Prodigal Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM EST
Thursday, February 23, 2023
“If it’s a war of attrition you want, Dad, then you better start digging the trenches. Because I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”
Edmund in Prodigal, Paolo Santalucia
PRODIGAL, a world premiere, follows the return home of Edmund Clark, the gay, alcoholic, eldest son of a prominent Toronto family, after he is cut off from the family trust. On the way home, Edmund meets Levi, a man with whom he impulsively engages in a passionate encounter before realizing Levi is also en route to Edmund’s family home. The reason: Levi is the brother of the Clark family’s estate manager.
Why are the Clarks able to suppport a teenager in their home while turning their back on their eldest son? PRODIGAL, from the critically acclaimed The Howland Company (Casimir and Caroline, The Wolves, Punk Rock), examines themes of queerness, privilege, marginalization, and forgiveness, as these two young men attempt to return to the famiies they have lost–one to confront his past and the other to start his future.
Paolo Santalucia (Orphans for the Czar, Crow’s Theatre) is an award-winning theatre artist and one of the founding artistic leaders of The Howland Company, for which he adapted and directed Casimir and Caroline and will direct Three Sisters. As a member of the Soulpepper ensemble for 11 seasons, Paolo appeared in The Seagull, La Bête, Of Human Bondage, and Bed and Breakfast, among others.
345 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto ON M4M 2T1
Seating is General Admission at this performance. Doors open 1/2 hour prior to performance. Limited Premium reserved seating is also available at an additional cost.