Openings & Closings – Week of July 31

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening the week of July 31, 2017.

MONDAY, JULY 31


7TH COUSINS, Nightwood Theatre

This vital project asks, “How can we be together?” through both the personal and political perspective of two Canadian women who walked a 700 km journey through the Bible Belt of Pennsylvania, tracing the migration of their Mennonite ancestors. The first in a series of pop-up performances.

At the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344, one night only

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3


AFRO-PERUANA, Canadian Stage’s Territorial Tales 

“My existence is the effect of colonialism. My blood crosses borders. I’m rich with history yet still no one understands the meaning of where I come from.”

At the High Park Amphitheatre, prior to performances of Shakespeare in High Park, select nights, closes September 2

SUMMERWORKS PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, SummerWorks

Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music, live art and interdisciplinary forms, featuring fifty-two unique projects, as well a series of artist workshops, a collection of new performance experiments in the SummerWorks Lab, and nightly parties.

At multiple venues around Toronto, closes August 13

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4


THOSE DAYS ARE GONE, Canadian Stage’s Territorial Tales 

“Ma’s voice echoes in my head, out my ears and bounces off the walls of my poster covered dorm room, so loud my roommate turns around‐ ‘You good?’ I nod without looking. She is always hungry, always asking.”

At the High Park Amphitheatre, prior to performances of Shakespeare in High Park, select nights, closes September 1

TWO GENTLEWOMEN OF VERONA, Dauntless City Theatre

BFFs Proteus and Valentine part ways when Valentine goes backpacking through Italy to find herself. She finds the duke’s son Silvio instead, and they enjoy a covert courtly romance. Proteus is happy at home in love with her bae Julian, but her mom quickly sends her to join Valentine in Milan. Proteus and Julian exchange rings before she leaves, but her promise to them and her loyalty to Valentine are quickly forgotten when she lays eyes on Silvio…

At Berczy Park, closes August 27

SATURDAY, AUGUST 


WARRIORS JOURNEY FROM THE HORN, Canadian Stage’s Territorial Tales 

“Where would have the bullets entered, besides the rifle smoke swirling in the Somalia skies, when your womb is attached to the umbilical cord of an escaped refugee. What do you call yourself other than the second survivor?”

At the High Park Amphitheatre, prior to performances of Shakespeare in High Park, select nights, closes August 31

CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing the week of July 31, 2017.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5


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

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6


PERMANENCE, Libby Brodie Productions

Rebecca loves sex—as does Steve. Inside Steve’s intimate, turpentine-scented studio, Rebecca and Steve’s affair blossoms and implodes in a sensual paint-laden battle of the sexes; but at what point does self-expression become self-harm?

At Tarragon Theatre