Theatre This Week: June 14 – 20

Collage of three show's promotional images.

And If One Night

June 20

In a grey apartment building, four characters live in a dreamlike space in which time moves forward without moving, sometimes in an offbeat and unsettling way. Written as a fragmented dream, this choral piece draws its inspiration from the night to dive into zones of human intimacy that are often hidden. Here, inaction, the moment that precedes the act, is the root of all tension. This translation and workshop is made possible by a grant from Canada Council for the Arts.  This project is produced with the co-operation of the UBCP/ACTRA.

Presented by Bouche Theatre Collective in association with the Canadian Play Thing, PHT Creative Hub Co-operative & Théâtre la Seizième. For tickets and more information, click here


Death and the King's Horseman

Available until June 30

When an individual’s actions shake a world off its axis, how is honour restored? When a Yoruba King (Alafin) dies, the King’s horseman (Elesin) is required by tradition to accompany him into the afterlife. But this sacred ritual is interrupted, resulting in an unforeseen tragedy. Based on actual events in British-occupied Nigeria, Wole Soyinka’s Nobel prize-winning play shares the story of a community striving to uphold its culture in the face of colonial power.

Presented by Soulpepper Theatre Company as a part of Around the World in 80 Plays. For tickets and more information, click here.


She Mami Wata & The PxssyWitch Hunt

Available until June 30

Bathed in the heat of the feminine erotic and the glow of the Caribbean sun, one of today’s most compelling performers, d’bi.young, tells the story of four friends and their entangled lives in Jamaica. Fusing memoir, music, and myth, this virtuosic performance journeys through love, loss, love and the magic of liberation. A sizzling drama that explores the intersection of identity, sexuality, gender, religion, and (de)colonization.

Presented by Soulpepper Theatre Company as a part of Around the World in 80 Plays. For tickets and more information, click here



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