Atom Egoyan to present new production
The Academy-Award nominated filmmaker will direct his wife, Arsin√©e Khanjian, in a production of Martin Crimp‚Äôs Cruel and Tender. The husband and wife team have previously collaborated on numerous films, but have never worked together on stage.
‚ÄúThis is a wonderful play which is incredibly timely because it‚Äôs about the disposing of a tyrant. We see this disposing not from external forces, his bloody and horrific conquests, but from within the family structure itself, from the perspective of his son, his wife, his slave lover, his confidante‚ÄĚ said Egoyan.
Atom Egoyan‚Äôs previous stage works include Die Walkure at the Canadian Opera Company in 2006, as well as more recent productions in Ireland, London and New York.
Cruel and Tender is scheduled to run Jan. 21 to Feb. 18, 2012 at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto.