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Theatre Plus

Company in Toronto, Ontario, founded in 1973 by Marion André.

Its goal was to present politically and socially relevant theatre, a goal which seemed to become less and less important as the years passed. Under André's artistic directorship (to 1985) it presented the works of Anouilh, Guare, Durrenmatt, Orton, Williams, Miller and Rabe.

It also presented Canadian theatre (Michael Cook's Gayden Chronicles; Leslie Arden's The House of Martin Guerre).

Its subscription rates were solid, with a high of over 8,000 reached for its tenth anniversary season.

Malcolm Black was the company's AD from 1985-89, succeeded by Duncan McIntosh (1989-93). Actors who appeared at the company include Frances Hyland, Roland Hewgill, Douglas Rain, and Brenda Robins.

When the company folded in 1993, it had accumulated a debt of $500,000.

The company's archives are at the LW Conolly Theatre Archives of the University of Guelph, Ontario.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois

Last updated 2011-02-04