Openings & Closings – Week of February 27

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening in Toronto the week of February 27, 2017.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28


THE BOOK OF MORMON, Mirvish Productions

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.

At Princess of Wales Theatre, closes April 16

RADIANT VERMIN, Dirty Talk

Sweet, young newly-weds Jill and Ollie would like to tell you all about their home… their dream home. How they got it and how they… renovated it! You may find what they did quite… horrible. You may even say… shocking.

At 167 Augusta Avenue, closes March 12

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1


CIRKOPOLIS, Sony Centre/Canadian Stage

Eleven multi-talented performers rebel against the monotony of a dark mechanical city in this production by world circus phenomenon Cirque Éloize.

At Bluma Appel Theatre, closes March 18

THURSDAY, MARCH 2


HIS GIRL FRIDAY, Bygone Theatre

This iconic screwball comedy tells the tale of Walter Burns, a hard-boiled newspaper editor, when he learns that his ex-wife, “newspaper man” Hildy Johnson, is going to give-up reporting to marry a bland insurance salesman from Albany.

At Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, closes March 5

STUPID FUCKING BIRD, The Bird Collective

An irreverent update, a completely fresh and inspired version of Chekhov’s masterpiece The Seagull, looking at unrequited love and emotional misery in a entirely hilarious new way.

At Pop-up Toronto Theatre (270 King Street West), closes March 19

FRIDAY, MARCH 3


7 STORIES, Hart House Theatre

A man stands on a seventh-storey building ledge and contemplates suicide. Before he can get too far, he is confronted by the self-absorbed (and oftentimes absurd) people who live inside the building.

At Hart House Theatre, closes March 11

SMYTH / WILLIAMS, One Little Goat Theatre Company

An unconventional staging of the police interview of sado-sexual serial killer Russell Williams, confronting the attitudes and norms that enable violence against women and challenging the conditions that support war. 

At Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, closes March 12

CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing in Toronto the week of February 27, 2017.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4


HROSES: OUTRAGE À LA RAISON, It Could Still Happen

The sugar mines extend under the paper farm, owned by two rival families. Lily (the pale granddaughter of a paper matriarch) vs. Ellery (né sous terre pendant une éclipse solaire). They meet in the no man’s land between their properties where they discover a horse.

At Waterworks

KIM’S CONVENIENCE, Soulpepper

The journey of a fractured but loving family confronting the future and forgiving the past, set in a Regent Park Korean convenience store.

At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts

SUNDAY, MARCH 5


FIVE FACES FOR EVELYN FROST (ENGLISH), Canadian Stage/Théâtre français de Toronto

Five friends vie to increase their online status by revealing their innermost secrets on the internet—but at what cost?

At the Berkeley Street Downstairs Theatre (*French production on from March 25 to March 29)

HIS GIRL FRIDAY, Bygone Theatre

This iconic screwball comedy tells the tale of Walter Burns, a hard-boiled newspaper editor, when he learns that his ex-wife, “newspaper man” Hildy Johnson, is going to give-up reporting to marry a bland insurance salesman from Albany.

At Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum

HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU, Factory Theatre

A devastating diagnosis brings Daphne’s estranged daughters home where they are forced to reflect on a traumatic six year separation in their past, and on their individual quests for love, reconciliation, and forgiveness.

At Factory Theatre

JOHN & WALEED, Theatre Passe Muraille/Cahoots Theatre 

The true story of two men—one from Kitchener, Ontario and one from Khartoum, Sudan—that explores how their musical traditions from the opposite ends of the earth reveal more likeness between their two worlds than differences.

At Theatre Passe Muraille