Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of September 17th, 2018
Get over you post TIFF blues by checking out some of the awesome theatre around the city. MoT has you covered with some excellent options, guaranteeing something for every sort of theatre-goer! My top picks are in red if you are looking for any suggestions!
Previously Reviewed by MoT…
I Call Myself Princess. Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7) 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.
And Everything Else…
A Little Black Lie. Berkeley Street Theatre. by Troy Crossfield (Crossfield House Productions). As they prepare to marry, a couple confront unresolved issues and skeletons from the past. Opens Sep 19 and runs to Sep 23, Tue-Wed-Thu 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7 pm, Sun 2 pm. $30-$35. Show Info.
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: The Rogers & Hart Story. Zion Cultural Centre. by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (The Civic Light-Opera Co). True-life backstage story of the tempestuous partnership. Opens Sep 19 and runs to Sep 30, Wed 7 pm, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm (and Sep 29). $28. Show Info.
Salt-Water Moon. Tommy Thompson Park (Foot of Leslie St, at Unwin, Toronto, ON). Strive Theatre presents a unique production of the play by David French. Set in outport Newfoundland in 1926, it tells the story of two young people who are fighting to make choices that will improve their lives and their circumstances. Opens Sep 19 and runs to Sep 23, Wed-Sun 7 pm. Pwyc. Show Info.
Ladies Sigh No More. Red Sandcastle Theatre. (Daisy Productions). Seven women from Shakespeare’s works find themselves in one room. Open Sep 20 and runs to Sep 29, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sep 29 at 2 pm. $18, adv $15. Show Info.
Apart. Estonians at Home and Abroad. Tartu College/VEMU. Rakvere Theatre presents an Estonian play by Liisi Rohumäe.
A journalist and a politician are trapped in a building. Both are hiding something. They are surrounded by boxes loaded with stories of the diaspora – letters, interviews, audio-tapes. Estonian w/ English translation. Sep 20-21, Thu 2:30 pm, Fri 7:30 pm. $20, stu $10. Show Info.
Womannish. Small World Music Centre. Bi Arts Festival presents poet/activist Eris Eady’s one-woman show exploring bisexuality, Blackness and gender. Sep 20 at 8 pm. $20. Show Info.
Heir Bea ’n Dea. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre. Times are tough at Green Gardens. No longer able to pay the bills Beatrice and Deatrice must open their doors to frugal strangers from the Internet. A completely improvised melodramatic spectacle. 9:30 pm. $10. Show Info.
Heathers: The Musical. Hart House Theatre. Hart House Theatre presents a play by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe. Tale of mean girls and murderous vengeance between high-school outcasts and the in-crowd, based on the 80s film. Opens Sep 21 and runs to Oct 6, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Oct 6 at 2 pm. $17-$28, stu $12-$15. Show Info.
May I Take Your Arm? Cahoots Creation Studio. Red Dress Productions presents a multidisciplinary sound piece integrating walking art, storytelling and tactile installation, co-created by Alex Bulmer, Anna Camilleri and Tristan R Whiston. In a downtown Toronto neighbourhood, blind artist Alex Bulmer takes the arm of community members; together, they walk, listen and share stories of place. Experience their journeys through this multi-dimensional portrait that considers the past, illuminates the present, and evokes possible futures. Sep 21-23, Fri-Sat 7, 8 and 9 pm, Sun 2 and 3 pm (ASL interpreted performances). Free. Show Info.
How To Self-Suspend. The Collective Space. Bi Arts Festival presents an intimate look at Katie Sly’s newest project in development. Part photo-essay, part rope bondage demonstration, a look at Katie’s existence in three cities. Sep 22, two shows, 7 and 9 pm. $15. Show Info.
The Shoe Project Presents: Our Shoes, Our Streets. Toronto Centre for the Arts. The Shoe Project in partnership with PEN Canada presents stories of arrival and adaptation to Canada in our newest show, Our Shoes, Our Streets. Marking the five-month anniversary of the tragic van attack in North York, we bring personal stories of courage to this resilient community as a way to honour its victims and families. Sep 23 at 1:30 and 4:30 pm. $20.
Velvet: A Bi Arts Cabaret. Tranzac. Burlesque, spoken word, drag, music, dance, poetry, performance and more. Sep 23 at 8 pm. $20. Show Info.
Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings.