Openings & Closings – Week of November 13

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening the week of November 13, 2017.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14


DISGRACED, Mirvish Productions

A New York dinner party. A shattering cultural collision. When discussion turns to politics and religion, the match is lit on a combustible powder keg of identity politics.

At the Panasonic Theatre, closes November 26

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15


4 DATES, Red Sandcastle Theatre

One evening, four plays. The Date: a young couple and a 1st date. Damn Youre Pretty: a musician and an actress meet in a room for half an hour. Vegas:: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Timing: what if you meet your soulmate too early?

At Red Sandcastle Theatre, closes November 18

DUBLIN CAROL, Fly on the Wall Theatre

Dublin undertaker John Plunkett is a man haunted by his past that he would sooner forget. It’s the morning of Christmas Eve and he’s back in his office with his new assistant after overseeing an early morning funeral. An unexpected visit from his estranged daughter throws his daily routine into turmoil.

At Artscape Youngplace, closes November 26

MR. SHI AND HIS LOVER, Tarragon Theatre

An espionage scandal rocks the political world in this intriguing contemporary opera about the delusion of love, illuminating the real-life affair of a French diplomat in China who falls in love with a mysterious opera singer.

At Tarragon Theatre, closes December 17

POISON, Coal Mine Theatre

Alone in a room for the first time in years, a couple is brought back together again after a harrowing breakup. As the play progresses, old wounds re-open, new truths surface, and the real reason behind their separation is learned.

At Coal Mine Theatre, closes December 3

WEESAGEECHAK BEGINS TO DANCE 30, Native Earth Performing Arts

An annual festival of Indigenous works. Read playwright Frances Koncan on the Weesaageechak Festival, being an emerging artist, and her crush on Drew Hayden Taylor.

At the Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, ends November 25

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16


AMERICANDREAM.CA, Théâtre français de Toronto

L famille Cardinal est réunie pour célébrer un anniversaire. Six membres d’une même famille vont s’échanger des banalités alors que chacun vit un drame personnel dont seul le public est témoin.

At the Berkeley Street Theatre – Downstairs, closes November 17

5 GUYS CHILLIN, Theatre Topikos

With more gay men falling into addiction, and an increase in incidents of chemsex-related crime, this taut, sexy, and unflinching verbatim drama—using the real words of real guys found on Grindr—has never been more urgent. A state-of-the-nation play addressing one of the most important public health crises of the 21st century.

At Kensington Hall,closes November 25

MARINE LIFE, Tarragon Theatre

Save the world or save yourself? In this romantic comedy Sylvia, an ecological activist, is caught between her own environmental extremism and falling in love with an unscrupulous lawyer. When the rains come and the flood water rises, who will survive the deluge?

At Tarragon Theatre’s Extraspace, closes December 17

TRACE, Factory Theatre

trace follows three generations of mother and son from the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong to Canada in the 21st century. Combining virtuosic original piano compositions with an incredible performance and lyrical text, this one-man chamber play offers a new look into the lasting implications of sacrifice across generations.

At Factory Theatre, closes December 3

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17


MANWATCHINGRoyal Court Theatre

A funny and frank insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a man. The show begins with a male comedian being given a script they have never seen before. They read the script out loud, sight unseen, in front of an audience. This is a show about what one woman thinks about when she thinks about sex with men.

At Tarragon Theatre, closes December 16

OUTSIDERoseneath Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times

A group of students trace back the roots of trauma after an act of homophobic violence tears a school community apart. Written during the rise to prominence of Gay Straight Alliances, Outside looks at issues of depression, violence, bullying, and suicide from the perspective of the young people who deal with it every day.

At Buddies in Bad Times, closes November 18

CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing the week of November 13, 2017.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17


AMERICANDREAM.CA, Théâtre français de Toronto

L famille Cardinal est réunie pour célébrer un anniversaire. Six membres d’une même famille vont s’échanger des banalités alors que chacun vit un drame personnel dont seul le public est témoin.

At the Berkeley Street Theatre – Downstairs

ECHOES OF THE WAREchoes of the War Collective

Reeling from the death of his son during The Great War, J.M. Barrie wrote a series of short stories about families dealing with the onslaught of World War 1. These little known pieces have rarely been performed and will surprise those who only know Barrie as the author of Peter Pan.

At the Palmerston Library Theatre

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18


4 DATES, Red Sandcastle Theatre

One evening, four plays. The Date: a young couple and a 1st date. Damn Youre Pretty: a musician and an actress meet in a room for half an hour. Vegas:: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Timing: what if you meet your soulmate too early?

At Red Sandcastle Theatre

OUTSIDERoseneath Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times

A group of students trace back the roots of trauma after an act of homophobic violence tears a school community apart. Written during the rise to prominence of Gay Straight Alliances, Outside looks at issues of depression, violence, bullying, and suicide from the perspective of the young people who deal with it every day.

At Buddies in Bad Times

REFLECTORTheatre Gargantua

With large-scale projections, passionate vocal scores. and intricate choreography Reflector explores an evolution in human communication.

At Theatre Passe Muraille

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19


THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Mirvish Productions

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

At the Princess of Wales Theatre

EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, Starvox Entertainment

The hilarious and outrageous story of five college friends spending the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidentally unleashing an evil force that turns them all into Candarian demons.

At the Randolph Theatre

GRIMLY HANDSOMETheatre Animal

Christmas tree salesmen. A serial killer. Cops. Pandas. What more could you want? Read fun facts about the cast here.

At the Assembly Theatre

DAUGHTER, The Theatre Centre/QuipTake/Pandemic Theatre

A darkly satirical piece about a father stuck in a moment of confusion—raised in patriarchy, confronting his new identity as a patriarch/father, and not knowing how to operate in the world. Read creator Adam Lazarus talk about “how fucked up men can be” here

At the Theatre Centre


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