September 16, 2015
For Immediate Release

The Cast and Creative Team Announcement for Gotcha
Barrie, ON…The cast for the highly anticipated production of Gotcha, which will open TIFT’s season in November, was announced today.

Gotcha will star the three-time Dora Award nominee Jakob Ehman (The Philanderess at the Toronto Fringe and Nature of the Beast at the Storefront Theatre) as the Kid, Katie Lawson (Having Home at Home at Neptune Theatre and Stag and Doe at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre) as Lynne, Andrew Moodie (Ensemble Member at the National Arts Centre and multiple television and film appearances) as the Headmaster and Trevor Pease (Heroes Reborn and Suits) as Ton.

Photos (left to right): Jakob Ehman, Katie Lawson, Andrew Moodie and Trevor Pease.

Making his directorial debut, the celebrated Russian actor Alexey Serebryakov will helm the production.  One of the most popular theatre and film actors in Russia today he was nominated for the Best Actor Award at the European Film Awards, reaped the Best Actor Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, as well as the “White Elephant” from the Russian Association of Film Critics for starring in Leviathan. The film is a widely acknowledged masterpiece and was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA Award for Best non-English Film, won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as many other awards and nominations.

Gotcha is written by Barrie Keeffe. The play follows a teenager, who on his last day of school, holds three teachers hostage by holding a lighted cigarette over the open gas tank of a motorbike.

The rest of the team will include Assistant Director Herbie Barnes (director of a long-running hit Tales of an Urban Indian and ensemble member at the National Arts Centre), Set and Lights Designer Joe Pagnan (Stop the World- I Want to Get Off! and The Wakowski Brothers), Lindsay Dagger Junkin (The Prince of Homburg and Outside the March’s Mr. Burns), Stage Manager Barry W Cook (Stop the World – I Want to Get Off! and Odyssey Theatre) and Associate Producer Eugenia Protsko.

Gotcha is co-produced with Show One Productions. It previews on November 19, 2015, opens on November 20, 2015 and runs to November 28, 2015, with a special gala performance on November 21, 2015.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.tift.ca or (705) 792-1949.