Leap of Faith intrigued and delighted audiences at The Bloor-west Village Playhouse from June 1-5th. Thank you to our amazing cast and crew, and to everyone who came out to support the first live production from Rare Day Projects since the beginning of the pandemic. Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates about upcoming productions, casting calls, and all things Rare Days!

Airport Tales is coming December 9th - 11th on Zoom!

Airport Tales is a light-hearted, entertaining, funny and above all human “Road Movie” at 30,000 feet.  The indomitable Evalina, journeying back to the old homestead to celebrate her 90th birthday, battles — and conquers — security checks, seat-mate problems, lost luggage and a somewhat fraught family reunion. Link to tickets coming soon!

Creative Lobster Productions is aiming to have the podcast of "Airport Tales" released in the New Year, featuring the indomitable Anne Harper as the equally indomitable high-flying nonagenarian, Evalina,  Harper stars in both the podcast and the Village Players zoom production, coming your way Dec 9, 10 and 11, 2022, and was the Director of Libman's recent production of "Leap of Faith". 

What's New?

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What People Are Saying About Our Projects

In the Media

Carol and Leap of Faith have been featured in several news articles. Take a look below!
The Canadian Jewish News 
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Our Theatre Voice
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In the Audience

ML Dodick - Actor

Leap of Faith is a deft behind-the-scenes look at a political campaign - with an unexpected twist. The performances shine and it was a pleasure to watch.

Lynn Oldershaw - Actor

It was such a treat to see [Leap of Faith] onstage. I figure a sign of a good show is when I wish I was up there myself performing in it... and that's what I kept wishing.

Anne Tait
film producer, playwright & novelist

[Leap of Faith is] a timely story with interesting characters and an intriguing mystery.

Juliet Daunt
Actor and Educator

What is the opposite of revenge?

Leap of Faith is a carefully scripted "dramedy", a piece that accomplishes much that is important and relevant to a contemporary audience in its brief hour and a half but does it all with a skillful breeziness. Those ninety minutes, which center on one candidate’s bid for the mayoralty of an unnamed Eastern Canadian city, zip along, always engaging, at times highly entertaining, often very funny. Each character is well-drawn and while most attention is paid to the primary characters, the secondary characters frequently shine out as very real and likeable people, too. This is as important to our immediate engagement as it is to the underlying themes of the play.
Revenge can be an endless loop; to close that loop for good, this playwright suggests, requires more than an equally endless series of temporary and hasty mitigations. In short, this play is both meaningful and a lot of fun.

It is, in many ways, a gift, the polar opposite of revenge.
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Leap of Faith

June 1-5 2022 at The Village Playhouse

Leap of Faith intrigued and delighted audiences at The Bloor-west Village Playhouse from June 1-5th. Thank you to our amazing cast and crew, and to everyone who came out to support the first live production from Rare Day Projects since the beginning of the pandemic. Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates about upcoming productions, casting calls, and all things Rare Days!

City Councilor Shelley Carroll talks "Women in Politics" at the Leap of Faith Talkback
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Toronto City Councillor Shelley Carroll was the star of the “talkback”, after the matinee performance of Leap of Faith on Tuesday, June 2, at the Village Playhouse. Answering questions from audience and cast, she charmed everyone with her honest assessment of both the difficulties and the successes when working at the municipal level. Noting one project that took 15 years from start to finish, the one word that came to mind was “persistence”. After so much time and energy had been invested, she and her colleagues just had to keep going until success was achieved. When asked why women are still a minority in holding political office at any level – outside of the so-called glass ceiling, which has been cracked in at least some areas by now – one surprising answer is that political campaigns at any level require donations. But women, on the whole, are reluctant to ask for donations to fund their campaign, while men have no problem. And without funding (within the set limits) there is no way to finance a campaign. Asked if Laura Lewis, the onstage character, had a chance of winning her campaign for mayor, Carroll thought for a moment and concluded that Lewis’ solution to the dramatic problem presented, offered hope for success.

However, as the current run of “Leap of Faith” ended in June 4th , we’ll never know! On the other hand, Carroll was returned to office with a huge majority in the recent elections in the City of Toronto.

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