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Variations on a Nervous Breakdown

In this series of short stories, each character attempts to overcome the one thing that is pushing them to the brink.

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Jonathan Monro
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Jonathan Monro
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Jonathan Monro
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Set In Canada
Ensemble Cast
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"Monro deserves to be compared to such giants as Sondheim and Lehrer."
Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Sun

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The winner of four Betty Mitchell Awards including Best Musical, Variations on a Nervous Breakdown is so unusual you will relate to it immediately. A normal day in a coffee shop becomes the tipping point for a series of hilarious and surprising events, where characters reveal their deep dark secrets, tall tales, and unabashed fantasies.

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Contemporary w/ Classical Influence

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Images in the video are from the 2008 Canadian Premiere at Talk is Free Theatre with Chilina Kennedy, Patricia Zentilli, Cory O'Brien, and Jonathan Monro. Directed by Richard Ouzounian. Additional recorded voices: Carly Street, Elizabeth Beeler, Kelly-Ann Evans, Julia Halfyard, Clint Butler. Piano: Brian Way, Reza Jacobs, and Jonathan Monro.
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