Meet Montréals Peter Flinsch: theatre designer, visual artist, and survivor of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, arrested in 1942 for kissing a friend at a Luftwaffe Christmas party. From the cabarets of 1920s Berlin, to the ongoing battle over gay marriage, all the way to the office of the Prime Minister; sexuality, spectacle, and satire launch a musical blitzkrieg on apathy.
Loving the Stranger received a first workshop at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, March 30, 2010. Presentations took place at the 2010 SummerWorks Theatre Festival and the 2012 Next Stage Theatre Festival, both at the Factory Theatre (main space). Development supported by The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Cabaret Company, and The Magnetic North Theatre Festival.
Written and Directed by Alistair Newton Production Design by Matt Jackson
Featuring Hume Baugh as Peter Flinsch with Seth Drabinsky, Matt Eger, Kimberly Persona, Geoff Stevens And dancer Laurence Ramsay
Original Choreography by Graham Mckelvie Choreography Adapted by Sky Fairchild-Waller Musical direction by Dan Rutzen Accompanist Adam Weinmann Makeup by Stacey Laureyssens Translations and Language coaching by Birgit Schreyer Duarte Stage Management by Sandi Becker