Evermore Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries, Alias Grace) and Peter Keleghan (Workin’ Moms, Murdoch Mysteries) have joined the Toronto premiere production of Dry Powder.
Liddiard will star as Jenny, a hyper-intelligent, emotionally absent Darwinian capitalist and partner in KMM Capital Management, a private equity firm struggling to make a comeback from a PR disaster. “Jenny is such a fresh, sharp, and tragic character”, says Evermore producer Greg White, “Rebecca will bring so much to Jenny, she really can do anything, Rebecca is an incredibly talented artist. Fans of Rebecca’s work have a lot to look forward to!”.
Keleghan stars as Rick, the head of KMM Capital Management, a gifted business mind with a penchant for extravagance. “Peter is a comedic genius.”, says White, “I remember first being introduced to Peter’s work on CBC’s The Newsroom, a series that was truly ahead of its time. Peter’s performance stayed with me for twenty years, such a natural and perfect artist to portray Rick.”
Dry Powder will run at The Toronto Centre for the Arts, April 4th-20th, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the public starting December 3, 2018.
About Dry Powder
The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick Hannel threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth, one of Rick’s partners, has a dream of a deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song that will rescue his boss from the PR disaster. But Jenny, Rick’s other partner, has an entirely different plan: to maximize returns, no matter the consequences. The game is on in this satirical, razor-sharp play about the price of success and the real cost of getting the deal done. Written by Sarah Burgess, Dry Powder premiered at The Public Theater in March 2016, directed by Thomas Kail, starring Claire Danes, John Krasinski, Hank Azaria and Sanjit De Silva.
About Rebecca Liddiard
Rebecca Liddiard is a Toronto-based Canadian actress active in film, television and theatre. In the theatre Rebecca’s work has earned her a Dora award nomination and recognition for her work in new plays including the critically acclaimed production and remount of Mustard by Kat Sandler at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, and Electra in Bosnia by Judith Thompson, which premiered in Greece. She is most widely known for her lead roles as “Morality Officer Mary Shaw” on CBC’s Frankie Drake Mysteries, as “Constable Adelaide Stratton” on the FOX/Global TV/ITV series Houdini & Doyle, and as Ella on the web series Mslabelled. Other select credits include playing “Mary Whitney” on the CBC/Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, and a role in the upcoming feature film Run This Town. Rebecca has studied performance for film and theatre at home and abroad, she is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.
About Peter Keleghan
Born and raised in Montreal, Peter studied acting at John Abbott College and Concordia University, The London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art in England, and York University in Toronto. He went on to become a member of The Second City, The Stratford Festival, and The Shaw Festival. Peter is an eighteen time Gemini Award nominee and a five-time winner in the category of Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for (among others) his roles as the self-absorbed Jim Walcott in The Newsroom, and the vain Alan Roy in Made In Canada. He currently has a continuing guest role on Murdoch Mysteries as Terrence Meyers and as Richard in the CBC series Workin’ Moms for which he was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in 2018. In the US, Peter guest starred in some of television’s most popular series including Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, and Cheers. Peter is the recipient of the Actra Award of Excellence for 2009 in part for his work helping to create The Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union. He is also an active advocate and speaker for Greenpeace Canada and Aireum- Canada’s broadcast museum. Peter currently resides in Toronto with his partner Leah Pinsent.
About Evermore Theatre Company
Evermore Theatre Company is a Toronto based theatre company producing premieres and revivals of the most riveting, engaging, and entertaining theatre from the world of Off-Broadway.
For more information about Evermore Theatre Company and additional creative team bios, please visit www.evermoretheatre.com
by BWW NewsDesk