Days of Wine and Roses


Days of Wine and Roses, the classic hard-hitting JP Miller play, searingly portrays the pain addiction inflicts on a person, marriage, children, work and friendships. The downward spiral is told from a place of hope — a place of recovery — as our protagonist, Joe Clay, opens the play with his very first share at a 12-step meeting.

This tale of destruction and redemption is familiar to millions of Canadians in active long-term recovery, including the play’s entire cast and director. Renascent, one of Canada’s largest abstinence-based treatment providers, is dedicated to helping men, women and children recover from the family disease of addiction. We are committed to sharing the good news story that recovery is more than possible for anyone who asks for help.

You can make a difference for men and women fighting drug and alcohol addiction in the Toronto area. Join us for a night of exciting theatre and help us help others find the joy of recovery. Your ticket purchases will support our programs that help individuals and families reclaim their lives from addiction.

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All Performances @ 8:00pm:
Saturday, May 9
Thursday, May 14 – Saturday, May 16
Tuesday, May 19 – Saturday, May 23

Tickets are $45 per person; $40 for Renascent alumni, staff, students and seniors; $37.50 per person for groups of 10 or more. They can be purchased securely online here. All funds raised by the Renascent Foundation help families reclaim their lives from alcoholism and drug addiction.

Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. A sponsorship is a terrific way to support our alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs. You can view our sponsorship brochure here.

Sean-McCann-Upclose-240pxSEAN MCCANN (Ellis Arnesen) is a bonafide Canadian icon, with over 35 years of experience in film, television and theatre. Appearing in more than 150 feature films and countless projects for television, he has worked with Meryl Streep, Sarah Polley, Diane Ladd, Nick Nolte, Nicolas Cage, Kevin Bacon, Richard Gere, Peter Weller and the late Al Waxman … and with legendary directors Sidney Lumet, Ken Russell, Paul Schraeder and David Cronenberg. McCann has won a Gemini Award, a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Night Heat, as well as the prestigious Earle Grey Award celebrating his entire body of work in television.

Ian-headshots-240pxIAN KILBURN (Joe Clay) is grateful to have had the opportunity to work on such a marvelous play with such a stunning team. Ian is from Calgary, Alberta where he studied theatre at the University of Calgary. He then went on to work as a member of the Resident Company of Artists at Theatre Junction. There he was part of the team that created Little Red River, On the Side of the Road, and Lucy Lost Her Heart. During that time he also joined the cast of Reverie with Ghost River Theatre. Ian is very excited to be back working on the stage and can’t wait to begin collaborating with Jeff and the rest of the cast.

Anne-Page-240pxANNE PAGE (Kirsten Clay) has studied, worked and taught in the entertainment industry throughtout Canada. She co-founded Toronto’s critically acclaimed Theatre Voce, which received 13 Dora Award nominations for its beautiful and courageous productions. Anne’s most recent theatre work includes Taking Liberties, Conservatives in Love, Medici Slot Machine, and Orchidelirium. Film and television credits include Murphy’s Law, a Canadian Film Centre pilot project; After Hours, a CTV late night comedy show; Our Great Lakes, a TVO documentary; and Due South, an Alliance prime time dramatic series.

david-headshot-240pxDAVID LUDWIG (Jim Hungerford) has performed extensively in theatre, musicals, opera, film, and television throughout North America. Credits include: Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canadian National Tour of Phantom of the Opera, US National Tour of Titanic the Musical, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, King Arthur in Camelot, Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, Juror #3 in 12 Angry Men, and Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. Originally from Michigan, David began his career in opera. Since his arrival in Canada, has performed in Calgary, Regina, Vancouver, Victoria, and numerous venues throughout Ontario.

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