GIRLS & BOYS
- Here for Now Theatre Company in association with Crow's Theatre
- Dennis Kelly
- Lucy Jane Atkinson
- Jan 26 - Feb 19, 2023
- 1 hour and 35 minutes, no intermission
- Studio Theatre
An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship.
They settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. Then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.
Reviews from the very successful run in Stratford, Ontario this past summer.
"A one woman monologic shocker about marriage, careers, kids and jealousy...contains a riveting and gut wrenching performance by Fiona Mongillo.” Chicago Tribune
“Fiona Mongillo gives a superb performance that simply could not be bettered.…a breathtaking feat of acting.…an enlightening play and a brilliant performance.…one of the most emotionally and intellectually gripping plays I’ve seen all year.” ★★★★★, Stage-Door
COMPANY BIOGRAPHIESFIONA MONGILLO - WOMANFiona is the Artistic Director of Here For Now Theatre Company. Selected credits include the Canadian Premiere of Girls & Boys as part of the HFN 2022 season, Angelina in Whack! (HFN), Senta von Schrader in Framed (Lighthouse), Louise in The Enchantment (HERE Arts, NYC); Bessie in The Young Ladies of Baddeck (Theatre Baddeck); Rose in Eigengrau, Summer in A Fountain Troubled, Elisabeth in Laundry and Bourbon (HFN); title role in Hamlet, Flaminia in The Double Inconstancy, Lady Fancifull in The Provok'd Wife (LAMDA); Hilde in The Master Builder (Yorick Theatre/ UBC). Selected Film Credits: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). Directing: Post Alice (Here For Now). Training: BFA in Acting, UBC; MA in Classical Acting, LAMDA.LUCY JANE ATKINSON - DIRECTORLucy Jane Atkinson is an award-winning director of new writing. A graduate of LAMDA’s Post Graduate Director’s course, and a member of the National Theatre’s Directors course 2021. Her work focusses on new writing, and in 2018 she was named as number 1 on The Stage’s Top Talents To Watch, which stated “her direction is acutely sensitive to the shifting energy of the writing. Evident but never overbearing.” Selected credits: Barriers (National Theatre), Girls & Boys (Here For Now, Ontario), A Great Big Wooly Mammoth Thawing From The Ice, I And You (Burning Coal, North Carolina), Testament (ViaBrooklyn, New York, Winner: BroadwayWorld Best Director 2022), The Snow Queen (Brighton Open Air Theatre), Meat (Theatre503), Anguis, Phoenix, Joshua (& Me) (Edinburgh Fringe), A Hundred Words For Snow (Trafalgar Studios, Winner: Offie Best Actress. Nominated: Offie Best Director, Best New Play), Something Awful, Vespertilio, A Hundred Words For Snow, Cause, Secondbests, Testament (VAULT Festival), Oil And Matter (Bunker theatre), The Enchantment (HERE Arts Centre, New York). As Staff Director: Middle (National Theatre).DENNIS KELLY - PLAYWRIGHTWork for theatre includes Debris, Osama the Hero, After the End, Love and Money, Taking Care of Baby, DNA, Orphans, The Gods Weep, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Girls & Boys and The Regression. For television, he has written and created Utopia, Pulling (co-written, co-created), The Third Day (co-created), and Together, and for film he wrote the screenplay for Black Sea. He also wrote the book for the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Matilda: The Musical and in 2010 DNA became a set text on the GCSE English Literature syllabus.
Content Warning: GIRLS & BOYS is intended for a mature audience and contains graphic descriptions of violence. We understand that there is subject nature which may cause distress or trigger challenging emotions for some of our audience members. If there are certain themes that you would find particularly disturbing, please speak to someone in patron's serices before purchasing your ticket, contact the box office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 647.341.7390 ext. 1010. We are here to assist you.
- Fiona Mongillo - Performer
- Dennis Kelly - Playwright
- Lucy Jane Atkinson - Director
- Stephen Degenstein - Lighting and Sound Designer
- Bonnie Deakin - Costume and Set Designer