19/20 Season

Oslo

Oslo

By J.T. Rogers
Directed by Joel Greenberg

 

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Presented by David Mirvish

February 9–March 3, 2019
Previews: February 9–13
CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic)
651 Yonge Street, Toronto


2017 TONY® AWARD-WINNER FOR BEST PLAY

In 1993, in front of the world’s press, the leaders of Israel and Palestine shook hands on the lawn of the White House. Few watching would have guessed that the negotiations leading up to this iconic moment started secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo.

Inspired by the true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords, Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.

At this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, “Oslo gives us hope” (Daily News).


Written by J.T. Rogers
Directed byJoel Greenberg
Assistant Directed by Kerry Ann Doherty* and Sarah Orenstein
Featuring Jonas Chernick, Patrick Galligan, Amitai Kedar, Omar Alex Khan, Mark McGrinder, Marla McLean, Sarah Orenstein, Jordan Pettle, Alex Poch-Goldin,Geoffrey Pounsett, Sanjay Talwar, Blair Williams and Anders Yates
Stage Manager Laura Baxter
Assistant Stage Manager Victoria Wang
Set & Costume Designer Ken Mackenzie
Sound Designer Thomas Ryder Payne
Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell
Projection Designer Cameron Davis
Assistant Projection Designer Holly Meyer-Dymny**
Costume Design Assistant Claire Hill
Head of Props Monica Lee

*This position is made possible through the support of the RBC Foundation.
**The services of Holly Meyer-Dymny were made possible through Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council.


Go behind the scenes for Oslo with the blog series from RBC Emerging Director Kerry Ann Doherty


“Vivid and thoughtful, crackling theatre.”
The New York Times

“A fast-paced, quick-witted intellectual thriller. Remarkable!”
The Independent


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“An edge-of-your-seat, witty, juicy & thrilling Tony-winning drama!  Joel Greenberg’s crackling production … an excellent cast. ” – The Globe and Mail (★★★☆)

“Joel Greenberg’s pacy and elegant production delivers for the audience. This improbable story of world-altering political negotiations in the Norwegian woods is actually true. It implores the audience to keep believing that progress is possible.” – Toronto Star (★★★☆)

“4 STARS! Expertly staged. The actors are excellent. Deft humour.” – NOW (NNNN)

“Think of it as the intellectual’s Come From Away.” – The Globe and Mail (★★★☆)

“A MUST-SEE! Suspenseful, captivating and excellent!” – L’Express

“Such a play as this needs an especially intelligent, articulate cast, and that is exactly what director Joel Greenberg has assembled.” – Christopher Hoile, Stage Door (★★★★☆)

“A powerful look behind the scenes of a moment in history that changed the world.” – Global TV

“A marvellous theatrical experience.” – Mooney on Theatre

“The breaking down of barriers, political and personal, accompanied by both intense anger and laugh-out-loud humour, is one of the delights of the play.” – Ludwig van Toronto

“The political and the personal are joined to make fine drama.” – James Karas Reviews

“The play is intellectual, provocative, funny at times, with superb dialogue – brilliantly delivered – that makes the tension totally gripping, even though we know the historic outcome.” – Toby Saltzman

“An outstanding production of an incredible play!” – Paul Butler

“Exceptional performances, sets, costuming and direction. Can’t wait to see another Studio 180 production.” – Aliisa Percival

“The writing, direction, acting, subject matter …. everything came together beautifully. A truly satisfying experience.” – Anonymous