Take Me Back to Jefferson

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Cast of Take Me Back to Jefferson © Katherine Fleitas

“Wonderful and vivid … you will swear you have seen live horses and rivers in flood and barns on fire as well as the strangest and most heartbreaking family …”

Michael Ondaatje
  • adaptation by Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour
  • based on William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying

NAC Presentation

In collaboration with the Company
A Theatre Smith-Gilmour production (Toronto)

This Southern Gothic chronicles a family's odyssey to bury their matriarch. The Bundrens must do battle with floods, fire and their private demons as calamity and chaos haunt their 40-mile funeral procession across Mississippi. Touching and darkly humorous, it's proof that the power of humanity to create good is undiminished. This vibrantly theatrical adaptation of one of the finest 20th century novels features multiple narrators on a bare stage, a supremely versatile cast, and powerful movement-based physical theatre devised by Canada’s masters of the genre, Theatre Smith-Gilmour.

Did you know?
Canada’s Theatre Smith-Gilmour has been entertaining and challenging audiences worldwide for 32 years.

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23 Mar

24 Mar

25 Mar

  • 7:30 PM Preview

26 Mar

  • 7:30 PM Preview

27 Mar

  • 7:30 PM Opening Night

28 Mar

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

29 Mar

30 Mar

31 Mar

  • 7:30 PM

1 Apr

  • 12:00 PM Talkback
  • 7:30 PM Talkback

2 Apr

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

3 Apr

  • 7:30 PM

4 Apr

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

5 Apr

6 Apr

7 Apr

  • 7:30 PM

8 Apr

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

9 Apr

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

10 Apr

  • 7:30 PM

11 Apr

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

12 Apr

Duration

Performance is approximately 130 minutes including intermission.

video: Take Me Back to Jefferson Preview
Take Me Back to Jefferson Preview
video: Audiences are raving about Take Me Back to Jefferson
Audiences are raving about Take Me Back to Jefferson
video: Interview with Co-Director Dean Gilmour
Interview with Co-Director Dean Gilmour
Cast of Take Me Back to Jefferson © Katherine Fleitas
Dean Gilmour, Nina Gilmour, Dan Watson © Katherine Fleitas
Cast of Take Me Back to Jefferson © Katherine Fleitas
Cast of Take Me Back to Jefferson © Katherine Fleitas
Cast of Take Me Back to Jefferson © Katherine Fleitas

Artists

  • adaptation by Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour
  • based on William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying
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