Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of September 3rd, 2018

Live theatre in Toronto for the week of September 3rd, 2018. Summer is just about over. Vacations are done, and kids are headed back to school. After a relaxing Labour Day weekend, head down to Toronto and catch one of these great shows!

Already Reviewed by Mooney on Theatre

PORTIA’S JULIUS CAESAR. Withrow Park (725 Logan, Toronto, ON M4K 3B9). Shakespeare in the Ruff presents a radical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s beloved classic. Reframed to explore the agency of women in Ancient Rome, creator Kaitlyn Riordan introduces new voices using iambic pentameter to follow themes of female friendship, fertility and the silencing of women. Opens Aug 16 and runs to Sep 3, Tue-Sun 7:30 pm (and Labour Day, Sep 3). Pwyc ($20 suggested). Show Info. 

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CIRCLE GAME: A CABARET. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Created by Maya Jenkins. What’s the difference between a story and a memory? This intergenerational project takes a group of young musicians on a trip back to 1960 in an attempt to connect with a generation that they don’t quite understand…Featuring the music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, The Beatles and many more. Aug 30 at 9 pm. $15, stu $10.
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MAX JUSTICE. The Social Capital Theatre. A completely improvised episodic cop dramedy. You can follow along with the story as an audience member or feel free to put your name in a bucket and become a character in the show. 8 pm. $5.
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THE WONDER WOMAN SHOW. The Social Capital Theatre. Female-identifying comedic performers do anything but stand-up, w/ Sage Tyrtle, Chelsea Larkin, Nkasi Ogbonnah & Alia Ceniza Rasul. 8 pm. $10.
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PORTRAIT OF A SCANDAL. Revival Bar (783 College, Toronto, ON M6G 1C5). High Society Cabaret presents dance, burlesque and an original script about the courts of Versailles in the 1770s, through the eyes of a nosey chambermaid. Opens Sep 5 and runs to Sep 13, Wed-Thu 8 pm. $30-$40. Show Info.

TORONTO THE GOOD. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. by Andrew Moodie (GIsha Inc). Accusations run high in a case of an illegal firearm. All characters must come to terms with the city’s racial politics and their own beliefs. Sep 6-9, Thu-Sun 7 pm, mat Sun 2 pm (w/ Q&A Discussion Panel). $25. Show Info.

CRIMES OF THE HEART. Village Playhouse. by Beth Henley (Village Players). A new crisis stirs up old resentments for a troubled family. Opens Sep 7 and runs to Sep 29, see website for times. $20-$24. Show Info.

GAY PLAY DAY LGBTQ THEATRE FESTIVAL. Alumnae Theatre. Plays by Toronto-area LGBTQ playwrights and their allies, including Steven Jackson, Erika Reesor, Darren Stewart-Jones, Philip Cairns, Tina McCulloch and others. Two separate lineups of short plays. Sep 7-8, Fri-Sat 7 & 9 pm, plus matinees Sat 3 & 5 pm. $15. Show Info.

TORONTO, I LOVE YOU. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre. Improvised show that’s a whimsical love letter to the 6ix. 9:30 pm. $10-$15. Show Info.

I CALL MYSELF PRINCESS. Daniels Spectrum. Paper Canoe Project and Cahoots Theatre (in association w/ Native Earth Performance Arts) presents a play by Jani Lauzon. A Métis music student learns about the challenges faced by Indigenous performers past and present. Previews from Sep 9, opens Sep 13 and runs to Sep 30, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25-$30, preview $15-$20, Tue pwyc. In the Aki Studio.
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DRY LAND. The Assembly Theatre. Dry Land is a play about abortion, female friendship, and resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left. $20 Preview, $25 (students, seniors and arts workers), $35 General
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Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings.