Description

Born in Paris in 1913 - legend has it she came into the world on top of a gendarme's cape under a gas street-lamp - Edith Piaf at the peak of her career was France's own superstar. Her tragic life, a life full of death, abandonment, destructive relationships, and substance abuse has been the subject of books, documentary films, dramatic films, and made for television biographies. She herself wrote her own biography, arguably a work of fiction. Despite the wealth of material chronicling her journey on this earth, it is through her music that the true spirit of the "Little Sparrow of Paris" can be felt. With this show Theatre Sheridan pays homage to her struggles by imagining the women of Paris whose own lives, loves and losses are so achingly evoked in the songs and stories that made a career.

Director: Katherine Kaszas

Choreographer: Sarah Slywchuk

Musical Director: Christopher Mounteer

Publication Date

11-19-2003

Production Year

2003/2004

Theatre Location

Studio Theatre, Sheridan

Cast

Genevieve Boudreau
Dena Chiarcossi
Sarah Blair Irwin
Rochelle Kives
Tricia Lackey
Allison Mccaughey
Christina Pagel
Laska Sawade
Sarah Sheps
Adam Stevenson
Ioana Theodora
Allison Toffan
Rebecca Townes

Keywords

Piaf – a life in song, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Disciplines

Theatre and Performance Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

School

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Files

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Original Citation

Kaszas, K. (Director). (2003, November 19 – 29). Piaf – a life in song. [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Piaf – A Life In Song, November 19 – 29, 2003

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