Performances July 30th - August 9th

The Array Space – Arraymusic

155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto, ON

Shows 8pm Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm Sunday

GET TICKETS at dive.brownpapertickets.com

Preview Performance July 30th - Tickets $15

Performances July 31st to August 9th - Tickets $30

Gala Performance Thursday, August 6th with cocktail reception and talk-back with creative team - Tickets $55

Featuring Fides Krucker

Matthew Gouveia and Earl Pastko

Sound Score by Nik Beeson

Costume Design by Nina Okens

Freely Adapted by Richard Sanger

Directed by Alex Fallis

Lighting and Environmental Design by Simon Rossiter

from Giuseppe Di Lampedusa’s “The Professor and the Siren”

DIVE is a sonic theatre experience that brings to life a story about love, intimacy, and the deepest needs of men and women. Two Sicilians meet in a dark seedy bar in 1938: a young journalist (Matthew Gouveia) who has just lost both his girlfriends, and an old and eminent classics professor (Earl Pastko). As the professor grows to trust the young man, he reveals the secret that haunts him: his encounter with a radiant, amoral, Greek-speaking mermaid. This mermaid, in the guise of several females (Fides Krucker) accompanies them vocally through the darkly humorous text, forcing them to consider their own desires, connection to the past and their ability to follow the wild and divine. Through its electroacoustic score, and an immersive set-up, DIVE submerges the viewer in the world of the story, creating a visceral experience that leaves each member of the audience searching for their own mermaid in our contemporary world.

DIVE has been developed with the continued support of Good Hair Day Productions (Julie Sits Waiting, Girl with no door on her mouth). Workshop productions of DIVE were presented as a part of Canadian Stage’s Festival of New Ideas and Creation in 2011 and 2012. This full production is presented with the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and Arraymusic.

Listen to the music for DIVE by Nik Beeson @ http://www.nikbeeson.com/DIVE