A society brought to the tipping point by one man’s greed faces impending doom and an uncertain future. As the waters approach, a wealthy opportunist turns to an unlikely ally in a final attempt to turn a profit.

What follows is an exploration of greed, hope, and humanity at the end of the world.

“wildly inventive…Spence’s rhyming poetry is especially whimsical and charming” – Toronto Star

* Photos by Michael Cooper

“Brilliantly executed physicality is woven throughout an eighty minute tour de force, commingling with song, masked minstrelsy, and fast paced, breakneck repartee” – Bateman Reviews

“imaginative and beautifully-staged….the ensemble delivers stunning segments of physical theatre…an unforgettable opera performance by Pam Patel that is both breathtaking and hilarious” – The Theatre Reader

“visually entrancing” – Now Magazine

“A smart, well performed and designed production with a lot of laughs and some very clever satire mixed in” – Mooney on Theatre

“No other company seems to pull off visual excellence quite the way the Gargantuans do time and time again. Nutty because they want to be. Socially conscious because they have to be. That’s theatre with a purpose.” – Toronto Stage

Avaricious Premiered November 5, 2016 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace
Cast and Crew:

Conceived and Directed by Jacquie PA Thomas
Written by Michael Spence with the ensemble and contributions by Kat Sandler
Featuring Michael Spence, Michelle Polak, Pam Patel, and Patrick Howarth
Projection and Lighting Design by Laird Macdonald
Costume Design by Melanie McNeill
Set Design by Michael Spence
Sound Design by John Gzowski
Stage Management by Erika Morey
Produced by Yolanda Ferrato
Production Manager Terence Duraisami
Artistic Interns Šimon Mizera and Madeleine Brown
Producing Assistant Gloria Mok

For Presenters                  Study Guide PDF

“There’s little else like it.” — NOW Magazine

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