Welcome to the CITY OF WINE…

April 4, 2007

City of Wine is Ned Dickens’ seven play cycle exploring the stories of the ancient city of Thebes. This blog has been set up by Nightswimming, the theatre company that is developing the plays in a partnership with theatre schools across Canada.

We invite students and faculty, and everyone working on the project, to post their comments about the process of working on these plays. We encourage students at theatre schools across the country to meet each other through this blog as you simultaneously work on Ned’s plays.

If you would like to more information on City of Wine, click on About City of Wine; if you’d like to learn more about Nightswimming, click on About Nightswimming, or visit our website, or visit our Facebook page – City of Wine.

In a sense, this blog is being developed as a virtual Thebes – a place where the many individuals and groups who are contributing to this project can converse as we work together toward bringing all the plays to production. And to the eventual time and place when we will all be in the same room, performing and watching the story of Thebes unfold onstage. Thanks for your contributions…

Brian Quirt

Nightswimming is proud to thank our Research and Workshop sponsor for their generous three year commitment towards the City of Wine project:

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CITY OF WINE – Master Schedule of Productions
Subject to change

HARMONIA directed by DD Kugler
SFU Contemporary Arts, Burnaby
Feb 25 – Mar 7, 2009

PENTHEUS directed by Tatiana Jennings
Humber College, Toronto
April 11 – 18, 2009

LAIUS directed by Eda Holmes
George Brown College, Toronto
Feb 4 – 14, 2009

JOCASTA directed by Craig Hall
Studio 58, Langara College, Vancouver
March 19 – April 5, 2009

OEDIPUS directed by Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer
Concordia University, Montreal
April 2 – 5, 2009

CREON directed by Jillian Keiley
Sir Wildfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, Corner Brook
November 26 – 29, 2008

SEVEN directed by Sarah Stanley
York University, Toronto
April 30 – May 2, 2009

City of Wine Festival

May 5-9 – CITY OF WINE Festival performances
The Festival will feature two complete runs of the cycle at Theatre Passe Muraille
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