Factory Theatre is ecstatic to present a once-in-a-lifetime double-bill from the acclaimed, award-winning playwright Daniel MacIvor. The two plays, Monster and Here Lies Henry, will run from November 16-December 17, 2023.

Monster, directed by Soheil Parsa and featuring Karl Ang, is a chilling one-person show that peels back the psychological layers of 16 different characters. This finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Drama invites us to confront fears and embrace the complexities that make us human.

In contrast, Here Lies Henry, directed by Tawiah M’Carthy and featuring Damien Atkins, is about a man alone in a room with a mission to tell us something we didn’t already know. Henry is nervous, a self-proclaimed liar, and compelled by some unknown force to tell his life story.

Monster: November 16-18 at 8pm; November 21-25 at 8pm; November 25-26 at 2pm; November 30-December 2 at 8pm; December 2-3 at 2pm; December 6-9 at 8pm; December 9-10 at 2pm. 

Here Lies Henry: November 23-December 2 at 8pm; December 2 at 2pm; December 3 at 4pm; December 6-9 at 8pm; December 9 at 2pm; December 10 at 4pm; December 13-16 at 8pm; December 16 at 2pm; December 17 at 4pm.

The Factory Theatre is located at 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2R2

Tickets range from $20 – $80.Audiences are invited to select the ticket price option that works best for them to experience theatre at Factory. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.factorytheatre.ca/

Artistic Director Mel Hague describes MacIvor’s writing as “fierce, rigorously intelligent, painfully funny – an absolute dream canvas for any performer.” These works leave nothing for artists to hide behind – it is an act of pure connectivity between storyteller and audience.

Daniel MacIvor has written numerous award-winning plays including See Bob Run, A Beautiful View, Marion Bridge and Bingo! He also wrote the libretto for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian presented by the Canadian Opera Company.

Soheil Parsa is an Iranian Canadian theatre artist based in Toronto. He has directed over forty productions since 1989. His work has been shown in Canada as well as internationally.

Karl Ang is currently an actor in Toronto with theatre credits including Cockroach (Tarragon), Middletown, Saint Joan (Shaw Festival), King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford Festival), and The Tempest (Canadian Stage).

Tawiah M’Carthy is a Ghanaian born, Toronto based theatre practitioner. He is notable as a director, playwright and performer.

This double-bill promises to be a masterful rollercoaster ride of emotions that keeps us guessing. Don’t miss out on this unique theatrical experience!

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