Openings & Closings – Week of January 30

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening in Toronto the week of January 30, 2017.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31


JOHN, The Company Theatre

A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching. Actors and audiences alike delve into ideas of self, mortality, and the solitude of human experience.

At the Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs, closes February 19

TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare BASH’d

A re-imagining of the Bard’s boisterous comedy in the Roaring Twenties, inspired by Parisian culture and music.

At the Monarch Tavern, closes on February 5


CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing in Toronto the week of January 30, 2017.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4


THE GUT GIRLS, Alumnae Theatre

Follow the lives of the brash and proud working-class gut girls. When the gutting sheds are shut and their way of life disappears, the girls must try and find a place in the new world order of late Victorian London.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5


ALIEN CREATURE, Theatre Passe Muraille

As poet Gwendolyn MacEwen reflects on forty-six years of addiction, artistry, and love, she sparks fire from her hands and pulls her heart from her chest. She is trying to be seen, not to disappear.

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.

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.

TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare BASH’d

A re-imagining of the Bard’s boisterous comedy in the Roaring Twenties, inspired by Parisian culture and music.

UNHOLY, Nightwood Theatre

Four female panelists—a progressive Muslim lawyer, an Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader, an excommunicated nun, and a lesbian atheist pundit—face off in a wild, whip-smart public debate about religion and misogyny.