Openings & Closings – Week of October 23

OPENINGS

These are the shows that are opening the week of October 23, 2017.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25


BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL, Mirvish Productions

The streets are heating up as young, rebellious leader Strat falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the most powerful man in post-apocalyptic Obsidian.

At the Ed Mirvish Theatre, closes December 24

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26


GRAB ’EM BY THE PUSSY OR HOW TO STOP WORRYING & LOVE THE BOMB, Theatre ARTaud/Filament Incubator

A surrealist vaudeville farce by Rouvan Silogix, featuring gymnasts, acrobats, violinists, trumpeters, clowns, opera-singers, jugglers, contortionists, and maybe some Ducks.

At Theatre Passe Muraille, closes November 5

KIINALIK: THESE SHARP TOOLS, Buddies in Bad Times

Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited, and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools.

At Buddies in Bad Times, closes November 5

ICI, LES ARBRES S’ENRACINENT DANS L’EAU (WHERE TREES TAKE ROOT IN WATER), Théâtre français de Toronto

Come and discover the voices of Toronto authors, the famous and the lesser known, the explorers who take pleasure in redefining our collective existence. A celebration of French-language writings.

At the Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs), closes October 28

RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, Red Sandcastle Theatre

A sailor has returned from a long sea voyage. He stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding guest’s reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the story progresses.

At the Red Sandcastle Theatre, closes November 5

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28


LO (OR DEAR MR. WELLS), Nightwood Theatre/Crow’s Theatre

It was ten years ago that Laura was Alan Wells’ student at Corpus Christi High School. She was uncharacteristically intelligent for fifteen years old—perceptive and vulnerable—a dream student for an uninspired English teacher. Now, at twenty-five years old, Laura has written her first book. She calls it Dear Mr. Wells and Alan is the first person she wants to read it.

At Streetcar Crowsnest, closes November 11

CLOSINGS

These are the shows that are closing the week of October 23, 2017.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28


HUFF, Soulpepper/Native Earth Performing Arts

After his mother’s death, Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into reality when he’s preyed on by the Trickster. With biting humour, and raw imagery, Cliff Cardinal’s award-winning solo show shines an unflinching light on life on the Reserve.

At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts

ICI, LES ARBRES S’ENRACINENT DANS L’EAU (WHERE TREES TAKE ROOT IN WATER), Théâtre français de Toronto

Come and discover the voices of Toronto authors, the famous and the lesser known, the explorers who take pleasure in redefining our collective existence. A celebration of French-language writings.

At the Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs)

ROMEO & JULIET, lost&gone 

This immersive, interactive take on Shakespeare is at a secret location, starts with a scavenger hunt, and allows viewers to choose their own ending.

At a secret location

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29


THE FUTURE THEATRE FESTIVAL, Seven Siblings Theatre

Three plays of fantastic realism: New World, which tells two parallel stories simultaneously, one of a father in 17th century London preparing to sail to North America, and of a 21st century daughter departing to colonize Mars; Tactile Maladies, where a historian invites us into a quarantined home during a plague; and “this place.”, where a woman named Leah is being haunted by the ghost of her dead husband.

At the Attic Arts Hub

LIFE AFTER, Canadian Stage/The Musical Stage Company/Yonge Street Theatricals

Sixteen-year old Alice is left to navigate life after her father, a superstar self-help guru, dies in a car accident. We plunge into Alice’s overactive inner world as she tries to decipher the events that led to that fateful day.

At the Berkeley Street Theatre

SALT-WATER MOON, Mirvish Productions

The First World War is over and every day, the villages of Newfoundland are abandoned for a new life in the big city. Under the light of the moon, two former lovers meet to confront their past choices and contemplate a possible future—together.

At the Panasonic Theatre

UNDERCOVER, Tarragon Theatre

One grizzled cop. One audience-member-turned-rookie-detective. One unsolved case. When everyone’s a suspect, will our rookie detective be able to sort the clues from the red herrings, point the finger at the right perpetrator and see that justice is served?

At Tarragon Theatre


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