Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of October 1st, 2018
As always MoT is here with fabulous suggestions for the theatre-goer in you! Summer is over, and the Toronto theatre scene has plenty of offerings to take your mind off the fact that fall is here! I’ve put my top pick in red!
Already Reviewed by Mooney on Theatre:
Harlem Duet. Tarragon Theatre. by Djanet Sears (Tarragon Theatre). A Harlem college professor leaves his grad student wife for a white colleague in this modern riff on Othello. Previews from Sep 18, opens Sep 26 and runs to Oct 28, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2:30 pm (and Sep 29, Oct 6 &13). Show Info.
And Everything Else:
Isaac’s Eye. The Assembly Theatre. by Lucas Hnath (Unit 102 Actors Co). A young Isaac Newton spars with established scientists in this play set in 1600s England. Opens Sep 29 and runs to Oct 20, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $30, arts worker $20; limited $15 tickets Sep 30; limited pwyc Oct 2 and 9. Show Info.
Legends of Horror. Casa Loma. An immersive theatrical interpretation of all of the classic horror figures. This one hour, 2 km self-guided walking tour commences in the lower gardens of Casa Loma and winds its way through the castle’s tunnels and darkest spaces never before open to the public. This year’s newest addition is the Vampire Circus. Sep 28-Oct 31, daily 7-11 pm. $45, adv $40. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parental discretion is advised. Show Info.
Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape. Young Centre for the Performing Arts. by Motion (Obsidian Theatre Company/Soulpepper). Part poetry slam, part house party, this coming-of age-story traces the journey of two North-Toronto girls grappling with womanhood and identity. Previews from Oct 2, opens Oct 4 and runs to Oct 20, Tue-Sat 8 pm, see website for matinees. $20-$55. Show Info.
Noor. Aga Khan Museum. The Aga Khan Museum presents Noor, a modern day coming-of-age story of loss, love and the power of poetry staged inside the Aga Khan Museum’s Mongolian yurt. Live rehearsals Oct 2-6 and 9-11, previews Oct 13 and 16, performances Oct 16-18 and Oct 20-21. $20-$25, rehearsals free w/ museum admission. Show Info.
Fall for Dance North. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Fall for Dance North (FFDN) presents an eclectic and acclaimed lineup of world-class companies and artists, including La Otra Orilla, Soweto Skeleton Movers, Introdans, Ballet Kelowna and others. Oct 2-6, Tue-Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 2 pm. $15. At the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Ryerson Theatre (Oct 2 & 4). Show Info.
Reveal Me Burlesque. Rivoli. Red Herring presents a monthly social burlesque show. Oct 3 at 9 pm (doors 8 pm). $10. Show Info.
Krapp’s Last Tape. Theatre Passe Muraille. by Samuel Beckett (Singing Swan/VideoCabaret/TPM). Bob Nasmith plays Krapp reviewing tapes he made when he was younger in this solo show. Opens Oct 4 and runs to Oct 21, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $20-$30. Show Info.
Ghost Night. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Katherine Doering presents a night of ghost stories, music, comedy, occultism, dance and drag. Oct 4 at 8 pm. $10. Show Info.
Shady Queens 3. Danforth Music Hall. Shady Queens returns to the Danforth Music Hall on Oct 4 in support of Fife House and people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto. Featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants: Alaska, Eureka O’Hara, Willam, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and host Ginger Minj. 7 pm. $40-$225. Show Info.
Worldly Women. Dancemakers. Dance Fachin by Emma Bartolomucci presents a dance work about a nomadic woman who encounters new experiences and new people. Oct 4 at 8 pm. $20. Show Info.
Noises Off! Scarborough Village Theatre. by Michael Frayn (Scarborough Players). A cast rehearses and performs a flop in this play-within-a-play comedy. Opens Oct 5 and runs to Oct 20, see website for schedule. $24, stu/srs $19. Show Info.
Battleground. Fleck Dance Theatre. Harbourfront Centre’s TORQUE series presents a solo and a duet by contemporary dance icon Louise Lecavalier inspired by two Italo Calvino characters. Oct 5-6 at 7:30 pm. $28-$45. Show Info.
White Elephant. The Collective Space. White Elephant is a 60-minute, multidisciplinary, immersive dance installation. The performance space is covered with bubble wrap and strategically placed microphones and accompanying speakers to augment the movements of the five dancers. White Elephant explores the fragility of the existence and memory. Oct 5 at 8 pm. $15. Show Info.
The Nether. Coal Mine Theatre. Coal Mine Theatre and studio180theatre present a play by Jennifer Haley. In the virtual world of the Nether, guests can log in, assume an identity and indulge their darkest desires. This crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller explores the consequences of living out one’s private dreams. Previews from Oct 7, opens Oct 11 and runs to Nov 4, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $42.50, previews $25. Show Info.
Listings Based Primarily on NOW! Stage Listings