"The mishmash of Kafka’s bureaucratic frustration, Beckett’s oddness, and Del Rio’s sense of humour puts an entertaining spin on the Canadian theatre controversy." - Mooney on Theatre (full review:http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2013/07/24/review-the-trial-of-ken-gass-sterling-studio-theatre/)
"Del Rio’s dialogue is lively, and Salgueiro has fun being the aggressor, twisting Gass’s statements into politically correct pretzels of incoherence." -NOW Magazine (full review: https://www.nowtoronto.com/stage/story.cfm?content=193743)
"Diverse Gasses make #TrialOfKenGass' status dynamics more interesting." -Steve Fisher, Torontoist
Torontoist previews the remount: http://torontoist.com/events/event/the-trial-of-ken-gass-2/
Original Globe and Mail preview article:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/summer-entertainment/going-meta-new-play-draws-on-factory-theatres-artistic-director-controversy/article13235293/
Lengthy interview with In the Greenroom:http://inthegreenroom.ca/2013/07/31/bobbydelriothetrialofkengass/
Monday February 24, 2014 (Toronto): By popular demand, HLIBKA ENTERTAINMENT INC. in association with BIG PICTURE CINEMA are bringing back the critically acclaimed comedy THE TRIAL OF KEN GASS from Friday March 21st to Thursday April 3rd.
The remount has a STAR-STUDDED cast including: Stratford veteran David Fox, actor/playwright Matthew Edison, Canadian comedy legend Kenny Robinson, movie reviewer Richard Crouse, Second City mainstage alum Anand Rajaram, Kids in the Hall alum Paul Bellini, performer and personality Ryan G. Hinds, indie theatre queen Caitlin Driscoll, indie film darling Robert Nolan, Just for Laughs comedian Sandra Battaglini, award-winning actor/playwright Andrew Moodie, hilarious comic Amish Patel, versatile actor Karen Knox and theatre producer/impresario Derrick Chua.
The Trial of Ken Gass is a play based on the famous dismissal of Canadian theatre legend Ken Gass. In a Kafkaesque series of interrogations, Ken Gass is continually put on trial for crimes he is not aware of. The absurdist comedy is a metaphor for the power institutions wield over artists and individuals.
CAST - RUN:
Opening March 21st: Matthew Edison - 8:00pm
March 22: David Fox - 8:00pm
March 23: Karen Knox 2:30pm matinee, Kenny Robinson - 8:00pm
March 24: Richard Crouse - 8:00pm
March 25: Caitlin Driscoll - 8:00pm
March 26: Anand Rajaram - 8:00pm
March 27: Ryan G. Hinds - 8:00pm
March 29: Paul Bellini - 8:00pm
March 30: Robert Nolan - 8:00pm
March 31: Sandra Battaglini - 8:00pm
April 1: Derrick Chua - 8:00pm
April 2: Amish Patel - 8:00pm
April 3: Andrew Moodie - 8:00pm