Harbord Small Theatre Club is a talented group of high school students led by teacher Nick Probst. Nick uses his many years experience as an actor and director to guide the group in staging their entry for the Sears Drama Festival,
which is an Ontario-wide competition in acting and playwrighting.
This is their third year of presenting a play for the Sears Drama Festival. Previous productions won awards for acting, ensemble and best script.
This year’s entry, The Worker, is an edgy and slightly creepy little play by Walter Wykes about the dynamics between the sexes in difficult economic times. A bit like a cross between The Twilight Zone and Orwell’s 1984 as interpreted by the Marx Brothers.
There will be an independent run of the play at Harbord Collegiate on February 17th at 7:30pm, which is PWYC. And a second performance in conjunction with the Sears Drama Festival will be held at Etobicoke School of the Arts on February 22nd, at 7pm. This will be with two other plays in the competition (don’t worry, they’re all less than 50 minutes long!) and costs $8 at the door.
Harbord Collegiate is at 286 Harbord Street, just southeast of Christie station. Etobicoke School of the Arts is at 675 Royal York Road, south of Royal York station.
Harbord Small Theatre Club
By Walter Wykes
A black comedy.
A worker is exploited.
A family is destroyed.
A parable for a new Toronto.