Openings & Closings – Week of December 4

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening the week of December 4, 2017.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6


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, closes December 17

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.

At Apple Self Storage (530 Adelaide St W), closes December 17

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7


A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Soulpepper

Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season.

At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, closes December 24

AN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS CAROL, DLT

An immersive experience that recounts the story of a Christmas spent alone by an Italian immigrant who dreams about an impossible homecoming. The audience enters the home of a newcomer to Canada and are left alone to explore the environment. At a certain point things shift: the place begins to be animated by ghostly presences and the audience enters an intimate and dreamlike world suspended in wonder and hallucination.

At secret locations in the Bloor West area, closes December 22

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, closes December 16

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9


GODOT HAS COME, Theatre Office Natori (presented by Why Not Theatre in association with fu-GEN Theatre)

What would happen if Godot, the mysterious unseen character in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, actually turned up? Written as homage to Beckett, this comic—often slapstick—satire is performed in Japanese with English translations projected above the stage.

At Factory Theatre, one night only

CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing the week of December 4, 2017.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9


A&R ANGELS, Crow’s Theatre

Straddling our world and the afterlife, Loud Angel and Soft Angel have been pulling people back from the brink with their music for decades. But times have changed. Their tunes just aren’t connecting like they used to, their numbers are down, and the universe is out of balance. Have they lost their touch? Or is something else going on?

At Crow’s Theatre

CHARLIE: SON OF MAN, Echo Productions

The Manson Family story in modern day. The facts are the same but the method has changed—while sex and hallucinogenics were the tools of manipulation that allowed Manson to do what he did in the late 60s, in this play, Manson uses sex and today’s drug of choice: mobile phones. 

At the Walmer Centre Theatre

GODOT HAS COME, Theatre Office Natori (presented by Why Not Theatre in association with fu-GEN Theatre)

What would happen if Godot, the mysterious unseen character in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, actually turned up? Written as homage to Beckett, this comic—often slapstick—satire is performed in Japanese with English translations projected above the stage.

At Factory Theatre

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10


UNHOLY, Nightwood Theatre

Four female panellists—a progressive Muslim lawyer, an Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader, an excommunicated Catholic nun, and a lesbian atheist pundit—face off in a wild, whip-smart public debate about religion and misogyny, posing the loaded question “Should women abandon religion?” Read from playwright Diane Flacks about her mistrust of religion here.

At Buddies in Bad Times


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