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  • SideMart Theatrical Grocery Presents
    Canadian English Language Premiere
  • By Ivan Viripaev, translated by Casimir Liske
  • Apr 19 - May 7, 2017
  • 85 min (no intermission)
  • Details

    Passion and death, loyalty and betrayal, truth and fiction, hope and despair, Illusions is a deceitfully dark comedy that  playfully unravels the paradoxes of the lives of two couples. It tells a tale of friendship, crossed lovers, attraction and confusion. This captivating play is the first English translation of the work of Ivan Viripaev, one of Russia’s foremost contemporary playwrights. This Canadian English Language premiere is brought to you by SideMart Theatrical Grocery.


    "A clever four cornered comedy...Illusions is the real deal." - Globe and Mail.

    "This is a brainy and entertaining piece that you’ll likely find yourself mulling over for much longer than its tight 85-minute running time." - Toronto Star

  • The Team


    • Brett Donahue
    • Laurence Dauphinais
    • Marie-Ève Perron
    • Andrew Shaver


    • Paul Flicker - Co-Director
    • Andrew Shaver - Co-Director