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TIJUANA CURE

Layne's script was nominated for a

2009 Dora Nomination
Best New Play






TIJUANA CURE was generously supported by

Sponsors

TIJUANA CURE

by Layne Coleman

March 10 - 28, 2009
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
Professional Premiere



"I'll try and be as honest as I can."

Layne's story is a strikingly honest account of the way women – and one woman in particular – have changed him throughout his life. The major dramaturgical thrust of the piece details the battle fought by he and his late wife, Carole, against abdominal cancer. Layne explores a trip that he and Carole took to Tijuana, Mexico, in order to attend a diet-based health clinic. However, the piece does not have a straight dramaturgical through-line. At almost every corner of his present-day, Mexico-bound experience, the character actively recalls a past event that helped create the middle-aged man he became.



Featuring Ieva Lucs
Directed by Ashlie Corcoran
Produced by Sarah Baumann

Lighting Designer: Jason Hand
Sound Designer: Michael Laird
Stage Manager: Kinnon Elliott
Assistant Director: Julia Lederer




REVIEWS

"The result is a play that is moving, captivating, and often, hilarious..."
Torontoist.com

"The ring of truth resonates in this moving, meandering memoir."
Globe and Mail

"Coleman, played by Ieva Lucs, speaks honestly, and often humorously, of his struggle..."
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NOW Magazine

"Highly - often jarringly - personal, TIJUANA CURE holds a mirror up to some of the darkest moments in the playwright's life…"
Toronto Sun



PHOTO GALLERY

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Photography by Scarlet O'Neill
Photograph at top of page by Martha Haldenby


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