After / BAAL: a new rockin' show in development
November Theatre is starting development of our first project since moving to Toronto. This original piece is called After / BAAL and is led by playwright Rose Cullis (The Happy Woman), actress and composer Astrid Van Wieren (Come From Away), Director Jon Michaelson (This Wide Night) and Designer Denyse Karn (Stratford). In 1998 at Buddies in Bad Times, these creators mounted a production of BAAL loosely inspired by the iconic Bertolt Brecht play of the same name. After / BAAL serves as a stand-alone sequel set two decades later in which Baal, our gifted queer singer-songwriter, hits the road again chasing former glory and trying to outrun a haunting tragedy.
November Theatre will be producing a reading in May and larger workshop in the fall. Stay tuned.