Openings & Closings – Week of July 10

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening the week of July 10, 2017.

MONDAY, JULY 10


BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR, Soulpepper

The story of irreverent hero and Canadian WWI flying ace Billy Bishop, one of the most critically-acclaimed Canadian plays of all time. Canadian acting legend Eric Peterson and award-winning writer and composer John MacLachlan Gray reprise their iconic two-man stage play that has captivated audiences for decades.

At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, closes August 5

TUESDAY, JULY 11


VIMY, Soulpepper

A group of Canadian soldiers convalesce in a field hospital after facing the horrors of Vimy Ridge in this striking WWI drama. As the soldiers battle with their memories of the past, a young nurse from Nova Scotia tends to their wounds both obvious and concealed.

At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, closes August 5

THURSDAY, JULY 13


KING LEAR, Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park

As a method of dividing her kingdom in three parts, Queen Lear demands that her daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia compete in declarations of their love for her. Misjudging her children’s loyalty, she soon finds herself in the middle of a civil war, stripped of her family, kingdom and crown.

At the High Park Amphitheatre, closes September 2

FRIDAY, JULY 14


HOGTOWN, The Hogtown Collective

It’s the night before a critical mayoral election that will determine the future of the city. Although prohibition is still in full effect, that’s not stopping tonight’s host from opening the doors to the hottest gin joint in the city. You choose the characters and story-lines you wish to follow and no two performances are ever alike! 

At the Campbell House (160 Queen Street West), closes August 20

TWELFTH NIGHT, Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park

A young noblewoman, Viola, is separated at sea from her twin brother Sebastian and tossed upon the shores of Illyria, where the love-sick Duke Orsino pines for Countess Olivia and mischievous servants plot foolish pranks at each other’s expense.

At the High Park Amphitheatre, closes September 3

CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing the week of July 10, 2017.

SUNDAY, JULY 16


TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL, Fringe Festival

The largest theatre festival in Ontario, showcasing 160 productions at 35 venues around downtown Toronto. Theatre by the people, for the people, with an indie, grassroots spirit. For Derrick Chua’s picks, click here. For a breakdown of the shows, click here. For a full list of shows, check the Toronto Fringe website, here.

At multiple venues around Toronto, with the Fringe Club at Scadding Court