These are the shows that are opening the week of October 30, 2017.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
ECHOES OF THE WAR, Echoes 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, closes November 17
REFLECTOR, Theatre Gargantua
With large-scale projections, passionate vocal scores. and intricate choreography Reflector explores an evolution in human communication.
At Theatre Passe Muraille, closes November 18
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
GRIMLY HANDSOME, Theatre 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, closes November 19
These are the shows that are closing the week of October 30, 2017.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30
THE CHANCE, Leroy Street Theatre
Marcie, Jo, and Amie are down on their luck. But when a one-night stand leaves a wallet containing a mysterious cheque at their apartment, a wild ride riddled with mob hits, kidnapping schemes, and ham-and-cheese sandwiches ensues, as these desperate ladies decide to take their chance to bet on success.
At the Assembly Theatre
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
THIRTEEN HANDS, Alumnae Theatre
Follow the lives of many women over three generations who find connection and support through a weekly game of bridge.
At Alumnae Theatre
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
CLOUD, Scapegoat Collective
The story of humanity’s creation of a collective consciousness—a more efficient internet that can share thought files, emotion files, and tactile files in real time—exploring themes of ownership, love, non-monogamy, and the need to feel special. Casting announcement here.
At the Artscape Sandbox
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
GUYS AND DOLLS, Stratford Festival
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, this dance spectacular travels from Times Square to Havana, Cuba—where all bets are off . Featuring “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
At the Stratford Festival
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
OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME, Cahoots Theatre/Obsidian Theatre
This kinetic political script gives voice to black women who support their men and live with a ride-or-die philosophy. Set in contemporary Toronto, as well as during the black civil rights movement, the play intersects these shifts in time with a prison waiting room, where the women are forever waiting.
At the Aki Studio
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