OtM - Production
“It’s sweet and funny; it’s bitter and dangerous… fresh and remarkable theatre”
- Robert Crew, The Toronto Star
Cast

Ishai Buchbinder
as Larry


Jason Chinn
as Bob/George


Katherine Cullen
as Sookie/Emily


Sébastien Heins
as Bradley


Amy Keating
as Lucy

Ava Jane Markus
Audience Guide

Philip Riccio
as Mr. Marmalade

David Storch
as Mr. Marmalade

Julie Tepperman
as Audience Guide


Creative Team

Mitchell Cushman
Director/Producer

Simon Bloom
Producer

Jon Grosz

Designer

Chloe Cushman
Poster Illustration and Design


Bryn McLeod
Production Assistant

An immersive exploration of corrupted innocence
- set in a kindergarten classroom.

Synopsis

Comparable to an episode of Rugrats on LSD, MR. MARMALADE centers around Lucy, aged four, and her abusive relationship with her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade, a violent, degenerate, sex-obsessed drug-addict. Through its darkly comic lens, the play explores the way in which children are being socialized and sexualized at a younger and younger age in our media-inundated culture.

“PLAYING HOUSE HAS NEVER BEEN
SO COMICAL OR DARK”
- Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine 

This site-specific, promenade-style production is staged inside of the confines of an actual kindergarten classroom. The audience roams the space alongside the performers, and selects their own vantage point from which to watch the story, and drink their juicebox. 

“THE MOST WELL EXECUTED SITE-SPECIFIC SHOW I'VE EVER SEEN"
- Mooney on Theatre

 

Cast & Creative Team


Holy Family Catholic School
July 16 – 28, 2012

Starring
Amy Keating as Lucy
Philip Riccio as Mr. Marmalade
Ishai Buchbinder as Larry
Sébastien Heins as Bradley
Katherine Cullen as Sookie/Emily/Sunflower
Jason Chinn as Bob/George/Cactus
Julie Tepperman as Audience Guide

Production Team
Directed by Mitchell Cushman
Produced by Simon Bloom
Designed by Jon Grosz
Stage Manager Sarah Miller-Garvin
Production Assistant Bryn McLeod
Poster Illustration and Design by Chloe Cushman


 

 

St. Mary Catholic School (SummerWorks 2011)
August 4 – 14, 2011

Starring
Amy Keating as Lucy
David Storch as Mr. Marmalade
Ishai Buchbinderas Larry
Sébastien Heins as Bradley
Katherine Cullen as Sookie/Emily/Sunflower
Jason Chinn as Bob/George/Cactus
Ava Jane Markus as Audience Guide

Production Team
Directed by Mitchell Cushman
Produced by Simon Bloom
Designed by Jon Grosz
Stage Manager Ava Jane Markus
Poster Illustration and Design by Chloe Cushman


PRESS


Previews

Mr. Marmalade returns to Toronto - The Star

"a brave and impressive production and I urge all theatre-lovers to visit the classroom" - Mooney on Theatre

Festival Pick - BlogTO

Mr. Marmalade in the top 10 highlights of 2011 SummerWorks Festival
- The Torontist

The Pitch: Go to School with Mr. Marmalade - The National Post

Reviews

- The Star

NNNNN - Mr. Marmalade

- The Torontoist

"Mr. Marmalade is a performance not to be missed"
- Mooney on Theatre

1/2 - The Torontoist

"Let all the blessings rain down upon this company and their plays in found spaces." -Paula Citron

"We follow, sit, watch, and slide down the rabbit hole...I'm glad I got to see [Mr. Marmalade] this year" -Lynn Slotkin
"a most rewarding and imaginative journey"

-Stage Door

NNNNN -NOW Magazine

"a delightful and imaginative production by director Mitchell Cushman and a vibrant cast"

Marmalade highlighted for Outstanding Production, Ensemble, Direction, and Design



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