April 30 – May 26, 2013
The Number 14
By THE NUMBER 14 CREATIVE COLLECTIVE
DIRECTED BY WAYNE SPECHT
An AXIS THEATRE
Antics and pandemonium aboard a downtown bus!
After touring Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with two runs at The New Victory Theatre on Broadway, The Number 14 and its busload of wacky characters set their GPS to Centaur Theatre! Planning to roll on stage in high gear, the hilarious performers in this knockabout comedy will entertain and amaze with their wild shenanigans using acrobatics, song, mime and the imaginative use of masks inspired by commedia dell'arte. Those on board include an inebriated schoolteacher and her kindergarten class, fare beaters, strangers who fall in lust, and an off-the-wall real estate agent who uses the city bus as her boudoir.
First produced by Axis Theatre and Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver, The Number 14 received four Jessie Richardson Awards, a New York Drama Desk nomination and a Dora Mavor Moore nomination.
End of the line for The Number 14?
During a media rehearsal the originating director and an actor discuss the history and production of the play The Number 14, at the Centaur Theatre, in Montreal, Tuesday April 30, 2013. The 21-year-old play is on it's final tour across Canada.
Phil Carpenter / THE GAZETTE