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Win Tickets to ZERO HOUR

ZERO HOUR opens at The Bathurst Street Theatre, Toronto

Would you like to enjoy an evening of live theatre that doesn’t involve the whole family? Who wouldn't want a perfect date night or a girls night out?!

ZERO HOUR: The Zero Mostel Play is coming back to Toronto for a limited engagement and we’ve got 3 sets of tickets to give away! 

ZERO HOUR is directed by Oscar-nominated actress Piper Laurie and was written by and stars Jim Brochu in the role of the late, great Zero Mostel. Brochu brings the story of Mostel’s life to the stage in what John Coulbourn of The Toronto Sun describes as "...a madcap theatrical portrait of the legendary Zero Mostel that is absolutely delightful and, ultimately, deeply moving." It won numerous awards including the 2010 New York Drama Desk Award, the Los Angeles Ovation for Best Play and the Washington, D.C. Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor.

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Lia Matthow, who together with her husband Dana Matthow are the current producers of ZERO HOUR.

What are the reasons why you and your husband decided to produce ZERO HOUR and why is this an important story to tell?

We were inspired to get involved with this project because of Jim Brochu's incredible talent for storytelling and because of the wonderful, inspiring, resilience of Zero Mostel.  He survived the Hollywood blacklist, the politics of show business and a crippling accident. And with all of the success he achieved on stage and in film, he considered himself a painter who acted.

This is a return engagement to Toronto. Were you the producers of ZERO HOUR when it originally played in Toronto?

We were not the original producers, but thought there was a broad, Toronto audience for this show, since Toronto is such a sophisticated city. There are a lot of artists and theater fans in the city who would love it and who likely didn't have a chance to see the show when it was here before, because the run was very short.

 I see that Jim Brochu not only stars in this one-man show but he also wrote the play. Where does Brochu's passion for Zero Mostel come from?

 Brochu knew and loved Mostel and considers this show a tribute to a talented man. "Zero Hour is a tribute to the life of a man who overcame both physical and social obstacles to become one of the most enduring giants in the history of the American Theatre. This show is for you, Zero—with my admiration." —Jim Brochu  

ZERO HOUR opens in Toronto at the Bathurst Street Theatre on February 8th and runs through March 11th. Click here to see the schedule and purchase tickets.

If you would like to win a pair of tickets to see what promises to be an amazing theatrical experience, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling us why you want to see ZERO HOUR and you will be automatically entered to win one of three sets of tickets to see the show!

The 2 tickets have a value of $139 and can be used for any performance after our draw on February 21, depending upon availability.

Yummy Rules and Regs: You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until end of day February 20, 2012. Contest open to Canadian residents. Winners will be picked using