by Edward Bond
In Association with EOS Theatre and Theatre Bassaris,
A part of the 2011 Toronto International Fringe Festival
July 7th-17th, 2011.
SAVED is a disturbingly violent and shockingly funny look at lower class British youth desensitized to sex and violence. Set at the height of rave culture and the cusp of our current era, amidst ourmedia influenced society, this retelling of Bond’s modern classic reveals the timelessness and universality of the play that abolished censorship in England.
Saved played to sold out houses and won the Patrons’ Pick and Best of Venue at the 2011 Toronto International Fringe Festival.
**** 1/2. Under the direction of Jack Grinhaus, cast members give strong, gutsy and often hard to watch performances. Saved simply can’t be ignored... Put this one on your Toronto Fringe hit list! – Theatromania.
Jack Grinhaus's directing is sharp, intense, and evocative in bringing to life Bond's group of constantly-bickering volatile youths. - Jordan Bimm NOW Magazine.
Truly creative choices in staging and set movement as well as choosing actors who aren’t afraid to be ugly are becoming Grinhaus’s trademarks. There is not a wasted moment on this stage. - Mooney on Theatre
Barry - Alex Carter
Len - Bryan Demore
Colin - Josh Dolphin
Pam - Tina Fance
Harry - John Illingsworth
Pete - Andrew Loder
Fred - Jamie Maczko
Liz - Shaina Silver Baird
Mary - Brenda Somers
Director - Jack Grinhaus
Stage Manager - Emily Grinrod
Set and Costume Designer - Laura Storey
Lighting and Projection Designer - Owais Lightwala
Sound Designer - Samuel Sholdice
Poster Designer - Sarah Paul
Photography - Joe Bucci