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Toronto Film School acting students will delve into the surrealist mind of award-winning filmmaker David Lynch this month when their production of Twin Freaks comes to the stage at Papermill Theatre.
Created and directed by Jonathan Higgins, the 75-minute play takes its inspiration from the unique cinematic aesthetic Lynch – an auteur, innovator and cinematic stylist so unique, his work has spawned its own term, Lynchian – applies to all of his work.
“The theme of ‘duality’ is always present in David Lynch’s films; films which unfold not in linear narrative, but more often in dreamlike vignettes of vivid, moody imagery – some alluring, some frightening, but also strangely humorous,” Higgins explained.
“In our show, Twin Freaks, we’ve taken on this Lynchian world through the fabulous talents of these 19 TFS actors. I have loved every minute of creating this piece with such a committed, lively and talented ensemble.”
Twin Freaks, which is stage managed by Kaya Pienkowska, will take to the stage at the Papermill Theatre for a three-performance run on Dec. 20, 21 and 23 as follows:
- Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m.
The Creative Team Behind Twin Freaks:
Jonathan Higgins – Director
Kaya Pienkowska – Stage Manager
Benjamin Bertolo Raby