The Tennessee Project Toronto

Tonight, April 24th,  at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue) from 7:00-9:00 PM, ‘The Tennessee Project’ hosts a screening of Elia Kazan’s film version of A Streetcar Named Desire.  The cost is $7 for members of the Revue Cinema, kids, and seniors. $10 for non-members.  As well, the good folks at the Revue Cinema posted a link from blogTO to get you in the streetcar mood for tonight: A visual History of Toronto Streetcars



The Tennessee Project is, “a grassroots culture project that aims to connect art, business, and community programming on a local and personal level, in order to bring a sense of “neighbourhood” to the big, brassy, loveable, widespread city of Toronto… Featuring the talents of nine theatre companies in one of the largest co-productions Toronto has seen in years, the Tennessee Project will hit Toronto from May 1 to 8. For seven nights, seven productions of Tennessee Williams’ one-acts will rotate through seven different Toronto neighborhoods, bringing Tennessee right to the heart of Toronto in an energized, heartfelt celebration of community, culture, and good ol’ Tenn… Venues are scattered throughout seven different neighbourhoods—Cabbagetown, Greektown, Roncesvalles, The Annex, North York, Leslieville, and St. Clair West. They won’t be staged in traditional theatres. Instead, they’ll unfold in bars, restaurants, or stores. Casts and crews won’t have a chance to get comfortable in these unconventional spaces, as they’ll tour from location to location each night. Paired with a massive community outreach program and partnerships with local businesses, this is about paying attention to the city in which we live, and building an accessible, uncomplicated cultural event that is a friend to the community, not simply an addition.”

Events in ‘Roncesvalles’  are at 1573 Bloor Street West (Bar Lokys):

Tuesday May 1st 8 p.m. – Birdtown and Swanville, I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays/The Pink Bedroom
Wednesday May 2nd  8 p.m.- DOUBLE FEATURE: Black Tea Productions, The Unsatisfactory Supper/Written on Water Theatre,Something Unspoken
Thursday May 3rd  8 p.m.- DOUBLE FEATURE: Another Theatre Company, Mister Paradise/Theatre Brouhaha, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
Friday May 4th  8 p.m.- Afterglow Theatre, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens
Saturday May 5th 8 p.m. – Theatre Caravel, Talk To Me Like the Rain/This Property is Condemned
Sunday May 6th 8 p.m.- Red One Theatre Collective, The Big Game
Monday May 7th 8 p.m. – red light district, Suddenly, Last Summer


For more information see: The Tennessee Project Toronto