‘Earshot’ is a black comedy by one of Canada’s foremost current playwrights.
Doyle, a twitchy recluse, has hypersensitive hearing due to a bungled back street operation in his youth. Now he can not only hear a pin drop, he can hear it dropping!
Living in an apartment block the intimate worlds of all his neighbours invade his own with every sound they make.
He detests the whistler below, despises the writer above and fantasises to no avail about his neighbour next door. It’s all too much to bear
But Doyle has a drastic plan to make it all better …
This play is a wonderfully written and unusual comedy about alienation and unrequited love.
Morris Panych (Writer)
Morris Panych, playwright, director, actor has twice been the recipient of the GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD for Drama (in 1994, and again in 2004 for Girl in the Goldfish Bowl) and has emerged as a major figure in Canadian theatre. He is a driving force in the Vancouver and Toronto theatre communities.
Further honours include 12 JESSIE AWARDS in Vancouver, a DORA AWARD in Toronto, and the CHALMERS Award.
Screenplays have included: Lawrence & Holloman, Look Who's Talking Too, Magic in the Water, The Pamplemousse, and The Overcoat
Hugo Chandor (Actor)
Hugo is a Co-Founder and currently the Artistic Director of Freerange. This will be his first time back on stage for over 3 years. His last 3 outings on the boards for Freerange were in 'Einstein's Daughter', 'The Cutting' and 'Oleanna'. These productions gained nominations for 3 Best Production Awards, 4 Best Actor Awards, a Best New Writing Award and a Selected Public Reviews 'Best of 2012' listing.
Recent work 'off stage' ranges from creating cartoon voices for Jim Henson's 'Dinosaur Train' to playing Rose West's father in the series 'Fred and Rose, the Untold Story' on Channel 5.