Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of September 10th, 2018
Kick September off right by heading into Toronto for some quality theatre! MoT has you covered with recommendations for every kind of theatre-goer!
Already Reviewed by Mooney on Theatre:
SISTERS Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Soulpepper Theatre presents a play by Rosamund Small, based on the Edith Wharton novel Bunner Sisters. The powerful bonds of sisterhood are put to the test by a handsome visitor. Previews from Aug 23, opens Aug 29 and runs to Sep 16, see website for times. $32-$96. Show Info.
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
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.
And Everything Else:
Dark Day Monday 07: Date Night! Burdock (1184 Bloor W, Toronto, ON) Curated monthly performance series featuring artists who defy expectations and break boundaries. Sep 10 at 8 pm (doors 7:30 pm). $10. Show Info.
Storystar. The Social Capital Theatre. True stories by local storytellers. Hosted by Erin Rodgers. Sep 11 at 8 pm. $10. Show Info.
The Valley. Theatre Passe Muraille. by Joan MacLeod (Don’t Look Down Theatre). An aspiring young author drops out of university and returns home in this play about depression and the volatile relationship between law enforcement and people in the grip of mental illness. Previews Sep 13, opens Sep 14 and runs to Sep 23, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $25. Show Info.
Life Records Covers. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre. Life Records Covers is a comical, heartwarming and honest storytelling show about the songs that make their ways into our lives and become the “soundtrack” to our memories. Sep 13 at 8 pm. $10, adv $8. Show Info.
I Call Myself Princess. 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. Show Info.
Dr.Silver: A Celebration of Life. Heliconian Hall. Outside the March and the Musical Stage Company present an immersive musical by Anika Johnson & Britta Johnson. Come and celebrate the life of mysterious and magnetic spiritual leader Dr. Leonard P. Silver. Opens Sep 13 and runs to Oct 7, see website for schedule. $29-$65. Show Info.
Gertrude and Alice. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. by evalyn parry and Anna Chatterton (Independent Aunties/BIBT). This theatrical show looks at the lives, love and legacy of queer icons Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. The critically-acclaimed and beloved story returns to the Buddies stage with a new production design from visual artist Sherri Hay. Previews from Sep 15, opens Sep 20 and runs to Oct 7, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. Pwyc-$40. Show Info.
No Time to Kill. Chelsea Hotel. Mysteriously Yours presents a time-travelling interactive murder mystery dinner theatre show. Sep 15 at 6:30 pm. $119. Show Info.
Spy School (Mission Ridiculous!) Chelsea Hotel. (Mysterious Yours Dinner Theatre). Mingle with secret agents and help solve a whodunit in this interactive dinner-theatre show. Sep 15 at 6:30 pm. $119 (includes dinner buffet). Show Info.
Ellen Denny: Wonderin’. 120 Diner. An eclectic cabaret inspired by Ellen’s journey to write her first play Wonder, based on the life of her great-great-aunt Harriet Brooks, Canada’s first female nuclear physicist. Sep 16 at 6 pm (doors 5 pm). $20. All proceeds go to support a development workshop of this new Canadian play. Show Info.
Moonlight Fantasy: A Night of Sultry Burlesque Glamour. Round Venue. Lee Vanity Productions presents performers Sucre La Creme, Ivory, Esther Deville, Zyra Lee Vanity and others. Sep 16 at 8 pm (doors 7 pm). $25-$31 at BPT. Show Info.
Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings.