Openings & Closings – Week of January 23


These are the shows that are opening in Toronto the week of January 23, 2017.



A raw and honest look into one family’s experience with the loss of their child.

At Red Sandcastle Theatre, closes February 11


THE BIG ‘WHAT NOW?’, Everything But the Kitchens

A look at life on the other side of fifty.

At the Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre closes February 19 (no performances February 6 to 14)

THE LAST WIFE, Soulpepper

War is on the horizon—in France and in the home of Henry VIII and his new wife Katherine Parr. Sex, violence, and women’s rights shape a humorous and powerful contemporary take on the tumultuous relationship that sculpted a dynasty.

At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, closes February 11


LIV STEIN, Canadian Stage

Music is the only thing that matters in the life of concert pianist Liv Stein. When her son Henri dies, she gives it all up. But the unexpected visit of a promising piano student claiming to have shared Henri’s last couple of years forces Liv to face past demons.

At the Bluma Appel Theatre, closes February 12

MÉTIS MUTT, Native Earth Performing Arts

A comedic, heartbreaking, and unpredictable performance piece that recounts the journey of a young Métis man finding his way out of a destructive cycle.

At the Aki Studio, closes February 5

PASSING STRANGE, Acting Up Stage/Obsidian Theatre

In the late 1970s, a black teen is driven from Los Angeles to Amsterdam and Berlin in search of himself and a place to call home. A bold coming of age story told through sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.

At The Opera House, closes February 5

SURFACING, LemonTree Creations

A deeply personal account of a young woman attempting to confess to her mother her struggles with depression and anxiety.

At LemonTree Studio, closes January 28


MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Groundling Theatre

One of Shakespeare’s darker comedies. A struggle for justice and vindication in the face of extraordinary abuses of power and authority that seem torn from the headlines of our present day newscasts.

At the Winter Garden Theatre, closes February 19


These are the shows that are closing in Toronto the week of January 23, 2017.


SURFACING, LemonTree Creations

A deeply personal account of a young woman attempting to confess to her mother her struggles with depression and anxiety.


EMPIRE OF THE SON, Factory Theatre

A one-man show that tells the dynamic story of an emotionally distant father, taking us from the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London.

INFINITY, Tarragon Theatre

How does a new Theory of Time change everything we know about ourselves? A musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist together learn that love and time are connected in ways they couldn’t have imagined.

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