Judy is an icon, loved as Dorothy in Oz. But in the 1930s, Deanna was a much bigger star. A favorite of Roosevelt, Churchill and even Mussolini, at 27 she left the screen for a life of obscurity in France. Ingenue tells the true tale of the lifelong friendship – and rivalry – of these two idols of Old Hollywood. Starring Melanie Gall, from Fringe hit Piaf and Brel. “An unforgettable delight,” CBC
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Adam Linton & Gwyneth Orr
Mad King Ludwig was notorious for his grand castles, queer lifestyle and enigmatic death. Empress Elisabeth of Austria was a Bavarian belle dramatically assassinated. But fear not dear audience member! Ludwig(a) is no run of the mill period piece. Diving deep into Europe’s buried queer and feminist history, Ludwig(a) is a fictional take on the friendship between a teenaged King and Empress. Ludwig has fallen for the famed composer and womanizer Richard Wagner and is now turning his castle into a shrine for the much older man. Elisabeth has just gotten married and given birth to her first child shortly after her sweet sixteen. Teenage dreams and drag queens set in 19th C Bavaria!