Jesus Chrysler

Photo by Will O’Hare Produced by Praxis Theatre in association with Theatre Passe Muraille  

A world premiere by Dora-Award winning playwright Tara Beagan, Jesus Chrysler is an immersive production that revolves around Toronto activist and director Eugenia “Jim” Watts and poet Dorothy Livesay.  An unsung icon of 1930s Toronto theatre, Jim had her work banned by a Prime Minister before enlisting in The Spanish Civil War, becoming its sole female ambulance driver. Livesay went on to become a two-time Governor General Award winner for poetry and an Officer of The Order of Canada. Jesus Chrysler invites you to explore their complex relationship in a show that engages with and questions the intersection of art and politics.

Written by Tara Beagan

Directed by Michael Wheeler

Starring Margaret Evans, Jeffrey Wetsch and Aviva Armour-Ostroff

Produced by Aislinn Rose

Sound Design by Verne Good

Set and Costume by Scott Penner

Lighting Design by David DeGrow
Assistant Directed by Laura Nordin
Movement Coach Leora Morris
Production Assistant Kirsten LaBonte 

November 29 –December 11

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