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Joseph Ziegler

Hot Date: Soulpepper’s Strained Relations

Joseph Ziegler directs You Can't Take it With You (photo by Sandy Nicholson)

OPENS APRIL 19 Everyone can relate to that anxious moment when you first introduce your beau—or belle—to the folks. Soulpepper Theatre Company and director Joseph Ziegler take the occasion a step further in a staging of You Can’t Take it With You. Comedy ensues in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart when Alice, perhaps the most sensible member of the eccentric Sycamore clan, invites her paramour and his conservative parents to dine with her family. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, $32 to $68; call 416-866-8666 or visit here for showtimes and
to purchase tickets.


Hot Date: Soulpepper Offers the Time of Your Life

Stuart Hughes in The Time of Your Life (photo by Sandy Nicholson)

OPENS MARCH 16 Discover an American classic courtesy of Soulpepper Theatre Company, which remounts its acclaimed production of William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life. Themes of hope, nostalgia and redemption underlie this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set in a late-1930s San Francisco saloon, where patrons imagine “what might have been.” Soulpepper stalwarts Joseph Ziegler and Stuart Hughes won praise for their roles in the ensemble’s 2008 staging of the play, and return for this year’s version. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, $22 to $60; call 416-866-8666 or click here for times and to purchase.

Hot Entertainment: A Classic Christmas Carol

John Jarvis and Joseph Ziegler in A Christmas Carol (photo by Sandy Nicholson)

DECEMBER 6 TO 30 The renowned Soulpepper Theatre Company welcomes the holiday season the traditional way—by staging A Christmas Carol. A talented cast, including Joseph Ziegler as Ebeneezer Scrooge, brings the classic tale to life in a minimalist adaptation that honours Charles Dickens’ grandly descriptive language, “bah humbugs” and all. Presented in “the round”—on a circular stage in the centre of the audience—this production ensures every seat has a view and every viewer a reason to applaud. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Monday to Saturday, $22 to $75.33; call 416-866-8666 or click here for showtimes and tickets.