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Dan Watson and Christina Serra in Ralph + Lina, an Italian love story
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May 27, 2015

Ralph and Lina

Ralph + Lina is a rough and tumble romance following the struggles of two Italian lovers in the face of war, immigration and old age. Real life husband and wife Dan Watson and Christina Serra take the stage, directed by award winning artist Michele Smith, to tell the very Canadian story of Serra’s grandparents and their struggle to make a better life together in a new country. With 4 Dora Mavor Moore Nominations(including Outstanding Production, New Play, Ensemble and Female Performance) and a sold out tour of Ontario, this acrobatic comedy has proven an instant favorite with audiences everywhere.

After another sold out run at the Theatre Centre in Toronto and a trip to the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse for Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Theatre Festival Ralph + Lina is back in Ontario!

Huntsville
July 28-30 at 8pm | August 6-8 at 8pm
Huntsville Studio Theatre (Chaffey Hall), 24 Chaffey Township Rd., Huntsville
Tickets: $20
Available through the Algonquin Theatre Online Here by phone at 705-789-4975 or in person at the door

Haliburton
Presented by the Highlands Summer Festival of Theatre
August 2 at 2:30pm | August 3 at 8pm | August 4 at 8pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, 5358 County Road 21, Haliburton
Tickets available online Here
By Phone at 1-855-457-9933 or in person at the door

Written by Michele Smith, Christina Serra and Dan Watson


Directed by Michele Smith
Performed by Christina Serra and Dan Watson


Set & Costume Design by Ken MacKenzie 


Lighting Design by Andre du Toit


Sound Design by Richard Lee
Stage

Managed by Jiv Parasram With the support of Theatre Smith Gilmour, Why Not Theatre and Edge of the Woods Theatre.

Made possible through the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the Columbus Centre of Toronto.
✭✭✭✭ This is physical theatre at its finest integrating movement, dance, acrobatics and relying on minimal use of dialogue.” -Christopher Hoile, Stage Door Reviews

✭✭✭✭…charming, funny, piercing, honest and tightly paced. It’s hard to walk away from “Ralph & Lina” with anything but a smile on your face… - Christina Strynatka, The Examiner Review

…adorable in the extreme, tempered by moments of poignancy… -J Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail

“…an enduring romance that resonates through generations.”
– Zoe Erwin-Longstaff, Charlebois Post Review

“Serra’s wide-eyed performance is adorable in the extreme, tempered by moments of poignancy…”
-J Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail

“In a world where true love is often so hard to come by, Ralph + Lina helps remind us of what true love ought to be: simple, honest and unwavering. Go see this play. It will restore your faith in the world.”
– Gian Verano, Mooney on Theatre

“Watson and Serra play the commedia-style slapstick and quick changes with zest and vibrant energy…”
-Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine

“This is physical theatre at its finest integrating movement, dance, acrobatics and relying on minimal use of dialogue.”
-Christopher Hoile, Stage Door Reviews

“…charming, funny, piercing, honest and tightly paced. It’s hard to walk away from “Ralph & Lina” with anything but a smile on your face…”
– Christina Strynatka, The Examiner Review

“Watson and Serra are playful and charming in this valentine to the Canadian Dream…

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-Martin Morrow, The Grid “This is the kind of play that never stops tugging at your heart strings – the kind that makes you laugh then cry and then laugh again.”
–James Ryan Gobuty, The Theatre Reader -