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
Caroline – Hallie Seline
Frank – Cameron Laurie
Liz – Caroline Toal
Sanders – Michael Ayres
Rankin – James Graham
Shira – Kimwun Perehinec
Ellie – Shruti Kothari
Mary – Veronica Hortiguela
Trevor – Michael Chiem
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.