TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2023 – On the eve of its premiere, due to overwhelming demand, THE MASTER PLAN has been extended to Sunday, October 8! Tickets are selling fast and only limited quantities are available for performances this week.
What is The Master Plan?
Commissioned by Crow’s Theatre, THE MASTER PLAN by Michael Healey is a biting satire about the stunning failure to build a smart city in Toronto. Adapted from award-winning writer and The Globe and Mail journalist Josh O’Kane’s best-selling book Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, THE MASTER PLAN lampoons the corporate drama, epic personalities, and iconic Canadian figures involved in the messy affair between Google’s Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto.
Opening tomorrow night, THE MASTER PLAN resonated with audiences immediately, selling out all eight preview performances.
Chris Abraham has assembled the formidable cast of Christopher Allen, Ben Carlson, Philippa Domville, Peter Fernandes, Yanna McIntosh, Tara Nicodemo, and Mike Shara. The award-winning design team includes set and props designer Joshua Quinlan, costume designer Ming Wong, lighting designer Kimberly Purtell, sound designer Thomas Ryder Payne, and video designer Amelia Scott.
Michael Healey is a five-time Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning playwright. The Drawer Boy, his first full-length play, premiered in Toronto in 1999, winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. His other award-winning works include Rune Arlidge, 1979, and his trilogy on Canadian values and politics Generous, Courageous, and Proud.
Signed copies of both Sideways by Josh O’Kane and The Master Plan by Michael Healey are available for a limited time for purchase at the theatre!
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THE MASTER PLAN
By Michael Healey
Based on Sideways by Josh O’Kane
Directed by Chris Abraham
Starring Christopher Allen, Ben Carlson, Philippa Domville, Peter Fernandes, Tara Nicodemo, Yanna McIntosh, Mike Shara
WORLD PREMIERE OPENING NIGHT:
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
On stage now–held over to October 8