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LOS ANGELES, CA,
March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian playwright Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman is announcing a reprised production of
The Guilty Party, a dark comedy that originally premiered at the 2008 New Voices Festival in
The upcoming production is slated for an August or September release in
Toronto. Illiatovitch-Goldman is co-producing and says the new version will be completed with a higher production value, a profound new ensemble cast made up of char6acters this time in their 30s and a never-before-seen alternate ending.
The story follows a woman who is tortured by memories of her past. She brings together all the different men from her damaged love life to unearth their darkest secrets so that she can finally rest.
"It's an existential absurdist peace," Illiatovitch-Goldman said. "Very violent and a little sexy. It's about four people trapped in a room. The audience feels trapped with them. It's philosophically about what people's perceptions are of others - the things you hear about people when you don't know them."
The reboot will again be directed by
Jill Harper, who attended
York University for cinematography and film directing, and is a longtime collaborator of Illiatovitch-Goldman.
"The depth with which Sarah writes each character and dialogue is so honest and simple," Harper said. "It allows for some of the best exploration with actors I've ever been able to do. You could connect to any of these characters. They are worth loving and they are deeply flawed."
Illiatovitch-Goldman was named to the RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright's list in 2011, distinguishing her among a group of the top three burgeoning playwrights
Canada wide. Her play,
Pieces, starred award winning actors
Rosemary Dunsmore and
Allison Price. It's slated to receive its
Chicago debut in 2014.
She's story edited the films
This December and
Guns and Waffles, and the plays
The Centre of Everything Civilized and
We Three of Unspeakable Size.
Illiatovitch-Goldman is also writing and developing a film script titled
Sam and Patricia with director
Norma Baily, a
Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, Gemini and Directors Guild of
Canada award winner.
While attending Ryerson Theatre School in
Toronto, Illiatovitch-Goldman apprenticed under the guidance of award winning playwright
SOURCE Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman