Theatrical Grocery proudly presentthe world premiere of Academy Award Winning writer John Patrick Shanley’s new play directed by META award winner Andrew Shaver at The Theatre Centre .

A soirée of new short plays about love, lust and longing, A Woman is a Secret features live music by Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew Barber and is brought to life by a talented ensemble cast including Martha Burns, Molly Flood, Jade Hassouné, Anna Hardwick, Jonathan Higgins, Karen Knox, Tony Nappo, Trent Pardy, Anand Rajaram, Noah Reid and Katie Swift.

 The creative team includes: Brian Kenny (Sound Designer), Hanna Puley (Set & Costume Designer) and Kim Purtell (Lighting Designer).

A Woman is a Secretis John Patrick Shanley at his most playful and idiosyncratic: small-town oracles who foretell the future, curses of desire and destruction, women haunted by the memory of those they have lost and men tempted by the promise of those they might possess. This brand new offering from Mr. Shanley is filled with the kind of soaring intensity and outlandish humour audiences have come to expect from this most romantic of American playwrights.

John Patrick Shanley knows storytelling.  In 1987 he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Moonstruck starring Cher and Nicholas Cage. In 2005, Shanley’s play Doubt: A Parable was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. In 2008, Shanley’s film version of Doubt starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and in 2009 The Writers Guild of America presented him the Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing.

The playwright will be attending the Saturday March, 21 Gala Performance. Limited VIP tickets are available for $75 and include 6.30 p.m. reception with John Patrick Shanley (live music, hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine) and 8 p.m. show followed by after party (cash bar).

A Woman In Secret runs from March 19 – April 5, 2015. For ticket information call 416-538-0988 or visit


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