ECCE HOMO THEATRE | ALISTAIR NEWTON, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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Loving the Stranger or how to recognize an invert
Meet Montréal’s 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 1920’s 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