Openings & Closings – Week of November 27

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening  the week of November 27, 2017.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27


WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, LowDown Theatre

Eighteen distinct characters reflecting, ranting, and pondering on the state of our world and how they fit into it. These men—directed by women—touch upon spirituality (or lack thereof), terrorism, money, fame, social status, and redemption (or lack thereof). They are at times touching and sarcastic, intriguing and off-putting, hilarious and heartbreaking.

At the Assembly Theatre, closes December 3

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30


A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE FAMILY MUSICAL WITH A SCROOGE LOOSE, Ross Petty Productions

After 22 years, the Elves this holiday extravaganza factory are jumping for joy. Finally, they can begin creating audience delights for a family musical that’s actually about Christmas!

At the Elgin Theatre, closes December 31

CHARLIE: SON OF MAN, Echo Productions

The Manson Family story in modern day. The facts are the same but the method has changed—while sex and hallucinogenics were the tools of manipulation that allowed Manson to do what he did in the late 60s, in this play, Manson uses sex and today’s drug of choice: mobile phones. 

At the Walmer Centre Theatre, closes December 9

HEISENBERG, Canadian Stage

Amidst the bustle of a London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This chance encounter propels these two strangers on a fascinating and life-changing course

At the Berkeley Street Theatre, closes December 17

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1


THIS IS THE POINT, Ahuri Theatre/The Theatre Centre

A joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz is his long-time romantic partner grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality.

At the Theatre Centre, closes December 3

CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing the week of November 27, 2017.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3


CAKE, Theatre Passe Muraille

“A man earns. However little, however nefariously, he earns.” Oba is holding on to the last threads of his old life and is determined to maintain what he can by any means necessary. Part of the 54ology, playwright St. Bernard’s commitment to create one performance work drawn from each country in Africa. The show is written in reference to Niger’s uranium mining.

At Theatre Passe Muraille

OLEANNA, theatre penumbra

A seething investigation of power, political correctness, and sexual harassment. David Mamet’s dual-character play focuses on Carol, a student and John, her professor. Over the course of three encounters, Mamet begs the audience to question what it means to be right or wrong.

At the Red Sandcastle Theatre

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

THIS IS THE POINT, Ahuri Theatre/The Theatre Centre

A joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz is his long-time romantic partner grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality.

At the Theatre Centre

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

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, LowDown Theatre

Eighteen distinct characters reflecting, ranting, and pondering on the state of our world and how they fit into it. These men—directed by women—touch upon spirituality (or lack thereof), terrorism, money, fame, social status, and redemption (or lack thereof). They are at times touching and sarcastic, intriguing and off-putting, hilarious and heartbreaking.

At the Assembly Theatre


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