Your Side, My Side, and the Truth

A play about the things we never talk about.

Thurs. August 9, 5:00 pm
Sat. August 11, 2:30 pm
Sun. August 12, 5:00 pm
Tues. August 14, 7:30 pm
Sat. August 18, 10:00 pm
Sun. August 19, 7:30 pm

Performances at the Scotiabank Studio at the Pia Bouman School for Ballet & Creative Movement, 6 Noble Street (West of Dufferin & Queen).

The reviews are in:

“Writer Rebecca Auerbach captures all of the dizzying highs and perilous lows of the tumultuous surge towards adulthood with inventive flair and charm.” See what else Kevin Scott has to say at the Torontoist.

“Charming without being annoyingly quirky, smart without being overwritten, relatable without being generic, and moving without being maudlin, Auberbach’s story about modern relationships strikes the perfect tone.” Read the rest of the ArtVox review.

“The excellent cast feels seamless here – narrating each other’s stories as they sing, kiss, fuck, massage and laugh.” Read the full review by Winston Soon at Mooney on Theatre.

“Your Side, My Side, and The Truth is not — repeat, not — for the faint of heart. It’s got all the taboo biggies, and not in bite-sized quantities, either: sex, drugs, and death remain central focuses throughout. It’s dark. It’s raunchy. It’s unflinching. And it also happens to be a comedy.” Read more about what Rebecca Ihilchik had to say here.

Jeff Gladstone and Rebecca Auerbach in Your Side, My Side and the Truth

Your Side, My Side, and the Truth by Rebecca Auerbach is about the things that we do as individuals that fly under the radar, that are often left unsaid. In looking at the intersecting lives of five young people, the piece will bring the raw language and experience of today onto the stage, including sex and drugs.

An unsentimental, funny, and raunchy examination of five young people dealing with adversity, taboo and transgression. Telling a story with no moral conclusion, it is about how we try to find pieces of ourselves in others.

The core of Your Side, My Side, and the Truth is based on events that took place in Auerbach’s life but the narrative and characters are created, providing her with an opportunity to explore powerful questions—ones that are not asked enough—about how our culture responds to death and what we believe is acceptable.

Written by Rebecca Auerbach
Directed by Adriana Bucz

Featuring Rebecca Auerbach, Jeff Gladstone, Michael Kash, Tova Smith, Taylor Trowbridge.

Music & Sound by Samuel Sholdice
Costume & Set Design by Jill Tomac
Stage Managed by Anna Plugina

Warning: Mature language, some nudity and suggestive scenes. Not suitable for children.

A Compass and Trying Science Co-Production of Your Side, My Side, and the Truth, part of SummerWorks 2012. For ticket information, head here.

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