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Holiday Productions: Houses Year

holiday productions: Until December 22 at a secret location in the Bloor West area. are spoiled for choice when it comes to holiday productions of A Christmas Carol this year there's the annual Soulpepper Theatre version, it's the new annual winter production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the Ross Petty pantomime gave its own clownish spin on the Dickens tale of a grumpy miser who's reminded of the spirit of Christmas through ghostly visitations, according to Toronto Star. But while the appeal of this story can pack some of Toronto's largest houses year after year, there's another production that goes to the opposite extreme. Directed by Daniele Bartolini. An Italian Christmas Carol, produced by Dopo Lavoro Teatrale DLT in partnership with Istituto Italiano di Cultura, transforms the story into a dreamlike experience of an Italian immigrant alone at Christmas, and one audience member into the main role. They're like the theatrical equivalent of gaslighting, with artistic instead of malevolent intent. Article Continued Below DLT, whose past productions in Toronto include the Summer Works hit The Stranger and the Luminato Festival's Off Limits Zone, specialize in productions designed for one audience member at a time, and imbue their stories and performances with surreal, otherworldly encounters. ( As reported in the news.