TORONTO — Canadian actress “Alias Grace” Sarah Gadon is set to make her way from the screen to the stage at the Coal Mine Theater in Toronto.
Gadon, who starred in several David Cronenberg films including 2012’s “Cosmopolis,” is set to make her feature film debut in “Yerma,” directed by Coal Mine co-founder Diana Bentley.
The adaptation of Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca’s tragic story about a young woman desperate to become a mother is coming to Canada after an award-winning original performance at London’s Old Vic Theater in 2016.
“Yerma” will premiere in February and will run for three weeks.
Highlights of Coal Mine’s 2022-23 season also include the comeback of Dora 2020 winner “Prophecy Fog,” by Canadian multidisciplinary artist Jani Lauzon. The project, a philosophical journey through the Mojave Desert, begins in September.
In November, Coal Mine will feature “The Effect,” by British playwright and “Succession” scribe Lucy Prebble, which is about two people who fall in love while participating in a clinical drug trial.
The season will conclude in May with the Leora Morris-directed Canadian premiere of Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside,” which deals with the intense bond between a creative writing teacher and his student.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 16, 2022.