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Tosca Cafe

Oct 8 - Oct 29, 2011

Sensual Movement-Theatre Piece

Created and staged by Carey Perloff and Val Caniparoli
An American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco) production
A co-production with Theatre Calgary


Dean Paul Gibson (Bartender)
Annie Purcell (Orphan)
Gregory Wallace (Musician)

(Patrons / Fantasies / Memories / Drunks / Artists
Poets / Politicians / Soldiers / Sailors / Hipsters / Hippies)
Sabina Allemann
Peter Anderson
Rex Harrington
Sara Hogrefe
Kyle Schaefer
CindyMarie Small 
Nol Simonse   


Directed by Carey Perloff
Musical Direction & Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Set Design by Douglas W Schmidt
Costume Design by Robert de la Rose
Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel
Projection & Sound Design by Darron L. West
Dramaturgy by Beatrice Basso, Elizabeth Brodersen, Michael Paller and Shari Wattling
Repetiteur Nancy Dickson
Stage Managed by Rick Rinder
Assistant Stage Managed by Ailsa Birnie

“…graceful charm…peppered by brilliance.” –Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun

Scene from Tosca Cafe at Theatre Calgary
Interview with Carey Perloff and Rex Harrington

Part 1: Learn more about the background, history and creation of Tosca Cafe
Part 2: Download lessons & activities from our Play Guide page

American Conservatory Theater
Theatre Calgary 

Photo credit: American Conservatory Theater’s The Tosca Project (2009/2010 Season).
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This radically original fusion of movement and theatre conjures a world in which love, betrayal, and hope emerge from the shadows and disappear with the clink of a glass. Drawing inspiration from the infamous North Beach watering hole that bears its name, Tosca Cafe brings internationally acclaimed artists from San Francisco Ballet, including prima ballerina Sabina Allemann, together with a cast of renowned actors, including Peter Anderson of The OvercoatMore

Set to some of the best music ever made from Hendrix to Puccini, this imaginative new work is gorgeously choreographed and achingly moving.Back