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The Double

A Bad New Days production
created & performed by Adam Paolozza, Arif Mirabdolbaghi & Viktor Lukawski
directed by Adam Paolozza
music by Arif Mirabdolbaghi

 

THE DOUBLE received the following 2014 Dora Award Nominations:

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION (Adam Paolozza)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE – ENSEMBLE

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (Andre du Toit)

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN (Arif Mirabdolbaghi)

 

 

When are you no longer yourself? The anxious government clerk Golyadkin is plagued by a stranger who looks just like him, but is more daring, romantic and brash. Inspired by Dostoevsky’s novella The Double, this uncanny triangle between a neurotic, his doppelganger and a stand-up bass transports us to 19th century Russian high society and Golyadkin’s labyrinthine search for his identity.

 

This Dora Award-winning production is now available to tour. Adam Paolozza is a former Urjo Kareda Resident at Tarragon Theatre, and Artistic Director of Bad New Days. Arif Mirabdolbaghi is a Juno Award-winning musician and a member of the acclaimed metal band Protest the Hero.

 

 

“…brilliant…If only these theatre-makers came in multiples—perhaps then we’d be lucky enough to see more shows like The Double. 9/10”
– Carly Maga, The Grid

 

“thrilling…ingenious…fast-moving, funny and psychologically complex.” NNNN’s
– Glenn Sumi , Now Magazine

 

“That was me laughing out loud…I love to laugh at the theatre.”
– Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson

 

“Technically, he [Paolozza], is a marvel…and so is his production. Haunting, hilarious…”
– Robert Cushman, The National Post

 

“The Double  is a one of a kind experience, a whimsical adaptation that restores my faith in the theatre and its magic.”
– Leslie Barcza, Barczablog.com

 

“The Double’s exceptionally clever script borrows heavily from Charlie Chaplin […] evoking a sense of timelessness, fate and the surreal that provides a perfect backdrop for this entertaining exploration of identity crisis. 5 *’s”

– Annie Hodgins, Theatromania.ca

 

“…brilliant…dazzling…an engrossing, funny-sad study of a man slipping further and further from reality. I’d rush and get a ticket on the double. 3/4 *’s”

– Robert Crew, The Toronto Star

 

 

The Double from Adam Paolozza on Vimeo.

 


 

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Upcoming Performances

Sept. 7 – 11/16 – Hudson Village Theatre – Hudson, QC

 

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