BIG IN GERMANY - Balls - Show Us Yours Series - Deathwatch - Fucking Stephen Harper - RAW - First Day Back

BIG IN GERMANY by Rob Salerno
At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre April 11-21, Preview April 9


"Sexy, clever, and laugh-out-loud funny!" GCN Magazine Dublin, Ireland
"A delicious bit of show business satire" Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald

The Omnipotents are one of Canada’s greatest rock-n-roll exports, scoring platinum albums, headlining festivals, and playing sold-out arena tours all over Germany. But here at home the Toronto duo can’t catch a break and work in the local porn industry for years just to pay the bills. Now in this hilarious behind-the-scenes, tell-all story, you’ll see just what it takes to make it and the band’s last-ditch attempt at Canadian rock stardom!

This hilarious Canadian entertainment industry satire is written and directed by award-winning indie playwright/producer Rob Salerno (Balls, RAW, Fucking Stephen Harper).

Starring Dylan George, Michael Goldlist, and Rob Salerno.
Featuring original music by the cast.
Design by Dariusz Korbiel.
Lighting design by Oz Weaver.

Audience warning: foul language, brief nudity, rock-n-roll sexuality, and awesomeness.

Big In Germany has toured around the world, playing to rave reviews at festivals in Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, and Dublin, Ireland, and now it’s back on the hometown stage!

Playing at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander St - Map
Off Yonge St between College and Wellesley. Green P parking available at Yonge and Wellesley.


PREVIEW: Tues, April 9 @ 8PM
OPENING NIGHT: Thurs, April 11 @ 8PM
Fri, April 12 @ 8PM
Sat, April 13 @ 8PM
Sun, April 14 @ 2:30PM and 7:30PM
Tues, April 16 @ 8PM
Thurs, April 18 @ 8PM
Fri, April 19 @ 8PM
Sat, April 20 @ 8PM
Sun, April 21 @ 2:30PM and 7:30PM

Tickets: $25 at the door, $20 advance, $15 students/arts workers, $10 Preview night, PWYC Sunday Matinees.
Purchase advance tickets online or by phone at 416-975-8555.

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ROB SALERNO (playwright/director)
- Rob Salerno is a Toronto-born writer and performer who’s been labeled a “theatrical rabble rouser” by The Globe and Mail’s Kelly Nestruck. In 2007, Rob founded Ten Foot Pole Theatre, a company dedicated to subjects that polite people wouldn't touch. TFP produced Salerno’s five original plays, Balls, Fucking Stephen Harper, Big in Germany, RAW, and First Day Back, which he also self-directed and have collectively been performed at more than 30 festivals across Canada and overseas, winning rave reviews, awards, and audience praise. Salerno’s other theatre writing includes the creation of a new translation of Jean Genet’s Deathwatch, which was commissioned as a dramaturgical tool for lemonTree Theatre Creations. He is an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in several national magazines – most notably in the Xtra chain of papers, where he has worked as a news reporter and columnist. He has also been published in The Toronto Star, Eye, Fab, The Guide and other magazines.

MICHAEL GOLDLIST (Actor “Bruce”) – Michael Goldlist received his BA from Kings College, Halifax and his MFA from The New School for Drama in New York City. Canadian credits include: Strange Snow, Pvt. Wars, Straydog Theatre (BC); Urinetown, Macbeth DalTheatre (NS). New York City and Regional credits include: Serials, Flea Theater (NYC); Romeo & Juliet, Crash Theater (NYC); Displaced Wedding, New Worlds Theater Project (NYC); Mimi & Gustav, Horse Trade (NYC); Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Love’s Labours Lost, Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare in the Valley (NH). Michael has written and starred in several short films, and works as a writer and performer for Michael’s upcoming projects include: The Cocksure Lads, a Canadian feature film; and the premiere of his first play, Gwen Powers at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille.

DYLAN GEORGE (Actor “Alex”) – Dylan George is co-founder and co-artistic director of the award-winning company Theatre Sasa. He has worked with Toronto-based companies Tarragon, Soulpepper, The Theatre Centre, Mixed Company and Hart House, performing alongside some of Canada’s leading talent. He has also toured throughout the province, performed in Fringe and Summerworks festivals and worked with companies in Singapore and Tanzania. He recently completed the Emerging Actor Program at Nightwood Theatre and has worked for the National Theatre School’s directing program alongside Ravi Jain. He holds a Specialization in Theatre Performance degree from Concordia University, and has trained with Philippe Gaulier, Peter Brook, Anne Skinner, Marcello Magni, John Riven, David Smukler, and Adam Paolozza. He appeared on Disney/Teletoon’s My Babysitter’s a Vampire, the webseries Clutch, and various short films. He is also a freelance photographer with publications in National Geographic, the Ottawa Arts Review and Torontoist.

DARIUSZ KORBIEL (Designer) – Dariusz Korbiel recently made his West End debut with Shakespeare’s lost drama Double Falsehood and Taboo. A two-time Brickenden Award winner for Outstanding Direction, his productions have been critically acclaimed, receiving numerous awards for outstanding achievement in London theatre. Select credits, include: Doubt, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, and The Monument (Dariusz Entertainment), The Spitfire Grill and Hello, Dolly! (Grand Theatre), Having Hope at Home, Dating By the Book, Bedtime Stories, Dump Guys, Shirley Valentine, Running Mates, A Bench in the Sun and Wrong for Each Other (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), Bye Bye Birdie (Huron Country Playhouse). Upcoming: The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby (Norm Foster World Premiere).

OZ WEAVER (Lighting) – Oz Weaver is a Toronto based lighting designer who has created more than 50 shows. He began working with small community based theatres and Beal School for the Performing Arts, he later moved on to work with Louise Guinand as an apprentice & assistant. Oz has been affiliated with companies such as; The Grand (Assistant to Louise Guinand: Shirley Valentine, Sherlock Holmes, Kingfisher Day & Apprentice to Renee Brode: The Hobbit), The Charlotte Town Festival (Drafting Assistant to Renne Brode), Harbourfront Centre- The Enwave Theatre (Enter the Shadow), Beal Musical Theatre (Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Children of Eden, Fame and Les Miserables), The Dance Concept (Freak! and Panopticon), Type Cast (Lazer Blade, Synthetica, Missed Connections and Tomato Soup/MECHA) and The Dietrich Group (Tour Lighting Director for PARIS1994/Gallery, LD for I Am an Animal). He has been nominated for a Brickenden award and has won two Dish Awards for his designs of Into the Woods and Phantom of The Opera.

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