A ROM-COM – WITH A THRILLER TWIST!
July 5 – August 3, 2013 Firehall Theatre
“The last thing I want is all these total strangers, who live literally inches away from me, knowing every last detail of my life.”
By Jason Hall
- NOTE: Contains some strong language. In a brand new condo building, two neighbours become friends: signing for packages, helping with overactive fire alarms, watching movies together, and bonding over the disgusting habits of an unseen third neighbour – a woman who leaves her garbage in the hallway for weeks. Just as the friendship is about to blossom into romance, a prank goes wrong. The friends become accomplices and the story quickly plunges into an unexpected thriller. This Hitchcockian twist on contemporary living asks: how well do you know your neighbours?
“Hall’s tension-filled script builds at a nail-biting pace that will leave you on the edge of your seat. THIRD FLOOR is a thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking piece of theatre.” – Theatromania“The dialogue is superb, and the story is comic, unexpected, occasionally breathtaking, and immensely enjoyable.” – Playstosee.com“The story takes a sudden, unexpected and unnerving turn to the dark halfway through, transforming what seems at first to be a light comedy of manners and relationships into a study of the impact that selfishness can have on others.” – Whatsonstage.com
Evening Performances: Tuesday through Sunday 8:00PM Matinees: Fridays, Saturdays 2:30PM Running Time: 95 minutes
Man: Craig Pike
Woman: Taylor Trowbridge
Direction: Ashlie Corcoran
Set & Costume Design: Jung-Hye Kim
Lighting Design: Jason Hand
Projection Design: Kevin Tanner
Sound Design & Composition: Adam Harendorf
Stage Management: Joanna Barrotta
Apprentice Stage Manager: Kyle Beres
Assistant Director: Jessica Kostuck
CRAIG PIKE (Man) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: Misalliance, French Without Tears, Drama at Inish, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Cherry Orchard, John Bulls Other Island (Shaw Festival); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Lyndesfarne Theatre); The Skriker (Blackguard Theatre Company); Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (The Classical Theatre Project); The Crackwalker (Staged and Confused); Flux (Flux Collective); 72 Hour Survival Guide (Three Sheets Theatre Company); The Paper Bag Princess (The Grand Theatre); The Last Man Hanged, Ring Around the Moon, Romeo & Juliet (Gairbraid Theatre); The Listener (CTV Television); Twitchers (Sun TV). Other: Founding conductor of That Choir in Toronto (www.thatchoir.com).
TAYLOR TROWBRIDGE (Woman) For the Playhouse: The Drowning Girls, Alice. Elsewhere: Theatre: Your Side, My Side and the Truth (Summerworks); The Tempest (Canstage); Wild Dogs (Nightwood/Canstage); Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew (Bard on the Beach); The Crucible, The Invisible Man (Shaw Festval); That Summer (Georgian Theatre Festival); As You Like It (Theatre by the Bay). TV: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC); Copper (BBC America); The Listener (CTV); An Accidental Friendship (Hallmark); Being Erica (CBC); Slings and Arrows (TMN); Roxanna (Bravo); DaVinci’s Inquest (CBC). Other: Taylor would like to thank her wonderful husband David for all his love and support.
JASON HALL (Playwright) Plays include: The Match (Company of Angels / Latitude Festival, UK); Third Floor (Lower Ossington Theatre / Summerworks Festival); GBS (Theatre 503, UK); Eyes Catch Fire (Finborough Theatre, UK). Eyes Catch Fire won Canada’s Herman Voaden playwriting award, was Time Out London’s Critics’ Choice and is currently taught on a drama course at Yale University; a Spanish-language version of the play was produced in Colombia while Jason was British Council Visiting Artist at Teatro Libre de Bogota. GBS was runner-up for the UK’s John Whiting award and has been produced off-Broadway and at the Toronto Fringe Festival, where it won the Patron’s Pick award. Third Floor has been produced in Europe both in London’s West End and in a German-language version at the Torturmtheatre in Sommerhausen, Bavaria.
ASHLIE CORCORAN (Director) For the Playhouse: Artistic Director since November 1, 2012. Elsewhere: As Director: The Magic Flute (Opera Philadelphia); Don Giovanni, Le Lauréat, Three Sisters Who are Not Sisters (The Glenn Gould School, RCM); The Brothers Grimm, Isis and The Seven Scorpions, Cinderella, The Bear (Canadian Opera Company); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Western Canada Theatre). As Artistic Producer and Director: Tiny Dynamite, Tijuana Cure, A Boy Called Newfoundland, The Ugly One (Theatre Smash). Upcoming: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Salt-Water Moon (TIP); The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies in Bad Times); The Ugly One (Theatre Smash/Tarragon Theatre); Waiting for the Parade (Western Canada Theatre).
JUNG-HYE KIM (Set & Costume Designer) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: Boblo (Kitchenband Production and the Theatre Centre); Hiding Words (Eventual Ashes); Known to Police (Nomanzland with YPT), The Great Mountain (Red Sky Performance with YPT); The Washing Machine (Next Stage Festival 2012); Pub Opera (Tapestry New Opera); After Akmatova (Tarragon Theatre); Montparnasse (Theatre Passe Muraille and Groundwater Theatre, Dora nomination for Outstanding Costume Design); The Middle Place (Canstage, Project Humanity, Belfry Theatre, GCTC); The Big League (Young People’s Theatre); The Great Mountain (Red Sky Performance); Offensive Foul (Theatre Direct, Dora nomination for outstanding TYA production). Other: 2006 Siminovitch Prize Honorable mention for a New Young Designer.
