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Swedish Furniture

by Matt Hertendy
Directed by Katie MacNeill

Swedish Furniture takes the audience into the bedroom of a modern day, millennial couple; their frustration with each other, gender constructs and expectations, the economy, education and entering the workforce all boil to a head as they face the fiercest challenge a couple can face – assembling an IKEA bed.

Part lampoon, part pointed exploration of modern love, Swedish Furniture is a compassionate and hilarious cautionary tale with IKEA furniture assembled LIVE on stage. From award-winning playwright Matt Hertendy.

MAINSTAGE SERIES

world premiere production by Allen Key Kollectiv

April 5 – 13 at Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Performances Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm
Preview performance April 4
Matinee on April 7 at 4pm and April 13 at 2pm

Tickets $20

Creative team:

Matt Hertendy – Playwright
Katie MacNeill – Director
Megan Carty – Actor
Jon Dickey – Actor
Wes Babcock – Lighting Designer
Sasha Hayashi – Stage Manager

Wes Babcock (Lighting Design) is a theatre artist working in design and creation. He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2012. He is the co-curator of Dark Day Monday, a Toronto-based performance series featuring artists who break boundaries and defy expectation (www.darkdaymonday.com), and is himself the creator of 2 new theatrical works.

Megan Carty (Actor) is an actor, theatre artist, and drama educator compelled by the creation of new work. Her company – Cart Before the Horse Theatre – has produced multiple award-winning shows in Ottawa and developed a reputation for thought-provoking and dynamic work. Megan has performed for many A-House Theatres in Ontario including the National Arts Centre, Magnus Theatre, and Thousand Islands Playhouse.

Jon Dickey (Actor) studied theatre at the University of Ottawa with a specialization in acting. Past credits include Theatre 4.669’s Un-Countried, for which he was nominated for Emerging Artist at the Rideau Awards and Dead Unicorn Ink’s Marvellous Man IV: The Return of Marvellous Man. He’s blown away to have been given the chance to work with Megan, Katie, and Matt on Swedish Furniture.

Matt Hertendy (Playwright) is a three-time Prix Rideau Award winner, and internationally produced playwright. His work has been produced as far as Halifax and Philadelphia. He is also known as one-half of local theatre duo Two Kind Boys, and for his work in Cart Before the Horse’s Lungs.

Katie MacNeill (Director) is a formally trained actor who studied Professional Theatre at John Abbott College. She is also a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa, where she majored in the Education of Theatre. Katie is excited to be making her directorial debut with the Allen Key Kollektiv.

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City of Ottawa logo Allen Key Kollectiv acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa – Youth In Culture Pilot Program.