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A Conversation with Edith Head

Susan Claassen as legendary designer Edith Head. Photo by Jim Blair.

Susan Claassen as legendary designer Edith Head. Photo by Jim Blair.

  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street)
  • Daily, 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
  • January 17–19
  • $35–$40

The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) brings actress Susan Claassen’s one-woman show, A Conversation With Edith Head, to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for a short weekend run. These days, Head is probably best known as the inspiration for Edna Mode in The Incredibles, but the costume designer clothed many of Hollywood’s most enduring celebrities from the ’20s to the ’80s, winning eight Oscars. Claassen tailors each show to the city she’s in, and answers audience questions in character, so film buffs might want to brush up on the films shot here in Toronto from Head’s 1,000 plus body of work.

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