Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Cultch presents Midsummer (A Play With Songs)

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Midsummer, the lo-fi, indie love story fresh off its run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will receive its Canadian premiere at The Cultch, opening September 3rd and running through to the 12th. Featuring Cora Bissett and Matthew Pidgeon as the ill-advised love match, Midsummer is a new play by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre and the inaugural production of The Cultch’s 09/10 season.

MidsummerGreig’s piece begins when two thirtysomethings are sitting in a bar on a rainy mid-summer night, waiting for something to turn up. He’s a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city’s underworld and she’s a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people’s husbands. She’s out of his league and he’s not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Ever.

Which is why they do.

Midsummer is the story of Bob and Helena and a great lost weekend of bridge burning, car chases, wedding bust ups, bondage miscalculations, midnight trysts and horrible hung over, self-loathing misery.

David Greig is one of Scotland’s leading playwrights. His previous work for Traverse Theatre include Damascus, his adaptation of Raja Shehadeh’s When the Bulbul Stopped Singing, Outlying Islands, The Speculator, The Architect and Europe.

Gordon McIntyre is the singer/songwriter in the Edinburgh band Ballboy who have released five albums since 2001. Their latest – I Worked On The Ships – was released in August 2008.

A Traverse Theatre Company production (Scotland, UK)
Written by Scotland’s leading playwright David Greig
& top Edinburgh Singer/Songwriter Gordon McIntyre
Designed by Georgia McGuinness
Featuring Cora Bissett and Matthew Pidgeon

WHERE: Historice Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street
SEPT 3 – 12, 2009
Matinee: September 12, 2 PM
No performances September 6 & 7

LABOUR DAY WEEKEND SALE! September 4, 5 & 8: All tickets are 2 for 1!
September 9: Pay-What-You-Can Performance
September 10: Post-show Artist Talkback

Tickets starting at $22 – On sale now! Now available through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or THECULTCH.COM.  Save up to 40% on tickets when purchased with a Cultch subscription; visit for details.


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