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Exploding the cabaret form, The Man That Got Away grapples with the layers of our performed identities and the plurality of ways that we ‘come out.’ Family secrets, shared histories, and the musical theatre canon come together in this gesture towards a space of liberation, memory, desire, and truth.


An autobiographical story of a gay man in his late 50’s who thought his life was settled only to be thrown into a new world where he has to reimagine everything. This is Steve Galluccio’s most personal play since Mambo Italiano directed by Canadian director Peter Hinton-Davis


The season will also feature captivating storytellers making their Tarragon debuts, including Makram Ayache with The Hooves Belonged to the Deer, produced in association with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and directed by theatre icon Peter Hinton-Davis. It tells the story of a queer muslim boy attempting to reconcile his sexuality and faith.

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“The Shadow of a Doubt” — Wharton’s first work and only play — was never produced and abandoned for unknown reasons. A complete manuscript of the play, which focuses on the issue of assisted suicide, was found in 2017. It finally premiered as a radio play in 2018. The Shaw production, scheduled to run July 16 to Oct. 15, is directed by Peter Hinton-Davis.

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