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Kathleen Turner in Toronto in July, 2011. (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)
Kathleen Turner in Toronto in July, 2011. (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)

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Kathleen Turner returning to Toronto stage in May Add to ...

Oscar and Tony Award-nominated actress Kathleen Turner will star in Matthew Lombardo's play High in Toronto in May.

Producers say the touring production will run for just one week at the city's Royal Alexandra Theatre, from May 8-13.

Written by Lombardo and directed by Rob Ruggiero, High stars Turner as a nun and rehab counsellor whose faith is tested when she takes a teenage meth addict under her wing. Co-stars include Evan Jonigkeit and Timothy Altmeyer.

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The show – described as having mature themes, strong language, and nudity – had its world premiere in 2010 in Hartford, Conn.

Last April it opened on Broadway, but closed after fewer than 40 shows due to slow box office sales. Still, Turner earned a Drama League Award nomination and Jonigkeit was a contender for an Outer Critics Circle Award.

Tickets for the Toronto engagement go on sale on March 26.

Turner, a two-time Golden Globe winner, has starred in films including Body Heat, Romancing the Stone and Peggy Sue Got Married, for which she got a best-actress Oscar nomination.

Her other stage credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which she got Tony nominations, and The Graduate, which ran in Toronto in 2002 at the Canon Theatre, now named the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

High has been a compelling, rewarding experience and I am looking forward to bringing this tour to Mirvish audiences in Toronto,“ Turner said in a statement.

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