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October 4, 2005
Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens announces cast for "More Haunted Masters" production
  
Spadina Museum, in partnership with The Troubled Souls Collective, announced
the cast for the world premiere of More Haunted Masters. This set of five new
one-act plays opens Thursday, October 13 and runs until Saturday, November 12.
Written by Gene Franklin Smith and directed by Patrick Conner, the plays are
adaptations of the supernatural tales of Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Henry
James, Ambrose Bierce and J. Sheridan LeFanu. They will be performed at the
City of Toronto's Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens.

Jacklyn Francis returns to work with the Collective after recently starring as
Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" at CanStage TD Dream in High Park. Francis
has numerous theatre credits and her notable film and television appearances
include "It's Always Something -- the Gilda Radner Story."

Soo Garay also returns to the Troubled Souls Collective. Garay enjoys a busy
theatrical career as well as television and film work. She has appeared in a
recurring role on "Queer as Folk" and this fall, will star in the feature,
"Aruba," as well as appear as one of Martha Stewart's troublesome inmates in
the television movie "Martha Behind Bars."

Another returning, original cast member, is Craig Stanghetta, who most recently
starred in "Over the River and Through the Woods" at Port Colbourne's Showboat
Festival Theatre. His film and television credits include the film "Paranoid
Superheroes" and the Discovery Channel's "First Canadians."

The Troubled Souls Collective is pleased to welcome new cast member, Cameron
Mitchell Jr. most recently seen as Otto Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank" at
Saskatoon's Persephone Theatre. Mitchell is a popular part of the Write Act
Repertory Company in Los Angeles and has appeared there in Charles Dickens'
"Bleak House," in which he played three roles, and in the original musical
"Angel's Flight." Mitchell has several television credits, including a recent
stint on "Queer as Folk." His feature film work includes "Texas Lightning," in
which he co-starred with his father, Cameron Mitchell. Most recently he played
gossip columnist Earl Wilson in "Truth, Justice and the American Way."

Bruce Beaton is another new cast member for "More Haunted Masters." His most
recent role was Prospero in "The Tempest" at the Canopy Theatre. Beaton has
numerous stage credits including two plays at Theatre Passe Muraille. His film
and television appearances include "The Mathew Shepard Story," "American Girl
Doll: Felicity," "Chicago," and David Cronenberg's latest release, "A History
of Violence."

See preview performances of More Haunted Masters on October 13, 14, 15 and 20.
All shows begin at 8 p.m. Preview ticket prices are $20.

Press opening is Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m.

Regular performances will take place Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October
23 and continue to run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. until
November 12. Tickets are $25.

Please note, there is a special Halloween performance on Monday, October 31 at
8 p.m. Tickets are $40, which includes light refreshments.

All performances will take place at Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd. Free
parking is available next door at Casa Loma. Senior, student and
union-affiliation ticket discounts are available. Spadina Museum provides
handicapped access.

For tickets and reservations call 647-292-8540. Tickets may also be purchased
through T.O. Tix online http://www.tapa.ca/totix or in person at the T.O. Tix
booth at Yonge-Dundas Square. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Evolving from a Victorian country estate to an Edwardian city mansion, Spadina
Museum was home to four generations of the wealthy Austin family. The house's
local and imported fine furniture and décor reflect many artistic influences,
such as Art Nouveau. Spadina Museum is one of 11 historic site museums operated
by the City of Toronto.

For more events and information on the City of Toronto's historic museums,
please visit http://www.toronto.ca/museums.


Media contacts:

Nancy Reynolds
Spadina Museum
416-392-6910 ext. 304

Gene Franklin Smith
647-292-8540
genofsis@sympatico.ca



 

 

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