JASON HAND (Lighting Designer) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: The Barber of Seville (Soulpepper); The Arsonists, This, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale (Canadian Stage); Blue Planet (YPT); The Amorous Adventures of Anato(Tarragon); The Trespassers (Stratford); The Ugly One (Theatre Smash); The Tales of Hoffmann (Edmonton Opera); La Bohème, Turn of the Screw (Against the Grain); Dido & Aeneas (Opera on the Avalon); Guilio Cesare (Orchestra London). Upcoming: The Ugly One (Tarragon). Other: Protégé recipient of 2012 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Dora Nomination for The Ugly One.
KEVIN TANNER (Projection Designer) For The Playhouse: Technical Director. Elsewhere: As Projection Designer: Reefer Madness (Queen’s Musical Theatre); Avenue Q, Glengarry Glen Ross (Blue Canoe Productions); Penelope Waits (Queen’s Drama Department). As Assistant Projection Designer: Lillian Alling, Cosi Fan Tutte (Banff Centre Theatre Arts). As Lighting Designer: Sweeney Todd (Queen’s Musical Theatre); Counter Service & Lives of The Great Waitresses (Queen’s Drama Department). As Director: Spring Awakening (Queen’s Musical Theatre); Songs For A New World (Blue Canoe Productions). Other: Kevin holds a degree in Drama from Queen’s University. In the summer of 2011, he participated in a projection design work-study at the Banff Centre in Alberta. www.kevintannerdesign.wordpress.com
ADAM HARENDORF (Sound Designer & Composition) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: As Sound Designer: Alligator Pie, The Cherry Orchard (Soulpepper); Sweeney Todd, Elf – The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Jungle Book (Neptune); Lost In Yonkers, Visiting Mr. Green (HGJT); For The Pleasure Of Seeing Her Again (Festival Players of Prince Edward County); How To Succeed: A Tribute To Des McAnuff (RTS); Third Floor (SummerWorks); Fool For Love (Red One Theatre); Short Story Long (Best of Fringe); The Shepard Plays (Candles are for Burning). As Assistant Sound Designer: Fiddler On The Roof (Stratford); The Aleph (Soulpepper); A Year With Frog And Toad, Seussical (YPT). Upcoming: Alligator Pie (Soulpepper).
JOANNA BARROTTA (Stage Manager) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: carried away on the crest of a wave (Tarragon); The Arsonists (Canadian Stage); paper SERIES (Cahoots Theatre Company); Brothel #9, Essay/The Russian Play (Factory Theatre); 3 seasons at Blyth Festival; Svadba, Beckett: Feck It!, Beauty Dissolves (Queen of Puddings Music Theatre); La Bohème, Turandot (Opera Lyra); Acis and Galatea, Actéon/Dido and Aeneas (Opera Atelier); Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung (Opéra de Québec); 8 seasons at Canadian Opera Company including Ariadne auf Naxos, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Götterdämmerung. Upcoming: London Road (Canadian Stage). Other: Joanna was the General Manager for the SummerWorks Theatre Festival in 2011.
KYLE BERES (Apprentice Stage Manager) For the Playhouse: The Clockmaker, Drowning Girls. As Head Technician: Bright Bold Stories. Elsewhere: As Stage Manager: Vigil (Theatre Kingston); Dust (Queen’s University Drama Department). As Technician: Blue/Orange, The Grandkid (Theatre Kingston). Other: Kyle is thrilled to be a part of this fabulous production. She would like to say a special thank you to her family and friends for all that they have taught her and for the never-ending support and encouragement. Enjoy the show!
JESSICA KOSTUCK (Assistant Director) For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: As Director: 21 Days (Bad Dress Productions); The Vagina Monologues (V-Day McGill); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Players’ Theatre); Stones in His Pockets (TNC Theatre); Urinetown: The Musical (AUTS). Upcoming: As Director: Far Away (Bad Dress Productions). Other: Jessica is thrilled to be joining the TIP team for Third Floor. She would like to thank her family, friends and Bad Dress for their encouragement and support.
Official show photography by Mark Bergin.
For more photos, please visit our Facebook page. Taylor Trowbridge as the woman, Craig Pike as the man. Third Floor, 2013.
Audience Reactions to Third Floor
Ashlie’s Inside Story
Third Floor features stellar acting, directing -Greg Burliuk, Kingston Whig Standard. July 11, 2013
Third Floor Brings Twisted Fun to Firehall Theatre -Lorraine Payette, Freelance Writer
Gananoque is set to capitalize on niche tourism -CKWS TV Kingston
EON Previews Third Floor at the Thousand Islands Playhouse -Eastern Ontario Network
Queen’s grad brings “Third Floor” to Gananoque -Kingston This Week. July 4, 2013
Third floor hits playhouse stage starting tomorrow! -St. Lawrence EMC. July 4, 2013
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