Openings & Closings – Week of December 11

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening the week of December 11, 2017.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11


FORTUNE AND MEN’S EYES, KOVAL Studio

A dramatic reading for the the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking play. Premiering in 1967, Fortune and Men’s Eyes was shocking and controversial as it focussed its attention on, and forced audiences to acknowledge, homosexuality in the late 60s, pre-Stonewall era.

At Buddies in Bad Times, one night only

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12


PETER PAN, Soulpepper

Pirates. Lost Boys. A ticking crocodile. J. M. Barrie’s classic story about the boy who would never grow up is given a lively musical reimagining for kids and kids-at-heart.

At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, closes December 31

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13


THE STORY, Common Boots Theatre/Soulpepper

Three wise men navigate a complicated world of existential shepherds, imperial soldiers, charming thieves, a bumbling angel, a deranged tyrant, and a lost choir. They are all in search of a headstrong young woman, and her baby born in a trash heap, hiding out in Christie Pits.

In Christie Pits Park (south/east corner at Christie and Bloor), closes December 30

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14


THE ILLUSIONISTS, Mirvish Productions

Prepare yourself to be mesmerized by the mystical powers of The Deductionist. Marvel at the death-defying stunts performed by The Daredevil. Laugh and learn from the master magician, The Unusualist. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated wizardry of unprecedented proportions. Are you ready to believe in magic?

At the Princess of Wales Theatre, closes January 7

THE TALE OF A TOWN – CANADA, FIXT POINT

A site-specific theatre and media project capturing the collective community memory of our country’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.

At Theatre Passe Muraille, closes December 17

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16


PETITES BÛCHES, Théâtre français de Toronto

Le jeune Marco s’égare dans une ville d’Europe de l’Est, loin de ses parents et de ses repères habituels. Autour d’un vieux carrousel rouillé, il fait la rencontre de deux petites gaillardes qui rêvent d’ailleurs et d’un inquiétant vieux clown italien. À leur façon, brutale ou poétique, elles lui feront découvrir cette ville étrangère.

At the Berkeley Street Theatre, one night only

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17


THE LORAX, Mirvish Productions

Long before “going green” was mainstream, the Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. The powerful message has enlightened generations about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us and our responsibility to protect it.

At the Royal Alexandra Theatre, closes January 21

CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing the week of December 11, 2017.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16


MANWATCHINGRoyal Court Theatre

A funny and frank insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a man. The show begins with a male comedian being given a script they have never seen before. They read the script out loud, sight unseen, in front of an audience. This is a show about what one woman thinks about when she thinks about sex with men.

At Tarragon Theatre

PETITES BÛCHES, Théâtre français de Toronto

Le jeune Marco s’égare dans une ville d’Europe de l’Est, loin de ses parents et de ses repères habituels. Autour d’un vieux carrousel rouillé, il fait la rencontre de deux petites gaillardes qui rêvent d’ailleurs et d’un inquiétant vieux clown italien. À leur façon, brutale ou poétique, elles lui feront découvrir cette ville étrangère.

At the Berkeley Street Theatre

THE TENTH MUSE, Filament Incubator

What happens when three experts lecture about the mystery woman who is Sappho? Worlds dissolve, lines blur, facts implode, and words become more than just words. Love and gossip were invented in Ancient Greece, it seems. And history lessons turn us into mouthpieces for the dead… For better or for worse.

At Kensington Hall

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17


HEISENBERG, Canadian Stage

Amidst the bustle of a London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This chance encounter propels these two strangers on a fascinating and life-changing course

At the Berkeley Street Theatre

THE HUNGRIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD, Pencil Kit Productions

Aimee goes to see a play alone when her husband Rob refuses to join her. Her evening at the theatre tumbles into absurdity with dancing octopuses, overly intimate strangers and drunken mistakes.

At Theatre Passe Muraille’s Backspace

MARINE LIFE, Tarragon Theatre

Save the world or save yourself? In this romantic comedy Sylvia, an ecological activist, is caught between her own environmental extremism and falling in love with an unscrupulous lawyer. When the rains come and the flood water rises, who will survive the deluge?

At Tarragon Theatre’s Extraspace

THE MESS, Mikaela Davies and Polly Phokeev Productions

Annalise is clearing out the storage locker she shared with her deceased ex-husband when his recent partner, a young man, shows up unannounced. As they clash over the things Mark left behind, they contend with their contradictory memories of a man they loved and thought they knew.

Apple Self Storage (530 Adelaide St W)

MR. SHI AND HIS LOVER, Tarragon Theatre

An espionage scandal rocks the political world in this intriguing contemporary opera about the delusion of love, illuminating the real-life affair of a French diplomat in China who falls in love with a mysterious opera singer.

At Tarragon Theatre

THE TALE OF A TOWN – CANADA, FIXT POINT

A site-specific theatre and media project capturing the collective community memory of our country’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.

At Theatre Passe Muraille