The world premiere of Cliff Cardinal’s (Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them), presented by VideoCabaret in association with Crow’s Theatre, has been extended through November 4, ahead of its first preview on October 10.
Cardinal, an associate artist at VideoCabaret, plays multiple characters in this darkly comedic one-man show about life, death, and the terribleness in between.
The show is Cardinal’s third collaboration with director Karin Randoja, who has specialized in creating and directing original devised performances for over 30 years. In April, Cardinal and Randoja will re-mount the playwright’s acclaimed solo show Huff at Crow’s Theatre, the same venue where he premiered his hit 2021 play William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, A Radical Retelling.
Joining Randoja is a design team made up of Alex Williams (sound), Raha Javanfar (lighting), Sage Paul (costumes), and JB Nelles (set and props).
The show officially launches VideoCabaret’s ambitious new programming at its Deanne Taylor Theatre in Toronto’s east end. Other programming coming to the venue includes: The Winter Solstice: Vox Pop Cabaret in December, the Deanne Taylor New Works Incubator in January, the Michael Hollingsworth Writing Circle in February, and Perfect Tattoo — a new play by Anton Piatigorsky — next summer.
Plus, in April, the storied company will partner with Nightwood Theatre to present Rose Napoli’s new play Mad Madge at the Theatre Centre.
(Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them) is co-produced by Aaron Rothermund, VideoCabaret’s new artistic producer and general director, along with Layne Coleman. In a press release, Rothermund shared their gratitude for their recent appointment, saying that they recognize “the distinct honour of working with [founding artistic director] Michael Hollingsworth and… Coleman to further develop the legacy of VideoCabaret.”
(Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them) runs at the Deanne Taylor Theatre from October 10 to November 4. Tickets are available here.