." And Steve Fisher of Torontoist wrote, "Strolling Player was my favorite surprise of the Toronto Fringe," and featured the show in the Torontoist Fringe Festival Highlights.
Richard Sheridan Willis' sparkling and deeply intimate stories of one actor's life: from Stratford-upon-Avon to New York on 9/11, from performing with this year’s “Lincoln,” Daniel Day Lewis, to performing in the White House for President George W. Bush, from a divorce hounded by paparazzi to a wedding on the shores of a Northern Ontario lake. Personal and theatrical, this acclaimed production returns to Toronto and The Red Sandcastle Theatre after a critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival.
One audience member offered this Strolling Player description:
"A veteran professional actor looks back and discovers that his own life has been as dramatic as that of any of the characters he played. Memories of treasured roles in productions ranging from "Doctor Who" on the BBC to an Oscar Wilde comedy to a first night in London's West End -- each rekindling, at times fusing with, life-memories of a past filled with humour, endurance and romance, illuminating a vagabond life deeply rooted in theatre.
Passion of Artist for Vocation is in the spotlight as player doffs the theatre masks to play finally ... himself, by himself, in a 90-minute solo tour-de-force.”
playwright - RICHARD WILLIS with HEIDI REIMER
director - ROBERT RICHMOND
featuring - RICHARD SHERIDAN WILLIS
RED SANDCASTLE THEATRE
922 Queen Street East, Toronto
Box Office: 416 845 9411
September 12th - September 22nd 2013
Thursday Sept 12th 8:00pm
Friday Sept 13th 8:00pm
Saturday Sept 14th 8:00pm
Sunday Sept 15th 2.00pm
Thursday Sept 19th 8:00pm
Friday Sept 20th 8:00pm
Saturday Sept 21st 8:00pm
Sunday Sept 22nd 2:00pm
$15 Students, Seniors, Artists
Reservations: 416 845 9411
Latecomers WILL be admitted!