Casimir and Caroline

Photo by Dahlia Katz

The Howland Company presented the North American Premiere of 

Casimir and Caroline

by Ödön von Horváth

A New Adaptation by Paolo Santalucia, Holger Syme and The Howland Company
Based on an original translation by Holger Syme 

January 14 – February 9, 2020

Directed by Paolo Santalucia

Casimir – Alexander Crowther
CarolineHallie Seline
FrankCameron Laurie
LizCaroline Toal
SandersMichael Ayres
RankinJames Graham
ShiraKimwun Perehinec
EllieShruti Kothari
MaryVeronica Hortiguela
TrevorMichael Chiem

Creative Team:

Lighting Design – Jareth Li
Set & Costume Design – Ken MacKenzie
Original Composition – Evan MacKenzie
Sound Design – Jeremy Hutton
Choreography – Reanne Spitzer
Stage Management
– Sam Hale

Associate Director – Thom Nyhuus

Find out more about our Cast & Creative Team here

Crow’s Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest
Scotiabank Community Studio
345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto


Tonight’s the office party. There’s a one drink-ticket limit, and we are way past that now… 

Casimir just got fired, his phone’s not working and his shoes are falling apart. Caroline wants to dance, sing karaoke, and forget about the weight of the world for just one night. They are engaged… for now.

Casimir and Caroline is a play about love in the cold atmosphere of modern capitalism. We follow these ultra star-crossed lovers, as they navigate clingy co-workers, sketchy best friends, questionable HR representatives, the playboy boss, that powerhouse from the Montreal office and those beautiful few who might actually possess an ounce of wisdom.

They all desperately long for something more. None of them can say what that might be. But at least their lives look #goals on Instagram.

Ödön von Horváth’s 1932 tragicomedy is one of the most frequently staged plays in the modern German repertoire, but until now has never been staged for a North American audience. The Howland Company was proud to share the North American premiere of this new adaptation of a modern classic.


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Peak Party C&C Character Grid

Post-Party C&C Character Grid

Photos by Dahlia Katz