On The Road (‘In This World’) – Ottawa in under 24 hours!

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Meghan Swaby, Stephanie Jung, Melania Radelicki

My name is Stephanie Jung and I’m one of the two actors in In This World. Meghan Swaby is my co-actor and we’re joined by our stage manager extraordinaire, Melania Radelicki. We opened In This World in the beginning of April and have been touring to high schools in the GTA for the past couple of weeks. Now, we are ready to hit the road for some nights away from home.

Our first overnight trip for In This World was to Ottawa for just one night this past week. Did we decide to drive down the 401 to Ottawa? No, we decided to take the scenic route (also known as Highway 7/Trans-Canada) since we had to take a slight detour through Peterborough. It was one of the best decisions we made that day since we discovered a food truck on the side of the road photo3called ‘The Spud Box‘ in Kaladar. The Spud Box serves burgers, fries, poutine (with real cheese curds!), chicken fingers, and fish and chips and everything was made onsite….except for their hot dogs. They buy their hot dog wieners. True story – the cook (and owner? The truck seemed to be a family-run business) hated cooking them. Meghan ordered a hot dog and when the cashier yelled out the order, we could hear the cook whining about cooking it. Turns out the cook hates cooking hot dogs because they took too long and the wieners weren’t fresh like their burgers. We all laughed, fell in love with the cook and the cashier, and Meghan changed her order to a poutine. The food? Outstanding! Huge servings and filling…so filling that none of us really needed to eat dinner because we were still full from lunch. There isn’t much in Kaladar, but you should definitely make a stop for lunch at The Spud Box. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Melania Radelicki (aka 'stage manager extraordinaire')

Melania Radelicki (aka ‘stage manager extraordinaire’)

Ottawa itself was fantastic. There was the obligatory stop on Parliament Hill and the replenishing of maple syrup supplies (in liquid and butter form – yes! You read right! Maple butter! Deliciousness in a jar!) at Byward Market. The next morning, we performed our first out of town show at a high school in Richmond, Ontario. The high school was welcoming, helpful, and a great audience. A pretty awesome way to begin the out of town portion of our school tour.

Next stop? Thunder Bay! Confession: I’ve never been to Northern Ontario. I’m pretty excited.

(Stephanie Jung plays Bijou in Roseneath Theatre’s production of ‘In This World’, currently on tour in Northern Ontario)

SAVE THE DATE! 3rd Annual Performance Showcase Fundraiser

featuring a special performance of
Bea Pizano’s LA MALETA (The Suitcase)
Libations, Hors d’oeuvres, Kids Craft Table, Live & Silent Auctions
and two Special Announcements

 

Sunday May 4th, 2014   2-5pm
Workman Arts Mainspace, 651 Dufferin Street
Tickets $40 ($10 for kids 12 and under) Reservations: 416-686-5199 x221
or natalie@roseneath.ca
Tax receipts will be issued for donations
made at the event (tickets excluded)

 

The Board and Staff of Roseneath Theatre cordially invite you to lend your support to the company’s ‘NEXT BIG SHOW’ – our 3rd annual Performance Showcase Fundraiser.  A great chance to sample the fine theatre that Roseneath is known for and to enjoy the afternoon with friends & family — all while supporting our mission to bring the best in live theatre to an impressive 100,000 young people each season.

 

Join us for a fun-filled family-friendly afternoon, anchored by a special performance of Bea Pizano’s LA MALETA (THE SUITCASE) - a charming and powerful play currently on tour throughout Ontario, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Lamb. Hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served, and the young ones can test their creative mettle at our ‘La Maleta-Themed Kid’s Craft Table’.

 

And, for those of you who want to give, give and GIVE MORE there will be an array of items to bid on in our Live & Silent Auctions, from Fine Art and Sports Tickets to Weekend Getaways and Sizzling Toronto Night-Outs. Think of it as a chance to ‘shop with heart’, with all proceeds benefiting Roseneath Theatre.

 

The afternoon will be rounded out by two special announcements: attendees will be the very first to hear what’s in store for the upcoming year, as Andrew shares details of Roseneath’s 2014-15 Lineup, which promises to be one of the biggest offerings in our company’s history; and we will bestow the Rosie Award on a lucky individual, in recognition of outstanding volunteer contribution.

 

About the Play
LA MALETA (THE SUITCASE) follows the story of Roca, a ten-year old refugee, who escapes her native Colombia clutching her suitcase – inside which she believes her grandmother is hiding. Struggling to adapt to a new city, a new school and a new way of life, Roca befriends Paz. Opening the suitcase, the two embark on an adventure that gives Roca the courage, hope and strength to adapt to her new home. Says Pizano of Roseneath’s decision to program LA MALETA: “I do believe that Roseneath and Andrew have made a bold choice with this story.  You are going to have a great impact on the lives of many of our refugees.  They are going to feel like they matter.”

 

About Roseneath
Established in 1983, ROSENEATH THEATRE creates and produces plays of enduring quality specifically for young people and their families. The company engages top professional theatre artists to create and perform fully-produced, original plays and tour them to theatres and schools — large and small — all over North America and, occasionally, overseas.

 

Roseneath Theatre gives up to 300 performances per year to approximately 100,000 young people, making it the largest professional touring theatre in Ontario. The company’s commitment to excellence has earned many accolades, including 34 Dora nominations and a total of 13 Awards. Roseneath was also a recent finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

 

no one cultivates new blooms like Roseneath Theatre” –NOW Magazine

 

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