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Closed August 6, 2017

"The texture will always be there, underneath, no matter how many coats you put over it, but I like it that way."

Why See Permanence?

canadian premiere

Cyd Casados' intriguing play about the intersects between sex, art and addiction premieres at Toronto's Tarragon theatre this summer. Uncompromising and provocative, Permanence introduces us to lovers Rebecca (Samantha Michelle) and Steve (Ludovic Hughes), two emotionally independent people that refuse to conform to the restraints offered by a traditional relationship.

Amongst the paint and turpentine of Steve's studio, their affair deepens and eventually implodes into a raw battle of the sexes. But at what point does self-expression become self-harm?

An unsparing dissection of a doomed relationship, Permanence covers the highs and lows of a modern relationship, whilst asking us if it is possible to truly fall for someone when we've spent so much time lying to ourselves and the world around us.

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Additional Information


Opening night: 19 July 2017


+16 for nudity, language and sexual themes

Run time

105 minutes with no intermission

Cast and Creative


Samantha Michelle as Rebecca
Ludovic Hughes as Steve


Written by Cyd Casados
Directed by Hannah Price
Set & Costume Design by Echo Zhou
Lighting Design by Chris Malkowski
Sound Design by Lyon Smith
Production Manager Pip Bradford
Company Stage Manager Lara Goncalves
Produced by Libby Brodie Productions

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