Rosseau Culture and Arts Project

Rosseau Culture and Arts Project

July 07, 2014 09:20 ET

Being Audited Inspires Playwright's New Comedy

ROSSEAU, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 7, 2014) -

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The 2008 recession hit theatre and television producer/playwright Vince Grittani hard, and almost wiped him out after five separate producing partners went into receivership. Then on top of this, the Canada Revenue Agency "chose" him to be audited. In the true spirit of writing what you know, Grittani, whose work includes creating the 1980's Toronto hit "Yuppies, The Musical!" to his own TV series "The Weekend Guy", has written a new comedy, "The Audit", running at the Village of Rosseau Playhouse on Lake Rosseau at the top of Muskoka.

Although only inspired by the actual experience, which the playwright claims would be like watching paint dry, "The Audit" is about a successful dentist, Ray Halliday, who gives everything up to become a stand-up comic. Flags go up at the Canada Revenue Agency and agent Honor Roberts is sent in to investigate. The action takes place in Ray's third floor, one-room, apartment where he and his sarcastic and very opinionated dog Zeus live a now simple life. But what should be a routine process turns into a comedic situation with a darker element.

The play, Grittani explains, is about passion and how, no matter what route in life you plan, you have to be prepared for the detours.

This inaugural production is the result of a workshop by a group of actors from Espanola and stars Jason Morrow, Theresa Laurenti and Michael Boivin under the direction of veteran Northern Ontario actress Sharon Sproule. It is produced by the Muskoka Theatre Project and runs Tuesday through Saturday, July 8 to the 19th at Village of Rosseau Playhouse. This production is part of a summer long integrated arts festival "Destination Rosseau". For tickets and more information visit

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